April 10, 2020

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  • A Guide to Dai Stats

    The Maker Protocol is a complicated system with many moving parts and purposes. Anyone can gain the benefits of using Maker’s popular stablecoin, Dai. The transparency of the blockchain means there’s a wealth of data just waiting for users to explore.  To examine that data all in one place, there’s no better resource than daistats.com, an independent creation of Maker’s Head of Smart Contracts, Mariano Conti. By collating the most important Dai metrics on one web page, Conti has made it… … More

  • Around the Block #5: Downstream Impacts of the Recent Market Crash on Lending, Stablecoins, and…

    Around the Block #5: Downstream Impacts of the Recent Market Crash on Lending, Stablecoins, and DeFiCoinbase Around the Block, sheds light on key issues in the crypto space. In this edition, Justin Mart analyzes three industries impacted by the recent market crash.Lending Markets: Behind the Scenes on What Drives RatesThe crypto lending markets have seen strong traction, with an estimated $13B in total loan originations over the past several years from both traditional institutions and crypto-na… … More

  • This Week in DeFi – April 10th

    Welcome to our third edition of This Week in DeFi – a newsletter covering the top stories in open finance!
    The effects of COVID-19 continue on as the world shelters from a global pandemic. While lending rates have taken a toll in light of Black Thursday earlier this month, the DeFi space continues to progress forward on a collective journey in building a new, parallel financial system for the world – lego by lego.
    One of the most notable stories this week was MakerDAO opening up cons… … More

  • Fairmint Opens Its Doors for Continuous Security Offerings

    In a world in which DeFi has largely democratized access to novel revenue streams, it should come as no surprise that fundraising opportunities are now seeing the same windows take form.
    Today, a company called Fairmint opened it’s doors to the public in the unveiling of an end-to-end Continous Securities Offering. We’re very proud to let you know that Fairmint is now open for business https://t.co/pGibZonf2o pic.twitter.com/eO6kYOjmpV
    — Fairmint (@FairmintCO) April 10, 2020 &… … More

  • Radical Money is Here; Don’t Use Your Dad’s Financial System

    Hello Defiers and happy Friday! Lots going on in DeFi:PieDAO issues its first tokenized fund, BTC++, a basket of Bitcoin-based Ethereum tokensThe LAO, a decentralized venture fund, will launch on April 28Etherean is launching his “Initial Alex Offering,” a way to raise funds by selling his personal tokens MakerDAO may compensate vault holders and more :)📺 Today I’ll be doing a livestream at 3pm EST with the Blockchain Education Network. We’ll be talking about DeFi… … More

  • Nexus Mutual Proposes Foundation Funding

    Nexus Mutual – the discretionary mutual known for its alternative DeFi insurance products – is proposing a potential revenue stream for the Foundation.
    Nexus Mutual’s Foundation is a Collective Risk Services CIC (CRS) operating as a non-profit which is responsible for employing the core team in addition to paying other operating expenses including website, marketing, audits and more.
    The initial proposal requests that the current 2.5% sell spread on any NXM redemptions (i.e. Mu… … More

  • Executive Vote: Adjust the USDC, Sai and Dai Stability Fees

    The Maker Foundation Interim Governance Facilitator has placed an Executive Vote into the voting system, which will enable the community to approve the following alterations to the protocol: Raise the USDC Stability Fee from 12% to 16%Raise the Sai Stability Fee from 8% to 8.5%Raise the Dai Stability Fee from 0.5% to 1%Note: This will set the DSR to 0.5% The Executive Vote (FAQ) will continue until the number of votes surpass the total in favor of the previous Executive Vote. This is a&nb… … More

  • 1-Day Security Reviews

    This new offering from our smart contract security team is an inexpensive alternative to a full audit for discovering fundamental issues early in your development lifecycle.Interested in a 1-day security review? Contact the Diligence teamOver the past few months, we have been conducting short “security reviews”, typically one or two days in duration. In some ways, these are similar to audits, but in other ways they’re quite different. In this post, I’ll share what these engagements are like and … … More

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