Maker Relay Ep 62

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:tea: Current Events

:ballot_box: This Week in Governance

:diving_mask: Community Deep Dai-ve

:clipboard: Team Updates

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:studio_microphone: Have Feedback?

:tea: Current Events

Real-World Finance Hosts AMA in Maker Forum

The Real-World Finance (RWF) team announced an AMA addressing questions on the development of RWF and the onboarding of Real-World Assets as collateral in the Maker Protocol. Check out the thread to learn more about the team’s strategy on developing RWF and ask any questions you might have for the team.

Offboarding Collateral Types

Offboarding unprofitable collaterals has been discussed and led to a poll to offboard the Kyber Network token (KNC). There is also a discussion about offboarding USDT as a collateral type. Additionally, a signal request asks for community input on collateral types we should consider to offboard.

Exploring Risk and USDC

The SEC investigation into Coinbase has raised concerns in the Forum. The investigation targets Coinbase’s plan to release a ‘Lend’ feature on their platform. @PaperImperium asks whether or not MakerDAO should engage legal representation.

State of DAI

  • DAI peg had a super fun day on the 7th, just like everyone else with six monitors and an exchange referral code.
  • As usual, once the froth died down, the peg snapped back with minimal slippage.

  • 6.5 billion DAI with 12.4 billion TVL.

  • Average settled price over the week was 1.0024
  • Volume at around $816 million on the 7th alone, according to Messari.
  • Uniswap at $533.70M, and Curve at $273 million over the week.

  • Aave’s seen its dominance in the lending market dip in recent weeks. Is this a change in the status quo or just some correction shenanigans?

  • Polygon is still the top dog in bridged DAI, but Fantom has been picking up some serious steam.

Check out all the cool new ATH badges on the rundown:

  • ETH-A 1.85 billion
    • PSM USDC 3.32 billion
    • WBTC 289 million
    • ETH-C 286 million
    • USDC-A 239 million
    • ETH-B 87 million
    • PAX 67.4 million
    • UniV2DaiUSDC 53.63 million
    • LINK 43.83 million
    • UniV2DaiEth 28.11 million
    • TUSD 26.6 million
    • YFI 19.51 million
    • UNI 12.94 million
    • UniV2UniEth 10.52 million
    • UniV2WBTCEth 10.26 million
    • NSDROP 7.49 Million
    • UniV2UsdcEth 5.62 million
    • MANA 4.98 million
    • renBTC 3.96 million
    • ZRX 2.99 million
    • BAT 2.43 million
    • AAVE 1.65 million
    • LRC 417K
    • BAL 196K

  • ETH-B is on the rise, with the highest collateralization bucket at 140%.

Risk at 5%

  • $33 million at risk in a 5% drop. With a risk premium of 10.2%.

  • Liquidation Walls hit substantially different at 16-17%, especially for ETH vaults.

ETH A buckets

  • The largest bucket for ETH-A is at 170%.

  • ETH-A on the 8th was the most substantial liquidation, correlating to the market downturn.

  • Liquidation performance on the 7th has durations at below 40 mins with not as many active keepers. A loyal bot is out there kicking for the good of the system.

  • We see a continued uptick in overall vault creation across the board… excluding the 7th.

  • The UNI vaults keep on climbing, with ~1.6 million in deposits since the 4th.

  • RenBTC also saw a little action, with around 280k in total deposits. | |

:ballot_box: This Week in Governance


Weekly MIPs Update #53

Active Executive Votes

Parameter Changes, September Core Unit Budgets, DssVest Streams - September 3, 2021
If this executive proposal passes, the following changes and additions will occur within the Maker Protocol:

  • The Flash Mint Fee will be decreased from 0.05% to 0%.
  • The PSM-PAX-A Debt Ceiling will be increased from 50 million DAI to 500 million DAI.
  • 2 million DAI will be distributed to the DAI Foundation Reserves Backup Wallet.
  • 138,591 DAI will be distributed to the DAI Foundation Operational Wallet.
  • 155,237 DAI will be distributed to the Sustainable Ecosystem Scaling Auditors’ Wallet.
  • DssVest will be implemented, establishing both budget and MKR vesting agreement streams listed in the Proposal Details section.

