The incumbent solutions for inflation-protection in traditional markets are Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS). With a market cap of $1.8 trillion, TIPS clearly demonstrate the substantial demand for assets that guard against inflation. However, TIPS, which pay out biannually like bonds, provide a suboptimal user experience and are inherently limited by their TradFi rails.

In the realm of decentralized finance (DeFi), a new analogous asset class known as flatcoins is emerging. Flatcoins are stable assets that protect their holders from inflation. Unlike TIPS, flatcoins leverage the programmability of smart contracts on platforms like Ethereum, enabling innovative improvements in user experience and functionality.

Nuon v2 represents a significant evolution in this space. Many flatcoins, including Nuon v1, have mirrored the model of collateralized debt position (CDP) stablecoins, adjusting their redemption value to keep pace with inflation. Nuon v2 takes a different approach. It continuously streams NUON tokens to holders with each block, which can be redeemed for USDC on a 1:1 basis. This process is supported by Truflation’s truCPI, ensuring that Nuon’s value is closely aligned with actual increases in the cost of living.

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