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DAI Wallet

DAI is a stablecoin created by MakerDAO (also known as Maker Protocol) that always maintains the same value as the US dollar. It is an ERC-20 token that operates on the Ethereum blockchain. DAI’s foundation, Maker Protocol, is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) governed by community votes. This means there is no central power structure or bias influencing DAI. Stablecoins such as DAI are mostly safe from the notorious volatility of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies. 

Zengo is a mobile keyless crypto wallet that makes it easy to buy, store, trade, and send DAI tokens securely. In addition to being keyless and non-custodial, Zengo uses cutting-edge facial recognition technology for safe accessibility and ownership verification. Managing your tokens with Zengo is as simple as tapping your phone.

What can you do with DAI Wallet?

Zengo is a unique crypto wallet designed especially for investors looking to trade on the go. But it’s more than just a wallet. With Zengo, you can analyze the market, trade cryptocurrencies, and buy, send or receive DAI wherever you are.

Here are just a few things you can do with your Zengo DAI Wallet:

View Your DAI Portfolio

No more confusing forums or portfolio trackers. The Zengo app allows you to view historical charts, your existing portfolio, and information about other cryptocurrencies that interest you in real-time.

Send and Receive DAI Stablecoins​

Zengo is flexible by design. Send and receive DAI directly from your home screen by tapping the asset. DAI can be sent to another wallet by entering its address and clicking Send. On the receiving end, the wallet’s address can be found in the app, so share it with the sender. You’ll be notified when your coins arrive.

Buy DAI Tokens on Zengo

With Zengo, investing in crypto is only a couple of swipes away. DAI and many other coins are available to purchase from your phone using multiple payment options. With only a few easy steps, you can buy and secure your digital assets into your Zengo Wallet.

Fiat to DAI Gateway

Using Zengo, in addition to exchanging your DAI for other cryptocurrencies, you can directly purchase DAI tokens safely using real fiat currencies such as Euros, US Dollars, and pound sterling.

Buy DAI With Credit Card or Wire Transfer​

Zengo offers several easy and convenient ways to buy DAI. You can use credit cards, SEPA, Swift transfer, and our trusted mobile payment apps. Bank transfers can be made from the EU and UK, but a minimum amount applies to this method. When you enter your desired amount, check your email for a message from Zengo to choose your payment method.

Holding and Storing DAI​

Sometimes you might want to hold (or HODL as it’s called) your DAI tokens for a long period of time. Zengo ensures that your coins are safe and waiting for you when you’re ready to trade again, regardless of whether you change phones or lose your device.

Trade or Exchange DAI for Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, and Other Coins and Tokens ​

DAI tokens can be exchanged for any of the many Zengo assets that are supported, including Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, Tezos, and Tether. You can view the full list on the Zengo website.

Crypto Competitive Interest Account

Investors, both new and veterans, can earn interest on Zengo’s savings service. However, this applies only to certain coins, and new ones are added regularly. So, stay tuned!

Top 10 Things you Should Know about DAI

DAI is a groundbreaking and highly successful crypto stablecoin. Here are the essentials:

1. What is DAI?

DAI is a stablecoin programmed to match the price of one US Dollar, regardless of market volatility. As opposed to other stablecoins backed by fiat currency, DAI is backed with crypto assets.

2. Who Created DAI?

MakerDAO, a foundation led by CEO Rune Christensen, was founded in 2015 and eventually led to the creation of the DAI stablecoin in 2017. The Maker Foundation now includes DAI as its stable asset and MKR as its governance token.

3. Why Was DAI Created?

DAI exists as a stable asset that can be spent, traded, or lent without the oversight of centralized authority in a transparent and permissionless fashion. Rune Christensen has stated his vision is to create “an unbiased currency for the world.”

4. What is the Use Case for DAI?​

Outside of being a store of value and a hedge against inflation, DAI is the most used cryptocurrency in Defi because of its composability or ability to easily connect to many platforms with open source code. DAIs stability is also valuable for purchasing NFTs or items on various gaming platforms.

5. When Was DAI introduced? ​

Christensen and his team began creating the Marker Protocol in 2014, a collaboration with the Maker Foundation, outside developers, and individuals. The Maker Protocol published their whitepaper in 2017 as a vision that has evolved into “multi collateral DAI” known today.

6. Can You Mine DAI? ​

DAI cannot be mined, only minted by depositing collateral into DAI vaults. For example, ETH is deposited into a DAI vault, and a lesser amount of DAI is minted, always keeping DAIs debt ratio above 1:1. To retrieve collateral from a vault, the DAI tokens must be repaid plus a fee.

7. How Many DAI Tokens Are There?​

The constantly fluctuating amount of DAI in existence is best monitored on DAI stats. There is no set limit on how many DAI will ever be produced.

