MakerDAO Community Approves Proposal to Place USDC in Coinbase's Custody Platform

Up to $1.6 billion in USD coin will be held with Coinbase Prime, where it will earn a 1.5% reward.

AccessTimeIconOct 24, 2022 at 5:23 p.m. UTC
Updated Oct 24, 2022 at 6:25 p.m. UTC

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The MakerDAO community has approved a proposal to place as much as $1.6 billion in USD coin (USDC) with Coinbase Prime, where it will yield 1.5%.

MakerDAO is the issuer of the DAI stablecoin. Coinbase Prime is crypto exchange Coinbase's institutional custody service.

"This proposed collaboration with Coinbase (COIN) follows an approved signal of intent by the MakerDAO community to increasingly invest Maker’s collateral into short-term bonds," Jennifer Senhaji, growth and business development lead at MakerDAO, said in a statement.

Last week, it was reported that 88% of the community votes were in favor of the proposal.


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Stephen Alpher is CoinDesk's co-regional news chief, Americas. He holds BTC and ETH above CoinDesk’s disclosure threshold of $1,000.

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Stephen Alpher is CoinDesk's co-regional news chief, Americas. He holds BTC and ETH above CoinDesk’s disclosure threshold of $1,000.