100-Year-Old Pennsylvania-Based Bank Approved to Leverage Makerdao’s Stablecoin Vault

100-Year-Old Pennsylvania-Based Bank Approved to Leverage Makerdao's Stablecoin Vault

Makerdao, the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that issues the stablecoin DAI, approved a governance proposal that provides “collateral integration from a U.S.-based bank.” The Makerdao governance proposal passed by a majority vote of more than 87%, and it gives the U.S. financial institution Huntingdon Valley Bank the means to leverage a stablecoin vault.

Huntingdon Valley Bank to Use Makerdao’s Stablecoin Vault System With Off-Chain Loans — RWA-009’s Initial Debt Ceiling Is $100 Million

According to a Makerdao governance poll breakdown, the community has approved a collateral integration proposal with the Pennsylvania-based financial institution Huntingdon Valley Bank. Makerdao discussed the proposal on July 4, 2022, and noted that the RWA-009 concept would be the first of its kind in the world of decentralized finance (defi). The term “RWA” used in the Makerdao proposal stands for “real-world assets.”

“The first collateral integration from a U.S.-based bank in the defi ecosystem is getting closer,” the project’s official Twitter account explained. “The Maker Governance votes to add RWA-009, a 100 million DAI debt ceiling participation facility proposed by the Huntingdon Valley Bank, as a new collateral type in the Maker Protocol,” the team added.

In a Twitter thread published at the end of March 2022, Makerdao detailed how the scheme would work as it would allow Huntingdon Valley Bank (HVB) to borrow DAI by using HVB’s participated loans as collateral. “The application also requested an initial debt ceiling of $100 million dollars of Huntingdon Valley Bank Participated Loans diversified across all proposed loan categories, to be deployed over a period of 12 to 24 months from inception,” Makerdao said at the time.

Makerdao also disclosed that while HVB would be the first to enter the project’s “Master Purchase Agreement,” the project has the full “intention to incorporate more banks in the future.” The project’s stablecoin DAI is the fourth-largest stablecoin project in terms of market valuation with $6.48 billion.

During the last seven days, Makerdao’s native crypto asset MKR has increased 2.5% against the U.S. dollar but year-to-date, MKR is down more than 65%. At the time of writing, at $921 per unit, the DAO’s native crypto MKR is still up 448% higher than the all-time low of $168 per unit recorded on March 16, 2020.

In terms of defi dominance, Makerdao commands a touch more than 10% of the entire defi ecosystem’s $75.54 billion in locked value. Makerdao’s total value locked (TVL) today is $7.56 billion, down 4.38% over the last month.

The recently passed governance proposal with HVB follows Makerdao’s plans to introduce layer two (L2) scaling support from Starknet at the end of April. Makerdao’s team said that the zero-knowledge (ZK) rollup solution Starknet could make DAI transfers much cheaper than onchain fees.

Members of the Makerdao community have been interested in leveraging real-world assets into the project for quite some time. Hexonaut, a protocol engineer at Makerdao, explained in mid-March 2022, that the DAO needs “to take the next step and begin integrating with the real world at scale.” The agreement with Huntingdon Valley Bank uses off-chain loans which represent real-world assets (RWA) pledged by the Pennsylvania bank based in Montgomery County.

What do you think about the Pennsylvania bank using Makerdao to access DAI? Do you envision crypto integrating with more real-world assets in the future? Let us know your thoughts about this subject in the comments section below.

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