Ryan Todd and Matteo Leibowitz, research analysts at The Block, discuss why Dai has fallen below $1 in price, how the community has attempted to keep it pegged to $1 and how well that’s been working. They also describe what the governance system looks like, how high participation is, and whether or not that’s decentralized. And since 2% of al, ETH is locked up in Maker CDPs and Dai is the fuel behind the DeFi movement, we look at what type of role and risk it plays in Ethereum and the overall DeFi system.

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Episode links:

Matteo Leibowitz: https://twitter.com/teo_leibowitz

Ryan Todd: https://twitter.com/_RJTodd

The Block: https://twitter.com/theblock__

March 15 governance call report: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/03/15/makerdao-governance-risk-call-march-14-stability-fee-hike-post-mortem/

March 21 governance call report: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/03/22/makerdao-governance-call-march-14-despite-0-75-supply-decrease-dai-continues-to-trade-down/

Unchained interview with Rune Christensen of MakerDAO, part 1: https://unchainedpodcast.com/rune-christensen-of-makerdao-part-1-how-to-keep-a-crypto-collateralized-stablecoin-afloat/

Unchained interview with Rune Christensen of MakerDAO, part 2: https://unchainedpodcast.com/rune-christensen-of-makerdao-part-2-how-dai-stayed-at-1-while-eth-crashed-from-1400-to-85/

Unconfirmed podcast with Rune Christensen of MakerDAO on its investment of $15 million from a16z: https://unchainedpodcast.com/rune-christensen-of-makerdao-on-its-15-million-from-andreessen-horowitz-ep-039/

Unchained podcast on why it’s so hard to keep stablecoins stable: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-its-so-hard-to-keep-stablecoins-stable/

Unconfirmed interview with Uniswap, another DeFi project the utilizes Dai: https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-uniswap-quickly-became-one-of-the-most-popular-dexes/

Unconfirmed interview on earning money on collateral in DeFi: https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-to-earn-money-on-collateral-in-defi-and-why-thats-risky/