Maker Relay Ep 52

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Active Executive Votes

Rates Changes, July Core Unit Budgets, and PSM DC-IAM

If this executive proposal passes, the following changes will occur:

Instant Access Module:

The Debt Ceiling Instant Access Module for the PSM-USDC-A vault type will be activated with the following parameters:

  • Maximum Debt Ceiling (line) = 10 billion DAI.
  • Target Available Debt (gap) = 1 billion DAI.
  • Ceiling Increase Cooldown (ttl) = 24 hours.

Core Unit Budget Distributions - July:

Core Unit Distribution Amount
Growth (GRO-001) 126,117 DAI
Content Production (MKT-001) 44,375 DAI
GovAlpha (GOV-001) 273,334 DAI
Real World Finance (RWF-001) 155,000 DAI
Risk (RISK-001) 182,000 DAI
Protocol Engineering (PE-001) 510,000 DAI
Oracles (ORA-001) 419,677 DAI
Oracles (ORA-001) - Continuity Reserve 800,000 DAI
Total 2,510,503 DAI

Stability Fee Decreases:

Vault Type Current Rate Proposed Rate Change
ETH-A 3.50% 2.00% -1.50%
ETH-B 9.00% 6.00% -3.00%
ETH-C 1.00% 0.50% -0.50%
WBTC-A 3.50% 2.00% -1.50%
LINK-A 4.00% 1.00% -3.00%
YFI-A 4.00% 1.00% -3.00%
UNI-A 2.00% 1.00% -1.00%
AAVE-A 2.00% 1.00% -1.00%
RENBTC-A 4.00% 2.00% -2.00%
COMP-A 3.00% 1.00% -2.00%
BAL-A 2.00% 1.00% -1.00%
UNIV2DAIETH-A 2.50% 1.50% -1.00%
UNIV2USDCETH-A 3.50% 2.00% -1.50%
UNIV2DAIUSDC-A 0.50% 0.00% -0.50%
UNIV2WBTCETH-A 3.50% 2.00% -1.50%
UNIV2UNIETH-A 4.00% 2.00% -2.00%
UNIV2ETHUSDT-A 4.00% 2.00% -2.00%

Community Greenlight Polls

This poll will end July 19, 16:00 UTC

Collateral MIP9 Poll MIP6 Application
0xBTC (0xBitcoin Neutral Mineable Token) Vote Application

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

Active Signal Requests

Increase Debt Ceiling of RWA-02 (NS-DROP) from 5M to 20M
@prankstr25 of the New Silver team is signaling for support of a Debt Ceiling raise for the RWA-02 (NS-DROP) vault type

Aave D3M Target Borrow Rate
In preparation for the coming Aave Direct Deposit Dai Module (D3M), this signal request is attempting to decide what rates the community wants to provide to the Maker Open Market Committee.

High Leverage G-UNI Vault to Replace PSM-USDC Exposure
@hexonaut is seeking support for prioritizing the G-UNI token from the Gelato Network.

Adjusting ttl(bid-duration) on flap-auctions
A proposed decrease to the Bid Duration on Surplus Auctions(MKR Burn) as an optimization.

Shorten the PPG process
Signal about decreasing the amount of time it takes the Parameter Proposal Group to have their Rate Change Proposals put through governance.

Last Week

Flash Mint Implementation, Debt Floor Changes
Passed on Jul 1, 2021, 17:15 UTC.
Executed on Jul 3, 2021, 17:15 UTC.

  • The Flash Mint Module has been activated and authorized to flash-mint DAI.
  • The Debt Floor (dust) parameter for all vault types excluding PSM-USDC-A, ETH-B, and ETH-C have increased from 5,000 DAI to 10,000 DAI.
  • The Debt Floor (dust) parameter for the ETH-B vault type has increased from 15,000 DAI to 30,000 DAI.

Team Updates


GovAlpha Weekly Update

  • Put together templates for delegation, which will soon be public. We will be starting a Meet Your Delegates meetings.
  • New and improved version of the MIPs portal being pushed to production.

Protocol Engineering


  • Optimism Dai Bridge final review. We are complete for test deployments.
  • Pending official launch date from Optimism
  • D3M. Completed code but not an immediate priority - requires a review
  • SushiJoin Adapter complete - awaiting Sushi teamwork

Technical Evaluation:


  • Final Echidna and audit tests for the L2 escrow.
  • Starting to use Certora to verify optimism-dai-bridge formally.


  • ESM Postmortem - to be published this week.
  • MegaPoker Postmortem - to be published this week.
  • Defined expected magnitude ranges for all DSS parameters and quantities.
  • Oracle Tail risk mitigation.


  • Oracle CU polling vote has passed.
  • Busy with legal work on the back-end.
  • Carefully working on Gopher pricing tool. A minority of stakeholders upgrading and is running smooth. We will begin to complete the remainder of the migration.
  • Spire coming out soon within the next few weeks, which adds an extra layer of redundancy similar to scuttlebutt. Both Spire and Scuttlebutt will be working in parallel.


  • Published two collateral evaluations for stETH and MATIC.
  • Ongoing work on D3M. Evaluation should be finished by next week.
  • Ongoing discussion about Institutional Vaults, which may soon be called Conditional Vaults.
  • Preparing simulations testing lower LR ratios on Vaults.

