Maker Relay Ep 39

Maker Relay #39

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Executive Vote

Increase Debt Ceilings, Provide April Core Unit Budgets
If this executive proposal passes:

  • COMP-A Maximum Debt Ceiling will be increased from 10 M DAI to 30 M DAI.
  • ZRX-A Maximum Debt Ceiling will be increased from 5 M DAI to 10 M DAI.
  • YFI-A Maximum Debt Ceiling will be increased from 45 M DAI to 75 M DAI.
  • PSM-USDC-A Debt Ceiling will be increased from 1 B DAI to 2 B DAI.
  • April Budgets for the Real-World Finance (RWF-001), Governance (GOV-001), and Risk (RISK-001) Core Units will be distributed.
    • 40,000 DAI to RWF-001
    • 80,000 DAI to GOV-001
    • 100,500 DAI to RISK-001

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 Options
Increase the System Surplus Buffer Vote Discussion 30 M DAI - no change 60 M DAI (+30M) + 0% MKR Burn, 60 M DAI (+30M) + 25% MKR Burn
Appoint DeFi Saver as Oracle Light Feed (MIP10c14-SP7) Vote Discussion Yes, No, Abstain
Add LINK-A to Liquidations 2.0 Framework Vote Discussion Yes, No, Abstain

Active Signal Requests

Last Week

Increase Debt Ceilings, Modify Risk Parameters
Passed on Mar 31, 2021, 17:28 UTC.
Executed on Apr 2, 2021, 17:28 UTC.

  • Surplus Lot Size bump parameter has been increased from 10,000 DAI to 30,000 DAI.
  • The Debt Floor dust parameter for ETH-B has been increased from 2,000 DAI to 15,000 DAI.
  • UNIV2DAIETH-A has been enabled on the Debt Ceiling Instant Access Module with the following parameters:
    • Maximum Debt Ceiling: 30 million DAI
    • Target Available Debt: 5 million DAI
    • Ceiling Increase Cooldown: 12 hours
  • UNIV2USDCETH-A has been enabled on the Debt Ceiling Instant Access Module with the following parameters:
    • Maximum Debt Ceiling: 50 million DAI
    • Target Available Debt: 5 million DAI
    • Ceiling Increase Cooldown: 12 hours
  • UNIV2DAIUSDC-A has been enabled on the Debt Ceiling Instant Access Module with the following parameters:
    • Maximum Debt Ceiling: 50 million DAI
    • Target Available Debt: 10 million DAI
    • Ceiling Increase Cooldown: 12 hours



This week marks the start of the April Governance Cycle. Check out last week’s MIP Update and keep an eye out for MIPs moving formal submission this week!

Submission Highlight

MIP13c3-SP10: Declaration of Intent - eurDai

  • Proposal for a stablecoin by Maker pegged to the Euro. Stay tuned for an upcoming Know Your MIP call!

The Maker Improvement Proposal (MIPs) Framework provides a clear Maker governance process to change the Protocol as needed. Learn more about Maker Improvement Proposals (MIPs)

Smart Contracts

  • Starting work on collateral evaluations again!
  • Deploying PAX-G to Kovan, hopefully addressing fee-charging tokens.
  • Liquidations 2.0 close to being done, with an estimated deployment date of Friday, April 16th, 2021
  • Reviewed ESM replacement, more to come later.
  • Optimism L2 delayed their launch, giving us more time for audits.
    • Upgradable v1 bridge
    • Gov repeater, a mechanism for spells on L2
    • Participating in token bridge standard design discussions
  • Derek submitted Protocol Engineering (formally Smart Contracts) Core Unit to Formal Submission!


  • Focusing on Liquidations 2.0

Real-World Finance


  • Lightfeed proposal from DeFiSaver, is up for a vote.
  • ABDK will do the audit for the SushiJoin adapter this month.
  • Revamping Oracle Kovan Deployment to mirror Mainnet feeds.
  • Targeting May 1st submission for Oracles Core Unit.

Current Events

Liquidations 2.0

With the approval of MIP45, the Domain Teams and newly approved Core Units are hard at work to deliver the latest upgrade to the liquidations system for the protocol. LINK-A is the first ilk (vault type) for migration. Assuming no delay in Governance votes and barring unexpected barriers to implementation, the new expected date is April 16th

More Information

You can find detailed explanations on Liquidations Parameters over on the Community Development Website, under the Governance Section. Shout out to @blimpa and @prose11 for pushing all those updates.

State of the Peg

  • DAI 24-hour VWAP has been adding zeros upfront, getting ever closer to peg parity: 1.000679.

  • Even with the biggest moves on Sushiswap, corresponding to this weekend’s airdrop festival, the peg still held at 40 bips and below.

  • Volume at 575 million with Sushiswap again leading a huge part of the trading.
  • VWAP over the whole week is 1.001.

  • Digging a little deeper, you can see that most of the volume ends up back to curve 3pool.

  • Which had a whopping amount of volume on Saturday, mostly capitulating two-to-one with USDT.

  • Dai supply at 3.1 billion. We feel it’s silly to keep saying “all-time high in Dai supply,” so we’re calling it now: 5 billion is the next milestone. Then the march to 50 billion. We can get beers with @NikKunkel at that point.
  • Uni LPs begin to diversify with that extra debt ceiling room, alongside some larger moves in LINK and YFI.
  • ETH-A 1.5 billion
    • USDC-A 263 million
    • WBTC 375 million
    • PSM-USDC 646 million
    • ETH-B 50 million
    • ETH-C 60 million
    • LINK 74 million
    • YFI 45 million
    • TUSD 26 million
    • PAX 19 million
    • UniV2DAIETH 17 million
    • UNI 12 million
    • UniV2USDCETH 10 million
    • ZRX 4.9 million
    • UniV2DAIUSDC 3.4 million
    • UniV2WBTCETH 3 million
    • AAVE 2.6 million
    • UniV2ETHUSDT 2.5 million
    • BAT 2.4 million
    • renBTC 1.8 million
    • LRC 1.6 million
    • MANA 1.1 million
    • COMP 687K
  • Other vaults below 500K (BAL, GUSD, KNC<>USDT, UniV2LINK<>ETH UniV2AAVE<>ETH, UniV2WbtcDai, UniV2DaiUsdt) at 948,921.

  • ETH-B has two large vaults at the top with similar collateral. One is riding the edge, and the other is well collateralized at 330%—diamond whale at the top, riding out the crest of 2K ETH.

  • Liquidation speed bumps at 1901 ETH for the Ilk.

  • ETH-C is a little healthier, with the largest vault sitting at 640%.

  • LINK had a large vault splash in this morning, sitting at 240% collateralized.

  • LINK price at 22 would impact that position significantly.

  • YFI vaults are a little more diversified, with a second large position up top. It’s always good to see additional diversification (beyond the big :brain: energy of yield farming against the debt from an exploit).

  • This screenshot is the sum of all liquidations at 5, 10, 15, and 20%; market drawdowns create complications at 15% for 44.9 million DAI on the auction block. | |



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Are we concerned about tokens where a large amount of the total supply is sitting in DAI vaults? It seems like a way to be exposed to a pump and dump in the future, or at least open for abuse by tokens that plan to make new issuances.


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