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MakerDAO community votes against CoinShares’ 500M investment proposal

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Decentralized lending protocol, MakerDAO, has voted in opposition to crypto funding agency CoinShares’ proposal to take a position between 100million and 500million price of the neighborhood’s funds, right into a portfolio of company debt securities and government-backed bonds for yield, as an funding technique. 

72.43% of the neighborhood votes went in opposition to CoinShares’ proposal to take a position MakerDAO’s funds into numerous conventional property. If the neighborhood had voted in favor of CoinShare’s proposal, the crypto funding agency would have offered “a variable APY above the SOFR rate of interest (3.01% as of October 26, 2022) in the neighborhood’s most popular foreign money (DAI, USDC, USD…) to MakerDAO”, which might have been withdraw-able on-chain. 

On the neighborhood board of MakerDAO, a couple of members defined why they voted in opposition to the proposal. A neighborhood member with the username “Feedblack Loops LLC” shared:

“Since governance has voted on extra USDC then out there, going to only say no to proposals of this sort shifting ahead till the home will get so as. Coinshares had many incongruencies up entrance however did a good job of articulating complicated parts of their proposal. Optimistic for a revision / totally different method.”

One other person by the identify Llama, who additionally voted in opposition to the proposal, mentioned: “We consider this proposal to be extraordinarily past protocol threat tolerance.”

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In October, the MakerDAO neighborhood approved the custodianship of $1.6 billion price of the stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) with the institutional prime brokerage platform for crypto property, Coinbase Prime. The custodianship was anticipated to permit the MakerDAO neighborhood to earn a 1.5% reward on USDC held with Coinbase Prime. 

On Oct. 14, Cointelegraph reported that MakerDAO’s revenue plummeted within the third quarter of 2022, attributable to a fall in mortgage demand and few liquidations, whereas bills remained excessive.