The Maker token is the native token of the MakerDAO platform. Its purpose is to help govern and stabilize the DAI stablecoin project.
- Founded 2014
- Santa Cruz, California
- MakerDAO Native Token
About Maker Token
The Maker token (MKR) is the MakerDAO native token. It acts as a utility token, governance token and a recapitalization tool for the MakerDAO platform, which manages the DAI stablecoin. MKR is used as part of the stabilizing mechanism that is in place to combat the price volatility of the DAI stablecoin.
DAI is pegged to the US dollar and has collateral in place to ensure stability. The MKR token is used is to pay for the "collateralized debt positions" (CDPs) that have been used to generate DAI. After this MKR is used, it is removed from the supply. MKR holders also contribute to the governance of the MakerDAO and vote on crucial issues related to the direction of the DAI stablecoin.