Real-World Finance

Real-World Finance Core Unit Report - 2021-06

  • NewSilver request proposing to increase DC from 5 million to 20 million.
  • Improvement in the smart contract for NewSilver following an audit by ABDK.
  • Centrifuge collaterals approved by Governance were delayed, pushed to Kovan for next week.
  • For SolarX, the risk assessment is delayed as we are discussing with them to improve MakerDAO safety by having more collateral at the beginning.
  • Continuing progress on the Cayman Islands legal and tax side.
  • Began working on a real database both on-chain and off-chain to create more elaborative and useful models for data use replacing Dune Analytics.


Growth CU weekly update: June 25 - July 1

  • Speaking with various companies that require Maker to pass through KYC processes. In discussion with Circle.
  • Spoke with Galaxy, who like the idea of using Maker Vaults but don’t want to involve KYC processes.
  • PSM was delayed. Speaking with Paxos, Binance, and Gemini to continue business negotiations.
  • Will be working with partners to discuss why they are not using Maker Vaults.
  • BlockFi will be giving an 8.5% yield in Dai through July 30!
  • We are approaching Gnosis about Maker Vault integration.
  • Planning an event in Paris on July 21 for MakerDAO. If you will attend, reach out to get involved.

Sustainable Ecosystem Scaling

  • Our team’s MKR Compensation Budget proposal passed.
  • Potential Budget Modification for grants and/or incubation program on its way.
  • Incubees DTalent and dUX are now live! Reach out for help if you need it.
  • Working with Dai Foundation on potential MIPs.
  • CU Launch Pod Session with AmaZix Marketing CU.

Current Events

Setting Sensationalism Straight

Following a viral tweet accusing MakerDAO’s Oracle providers of selling exclusive access to pricing data, Nik Kunkel, facilitator of the Oracles Core Unit, responded to these claims bringing much-needed clarity. MakerDAO and the Maker Foundation have never profited or indirectly benefited from the use or sale of privileged price information.

NewSilver Sees Support for Debt Ceiling Raise

New Silver has been working with MakerDAO for close to 2 years to bring high-quality, real estate collateralized short-term bridge loans to the protocol. After successfully utilizing almost all of the current 5M debt ceiling and making numerous improvements to their model, they ask for 20M and have been getting support from several key DAO participants.

Community Exploring PSM Alternatives

To address the protocol’s growing USDC exposure, Sam started a signal request and conversation about creating a high-leverage Vault using Gelato Network’s tokenized Dai<>USDC fixed-range UNI v3 position, called G-UNI. G-UNI can generate yield while being used as collateral; Sam believes such a vault could attract a couple of billion in TVL, which will indirectly unwind the PSM as minted DAI is sold for USDC.

New MKR Compensation Guidelines Published

Last month, Planet_X withdrew MIP53: The MKR Compensation Guidelines on behalf of the working group, citing a need to develop the proposal further. Following up, Aes and LongForWisdom published the Alternative MKR Compensation Guidelines which uses a different approach focusing on domain groupings and revising the initial distributions based on them.


Weekly MIPS Update #43

  • Formal Submissions are open this week until Wednesday, July 7th, 4 pm UTC.
  • See the MIPs update linked above for a complete list of proposals eligible for Formal Submission.
  • Brand new Maker Portfolio Core Unit in RFC.

State of the Peg

  • DAI peg solid as ever over the past week.

  • Supply still over 5 billion and approaching 10 billion in TVL.

DAI locations

  • DAI mostly in farms, thanks to Seb for the dashboard. Of that, it’s primarily Aave and Compound.

DAI share of Stablecoin

  • Last month DAI was 11% of transaction volume.

  • PSM still atop the DAI supply charts breaking 3 billion and 55% of supply.
  • ETH-A 1.4 billion
    • USDC-A 238 million
    • WBTC 213 million
    • ETH-C 175 million
    • PAX 67 million
    • LINK 33 million
    • ETH-B 31 million
    • TUSD 26 million
    • UniV2DaiEth 19 million
    • YFI 11 million
    • UniV2WBTCEth 7 million
    • UniV2UniEth 6.9 million
    • UniV2DaiUSDC 5.1 million
    • UniV2UsdcEth 4.4 million
    • NSDROP 4.2 Million
    • UNI 2.7 million
    • renBTC 2.6 million
    • BAT 1.7 million
    • ZRX 1.5 million
    • MANA 1.4 million
    • AAVE 1.2 million
  • Other vaults below 500K (LRC, BAL, GUSD, KNC<>USDT, UniV2LINKETH UniV2AAVEETH, UniV2WbtcDai, UniV2DaiUsdt, UniV2EthUsdt, COMP) at 1.2 million.

  • Over the last week, ETH vaults total debt outstanding summarizes broader activity quite well. It’s somewhat flat.

  • Even the collateralization buckets are in a safe(ish) range.

  • ETH-A’s overall collateralization sits at 316%. | |


Last Week’s Call Recordings

Governance and Risk Call #148
Video | Forum Post

Speaker Series #001 St. Louis Federal Reserve Senior VP David Andolfatto
Video | Forum Post

AMA Ep. 02: A Deep Dai-ve with Centrifuge and Tinlake
Video | Forum Post

AMA Ep. 03: Maker Portfolio Core Unit with Chris Cameron
Video | Forum Post

Maker Forum Deep Dai-ve

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Meetings and Events

This Week’s Calls

Governance & Risk

Core Unit Office Hours

  • Join Link | GovAlpha - Mondays 17:00 UTC
  • Join Link | Protocol Engineering - Tuesdays 15:00 UTC
  • Join Link | Content Production - Wednesdays 16:00 UTC
  • Join Link | Growth - Wednesdays 17:00 UTC
  • Join Link | Sustainable Ecosystem Scaling - Tuesdays 15:30 UTC

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I do not believe that this proposal will be accepted


let it flow bro

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