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Events in crypto take place at warp speed. This weekly crypto podcast reveals how the marquee names in crypto are reacting to the week’s top headlines. With host Laura Shin, the guests also discuss what they’re thinking about these days and reveal what they believe is on the horizon in crypto. Discl… read more


Why Has MakerDAO's Dai Struggled to Keep Its Dollar Peg? - Ep.066

Ryan Todd and Matteo Leibowitz, research analysts at The Block, discuss why Dai has fallen below $1 in price, how the community has attempted to keep it pegged to $1 and how well that's been working. They also describe what the governance system looks like, how high participation is, and whether or not that's decentralized. And since 2% of al, ETH is locked up in Maker CDPs and Dai is the fuel behind the DeFi movement, we look at what type of role and risk it plays in Ethereum and the overall DeFi system.

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Episode links:

Matteo Leibowitz:

Ryan Todd:

The Block:

March 15 governance call report:

March 21 governance call report:

Unchained interview with Rune Christensen of MakerDAO, part 1:

Unchained interview with Rune Christensen of MakerDAO, part 2:

Unconfirmed podcast with Rune Christensen of MakerDAO on its investment of $15 million from a16z:

Unchained podcast on why it's so hard to keep stablecoins stable:

Unconfirmed interview with Uniswap, another DeFi project the utilizes Dai:

Unconfirmed interview on earning money on collateral in DeFi:


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