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Overview of MakerDAO | Dai ⬙

Maker is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization(DAO) that manages the Dai Stablecoin System on the Ethereum blockchain.

A decentralized stablecoin is the required component necessary to unlock the next phase of the digital financial revolution. Maker has taken the best parts of earlier stablecoin designs and combined them into the ultimate decentralized currency: Dai (unicode symbol: ⬙)

The fact that Maker is a DAO means that it is possible for anyone, anywhere to become a part of Maker and help build the backbone of a new economy.

MKR holders are the highest authority in the Maker system---they help govern the system and are benefited when they govern it well, but they also have to foot the bill if things are mismanaged---as a group they need strong social cooperation and a vigilant attitude towards governance.

The most crucial part of the Dai Stablecoin System is the CDP platform. CDPs are smart contracts that hold the collateral assets that guarantee the value of outstanding Dai, while simultaneously serving as a platform for decentralized margin trading; with lower costs and higher security than what is possible with current margin trading solutions.

The Dai stablecoin and the CDP platform combine to offer a full solution for global decentralized finance where everyone, from rural India to Wall Street, can benefit from decentralized finance.

Below is a collection of resources for anyone interested in exploring MakerDao. You can find everything from official documentation, to beginner guides, analysis pieces, tools, partnership announcements, AMAs, podcasts, 3rd party apps, and much more.

Table of Contents

Official Properties

Official Channels

Official Meetings

Beginner Guides



In Depth Analysis







Major Milestones | Events


AMAs | Interviews



By and With MakerDAO Team Members

By Others ❤

Dai | MakerDAO Mentions

Audits and Security

Use Your Dai

3rd Party Apps, Integrations, and Tools

3rd Party CDP Portals

Watch your Dai

Hold your Dai

Hardware Wallets

Mobile Wallets

Mobile Dapp & Browser Wallets

Hybrid Wallets: Mobile + Desktop

Web Wallets

Extension Wallets

Paper Wallets

Trade Your Dai

Dai & MKR Markets

Token Swaps

Noncustodial Exchanges

Custodial Exchanges

Spend Your Dai

  • NeedsList: Purchase items that are critically needed & help with disaster preparedness
  • RequestNetworkTipBot: Tip with Dai on Reddit through /u/RequestNetworkTipBot
  • Ethichub: Provide p2p Loans to Communities Around the Globe
  • Dharma: Loan out your Crypto, including Dai
  • TheBigCoin: Spend Dai Anywhere
  • Bidali: Buy gift cards with Dai
  • Wirex: Visa debit card that can be top-up with DAI

Merchant Solutions

Open-Source payment processors

On/Off Ramps

Developer Resources

Technical Info


Libraries and Tools

Source Code

All the Contracts

Single Collateral DaI (SCD)

Dai v1 Kovan

Dai v2 Kovan

  • MCD_VAT: the CDP core engine
  • MCD_PIT: Locking and drawing DAI
  • MCD_CAT: the user-facing gateway contract for liquidating (biting) CDPs
  • MCD_FLAP: Buying and burning MKR when the system has a surplus
  • MCD_FLOP: Minting and selling MKR to cover bad debt

MKR governance token contract

  • MCD_GOV: the MKR governance token contract

DAI stablecoin contracts

ETH collateral contracts

  • MCD_JOIN_ETH: ETH adapter responsible for joining and exiting ETH collateral
  • MCD_OSM_ETH: oracle security module feeding the ETH.USD price
  • MCD_FLIP_ETH: the ETH flip auction contract

REP collateral contracts

  • MCD_JOIN_REP: REP adapter responsible for joining and exiting REP collateral
  • MCD_OSM_REP: oracle security module feeding the REP.USD price
  • MCD_FLIP_REP: REP flip auction contract

Stablecoins in General


Other Stablecoin Projects

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