Forum at a Glance: September 3rd - 9th

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

@Arran announced the incorporation and launch of Token Flow Insights SA, a company incorporated in Switzerland with the goal of being the leading provider of contextualized analytics for the DeFi ecosystem.

The MCD Voting Tracker shows different information relative to the official voting portal. After some inspection, @tmierzwa from Token Flow Insights and the DUX team worked together to redefine the voting algorithm the rules.

@makerburn posted an update with changes to Makerburn such as additional chart grouping, toggles for collateral charts, an extended menu, and more!

:wave:Looking for 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…’

[Informal poll] Compensating recognized delegates, parameters - Compensation has been discussed since the launch of delegation. Following a set of informal polls that show the majority of the community agrees to compensate Delegates, @Joshua_Pritikin further ties the knot by asking the community how to compensate delegates.

Proposal to integrate Footprint Data Analytics with MakerDAO - @Lesley proposes to integrate Footprint Data Analytics with MakerDAO. Footprint is a powerful yet easy-to-use analytics tool to uncover and visualize blockchain data

How Can We Help Our Core Unit Teams and Maker Community Members Avoid Burnout? - As we continue to push the bar higher, burnout is a health risk that anybody can experience. @ElProgreso cares for our well-being and asks the community to consider on and indulge methods that can help us mitigate burnout and related symptoms. He also encourages everyone to discuss ideas and the questions he posed.

[Discussion] Pairwyse as a Solution for Fixed-Rates on MakerDAO - @Akiva shares an unconventional solution to use the Pairwyse Protocol for the provision of fixed-rate DAI loans of arbitrary term-lengths on MakerDAO, which can solve the impossible trinity.

Help attract, onboard and retain more developers in the Maker ecosystem! - @jordan.jackson from the SES Core Unit opens a survey to the community seeking to gather information from teams in the crypto ecosystem about their experiences attracting, onboarding and retaining developers.

Total protocol utilization rate above 100% in some dates? - @morgansawerr is asking how historical data of loans vs. deposits can have a rate above 100% in July.

Ongoing Discussions:

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

Transitioning Away from Rocket Chat - @Bri174 announced the unfortunate but necessary discontinuation of the Maker RocketChat channel beginning October 31, 2021. The MakerDAO Community is tasked with exploring and deciding on a new communications platform. This post also continues as a discussion.

Seeking Consensus

‘Yo, do you even signal?’

[Signal Request] Nexo Institutional Vault - Following many discussions around Institutional and Long-Term Vaults and their financial implication, @Nadia is signaling by asking the community by asking whether we should launch the Nexo Institutional Vault. This signal will close on Friday, September 10th.

[Signal Request] Offboard USDT Collateral Types - Following the discussion to offboard USDT token from the Maker Protocol, @monet-supply signals to the community asking whether we support the parameter changes outlined in his post.

[Signal Request] Adjust the Surplus Buffer (September 2021) - @ultraschuppi is signaling to adjust the Surplus Buffer to help prevent it from filling up in the case Liquidations Penalties collected during a significant market drop.

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.