MakerDAO's Endgame: The Boldest Gamble in Crypto History | Rune Christensen

Today we are joined by Rune Christensen to discuss MakerDAO's Endgame. The Endgame is MakerDAO's roadmap to create the world's most widely used stablecoin. We discuss how Maker has evolved since 2015, MKR's underperformance, the 5 phases of the Endgame, what could go wrong and more!

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00:00 MakerDAO's History: From Creation to Today

08:51 Codifying Rules to Scale

19:36 MKR’s Underperformance vs DAI’s Growth

24:36 Quicknode

26:25 Phase 1: Rebranding, New Tokens, Farming

37:37 Phase 2: SubDAOs, RWA Collateral & Tokenomics

55:59 Phase 3: Implementing AI

01:01:20 Phase 4 & 5: Voting Rewards and a Special Purpose Blockchain

01:05:40 The Bear Case

01:10:10 Allocator DAOs and Internalizing Value

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The Endgame Plan parts 1&2 (May 2022)


The 5 phases of Endgame (May 2023)


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