[ARFC] Chaos Labs Risk Parameter Updates - Increase MKR Debt Ceiling on V3 Ethereum - 11.07.2023

Simple Summary

A proposal to increase the debt ceiling of MKR on V3 Ethereum


The current debt ceiling for MKR on V3 Ethereum, set at $6M, has reached 100% utilization.

Given current market conditions and improved liquidity for MKR on Ethereum over the past months, our Isolation Mode Methodology supports increasing the debt ceiling for MKR to $8.5M.

It is important to note that the majority of MKR debt positions are concentrated within two accounts, accounting for over 80% of the total debt, as outlined below. While this concentration does not affect the current recommendation, it is something to continue monitoring and will be considered in future MKR recommendations and in cases of significant market changes.

V2 → V3 Migration

There are still nearly 3,400 MKR supplied on V2 Ethereum, with nearly $750K in stablecoins borrowed against MKR collateral. The current supply caps and proposed debt ceiling should allow for the migration of these positions.

Positions Analysis

There are currently two major users utilizing MKR as collateral on V3 Ethereum:

  1. 0xa9dee54892713f43c221509cfedbd717d16791a0 - borrowing $3.11M DAI against his 5,914 MKR collateral, accounting for nearly 52% of the debt ceiling. The user’s current health score is 1.77.
  2. 0x8af700ba841f30e0a3fcb0ee4c4a9d223e1efa05 - borrowing $1.84M USDC against his 4,077 MKR collateral, accounting for nearly 31% of the debt ceiling. The user’s current health score is 2.06.


Asset Parameter Current Recommended
MKR Debt Ceiling 6,000,000 8,500,000

Next Steps

  1. Following community feedback, submit the ARFC for a snapshot vote for final approval.
  2. If consensus is reached, submit an Aave Improvement Proposal (AIP) to implement the proposed updates.


Chaos Labs has not been compensated by any third party for publishing this ARFC.


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User 0x8af…a05 here, I expect this new $8.5M ceiling would be reached very quickly by myself alone and I think the other user 0xa9d…1a0 expressed the need for a higher ceiling as well.

So pointing out there is very significant demand for even further increases.

Don’t know how to send a private message on this platform - sorry to clutter this feed with a direct outreach.

I’m the other significant MKR holder mentioned in this thread. Would love to talk with you about MKR, @snowl_22 … message me on discord - Leritu

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We have published a Snapshot for the community to vote on, starting in 24h.

We thank you in advance for your participation in the vote.

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AIP-379 has been published for this proposal, with voting starting in less than 24h.

Thank you in advance for your participation in the vote.

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