Forum at a Glance: September 17th - 23rd

The one-stop shop for finding out what’s being discussed by governance right now.

Links reflect my view of the most noteworthy activities in the governance, risk, and oracles categories right now. Disagree? Think something should be added? Leave a reply or a pm.

Three-Point Summary

‘What’s the most relevant information on the forums this week for MKR and Dai holders?’


ICYMI - Announcements

Recognized Delegate @PaperImperium had a scheduled meeting with US Senator Elizabeth Warren’s advisors on Monday, September 20th. Senator Warren is a democrat representing Massachusetts as a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs member. Warren is among the regulators who have recently expressed concern regarding the usage of cryptocurrencies, particularly stablecoins by retail investors, and has been pushing for regulations. Update: @PaperImperium and the Senator’s advisors have agreed to speak again in 2-3 weeks.

MakerDAO’s PECU launched the official DAI Token Bridge on the Arbitrum L2. @Derek from PECU posted the update, which also includes some useful links. Check it out.

As our number of Core Units grows, it becomes difficult to scale the weekly Governance and Risk Call. @Davidutro presents a new format where General Team Updates will be posted on Forums, and Team Discussion will instead take place during the G&R Calls. @wouter responds with insight on an idea that may help provide adaptability and agility for the call, which David takes into account.

@Davidutro from Governance Communications is collecting Discord handles and other associated account information from DAO members, stakeholders, and anyone who wants to be added to the Discord prior to launch.

In collaboration with MakerDAO, @mrabino1 of 6S Capital has announced that the first annual Real-World Assets Gala Charity Dinner will take place in Seville, Spain, on February 12, 2022.

@jacek announced that MakerDAO was featured in a cover article in a recent edition of The Economist. Down the rabbit hole: The promise and perils of decentralized finance details the rise of DeFi, characterizing Dai as “the biggest’ on-chain’ stablecoin” and explores how DeFi aims to improve global financial networks.

@luca_pro posted an external Audit Report of the FFT1-DROP token.

@williamr from RWF Core Unit posted the August RWA Report for 2021.

:wave:Looking for more posts and updates?
Check out the weekly updates and summaries from our teams and Core Units.


Active Discussions

‘What’s going on? You think what?! You’re 100% wrong, and here’s why…’

@GovAlpha, @Content-Production, and Tech-Ops are collaborating on a plan for the channel implementation. @LongForWisdom posted a thread seeking feedback on proposed roles and channels. @seth also has a thread seeking discussion on strategies for mitigating spam and other potential issues.

@Eumenes from RWF Core Unit presents an article titled “SEC’s Gensler Doesn’t See Cryptocurrencies Lasting Long” by Paul Kiernan from Wall Street Journal for community discussion on SEC and stablecoin regulation.

@g_dip stirs up community discussion on the history of WIR Franc and what we can all learn from how it functions. @g_dip presents similarities and differences between the WIR Franc and MakerDAO.

Ongoing Discussions:

‘Who said discussions should end after a week!?’

In the MIP proposing DSSVest, a module to automate token vesting distributions, @Wouter notes that the first usage of DSSVest will result in new MKR minted to cover Core Unit MKR vesting plans and thereby asks whether this was the intention of the MIP or should it be revisited.


Seeking Consensus

‘Yo, do you even signal?’

Offboard MANA, BAT, ZRX, LRC, UNIV2-LINKETH, and UNIV2-AAVEETH - In continuation of the process of offboarding the remaining unprofitable vault types agreed on and discussed by the community in the recent forum thread. @rema from Risk Core Unit signals to offboard MANA, BAT, ZRX, LRC, UNIV2-LINKETH, and UNIV2-AAVEETH vault types.

PaperImperium Supplemental Compensation - In response to the proposed delegate compensation, @PaperImperium is signal requesting a one-time lump sum of 50,000 DAI outside of any delegate compensation that may or may not be forthcoming in the future when both @PaperImperium and the community feel that he has delivered value to the DAO.


Ongoing Initiatives

‘Oh my god, this is taking ages; why can’t things be simple?’

Recognised Delegate Requirements - @LongForWisdom writes a detailed overview of the current requirements and application system to become a delegate in the Maker community. Check out this thread for more posts related to delegation.

Where to Find Opportunities at MakerDAO - Looking for job opportunities at MakerDAO? Perfect! @Davidutro set up a thread containing resources to help find available job listing and hiring practices. If anybody has additional information on unique hiring practices or job listings, please comment on the thread.

:mega: Collateral Calls - Calling all Projects! - @juan sets up a signup thread for projects wishing to present on the bi-weekly collateral call. Know any potential collateral partners that want to present? Refer them here.

Collateral Status Index - Confused about the current status of the various collateral types that have been discussed recently? Check out this post to find out the status and current position of each within the onboarding process.

Weekly MIPs Updates - @blimpa brings the latest updates in the world of MIPs.

The Official Welcome Thread - A welcome and introductions thread. Not strictly governance, but if anyone new or old wants to introduce themselves, now is your chance!


Help Wanted

‘Oh %#$?, we need a doodad, and we need it now.’

Wanted: Governance Contributors for GovAlpha - @LongForWisdom puts out the call for new team members! Different tracks are available depending on interest and time commitment.

We could always use help reviewing MIPs in the Request for Comment phase.

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FYI the meeting was with the advisor who handles crafting banking policy for her. The next meeting will be as well.

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Thanks, updated the post for the sake of accuracy.

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Thanks! Just a clarification, I published an external audit ON Fortunafi but I am NOT from Fortunafi.

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Thanks! I updated that information.

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The video wrap-up is available on the MakerDAO Youtube Channel:

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Appreciate all the hard work - these are awesome!

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