We are thrilled to have the opportunity to cooperate with MakerDAO to push comprehension and mass adoption of DeFi: we will educate the Italian audience about Maker’s stablecoin Dai through Young Academy and Stepdrop. Later on, we are also planning the integration of Dai in the Young ecosystem.

MakerDAO is one of the most innovative projects in the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) movement – a catch-all term for financial tools and services that don’t rely on centralized parties to coordinate and control access.

MakerDAO issues Dai, the world’s first unbiased currency and leading decentralized stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain. Dai eliminates volatility through an autonomous system of smart contracts specifically designed to respond to market dynamics. Since its launch in 2017, Dai has successfully maintained a soft peg to the US Dollar (1 DAI ≃ 1$).

Price volatility is a major barrier for a massive amount of “everyday” users to continuously use blockchain applications. With a presence on numerous cryptocurrency exchanges, multiple partnerships with global companies, and agreements with organizations serving non-government agencies, Dai is right now the main and most adopted decentralized stablecoin on the market to solve this pain point and can therefore open the way to new scenarios.

We are very excited to start our journey in DeFi together with Maker since we believe DeFi has become one of the main trends in the crypto space with its huge potential of democratizing the financial system.