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Analyzing MakerDAO’s chances of growth amid these factors

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MakerDAO observes a spike in fees as interest in the protocol starts to rise. MakerDAO’s Spark Protocol manages to drive the most activity to the protocol.

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  • Fees generated on the MakerDAO protocol have surged over the last few months.
  • The Spark Protocol generated high interest from users. 

Despite conceding the top position in the DeFi sector in terms of TVL to Lido [LDO], the growth on the MakerDAO [MKR] protocol was not hindered at the time of writing.

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Is growth Fee-asible?

According to data analyst Patrick, the fees generated on the MakerDao protocol surged materially since April. Over the last 24 hours alone, the fees generated on the protocol amounted to $302,068.

The surge in fees collected on the MakerDAO protocol could be partly attributed to the surge in interest in MakerDAO’s stablecoin, DAI. MakerDAO’s recent data indicated that Spark Protocol’s DAI borrowing has achieved a new all-time high, surpassing 10 million DAI and standing at 14.4 million DAI at press time.

Source: MakerDAO

MakerDAO refuses to lose the Spark

New updates on the Spark protocol could further increase interest in both DAI and Spark Protocol.

The suggestions put forward for Spark Protocol involved making specific adjustments to enhance its functionality. One proposal was to increase the current D3M Debt Ceiling to 200 million DAI.

By raising the ceiling to 200 million DAI, Spark would allow for an additional 180 million DAI to be borrowed at a predictable rate. This change aims to streamline the onboarding process for new users, making it easier for them to access credit through the platform.

Another proposed change was to set the DAI market Loan to Value (LTV) and Liquidation Threshold (LT) to 0.01%. The LTV ratio represents the percentage of the asset’s value that can be borrowed against its collateral.

On the other hand, LT indicates the point at which the asset’s position becomes eligible for liquidation. By adjusting both values to 0.01%, DAI would no longer serve as collateral within the protocol.

Additionally, the proposal involved setting the WETH market Reserve Factor to 5%. The Reserve Factor represents the percentage of interest earned by suppliers in the asset market. By reducing the Reserve Factor to 5%, the protocol fee taken on the ETH market would fall.

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This would result in higher Annual Percentage Yields (APYs) for suppliers. This change was aimed at incentivizing users to provide more WETH to the market. It would also help in increasing liquidity and participation within the ecosystem.

MKR sees red

Coming to the protocol’s native token, MKR, the price was observed to be declining over the last few days. At press time, it was trading at $1043.

Source: Santiment


Himalay is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A Computer Science graduate, Himalay writes about crypto with a special focus on the latest coin-based updates. He is a fan of gonzo journalism, transgressive fiction, heavy metal, and Manchester United.
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