Use Cases

A virtual currency specifically designed to be held for years, not minutes.

ndau Technology
Institutional & Retail Value Storage

ndau can be used to diversify both public and private long-term institutional holdings such as university endowments, employee pension funds and federal bank reserves.  Systemic volatility dampeners and the ability to store value over time in a managed way may help to mitigate overall portfolio risk inherent in retirement accounts such as 401(k)s, IRAs as well as other long-term savings vehicles.  Generally, ndau can also be thought of as a means of storing value over a long period of time.

ndau - Institutional & Retail Value Storage
ndau - Diversification & Risk Mitigation
Diversification & Risk Mitigation

Virtual currencies have become a category included within a fund’s holdings alongside traditional assets such as stocks and bonds. ndau’s design for low correlation to traditional markets and dampened volatility can be applied as an instrument to assist with portfolio diversification and risk mitigation.  Unlike other virtual currencies that exhibit high degrees of price volatility, ndau’s buoyant attributes is well suited for a passive strategy within portfolios designed for long-term event horizons.

Escrow & Smart Contract Collateral

Digital assets leveraging blockchain’s irreversible nature provide a simple and cost-effective means for holding funds in escrow.  By leveraging ndau as the underlying collateral within a third party escrow service or smart contract, the intended purchasing power of the transaction can be preserved in a way that can’t be achieved with either freefloating cryptocurrencies or most stablecoins.  With ndau, the buyer and seller can fulfill their obligations without worry regardless of the duration.

ndau - Escrow & Smart Contract Collateral
ndau - Inflation Risk Mitigation

Inflation Protection

Inflation erodes the real value of savings held in local fiat.  While holding non-local fiat currencies and inflation protected assets can help counteract to some extent, there are often limitations about which currencies can be purchased within a country and the amount that can be held. The borderless nature of ndau, and its ability to serve as a long-term store of value, can counteract the effects of inflation in a more effective way than digital assets or traditional inflation protected instruments.

Qualified Opportunity Zone Business

Blockchain node infrastructure lends itself particularly well for Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) as it presents an opportunity that is uncorrelated to real estate, manufacturing and retail.  Holders of Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF) can impact communities by providing fast growing, digital infrastructure within a QOZ while realizing capital gains deferrals.  Operation of Blockchain Innovation Centers, which leverage ndau nodes within a QOZ, allows for quick deployment of capital and diversification of holdings for QOF managers.

ndau - Qualified Opportunity Zone
ndau - Decentralized Apps (dApps)
Decentralized Apps (dApps)

ndau’s buoyant and dependable nature is fostering the development of new lending, financial and B2B dApps across a wide range of industries.  Leveraging reference code, dApps can be built with the full capabilities of writing and executing smart contracts in Ethereum – while using ndau instead of ETH as the underlying collateral.  The ease and familiarity of Solidity programming remains intact for rapid development and deployment.

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