Active Governance Polls

Poll Name Vote Discussion
Offboard KNC Legacy Token Vote Discussion
Add GUNIV3DAIUSDC1-A as a new Vault Type Vote Discussion
Adopt the Debt Ceiling Instant Access Module for PSM-PAX-A Vote Discussion
Ratification Poll for GovAlpha Core Unit Budget Q4 2021 to Q1 2022 (MIP40c3-SP29) Vote Discussion
Ratification Poll for Risk Core Unit MKR Compensation (MIP40c3-SP25) Vote Discussion
Ratification Poll for Modify Core Unit Budget - Sustainable Ecosystem Scaling (MIP40c3-SP31) Vote Discussion
Ratification Poll for Collateral Engineering Services Core Unit, CES-001 Vote Discussion
Ratification Poll for StarkNet Engineering Core Unit, SNE-001 Vote Discussion
Ratification Poll for Development & UX Core Unit, DUX-001 Vote Discussion
Ratification Poll for Strategic Happiness Core Unit, SH-001 Vote Discussion
Ratification Poll for RWA Foundations (MIP58) Vote Discussion

Community Greenlight Polls

Collateral Vote MIP6 Application
RAI (Rai Reflex Index) Vote Ends 09/20 4PM UTC Application
RARE (SuperRare) Vote Ends 09/20 4PM UTC Application

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

Active Signal Requests

Previous Executive

Vault Onboarding, 6s Updates, and Reducing Vault Liquidation Ratios - August 20, 2021
This executive proposal passed, and the following changes occurred:

  • Debt Ceiling for 6s Capital (RWA-001) increased from 1,000 DAI to 15 million DAI and the Broker-Dealer address updated.
  • MATIC (Polygon) was onboarded as the vault type MATIC-A with the following parameters detailed in this poll.
  • PSM-USDC-A Fee-In (tin) increased from 0.1% to 0.2%.
  • PAX Peg Stability Module onboarded as the vault type PSM-PAX-A with the following parameters:
    • Fee In (tin): 0.1%.
    • Fee Out (tout): 0%.
    • Debt Ceiling (line): 50 million DAI.
  • The following Liquidation Ratios were decreased:
ETH-A 150% 145% -5%
WBTC-A 150% 145% -5%
ETH-C 175% 170% -5%
UNIV2DAIETH-A 125% 120% -5%
UNIV2WBTCETH-A 150% 145% -5%
UNIV2UNIETH-A 165% 160% -5%
UNIV2USDCETH-A 125% 120% -5%
UNIV2WBTCDAI-A 125% 120% -5%
YFI-A 175% 165% -10%
LINK-A 175% 165% -10%
RENBTC-A 175% 165% -10%
UNI-A 175% 165% -10%
AAVE-A 175% 165% -10%
BAL-A 175% 165% -10%
COMP-A 175% 165% -10%

:diving_mask: Community Deep Dai-ve

Tweet of the Week

Forum Insight

Check out the latest Forum at a Glance


:clipboard: Team Updates


GovAlpha Weekly Update

  • LongForWisdom is working on both intangible asset allocation + prioritization MIPs. Forum post to come soon on prioritization.
  • @prose11 working on documentation for DssVest.
  • @mkrorbkr @AstronautThis and @Gala are working on parameter documentation.

Protocol Engineering



Real-World Finance


Growth Weekly Update

  • Onboarding new stablecoins to the PSM.
  • sponsoring the ETHOnline hackathon.
  • @zxMori is our Integrations Lead. He will be helping our partners to interact with the Maker Protocol.

Content Production

Bi-Weekly Update: July 22 to August 4, 2021

Sustainable Ecosystem Scaling

  • Talent Core Unit 2.0 has a new facilitator, @manomad!
  • Presentation: Technical Risks Presentation:
  • CULPS: Strategic Happiness by @aburban90 on 08.09
  • CUT: Ethereum Naming Service by @makoto on 10.09
  • CULPS: DUX Core Unit by @dux-team on 15.09
  • CULPS: Deco Protocol by @vamsi - TBC

Governance Communication

  • Governance and Risk Call optimization.
  • Polishing Emergency Docs.
  • Engagement Lead is still on the hunt.
  • Updated feedback survey for Maker Relay.
  • Finishing Contributor Onboarding and Training doc.

:calendar: Meetings and Events

Last Week’s Call Recordings

  • Governance and Risk Call # 158

  • Core Unit Launch Pod Sessions | Session #16: Strategic Happiness Core Unit

  • [AMA] Ep. 08 - A Technical Dai-ve with Centrifuge and Tinlake

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
  • Join Link | Governance Communications - Fridays 18:00 UTC

Delegate Debate Series

Core Unit Launch Pod Sessions

:anchor: Useful Links

Forum and Maker Chat
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Public Calander
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Participation Tools
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Governance Portal
Voting dashboard for MKR voters.

MIPs Portal
MIPs Dashboard for everyone.

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


The Votes & Polls video is now available on the MakerDAO Youtube Channel:

The State of DAI video is now available on the MakerDAO Youtube Channel: