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Should MakerDAO’s declining revenue be a cause of concern for MKR holders?

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Should MakerDAO’s declining revenue be a cause of concern for MKR holders?

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  • MakerDAO’s total revenue declined over the past month.
  • However, MakerDAO’s TVL continued to grow amidst its partnership with GnosisDAO.

According to new data provided by Messari, MakerDAO’s revenue declined significantly over the last 30 days, despite showing growth in other areas.

Read MakerDAO’s [MKR] Price Prediction 2023-2024

The total revenue generated by MakerDAO decreased by 19.62% over the past month. Even though the decline in revenue could indicate troubling times for MakerDAO, the blockchain continued to make new collaborations. 

New partnerships

In a recent tweet, it was revealed that MakerDAO and GnosisDAO took part in a strategic alliance. Thus, MakerDAO could use GnosisDAO’s token, GNO, as collateral. Along with that, GnosisDAO could use DAI as the prominent stablecoin in its ecosystem.

Well, this can certainly give way to positive developments for MakerDAO and might help the blockchain see growth in terms of revenue.

Despite the declining revenue, MakerDAO’s TVL, which was at 7.6 billion on 20 November, grew to 8.4 billion, at the time of writing.

Source: Messari

Although MKR’s TVL continued to grow, its volume decreased.

Multiple factors at play for MakerDAO

Data from Santiment noted that the MKR’s volume declined materially over the past month, from 31 million to 20.66 million. This decline in volume was accompanied by the declining price of MKR.

However, despite this, whales remained interested in MakerDAO. There was a massive spike in whale interest, especially after 16 November, as the percentage of MKR held by top addresses increased. The interest remained relatively the same throughout the last month. 

Source: Santiment

Although the whales had been showing interest in MakerDAO, retail investors weren’t so kind. 

The number of daily active addresses dropped, along with velocity, which implied that the number of times MKR was transferred amongst addresses had decreased.

Another indicator of a reduction in interest from retail investors would be MakerDAO’s declining weighted sentiment. The sentiment reached massive highs on 5 December, after which the metric went on a decline. A declining weighted sentiment indicated that the crypto community had a negative outlook toward MakerDAO.

Source: Santiment

Layoffs instead of payoffs

That being said, another alarming factor to consider while looking at MakerDAO would be the declining daily active developers. Data from Token Terminal reported that the number of daily active developers had declined. This was indicative of the fact that there were layoffs at MakerDAO.

Well, the news of layoffs was confirmed via a tweet by Doo Wan Nam, a delegate at MakerDAO.

Source: token terminal

At the time of writing, MKR was trading at $601.32. Its price declined by 0.38% in the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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