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Dai

MakerDao is the company behind Dai, a stablecoin. One DAI is pegged to 1 USD.

Stablecoin

πŸ’© 55%

Reviews for Dai

πŸ”‘ 6 positive | πŸ’© 5 negative

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The collateralized model (e.g. MKR, and not Tether) is fundamentally hard to argue against.

2018-05-21 | Full Review

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Maker and Dai. Dai users return capital to MKR owners through the burn mechanism. At this point, the value of MKR (the derivative) is about 18x the value of Dai (the underlying). Channelling my best Matt Levine here: "This seems... wrong."

Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and Co-creator of Coinmetrics

2018-05-11 | Full Review

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Synthetic assets have existed for a long time and it's clear that they work, modulo the tradeoff between tail risk and capital inefficiency. That's all stablecoins are....DAI is about getting exposure to the dollar without holding it.

2018-04-21 | Full Review

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In crypto it makes sense to do things like MakerDAO which is 300% collateralized while the price of everything goes up. In a black swan, however, this arrangement means the holder of a CDP loses money 3x as quickly on the way down.

2018-04-21 | Full Review

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Still early on "work tokens" but favs thus far are MKR (workers provide backstop on CDP & vote on decisions) & REP (workers report outcomes)

2017-07-05 | Full Review

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let's talk about today's @MakerDAO / @a16z announcement. for those who missed it, A16Z's crypto fund bought 6% of Maker tokens for $15M, at a 25% implied discount to the current price of $MKR....i'm sure people think this is a great sign for the project - being able to recruit high quality capital. but, i think this is a massive failure in governance and project management.

2018-09-24 | Full Review

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Makerdao, seems to be working fine. Just needs more diverse collaterals

2018-02-02 | Full Review

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Dai is backed by collateral (currently ethers). In fact, it is overcollateralized. The obvious risk is that if the collateral becomes worthless then Dai becomes worthless.

2018-05-20 | Full Review

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MakerDAO is more than a stablecoin project. Trustless margin trading provides public information previously only accessible to exchanges

2018-06-17 | Full Review

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I spent some time recently discussing MakerDAO's Dai with one of its developers. I don't think they quite understand what stabilises a regulated banking system, and why unregulated banking systems tend to be extremely unstable.

2018-05-23 | Full Review

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Baby started saying "dai-dai-dai" and I'm very proud she understands how the price stability of the $dai is not only a refuge during very volatile periods, but that it reminds us of the real value of the platform that allows a correct implementation of underlying mechanisms.

2018-09-10 | Full Review

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