Interestingly, but even though DAI is a stablecoin pegged to the US Dollar, and with the special automatic mechanisms, in-built in its Ethereum contract, the return on investment of that specific cryptocurrency has been calculated at 9.74%. This mechanism is pretty interesting as it corrects any discrepancies in the price of DAI and USD. It has been listed on numerous crypto exchanges, though only one of them - Bitinka - shows decent trading volumes of $6 million/day. However, there have been numerous facts which suggest that Bitinka impedes the withdrawals in DAI, which cleated a bad rep for this coin.
Joseph October 3, 2019 Reply
Can it be anymore obvious that we need DAI more than ever? The Tether scandal is just another reason why USDT needs to finally become extinct and DAI needs to become a de-facto stable coin for ERC-20 tokens. It no longer makes any sense that we keep falling for the tricks of USDT and Bitfinex, while the rest of us get affected by falling prices. Stable coins are actually necessary in crypto, and DAI is our best bet.
Phillip April 28, 2019 Reply
DAI is still the top stable coin. Who needs anything else once you've got DAI? It's obvious that it's going to take over the majority of the market since you can do leverage trades on it. Just wait for the next bull run, it's going to be fun watching DAIs use go through the roof.
Bob April 1, 2019 Reply
MKR and DAI have to be cryptos last hope. Besides bitcoin, what really hold value in this market? Nothing is able to hold consistent value besides stable coin projects like DAI. Bitcoin makes sense because it was first to market, and DAI is a transfer of stable value that never actually fluctuates. It makes no sense to use any other coins because they are really just subcriptions to platforms. This is why we've seen -97% drops in the majority of the market. I'm not saying DAI is invincible, but it does show that it's not going anywhere since huge amounts of money flow in and out of DAI contracts.
Tim March 16, 2019 Reply
Ok, DAI is amazing. I just colaterized ETH to to margin trade and it's been working perfectly. DAI makes much more sense as a stable coin and I hope more people become aware of its use case. I'm in no hurry though, I know a successful project when I see one. DAI is going to become an integral part of the Ethereum ecosystem as it expands.
Roger February 28, 2019 Reply
The main difference between DAI and Tether is the complete transparency of the system. On the main terminal (dashboard, you need Mist or Chrome / Firefox browser with Metamask extension installed and enabled) dai.makerdao.com you can see all system status in real time: the PETH pool, the amount of issued and deleted DAI, as well as the security level of the system at the moment, expressed in excess of the deposit over the amount of the issued DAI. At the time of this writing, the pledge amounts to 406% of the amount of the issued DAI (this value is a consequence of the collapse, many holders of pledge positions preferred to be safe). The minimum allowable security threshold is 150% over the amount of emitted tokens.
AWoods January 8, 2019 Reply
Dai (DAI) is a USD-pegged stablecoin built on the Ethereum blockchain, and has no centralized authority. Its $1 USD equivalent is maintained through automatic pricing mechanisms built into smart contracts. When Dai is worth more than $1, the smart contract pricing mechanisms works to decrease the pr...