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The Maker Endgame

Endgame is a holistic initiative fortifying MakerDAO's ecosystem through governance and tokenomics enhancements; from Aligned Artifacts, like Atlas and Scopes, for governance alignment, to new tokenomics updates, like adjusted MKR burn and minting, to boost sustainability.


Key Changes

On 17-Feb-2023 Maker Governance approved the Endgame proposal. This kicks off the biggest restructuring of MakerDAO since the dissolution of the Maker Foundation in June 2021.

Below are some key changes that will take place as a result of the transition.

Recognized Delegates
  • Aligned voter committees (AVC)
  • Aligned Delegates (AD)

Improved voter participation

Due to voter apathy within MakerDAO governance and DAOs more broadly, the DAO will transition from a model of recognized delegates to two groups consisting of aligned voter committees, and aligned delegates. MKR holders who are interested in Maker governance can now participate in voter committees of their liking to discuss policy with the relevant delegates.

Read More
  • View AVCs & Delegates on the voting portal
  • Overview of recognized delegates legacy budgets
Maker Improvement Proposals (MIPs)
  • The Maker Atlas
  • Five Scope Artifacts

Refocusing on core business activities

Before Endgame, Maker Improvement Proposals allowed any change to Maker Governance without much restriction or direction. The Endgame plan introduces the Maker Atlas which defines much better what the core business of the Maker Protocol is all about. It also introduces five Scope Artifacts which defines how Maker should operate within different operational areas.

Core Units
  • Ecosystem Actors
  • SubDAOs

Spinning out non-core business activities

A strategic shift to Ecosystem Actors and SubDAOs, replacing traditional core units. These actors, guided by Scope Alignment Artifacts, handle essential tasks across various domains. SubDAOs, as semi-independent entities, are linked to Maker Governance, streamlining operations and fostering innovation, decentralization, and growth in the MakerDAO ecosystem.

  • Core Unit
  • SPF budgeting
Project Based Budgeting

Renewed focus on delivering results

A shift from existing Core Unit and Special Purpose Fund budgeting methods to a Project-based approach. This change improves clarity and accountability by consolidating related deliverables under projects, thus establishing distinct ownership and a more focused orientation towards achieving measurable results.

DAI + NewStableToken

Extending the DAI brand

Strategic initiatives that leverage DAI's core strengths, such as stability and decentralization, to expand its presence and relevance in the wider cryptocurrency ecosystem.

MKR + NewGovToken

A better voter incentive model

The improved voter incentive model utilizes MKR and NewGovToken to encourage active participation and informed decision-making within MakerDAO's governance ecosystem, enhancing decentralized governance.

Budget Transition Status

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