Maker Relay Ep 4

Maker Relay 04

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Governance Polls Summary Thread

@MakerMan pointed out the experience for voting could be aggregated and @LongForWisdom delivered a more concise voting thread with Forum context and the voting portal unified.

Governance at a Glance

MIPs Updates

The Maker Improvement Proposal (MIPs) Framework provides a clear process for Maker governance to change the Protocol as needed. Note that the MIPs editor keeps an excellent board of the MIPs process on github. Also note that @charlesstlouis began adding one liners for MIPs in the updates. :raised_hands:

Proposals in the Request-For-Comments phase include:

  • MIP20 Target Price Adjustment Module
  • MIP13c3-SP1 Declaration of Intent for Forward Guidance

Learn more about Maker Improvement Proposals (MIPs)

Domain Teams

Smart Contracts and Risk

Token Smart Contract Assessments

MANA Risk evaluation forum thread

LEND Risk evaluation forum thread

TUSD - Poll still ongoing about TUSD upgrades and effects to the Maker Protocol


Signal Request: Should we raise the ETH debt ceiling?

  • 180 million was the winning poll option, was placed in Monday’s Executive Vote, and passed.

Signal Request: Increases in the ETH and USDC-A debt ceilings

  • The farming trend is taking another turn towards YFI farming, the community signaled on what the new ETH and USDC-A debt ceiling should be.
    • 220 million for ETH with 68 total votes.
    • 80 million for USDC-A with 56 total votes.

Working Groups

Vault Compensation Analysis Team

A recap from @adrianmcli

  • The Initial Compensation Plan was voted against by MKR holders. It appears there is still interest in moving forward, so if you have feedback on the current plan please provide it in the threads.
  • The team is wrangling feedback to understand how to proceed and may propose another vote.

State of the Peg

  • DAI peg down very slightly from last week at 1.013.

  • 218 million total Dai.

  • Volume at around $33 million this last week.
  • Average VWAP over seven days places Dai at $ 1.015

  • ETH vaults collateralization ratio continues to grow in the 200-300 and 250-300 buckets. ~$67 million in the first bucket and $46 million in the second. Slightly more risk-on behavior as the ETH-A debt ceiling climbs.

  • ETH at $150 nets out to ~34 million Dai liquidated but an even steeper curve at around $148 where $75 million in Dai would be liquidated.

  • WBTC Collateralization ratios even more bimodal, with 10 million at 200-250% and ~$9 million at 150-200%

  • First significant liquidation wall for WBTC at $8226. |

Governance and Risk Observation


  • Vishesh: Considering the lifecycle of Dai is a little bit missing (in our calculus) but it’s important to keep in mind that if the goal is bringing down peg you have to target use cases of Dai that will put more liquidity on the open market and help drive that price down.


Hackathons Winner Demos

From the Protect Privacy Hackathon:

Want to learn more? Join the community call on Tuesday.


Forum Notable Thread(s)

@LongForWisdom is looking for someone to assist with the Governance Facilitator role on a regular basis. Duties include writing governance documentation, creating MIPs and pursuing initiatives that improve the efficiency and integrity of the MakerDAO governance process.


Meetings and Events

MakerDAO Open Calls

Community Call

Community Collateral Onboarding

Governance & Risk

Community Events


Reference Links

Discuss and debate Maker governance in the Forum and over Maker Chat

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

Learn more about the Maker protocol in our Documentation

Have Feedback?

We value your input! Post in the forum, take our survey, or join us in the Community-Development channel to let us know what you want to see.

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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