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MakerDAO is a decentralized autonomous organization on the Ethereum blockchain. It seeks to minimize the price volatility of its own token, the Dai, against the IMF’s international currency basket SDR.

HQSan Francisco, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2022)94(-2%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Key People/Management at MakerDAO

Rune Christensen

Rune Christensen

Steven Becker

Steven Becker

President & COO
Brian Avello

Brian Avello

General Counsel
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MakerDAO Office Locations

MakerDAO has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
575 Market St.
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MakerDAO Financials and Metrics

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MakerDAO total Funding

$27 m

MakerDAO latest funding size

$15 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago

MakerDAO investors

MakerDAO's latest funding round in September 2018 was reported to be $15 m. In total, MakerDAO has raised $27 m
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MakerDAO Online and Social Media Presence

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MakerDAO News and Updates

Ethereum DeFi Staple MakerDAO Adds StarkNet Bridge in First Step Toward Multi-Chain

Rebuilding Maker on StarkNet involves four phases, starting with a simple bridge that goes live on April 28.

MakerDAO Stablecoin Review: 2022 Crypto Beginner’s MKR & DAI Token Guide Launch

With financial markets still in turmoil following the uncertainty of the pandemic era, interest in cryptocurrency is running high. In light of this, a news and information site dedicated to digital currency releases a new report on stablecoin. With financial markets still in turmoil following the un…

MakerDAO Loans Can Be Gamed to Hold Out Funds From Liquidation, Startup Finds

A loophole in MakerDAO’s collateralized debt market enables positions to be closed far more leniently than intended due to an oversight in the auction process.

$28M MakerDAO ‘Black Thursday’ Lawsuit Moves to Arbitration

The class-action alleged the Maker Foundation and others knowingly misrepresented the risks of investment in MakerDAO.

Aave Becomes Second DeFi Project to Overtake MakerDAO for Most Crypto Deposited

DeFi credit market Aave has pulled ahead of stablecoin mint MakerDAO for the title of most collateral staked on Ethereum, according to DeFiPulse.

Huobi Launches Consortium of DeFi Providers and Platforms With MakerDAO, Compound

Huobi has launched a new consortium with MakerDAO and Compound to promote decentralized finance.
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MakerDAO Blogs

MakerDAO and Airtm Partner to Empower Financial Stability in South America

MakerDAO has joined forces with Airtm, a platform that helps people all over the world access dollars and protect their savings from devaluation. This partnership includes Dai as an Airtm in-wallet balance with direct on/off boarding transfers, allowing Airtm users to take charge of their financial …

Executive Vote: Raise the Stability fee by 3% to a total of 14.5% per year.

Executive Vote: Raise the Stability Fee by 3% to a total of 14.5% per year.The Maker Foundation Interim Risk Team has placed an Executive Vote into the voting system, which will enable the community to enact a new Dai Stability Fee of 14.5%.The Executive Vote (FAQ) will continue until the number of …

Don’t Miss MakerDAO’s Blockchain Week Events in Cape Town, April 18–21

Blockchain Week ZA in Cape Town, South Africa, is just a few days away, and representatives from the MakerDAO team will be there to present and lead workshops. Here are some of the most exciting events scheduled:DeFi Cape Town Decentralized Financial Inclusion3–8 p.m., April 18The University of Cape…

Upgrades to the Maker Ecosystem Foundation Structure

The past year has been one of fantastic growth for MakerDAO. Dai continues to be widely respected across the cryptosphere and has become a core part of the #DeFi movement, with hundreds of projects integrating it. At the same time, there has been an encouraging and thoughtful commitment to decentral…

MakerDAO Collaborates on South Korean Local Government Projects with VANTA Network and HYCON…

MakerDAO Collaborates on South Korean Local Government Projects with VANTA Network and HYCON (Glosfer)Following the official launch of the National Relayer Campaign in Korea in March 2019, the MakerDAO Korean community worked closely with its partners including VANTA to drive awareness and adoption …

Making Maker: March 2019

It’s been an action-packed month for Maker! Stability Fee increases, a long-awaited update on Multi-Collateral Dai, a new campaign launch in Korea, and more.Let’s begin with the latest statistics from maker.tools. 2,172,000+ ETH locked up Over 2% of the entire ETH supply is locked up in Maker smart …
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MakerDAO Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was MakerDAO founded?

    MakerDAO was founded in 2014.

  • Who are MakerDAO key executives?

    MakerDAO's key executives are Rune Christensen, Steven Becker and Brian Avello.

  • How many employees does MakerDAO have?

    MakerDAO has 94 employees.

  • Who are MakerDAO competitors?

    Competitors of MakerDAO include Tether, Peercoin and TheKey.

  • Where is MakerDAO headquarters?

    MakerDAO headquarters is located at 575 Market St., San Francisco.

  • Where are MakerDAO offices?

    MakerDAO has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does MakerDAO have?

    MakerDAO has 1 office.