Governance

Gnosis Merges With Snapshot to Facilitate On-Chain Governance

Gnosis’ newly launched DAO governance tool, SafeSnap, aims to allow users to execute decentralized governance decisions  without incurring expensive gas fees on-chain. Gnosis has merged its multisig wallet, Gnosis Safe, with the off-chain (and therefore gasless) DAO governance dashboard, Snapshot, to create SafeSnap as an addable module for Gnosis Safe. SafeSnap is designed to verify …

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We Need to Re-Think Decentralized Governance

A Token Doesn’t Make You Decentralized. So What Does? On Sept 17th, 2020, Uniswap air dropped 150M tokens — worth ~$450M at the time — to anyone who’d ever interacted with the protocol. Many viewed this as a move towards decentralization. In fact, The Defiant, perhaps my favorite publication in the space, wrote that day, …

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Aave Governance Picks Up Steam With Two New Proposals

Aave yesterday posted two new governance proposals for its lending protocol,  the fourth largest in DeFi with more than $1.3B in deposits, one of which may lead to an increased pool of assets to be managed by token holders. The first – AIP2 – proposes to take protocol fees collected from Aave V1 to seed …

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DeFi Rebound Underpinned by Strong Fundamentals

DeFi tokens are rebounding after a slump in October amid increased coronavirus cases and election uncertainty, dragging down most financial assets. All of the major DeFi tokens are up today, enough to erase each of their losses in the past week. 0x’s ZRX and Uniswap’s UNI are the biggest gainers, both up more than 10% …

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Maker Stability Fee Increase May Boost MKR Price

MakerDAO has casually reintroduced stability fees for the ~$900M worth of DAI now in circulation. Maker’s MKR holders voted to raise the protocol’s stability fee – similar to interest rates for Dai borrowers –  to 2% for ETH collateral from 0%, the highest since January. The reintroduction of stability fees sets Maker on track to …

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