MKR holder DAI-gest: Week 5 2020

Adrian Hacker
3 min readFeb 2, 2020

Governance Recap Week Ending February 1, 2020


  • DAI PEG: 1.02 USD/DAI +0.0228
  • Total DAI: 107, 774, 568
  • DAI Stability Fee: 8%
  • Collateral Packages: Ether (ETH), Basic Attention Token (BAT)
  • DAI from ETH: 105,776,885 DAI (98.17%) +6,108,553
  • ETH Debt Ceiling: 125,000,000 DAI
  • DAI from BAT: 1,662,268 DAI (1.51%) +25,670
  • BAT Debt Ceiling: 3,000,000 DAI
  • DAI Savings Rate: 7.75% ( Up +1.75% from last week)

Active and Upcoming On-Chain Polls and Executive Votes

Executive Vote: Activate Sai Debt Ceiling, Sai, and Dai Stability Fee Adjustments

Started January 30, 2020 — Open for Voting

Supporting this issue will:

The Dai stability fee is part of the ecosystem that keeps the Dai soft pegged to the price of a dollar and allows prime interest rates for Dai held in savings. This is part of the roadmap in settling the global supply of SAI as it reaches end of life. It incentivizes faster repayment of CDP vaults held as SAI collateral with lower stability fees that increase over time. The goal is to achieve global settlement in six months time. Additonal measures include decresing the debt ceiling as the end of life approaches. SAI stability fees will be refunded upon global settlement. This is coming in the wake of the newly released multi-collateral DAI. SAI holders are encouraged to migrate these coins to DAI as soon as possible. For more information:

Executive Vote: Activate DSR Spread, Debt Ceilings, and DAI Stability Fee Adjustments

Executed January 26, 2020 — Voting Closed

Supporting this issue will:

  • Set the DSR Spread to 0.25%
  • Raised the DAI Stability Fee from 6% to 8%
  • Lowered the SAI Debt Ceiling by 25 million to 45 million SAI
  • Raised the DAI ETH Debt Ceiling by 25 million to 125 million DAI

This helped to keep the DAI peg near 1:1 with the USD as the SAI global settlement moved forward. SAI CDP migration efforts to DAI are continued and these increases supported the needed liquidity. Lowering the SAI debt ceiling sooner than later supported the six month global settlement time frame goal. Additionally, the DAI ETH debt ceiling is currently around 98% of capacity. When reached, no more DAI can be minted.

Weekly Governance and Risk Meeting, Ep. 71 January 30, 2020

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Adrian Hacker

Cryptocurrency enthusiast and student of life, in Portland, OR