Executive Vote: Increase the Base Rate

August 21, 2020

The Governance Facilitators and the Maker Foundation Smart Contracts Team have placed an Executive Vote into the voting system which will enable the community to approve the following alterations to the protocol.

Increase the Base Rate

As per the recent poll prompted by the MakerDAO Risk Team located here, this proposal asks whether the Base Rate meta-parameter will be increased from -6% to -4%.

Stability Fees are calculated from the Base Rate and Risk Premiums using the formula Stability Fee = max(Base Rate + Risk Premium, 0%)Please note that a negative Base Rate does NOT imply negative Stability Fees.


Therefore, if this Executive proposal passes the following will occur:

  • The Base Rate meta-parameter will be increased from -6% to -4%.
  • The USDC-B Stability Fee parameter will be increased from 44% to 46%.
  • The MANA-A Stability Fee parameter will be increased from 6% to 8%.

The Executive Vote (FAQ) will continue until the number of votes surpasses the total in favor of the previous Executive Vote. This is a continuous approval vote.


Community debate on this issue can be found here. Please review this thread to inform your position before voting.

Additionally, these changes may have been discussed further in recent Governance calls. Video and Audio for these calls is available to review.


Voting for this proposal will place your MKR in support of implementing the changes outlined above.


If you are new to voting in the Maker Protocol, please see the voter onboarding guide to learn how to use this dashboard and set up your wallet to vote.

Additional information about the Governance process can be found in the Governance Risk Framework: Governing MakerDAO

To participate in future Governance calls, please join us every Thursday at 16:00 UTC.

To add current and upcoming votes to your calendar, please see the MakerDAO Public Events Calendar.

August 21, 2020