Maker Relay Ep 35

Maker Relay 35

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This week in Maker news, we have Core Units and MIPs at the forefront.


Check our Participation Tools page for protocol analytics, Dai analytics, collateral & liquidation metrics, governance history, and auctions data.

Weekly Governance Cycle

Some polls use instant run-off voting, so you can select multiple options, and ranked-choices will be prioritized.

Poll Name Vote Discussion Detail
Rates Proposal Vote Discussion Changing Stability Fees for Uniswap LP tokens, MANA-A, and RENBTC-A

MIP Inclusion Polls

The inclusion polls will close on March 11, 2021, at 16:00 UTC

Title Includes Vote Discussion
MIP43: Term Lending Module (TLM) This MIP proposes an integration with Yield Protocol. Vote Discussion
MIP45: Liquidation System Redesign Would resolve some inefficiencies in the current liquidation system by replacing the current auction system (where bids start low) with a new Dutch-style auction system, where auction prices generally start high and drop over time. Vote Discussion
MIP46: Parameter Proposal Groups Proposes the formalization of Parameter Proposal Groups. Vote Discussion
MIP47: MakerDAO Multisignature Wallet Management Defines the requirements for creating a Multisignature wallet that is owned by Maker Governance and utilized by community members. Vote Discussion
The Keg MIP Set MIP34: Keg Streaming Payments Module, MIP48: Streaming Payments via the Keg Vote Discussion
Core Unit MIP Set MIP38: DAO Primitives State, MIP39: Core Unit Framework, MIP40: Budget Framework, MIP41: Facilitator Framework, MIP4c2-SP10: MIP0 Amendments, MIP4c2-SP12: MIP16 Amendments Vote Discussion
Risk Core Unit MIP Set MIP39c2-SP2: Risk Core Unit, MIP40c2-SP2: Budget, MIP41c4-SP2: Facilitator Onboarding Vote Discussion
Governance Core Unit MIP Set MIP39c2-SP3: Governance Core Unit, MIP40c2-SP3: Budget, MIP41c4-SP3: Facilitator Onboarding Vote Discussion
Real-World Finance Core Unit MIP Set MIP39c2-SP1: Core Unit, MIP40c2-SP1: Budget, MIP41c4-SP1: Facilitator Onboarding Vote Discussion

Check out an ‘at-a-glance’ view of the current Vault types and their parameters on MakerBurn

Last Week

Parameter Updates and Onboarding RWA-001
Passed Mar 7, 2021, 10:11 UTC.
Available for execution on Mar 9, 2021, 10:11 UTC.

  • ETH-A Target Available Debt (gap) will increase from 30 million DAI to 80 million DAI.
  • Bid Duration (ttl) parameter will decrease from 6 hours to 4 hours for all vault types where liquidations are enabled.
  • Max Auction Duration (tau) parameter will decrease from 6 hours to 4 hours for all vault types where liquidations are enabled.
  • box parameter will increase from 15 million DAI to 20 million DAI.
  • Minimum Bid Increment (beg) parameter will increase from 3% to 5% for the ETH-B vault type.
  • Minimum Bid Increment (beg) parameter will increase from 3% to 5% for the UniswapV2 Liquidity Pool vault types.
  • RWA001-A vault type will be added using RWA001 (6s Capital) as collateral with preliminary, non-final parameters for testing purposes.

Increase PSM-USDC-A Debt Ceiling
Passed Mar 2, 2021, 15:16 UTC.
Executed Mar 4, 2021, 15:17 UTC.

  • PSM-USDC-A Debt Ceiling has increased to 1 billion DAI
  • USDC-A Debt Ceiling has decreased from 555 million DAI to zero DAI

Active Signal Requests

Increase the bump / ttl parameters of FLAP auctions

Adjust WBTC-A DC-IAM-line

Adjusting Dust Parameter (2021-2)

Adjust ETH-A DC-IAM-line (2021-05)



Weekly MIPS Update #28 (March 1, 2021)

Proposals in the Request-For-Comments Phase

Declarations Of Intent
Core Unit Subproposals

Learn more about Maker Improvement Proposals (MIPs)

Smart Contracts

  • Working with MIP22 team, devoting at least 2 hours a week to meetings with RWA.
  • DEFCON spells updated and deployed on Mainnet, ready to be deployed in urgent/emergency situations.
  • Lots of discussion on the Smart Contract Core Unit Budget.


