Making Maker: May 2021

June 1, 2021

In May, the MakerDAO community added additional Vault types to the Liquidations 2.0 framework and voted on Oracle updates, Core Unit budgets, and more. The Maker Foundation, meanwhile, published the final part of its three-part Informed Voting series and focused on its dissolution, which is targeted for December 31, 2021, at the latest. There’s much more to cover, but first, let’s take a look at the latest figures from as of June 1, 2021, 10:00 a.m. PT. 

Blog Round-up

The Maker Foundation Focuses On Its Dissolution

Dissolution of the Maker Foundation is targeted for the end of the year, at the latest. Logistical actions will need to be taken, and progress reports will be published.

What Are Smart Contract Wallets, and How Can They Benefit DeFi Users?

Smart wallets are capturing more attention thanks to their unique combination of security, flexibility, and convenience over the more conventional wallet solutions.

What are Ethereum Tokens? A Guide to the Asset Types of DeFi

Most Ethereum blockchain tokens fall into just a handful of general categories. Understanding token types can make navigating the DeFi ecosystem easier.

How and Why to Replace Your Ethereum Address with a User-Friendly Name

Replacing a long alphanumeric Ethereum address with a short, memorable name using the Ethereum Naming Service is simple and offers several benefits.

Worth Repeating

The Maker Foundation Returns Dev Fund Holdings to the DAO

The Maker Foundation has returned 84,000 MKR from the Development Fund to MakerDAO. Those MKR tokens were transferred to the DSPause Proxy smart contract in the Governance Module, and are now under the control of Maker Governance. 

Why the MakerDAO Forum Is the Heart of the Maker Community

The Maker Forum is a community venue that promotes civil, productive discussion to advance the DAO and the Maker ecosystem. 

Developer Resources

Maker Protocol Technical Documentation

Everything—everything—you need to know about the Maker Protocol exists in (highly technical) documentation. Get your geek on!

Developer Guides

MakerDAO’s Developer Guides help anyone integrate with Maker’s smart contracts, SDKs, APIs, products, and partners. Bookmark the guides and review them anytime.

Governance Updates

The Complete Informed Voting Series:

Part One: Informed Voting: 4 Key Tools for Assisting MakerDAO Governance Decision-Making

Discover three tools that provide Dai and Maker Protocol data points to assist MKR holders in voting, and one new resource that enables users to view more extensive data regarding recent and historical governance vote results. 

Part Two: Informed Voting: 4 Top Resources for Analyzing Dai Markets

Maker voters look to a wide range of factual and data-driven resources to inform their decision-making. Learn about four resources that aggregate exchange information and help Maker voters monitor Dai’s behavior. 

Part Three: Informed Voting: 4 MakerDAO Collateral and Liquidations Resources

This post examines four key tools that offer insights into the MakerDAO Protocol’s collateral reserves and Vault liquidations.

Governance Polls and Executive Votes in May 2021 

Miss This? Maker Governance Review: April 2021

The Maker community hosts weekly governance Q & A sessions. All are welcome to attend and learn more about how Maker governance works.

To stay current on governance, risk, and community issues, bookmark the MakerDAO Public Events Calendar. Newcomers to Maker might want to review our series of posts on the MakerDAO Governance Risk Framework.

Community Highlights 

The Maker Community’s Next Call to Adventure

What started as a handful of open initiatives, Community Development’s programs expanded to support a growing MakerDAO.

To stay current on Maker Community meetings, bookmark the MakerDAO Community Playlist on YouTube.

Learn More About MakerDAO!





June 1, 2021