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Senator Warren’s workplace confuses MakerDAO for failed 2016 venture The DAO

Latest dialogue between MakerDAO builders and the workplace of anti-crypto Senator Elizabeth Warren’s has revealed a regarding lack of familiarity with the present decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem.

On Sept. 20, a screenshot started circulating on social media showing to point out dialogue between members of the MakerDAO neighborhood discussing the conclusions from a latest assembly between representatives of the venture and the workplace of Senator Warren.

Within the screenshot, pseudonymous MakerDAO Governance delegate “PaperImperium” claims to have spent a lot of the time convincing Warren that Maker will not be the identical venture as The DAO — an notorious early experiment in decentralized autonomy organizations (DAOs) that suffered a significant hack earlier than failing in 2016.

MakerDAO is presently sixth-largest DeFi protocol commanding a complete worth locked of greater than $8.2 billion, in response to DeFi Llama.

Regardless of the confusion, the delegate additionally concluded that the Senator is “not tremendous excited by us,” including that they “have a dedication for an additional assembly” that’s anticipated to happen inside roughly three weeks.

Whereas the screenshots shared to social media declare seem like citing Senator Warren immediately, a Sept. 17 thread posted to MakerDAO’s governance discussion board signifies the venture’s delegates can be assembly with Warren’s “financial and banking advisors.”

The assembly comes after growing efforts from MakerDAO to advertise initiatives establishing dialogue between the crypto industry and lawmakers.

Elizabeth Warren has just lately turn into a pariah to the crypto trade, labeling crypto as “the new shadow bank” and a “awful funding” in latest months.

Earlier this month she instructed it might be “value contemplating” prohibiting U.S. banks from holding the reserves to again non-public stablecoins in a transfer that would “successfully finish the surging market.”

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The DAO was one of many first main initiatives on Ethereum, launched in 2016 after elevating $150 million USD value of ETH by a token sale. The DAO was hacked on account of code vulnerabilities and $60 million in ETH was stolen lower than 3 months after it launched.

It was one of the vital closely invested crypto initiatives so far, having attracted 14% of all circulating ETH on the time.

On account of the incident, the Ethereum neighborhood opted to arduous fork Ethereum to reverse the assault, with dissenting voices sustaining the outdated chain to spawn the Ethereum Classic classic chain.