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Maker DAO (MKR)

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The Maker (MKR) and DAI tokens together form the dual-coin MakerDAO stablecoin ecosystem, which was launched in 2018, though the idea was developed in 2015. Even with its relative recency, the MKR and DAI stablecoin token have gone on to gather much support among crypto investors for its non-custodial solutions to stablecoins.

While the DAI stablecoin is the actual stablecoin that is pegged on a 1:1 ratio with the US Dollar, the MKR token is perhaps the more significant token of the two, being a utility token that is used for governance on the platform. 

One of the key differences between MakerDAO and other stablecoins is that MakerDAO is non-custodial. While other tokens may choose to make their stablecoins irredeemable for whatever reason, Maker’s DAI token operates on Collateralized Debt Positions or CDPs. Users deposit a certain amount of Ether for which they receive a portion of the DAI token. The stability of the DAI maintained through the MKR token, in addition to its role as a governance tool.

The unique stablecoin system has made MakerDAO a popular token despite its relative newness. The project has no roadmap. 

With tokens like Tether receiving much criticism for its operations, and with stablecoins increasingly becoming a trend in 2019, the MakerDAO ecosystem has a chance to perform well, being a non-custodial solution to volatility in the market.

In this tag, read MakerDAO (MKR) news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.


The Importance of Decentralized Stablecoins: The Maker Protocol and the Terra Blockchain

18 Aug 2021 4 minute read 2 comments 2sats

*obligatory not financial advice* What are Stablecoins? A stablecoin is a token that is pegged to the value of a fiat currency and has the same price as its fiat counterpart. Essentially a stablecoin that is pegged to the US dollar is a tokenized dol...

Stable Coin Yield Strategy for DeFi on Polygon (Beginners - Intermediate)

18 Aug 2021 2 minute read 2 comments YJN58

Terms like "Price impact", "slippage", "impermanent loss", "rug pulls" etc may be daunting and overwhelming for beginners. The extremely composable nature of the space may also be frightening as users can create and execute yield generating strategie...

SPLINTERLAND : WHY IM GETTING HOOK ABOUT IT

16 Aug 2021 2 minute read 2 comments Dnomad

SPLINTERLAND : WHY IM GETTING HOOK ABOUT IT      A t the beginning I thought it is quite difficult but once you get going you will going to enjoy it. Give a day or two day you will definitely recommend it. Off course at the beginning it looks complic...

Maker in focus, the stablecoin to rule them all.

12 Aug 2021 3 minute read 2 comments Austras

MAKER is paired with different coin, DAI which is pegged to the usd with a 1:1 value. Maker is the governance token for the plattform allowing holders to vote for changes made to the ecosystem and the smart contracts affecting the Dai token. Backgrou...

Maker (MKR) Is Printing Money! And Not Just Dai!

3 Aug 2021 5 minute read 0 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

  Economics Maker (MKR) is the governance token of the MakerDAO and Maker Protocol— a DAO and a software platform, respectively. Both are based on the Ethereum blockchain— which allows users to issue and manage the Dai stablecoin. Initially conce...

Where Should I Store My Maker Token?

24 Jul 2021 2 minute read 5 comments ChangeNOW

Maker is the governance token for the MakerDAO project, a cryptocurrency lending service on the Ethereum blockchain. Although the token simply gives its holders the right to vote on the protocol changes, it quickly became the means of investment and...

DeFi Governance Weekly: Celo considers Carbon Credits

23 Jul 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Pinotio.com

Get weekly governance updates by subscribing at Pinotio.com Summary: Celo governance considers adding MCO2 carbon credits to its reserve. MakerDAO forum gets philosophical on the meaning of a DAO Uniswap consensus check indicates desire to keep dele...

Equilibrium Supports MakerDAO’s DAI

21 Jul 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Equilibrium

Equilibrium is proud to announce our newly launched support for DAI, the major stablecoin by MakerDAO. Once Equilibrium enters production, DAI will play an important role in the further development of our platform. There are several reasons behind th...

All you need to know about - Stablecoins

20 Jul 2021 8 minute read 4 comments Mishal Alexander

Have you ever wondered why on earth would the world need stablecoins when we have got PayPal or Venmo or GooglePay? Me too. So I looked into it, read about it and I have some interesting knowledge which I believe is useful to you as well. In this pos...

DeFi Portfolio Update 3Q2021

3 Jul 2021 4 minute read 3 comments Pinotio.com

Summary: Holdings are now HNT, CELO, AAVE, UNI, CRV, MKR, FLX, YFI - on a roughly even split. I sold all FARM that I had been holding for six months, and instead took a position in Yearn Finance (YFI). I'm earning HNT from a hotspot I have and t...