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The Frax Protocol is the first fractional-algorithmic stablecoin system. Frax is open-source, permissionless, and entirely on-chain – currently implemented on Ethereum, Avalanche, BSC, Fantom and Solana. Fractional-Algorithmic – Frax is a unique stablecoin with parts of its supply backed by collateral and parts of the supply algorithmic. The ratio of collateralized and algorithmic depends on the market's pricing of the FRAX stablecoin. If FRAX is trading at above $1, the protocol decreases the collateral ratio. If FRAX is trading at under $1, the protocol increases the collateral ratio. Decentralized & Governance-minimized – Community governed and emphasizing a highly autonomous, algorithmic approach with no active management. Fully on-chain oracles – Frax v1 uses Uniswap (ETH, USDT, USDC time-weighted average prices) and Chainlink (USD price) oracles.Before Frax launched in 2020, stablecoins that existed at the time were either collateral-backed or were minted and burned algorithmically. Collateralized stablecoins are not capital-efficient, while fully algorithmic stables are intrinsically fragile and are vulnerable to breakage in erratic market conditions. Frax Finance brings together the best of both worlds, eliminating their issues to produce the first fractional-algorithmic stablecoin protocol.The project, which started in May 2019, was formerly called Decentral Bank and is founded by Sam Kazemian, Travis Moore, and Jason Huan. Since its launch, FRAX has had its supply partially backed by collateral and the rest of the supply left floating. The amount of supply that is backed is based on the collateral ratio of the protocol.Frax Finance is a two-token protocol made up of FRAX the stablecoin and Frax Shares which is its governance token. This structure is optimised to maintain the fiat peg stability, accrue seigniorage fees, and empower community members with governance rights. The protocol also makes use of a pool contract that holds USDC collateral. Further to the two-token model, the algorithm behind the minting and redemption of FRAX relies on interacting with the FXS token. For example, a collateral ratio of 75% would mean a newly minted FRAX of $1 value will be backed by $0.75 in a stablecoin asset, and $0.25 of Frax Shares will be burnt. At all times, the amount of FRAX minted would always be equivalent to the amount of value committed to protocol, either as collateral or by interacting with FXS.Frax v1 is the first iteration of the fractional algorithm used to create FRAX. The protocol uses fully on-chain oracles to obtain the prices of FRAX, FXS and collateral. The Uniswap oracle provides the time-weighted average prices of ETH, USDT and USDC while the Chainlink oracle provides the USD price. The v1 algorithm is essentially a banking algorithm that adjusts its collateral ratio (akin to a bank's balance sheet ratio) according to market forces, evidenced by arbitrage trades that occur on the FRAX and FXS tokens.In March 2021, Frax v2 was launched, introducing the concept of Algorithmic Market Operations controllers (AMOs) as lego pieces to build and enact fully autonomous monetary policies on the Frax protocol. These AMOs would run on the foundation of the base stability mechanism conceptualized in Frax v1. At the time of writing, four AMOs are fully implemented and currently utilize the protocol's capital assets more efficiently, thus accruing even more value to FXS holders. Two more AMOs are currently in development and have to pass through the protocol's decentralized governance process before implementation.Frax's founder, Sam, has announced the development of a crypto native Consumer Price Index (CPI). The proposed CPI will have its own native stablecoin (Frax Price Index) and governance token (Frax Price Index Shares). The new product will enable FRAX to break free of the USD peg and become the first truly decentralized and permissionless crypto native unit of account. Holders of the new FPI token will experience an increase in the dollar-denominated value of their holdings every month. Hence, the FPI also seeks to serve as a hedge against inflation.

Frax (FRAX) is a cryptocurrency launched in 2020. FRAX has a current supply of 1.04Bn with 649.43M in circulation. The last known price of FRAX is 0.997626511881 USD and is -0.000083911837 over the last 24 hours. It is currently trading on active market(s) with $23.18M traded over the last 24 hours. More information can be found at https://frax.finance.

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FRAX Price Statistics
FRAX’s Price Today
24h Price Change
-$0.0000839118370.01%
24h Volume
$23.18M25.17%
24h Low / 24h High
$0.993952 / $1.00
Volume / Market Cap
0.035780357784
Market Dominance
0.00%
Market Rank
#122
FRAX Market Cap
Market Cap
$647.89M
Fully Diluted Market Cap
$1.04Bn
FRAX Price History
7d Low / 7d High
$0.993952 / $1.23
All-Time High
$2.19Nov 16, 2021
All-Time Low
$0.78045364Feb 23, 2021
FRAX Supply
Circulating Supply
649.43M
Total Supply
1.04Bn
Max Supply
0
Updated Jun 19, 2024 10:34 pm
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FRAX
Frax
$0.997626511881
$0.000083911837(-0.01%)
Mkt Cap $647.89M
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Is the Frax Protocol (FRAX)?

