A new stablecoin pegged to the value of the Chilean Peso is now live on the open-source Stellar payments network — but is yet to prove popular with users.
Chile-based firm CLPX Inc launched what it describes as the first-ever Chilean Peso pegged stablecoin dubbed the “CLPX” token.
According to the public ledger on Stellar Expert, since the launch on Monday the stablecoin has seen limited volume of just $12,689 from a total of 12,902 trades.
CLPX was designed to provide a cheaper alternative to traditional Peso-based remittances, with the firm utilizing the Stellar Network as it incurs “substantially” lower fees than wire transfers or remittance services.
“The new CLPX token is set to streamline remittances and make it easy for investors worldwide to use the copper-linked Chilean peso as a hedge,” an announcement read.
CLPX also has an eye on offering international exposure to Chile’s booming copper market, which has been a critical driver of economic recovery amid the global pandemic. The Latin American nation is the current world’s leading copper producer by a long distance, with China being the main buyer of Chile’s red metals.
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