While numerous DeFi projects are booming in the crypto world, there are not so many of them that offer user-friendly and easy-to-use savings options with advanced security features. The Anchor protocol is one of the first in this niche and, thanks to its unique architecture, it has been noticed from the first days. Read our Anchor Protocol price prediction to make your own opinion about the trending coin.
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Anchor Protocol Fundamental Analysis
Anchor Protocol is a permissionless and decentralized money market. The official Whitepaper defines it as a savings protocol that accepts Terra deposits and also allows instant withdrawals. The project is created on the Terra blockchain and offers Terra USD to the depositors for a standard 20% annual yield. As Anchor is based on the Proof-of-Stake concept, to validate the blocks users have to stake crypto.
Depositors on Anchor benefit from a low-volatility interest rate. To generate the revenue Anchor lends the deposits to the borrowers who use liquid-stake PoS assets from other blockchains as collateral. To stabilize the deposit interest rate the protocol passes variable fractions of the asset yield to the depositors.
The Anchor Protocol utilizes bonded assets (bAsset) which are also tokenized stakes on the PoS blockchain. bAssets symbolize the ownership of staked assets, that provides block rewards to the holders while retaining liquidity and fungibility. The acceptance of those assets as collateral makes Anchor protocol a strong and unique product.
The project offers a Terra money market and loan liquidation that allows to borrow and deposit Terra USD (UST). It is based on the pool of Terra deposits generating interest loans. Moreover, the protocol offers an Anchor liquidation pool for the users that are not interested in borrowing or depositing. It’s a riskier but also a higher rewarded product that liquidates the debt holding on Anchor. Developers creating liquidation contracts receive an income from passive premium users and also liquidation fees.
The goal of the project is to set a stable “anchor” in one’s finances. If successful it might boost the massive adoption of DeFi. Anchor Protocol is built by Terraform labs to express their vision of the integration of payments with UST, savings with Anchor, and investing via Mirror protocol.
The Anchor token (ANC) is a governance asset for the project. Its holders are able to decide how the community pool is to be spent, which parameters should be changed and which collateral will be included on the supply side.
Anchor Protocol Live Price Chart
ANC token entered the market with a price of $3.4. In the following weeks, the token was growing and hit the all-time high of $8.31 on March 19, 2021. Then it was corrected and sustained at around $5 till the middle of May.
Along with the whole crypto market, ANC token was in a downtrend for the next 2,5 months and then following general tendency started to recover from the beginning of August. By August 19 the asset reached $3.5 and stabilized around this level for quite a long time. From the last weeks of summer till the beginning of 2022 the token was bouncing between $2.7 - $4.3.
The recent bearish wave affected ANC token as well and in the mid-Jan asset was steadily pulled off to $2.6 and then even lower to the all-time low of $1.27 on January 28.
Despite the downtrend, at the beginning of February, the token started to recover and was gaining value continuously in the last 2 weeks, showing a U-shape recovery. In the last 7 days, the price of ANC tokens increased 54% and market analysts believe that the asset will continue the uptrend. This opinion is also supported by the major technical parameters. At the same time, on a larger time frame, the asset is still in a downtrend.