    The Frax Protocol is the first fractional-algorithmic stablecoin system. Frax is open-source, permissionless, and entirely on-chain – currently implemented on Ethereum (with possible cross chain implementations in the future). The end goal of the Frax protocol is to provide a highly scalable, decentralized, algorithmic money in place of fixed-supply digital assets like BTC. The protocol incorporates the following concepts:

    Fractional-Algorithmic – Frax is a unique stablecoin with parts of its supply backed by collateral and parts of the supply algorithmic. The ratio of collateralized and algorithmic depends on the market's pricing of the FRAX stablecoin. If FRAX is trading at above $1, the protocol decreases the collateral ratio. If FRAX is trading at under $1, the protocol increases the collateral ratio.

    Decentralized & Governance-minimized – Community governed and emphasizing a highly autonomous, algorithmic approach with no active management.

    Fully on-chain oracles – Frax v1 uses Uniswap (ETH, USDT, USDC time-weighted average prices) and Chainlink (USD price) oracles.

    Two Tokens – FRAX is the stablecoin targeting a tight band around $1/coin. Frax Shares (FXS) is the governance token which accrues fees, seigniorage revenue, and excess collateral value.

    Before Frax, stablecoins were divided into three different categories: fiat collateralized, overcollateralized with cryptocurrency, and algorithmic with no collateral. Frax is the first kind of decentralized stablecoin to classify itself as fractional-algorithmic ushering in the 4th and most unique category.

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  • How Many FRAX and FXS Coins Are There in Circulation?

    The supply of the FRAX stablecoin is dynamic and always changing to keep the price at $1 due to its fractional-algorithmic monetary policy. The supply of the Frax Shares (FXS) tokens are hard capped to 100 million tokens at genesis with no inflation schedule in the protocol. The FXS token is the governance token which accrues all value of new minted FRAX, fees, and excess collateral. FXS is an investment and governance asset while FRAX is the currency token.

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  • What Makes Frax Unique?

    The Frax Protocol is a community driven and unique design stablecoin. Over 60% of the supply of FXS is issued over a number of years to liquidity providers and yield farmers. It is an entirely decentralized protocol with governance onchain. It is also the first and only stablecoin to incorporate the fractional-algorithmic hybrid design at the time of its launch in November 2020.

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  • Who Are the Founders of the Frax Protocol?

    The Frax Protocol is the brainchild of American software developer Sam Kazemian who came up with the first idea of a fractional-algorithmic stablecoin in 2019.

    The founding team of Frax engineers includes Travis Moore and Jason Huan. Sam Kazemian originally devised the idea when he noticed that stablecoins were growing rapidly but none had any mixture of algorithmic monetary policy and collateralization. Projects that had purely algorithmic monetary policy had failed or shut down without any significant traction. Frax was designed as an answer to measure the market’s confidence in a partly algorithmic and partly collateralized stablecoin.

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  • Where Can I Buy or Obtain FRAX and FXS?

    FRAX, the stablecoin, is available on many major exchanges and DeFi platforms like Uniswap and DEXes. The Frax Shares (FXS) tokens are also available and as liquid as the stablecoin. Investors looking to purchase upside and governance rights to the world’s first fractional-algorithmic stablecoin should buy Frax Shares (FXS). Users who want stability by using the world’s only fractional-algorithmic stablecoin should purchase FRAX.

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  • What is the all-time high price of Frax (FRAX)?

    The all-time high of FRAX was 2.19 USD on 2021-11-16, from which the coin is now down 54.44627799630136%. The all-time high price of Frax (FRAX) is 2.19. The current price of FRAX is down 54.44627799630136% from its all-time high.

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  • How much Frax (FRAX) is there in circulation?

    As of , there is currently 649.43M FRAX in circulation. FRAX has a maximum supply of 0.

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  • What is the market cap of Frax (FRAX)?

    The current market cap of FRAX is 647.89M. It is calculated by multiplying the current supply of FRAX by its real-time market price of 0.997626511881.

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  • What is the all-time low price of Frax (FRAX)?

    The all-time low of FRAX was 0.78045364 , from which the coin is now up 27.82649227966957%. The all-time low price of Frax (FRAX) is 0.78045364. The current price of FRAX is up 27.82649227966957% from its all-time low.

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  • Is Frax (FRAX) a good investment?

    Frax (FRAX) has a market capitalization of $647.89M and is ranked #122 on CoinMarketCap. The cryptocurrency market can be highly volatile, so be sure to do your own research (DYOR) and assess your risk tolerance. Additionally, analyze Frax (FRAX) price trends and patterns to find the best time to purchase FRAX.

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