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The latest proposal from MakerDAO could have this impact on DAI

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The latest proposal from MakerDAO could have this impact on DAI

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  • MakerDAO voted to implement the DSR that would see DAI holders get 1% of their investments
  • DAI, currently the fourth largest stablecoin, witnessed a decline in volume over the last 24 hours

MakerDAO, the governance division of Maker, the company that issues DAI, recently voted on the addition of interest rates in a proposal on 28 November. The proposed interest rate was between 0.01% and 1%.

Most voters chose a DAI Savings Rate (DSR) of 1% after voting. This meant that once the DSR feature launched, investors would have 1% added to their investment each time they used it.

DAI holders and investors, in particular, would benefit more from owning the stablecoin.

MakerDAO votes for a 1% interest rate

With this vote, investors could earn a 1% annualized return on their DAI holdings, as incentivized by the DAI Savings Rate (DSR). Implementation plans would get underway after the voting phase to facilitate eventual deployment.

The community would still require future executive votes to confirm the decision. Holders of the MKR token will also vote for the activation of the DSR in the protocol.

MKRDAO Vote breakdown

Source: MakerDAO

DAI active addresses increase

In terms of market capitalization, DAI was the fourth-largest stablecoin at the time of this writing. It was also the 12th-largest cryptocurrency overall, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

Over the previous 24 hours, the stablecoin’s total volume had decreased by over 10%. Its popularity and user base might expand due to the recent DSR. The number of addresses had increased, according to the active address measure for the previous 30 days. The growth, as per the chart, might reach the level last seen in July.

DAI Active Address

Source: Santiment

The Maker community approved a $500 million investment in bonds and treasuries in a vote on 6 October. This action was just one of many that the community took to diversify its resources and lower risk exposure. Additionally, a motion to give Coin Base Prime custody of more than $1 billion in USDC for a 1.5% profit was made to benefit the community.

These developments indicate that the current DSR feature can be maintained, and the incentives suggest that the ecosystem would have plenty of liquidity.


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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