To the DeFi community,

This week, the MakerDAO community released a proposal for an Optimistic DAI Bridge, aiming to serve as a fully decentralized off-ramp for Optimistic rollups. Initially the DAI bridge will share the same one week waiting period to take funds out of the Optimistic L2, but instant withdrawals are in the works targeting a Q3 release.

Blockchain-based DAOs took a step closer to becoming legally recognized business entities in Wyoming, as ‘Bill 38’ passed through subcommittee review to an upcoming vote by the full Senate. If passed, the bill would be a huge leap forward in allowing DAOs to interact and develop binding agreements with other players in the economy, helping bring digital and crypto businesses into the mainstream even faster.

Overlay announced the upcoming launch of data stream trading, allowing users to trade against digital asset prices and other data feeds without requiring a counterparty or native assets at stake. The new protocol will mint and burn OVL governance tokens in accordance with trading profits and losses, sowing the seeds of a unique DeFi project that combines individual trading performance and governance control.

The Ethereum Berlin upgrade is deploying to testnets and will launch on mainnet April 14, bringing much needed changes to gas costs for initial and subsequent interactions with smart contracts.


The Berlin upgrade is also the last before the much-discussed EIP-1559 that would see the supply of ETH gradually decrease, but Berlin should bring some welcome changes to gas costs in its own right.

And Tether has made its way onto Solana as development continues to coalesce around the fast but comparatively centralized blockchain, offering Serum traders a new option for moving out of volatile assets in the wild DeFi markets.


Some have argued that Ethereum’s biggest advantage over competing DeFi-compatible protocols is the vibrant community of developers, creatives, and supporters that have grown up around the first really programmable blockchain. It’s painfully clear that just about all eyes are fixed on the ongoing development of gas-saving measures for Ethereum-based protocols, but on the periphery, competing chains that had almost no developers now have a couple, and those that had a couple have a few more.

They’re not always easy to see, but these developments (and more and more of those focused on Ethereum, too) are driven largely by grassroots communities who contribute their time and brainpower to building the foundation for bigger and better things. Solana is the leading example of this today, but it’s far from the only community in ‘heads down’ mode as Ethereum was just a few years ago.

And that’s probably the best part about decentralized financethe current Ethereum momentum isn’t enough to crowd out the other networks, and for the sake of innovation, there’s reason to hope there’s never one truly dominant protocol. Real creativity mostly seems to happen on the margins, and a strong community can overcome just about any obstacle. Are you a believer?

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MakerDAO Updates

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Base Fee: 0.00%

ETH Stability Fee: 4.50%

USDC Stability Fee: 0.00%

WBTC Stability Fee: 4.50%


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Top Stories

Wyoming DAO Bill Approved by Senate Subcommittee

Wyoming gets one step closer to making DAOs into official legal entites.

Trading Data Streams with Overlay

Overlay preps a new data driven market for DeFi traders.


Ethereum Berlin Upgrade Announcement

ETH devs keep tweaking as Ethereum gets closer to EIP-1559.

MATIC, SKL, and SUSHI are launching on Coinbase Pro

Coinbase Pro adds more DeFi tokens, solidifying their blue chip status.

New Partners Join Saffron Finance Ecosystem

The anon Saffron Finance team raises $2 million to keep building the tranch-based yield farm.


Stat Box

Total Value Locked$43.78B (up 12.17% since last week)

DeFi Market Cap$85.32B (up 18.04%)

DEX Weekly Volume$14.01B (up 27.36%)

DAI Supply2.67B (up 9.88%)

Total DeFi Users1,587,200 (up 4.11%)

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[Chris Powers – Dose of DeFi] – Bridging to a multi-chain DeFi world

[Anthony Sassano – The Daily Gwei] – Tearing Down Walls – The Daily Gwei #200