ep. 121


MakerDAO’s Growth Strategy | monetsupply and Sam MacPherson

In this episode of Empire, Jason is joined by two of MakerDAO's top contributors, monetsupply and Sam MacPherson, to discuss the future of MakerDAO and the DAI stablecoin.

Highlights include:

-- Is USDC an existential risk to MakerDAO?

-- Why is Maker financing off-chain assets?

-- How can DAI scale to become the de facto money of DeFi?

Tune in to find out!


(00:00) Introduction

(00:18) How Big Of a Threat Are US Sanctions?

(05:34) The Importance of Maker's PSM

(11:30) What Is the Ideal Basket of Collateral for DAI?

(18:05) Embracing Real World Asset Lending

(25:20) Tokenizing Assets & the Huntington Valley Loan

(28:16) Increasing Maker's Surplus Buffer

(34:16) The D3M and Specialized Lending Partners

(42:01) CeFi Contagion and Liquidation

(44:38) Vertical Integration Across the DeFi Stack

(52:02) Maker's Evolving Governance

(59:57) Are A DAO's Inefficiency Tradeoffs Worth It?

(1:05:04) Maker's Long-Term Vision

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