The term “destablecoins” helps to achieve two purposes.
Firstly, and more purposefully, the prefix “de” in “destablecoins” stands for decentralized, and that is to clearly distinguish products such as HAY from other legacy stablecoin products such as BUSD and USDC, which is controlled by a centralized custodian. This also helps mark the progression of stablecoins from being centralized to decentralized, and the DeFi industry as a whole
Secondly, the term “stablecoin” or even “algorithmic stablecoin” is generally a misnomer, as all stablecoins, including fiat-backed ones, have potential to de-peg become volatile, albeit to a much lower extent. The stablecoin industry is under constant scrutiny due to many retail investors over-investing under the allure of constant stability and becoming vulnerable to significant financial loss during such an event. Using the term “destablecoins” signals the underlying risk of stablecoins and encourages users to invest more responsibly, building a far healthier and more sustainable ecosystem of users.
Furthermore, products such as HAY do not use an “algorithm” to regulate its value, but rather through the use of over-collateralized assets. Therefore, “algorithmic stablecoins” is also not an appropriate representation of HAY.