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10/4/2022, 5:42:31 AM

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Market stats

Market cap


Volume (24h)


Circulating supply

6.8B DAI

Typical hold time

22 days



All time high


Price change (1h)


Price change (24h)


Price change (7d)


Trading activity

76% Buy0% Buy
24% Sell100% Sell

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Dai is on the rise this week.

The price of Dai has risen by 0.13% in the past 7 days. In just the past hour, the price grew by 0.01%. The current price is $0.99985 per DAI. Dai is 72.76% below the all time high of $3.67.

The current circulating supply is 6,783,292,547.91 DAI.


Dai (DAI) is a decentralized stablecoin running on Ethereum (ETH) that attempts to maintain a value of $1.00 USD. Unlike centralized stablecoins, Dai isn't backed by US dollars in a bank account. Instead, it’s backed by collateral on the Maker platform. Note: if the Dai credit system is upgraded or shutdown, Dai holders may need to convert their Dai to Ethereum through the Maker platform. Read more at

What Is Dai (DAI)?

Dai is a stablecoin that is stabilized against the value of the US dollar. A stablecoin is a digital currency that is pegged to a “stable” reserve asset like the U.S. dollar or gold. Stablecoins are designed to reduce volatility relative to unpegged cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Running on Ethereum blockchain, MakerDAOProtocol created the Dai token. The token is a decentralized collateral-backed stablecoin that intends to keep its value near or equal to $1.

One major roadblock in the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies for transactions is high volatility. Nobody wants to pay with a currency that has the potential of doubling its value in a short time or wants to be paid in a currency that can lose value significantly. This problem has led to the birth of many stablecoins like Dai. The whitepaper suggests that MakerDAO aims to solve these problems and bring stability to the cryptocurrency economy and believes a stablecoin is essential for any business to realize the advantages of digital currency. 

Stablecoins aim to provide many inherent benefits to the cryptocurrency ecosystem, like secured transactions, lower fees, quick settlements, and instant transfer. They can offer a stable value during times of volatility in the markets. Furthermore, they can be used as a stable and reliable cryptocurrency for global payments and sent in large amounts to anyone with a wallet.

For Dai to maintain a stable value of $1, the Maker protocol implements game theory. The protocol smartly maintains and balances the economic incentives to constantly keep the value of Dai near $1. Whenever the value of Dai goes below $1, the protocol incentivizes users to increase the price. On the contrary, if and when the value of Dai goes above $1, the incentives work the other way around.

Talking about the token, Dai is an ERC-20 token that aims to be easy to generate, access, and use. The token is backed by collateral assets that are deposited into the Maker vault of the protocol. As illustrated in the whitepaper, the Dai token, like traditional currencies, has certain benefits: since the token aims to have a stable value, for example, 1 Dai = $1, it can be used for exchange and can be used to settle debts and deferred payments. Therefore, it can be said that Dai has functionality similar to a traditional currency.

History of Dai

MakerDAO launched Dai stablecoin in December 2017. MakerDAO was created in 2015 by Rune Christensen

Rune Christensen is an entrepreneur from Sealand, Denmark. Before MakerDAO, Christensen studied international business and biochemistry in Copenhagen. He was also the cofounder of the Try-China International recruiting company.

The Maker protocol only considered ETH as collateral for Dai during its inception. However, the technology got upgraded to include BAT and USDC in November 2019. Subsequently, the Dai system became multicollateral, using different cryptocurrencies as collateral.

How Are New Dai Tokens Created? 

The MakerDAO protocol easily creates new Dai tokens. As already discussed, Dai is a collateral-backed asset where the collateral is stored in Maker vaults. Once users deposit the collateral assets into Maker vaults, the protocol issues new Dai tokens. The user can easily gain access to the liquidity, and new Dai tokens are entered into circulation.

Further, the whitepaper suggests that Dai tokens may be staked through the Dai Saving Rate (DSR) protocol. The DSR is a native smart contract that runs on the MakerDAO system. Dai tokens can be locked into a DSR contract, enabling the users to earn yield at the current rate. The additional benefits that DSR provides for Dai staking are the ability to withdraw Dai tokens at any point in time and no minimum staking requirement.

How Many Dai Tokens Are There?

The maximum number of Dai tokens is not fixed and is volatile. However, as of the writing of this article (January 19, 2022), there are a total of 9.7 billion Dai tokens issued.

How to Buy Dai

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Dai on social media.

Dai was mentioned in 880 out of 1,396,672 social media posts on Twitter and Reddit on Oct 02, 2022. 824 unique individuals are talking about Dai and it is ranked #114 in most mentions and activity from collected posts.

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What is the current price of Dai?

The price of 1 Dai currently costs $1.00.

What is the market cap of Dai?

The current market cap of Dai is $6.78B. A high market cap implies that the asset is highly valued by the market.

What is the all time high of Dai?

The all-time high of Dai is $3.67. This all-time high is highest price paid for Dai since it was launched.

What is the 24 hour trading volume of Dai?

Over the last 24 hours, the trading volume of Dai is $430.73M.

What other assets are similar to Dai?

Assets that have a similar market cap to Dai include Solana, Dogecoin, Polkadot, and many others. To see a full list, see our comparable market cap assets.

How many Dai are there?

The current circulating supply of Dai is 6.8 billion.

What is the typical holding time of Dai?

The median time that Coinbase customers hold Dai before selling it or sending it to another account or address is 22 days.

What is the relative popularity of Dai?

Dai ranks 46 among tradable assets on Coinbase. Popularity is currently based on relative market cap.

What is the current trading activity of Dai?

Currently, 76% of Coinbase users are buying Dai. In other words, 76% of Coinbase customers have increased their net position in Dai over the past 24 hours through trading.

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