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MakerDAO suffers a fall in annualized fee income, thanks to SVB

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The annualized fee income of leading decentralized finance protocol MakerDAO [MKR] has declined since the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVIB) on 10 March, data from MakerBurn revealed.

At 43.23 million DAI tokens at press time, Maker’s fee income has decreased by 11% in the last week. The exact amount of fee income that MakerDAO generates varies depending on a number of factors, including the demand for DAI, the amount of collateral locked up in the Maker protocol, and the stability fee and liquidation penalty fee rates set by MKR holders.

The steep drop in fee income on the protocol in the last week was attributable to the DAI stablecoin losing its $1 peg after USDC’s issuer confirmed that it held deposits at SVB.

As USDC was a significant collateral backing for DAI, its de-pegging event resulted in a temporary loss of dollar parity for DAI.Is your portfolio green?

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