  • Focusing on RWA and LP collateral types in coming weeks.
  • Letting Keepers know about the upcoming changes to auction parameters following this week’s executive vote
  • Looking to raise WBTC Debt Ceiling following this risk report.


  • LP oracles update: no major issues found!
    • Will need to make a few minor patches, but this should clear the oracle hurdle for LP vault Debt Ceilings.
    • Still need to make a plan for liquidations, as there have been problems with low participation in collateral auctions so far.
    • Looking into adding Curve LP tokens as well!
  • Oracle sensitivity has been lowered on less utilized collateral types to save money on Oracle spend.

Current Events

Core Unit Tools Series

This Friday at 17:00 UTC, the second call in the Core Unit Tools series will take place! Sablier will be featured as a tool for payments that Core Unit facilitators may wish to utilize. Check out the post for Core Unit Tools #02 Sablier, as well as the previous call on Gnosis Safe if you haven’t seen it!

The MakerDAO Community Art Contest

Artists are given a chance to win Dai and have some featured artwork at MakerDAO by creating a visual artwork based on one of the original MakerDAO Core Principles.

State of the Peg

  • DAI peg is getting even more stable week over week. The spike on that chart is still less than 1.001.

  • Volume at around $1.075 billion this last week.
  • Average VWAP (Volume-Weighted-Average-Price) places Dai at $1.001.

  • Dai supply at 2.5 billion with ETH and WBTC leading the charge. Big moves into UNI, some motion in YFI and LINK, and BAT is back on the board.
  • ETH A 1.362 billion
    • USDC A 331 million
    • WBTC 260 million
    • PSM USDC 382 million
    • ETH B 50 million
    • LINK 34 million
    • YFI 26 million
    • TUSD 26 million
    • PAX 19 million
    • UNI 8 million
    • COMP 6 million
    • ZRX 4.7 million
    • GUSD 4.5 million
    • Most Uni ETH LPs still at a 3 million cap
    • AAVE 2.4 million
    • BAT 1.9 million
    • LRC 1.57 million
    • MANA 1.017 million
    • renBTC 904K
  • Other vaults below 500K (BAL, Univ2LINKETH USDT, Univ2ETHUSDT, USDC B) totaling 386K.

ETH biggest bucket 200%

  • ETH vaults collateralization ratio largest bucket is 200% collateralized.

  • Thanks to @tadeo, we can see the weighted average now :innocent: , which sits at 351%.

ETH liquidation walls

  • Liquidation Walls at $1400 ETH.

WBTC sitting at 300%

  • WBTC has a higher popular collateralization bucket.

  • Since it’s dominated by one large vault.

  • The most popular collateralization is 265%, which is more visible in the chart above if you see the top vaults ratios. | |



CoinTelegraph: Active user wallets on Ethereum DeFi have dipped 40% in one month
With gas prices pushing the volume to L2 solutions, DeFi interactions on the Ethereum Network take a significant dip from February volume.

Maker Forum Deep Dai-ve

Governance at a Glance: Feb. 26 - Mar. 4, 2021

Tweet(s) of the Week

Meetings and Events

MakerDAO Open Calls

Community Call

  • Tuesdays 9AM PST | 10AM MST | 12PM EST | 5PM UTC | 6PM CET | Crowdcast
    • We will be joined by Andrey Bugaevski from Incognito Protocol, an Ethereum Sidechain focused on privacy.

Governance & Risk

Core Unit Tools

  • Friday, March 12 at 12:00PM EST with Sablier

Core Unit Pod Sessions

Community Events

Reference Links

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Propose technical changes, poll, and vote in the Governance Portal

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Disclaimer: This update is assembled by a group of contributing members in the MakerDAO community. This does and should not serve as financial advice or an inducement to vote in any specific way. This update is purely for informative and for communications purposes only.


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