8. What Kind of Blockchain Does DAI Run On?

The Maker Protocol is built on the Ethereum blockchain. The protocol includes DAI stablecoin, collateral vaults for minting, oracle services providing data, and governance with the MKR token. DAI is an ERC-20 token, and transactions can be viewed via the Ethereum block explorer.

9. Does Inflation of USD Affect DAI?​

It doesn’t matter how many DAI are minted, as the value of DAI is tied to the value of the USD; only USD inflation will influence the value of DAI. DAI is “soft pegged” to the USD, meaning that it can fluctuate slightly. However, Maker Protocol is designed to correct this constantly. 

10. How Does DAI Stay at 1 Dollar?​

The amount of DAI minted or burned technically changes the target price of DAI. However, “Keepers” of the Maker Protocol will buy or sell DAI to adjust the price back to the target of one USD. This is possible because arbitrage opportunities create profits for Keepers, who get higher incentives as the price of DAI fluctuates.

What Are the Features of DAI?

DAI is an ERC-20 token with a “lego-like” open source code.​

The MakerDAO protocol decisions are managed collaboratively by holders of MKR, the governance token of Maker Foundation.​

As a stablecoin, DAI is ideal for use as a digital currency for buying goods and services.​

Every DAI token minted is backed by collateral with a higher valuation than all DAI tokens, ensuring the Maker Protocol will always be debt-free.​

International transfers of DAI are fast and transparent.​

In contrast to Central Bank Digital Currencies or CBDCs proposed by many governments, Maker Protocol has prioritized decentralization.​

A key advantage of DAI is its stability, which is lacking in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other non-stablecoins.​

Maker Protocol is unbiased and transparent, with voting rights belonging to holders of MKR.​

Fun Facts About DAI

The Maker Protocol now functions as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization, meaning there is no central or single human controller.​

DAI is backed by real crypto, not USD, gold, oil, or bonds, contrary to centuries of financial tradition. ​

MakerDAO is one of the largest apps on the Ethereum blockchain.​

It is not possible for “just anyone” to get MKR governance tokens; a vetting procedure must be followed first.​

DAIs adoption is far-reaching, with even UNICEF accepting the token.​

Founder of DAI and MKR, Rune Christensen, moved to China at the age of 18 and speaks Chinese.​

Stablecoins like DAI could be a solution for hyperinflation in places like Latin America.​

Rune thinks Defi and DAI can help mitigate climate change.​

Why Choose Zengo?

Zengo is a one-stop-shop for all your cryptocurrency needs. The wallet has several unique features that make trading a breeze, whether you are highly experienced or a complete beginner.

Portfolio Accessibility

With Zengo, you can access your crypto portfolio at any time. Buy, trade, view, or send Ethereum to friends and family on the go, whenever you need to. Unlike other wallets, there are no minimums, no maximums, and no expensive transaction fees. Just safe and simple transacting.

DAI Keyless Wallet Security​

Enhance your security with Zengo’s 3-factor authentication and facial recognition. Using cutting-edge cryptography threshold key signatures (TSS), Zengo takes the protection of your assets to the next level.

Control your Crypto

Zengo does not believe in making crypto users jump through hoops just to access their own coins. You deserve to have control over your finances and management of your wealth. Buy, send, receive and trade DAI with a few swipes or clicks directly on the home screen. No hassle, just easy trading.

Effortless Recoverability

Zengo will be able to restore access to your wallet and your coins through its authentication methods. If you lose your device at any time, our helpful agents will help you recover access in no time. 

24/7 Support with Live Agents in-App

At Zengo, we love automation and technology but not for our helpdesk. Find live support agents directly in the app, whenever you need them. We’re available 24/7. Zengo will help new crypto investors every step of the way.

Is anything unclear?

DAI Wallet FAQ

Do you still have questions about Zengo's DAI wallet? Check out these answers to help you get started.

When you’re just getting started, cryptocurrency can seem intimidating. Zengo makes it easy. Just follow the simple steps in the app to get started! You can download the Zengo app from the App Store or Google Play. Simply follow the instructions. Once your identity and email have been verified, you can start buying crypto right from the home screen. 

In order to store (hold) your DAI tokens, you will need a DAI dedicated crypto wallet. The Zengo wallet is an advanced safe way to store your crypto assets. Your Dai tokens are safe with Zengo, even if you lose or break your phone.

Despite the fact that your crypto is stored on the blockchain, you will need a crypto wallet. You can think of your wallet as proof of ownership. In order to access the coins, you need to verify their ownership, and you do that by using your Zengo wallet.

Zengo allows you to set up your DAI wallet in five simple steps:

  1. Download the Zengo app from the app store. Then, click Get Started.
  2. Verify your email address by clicking the link in your inbox.
  3. Complete your facial recognition profile by following the prompts.
  4. Select “Backup Now.”
  5. Once you have completed the prompts, you are all set up!

Once you have your wallet set up, you can begin receiving and buying crypto immediately.

When you create a Zengo account, your DAI wallet address is automatically generated. Swipe right on the asset on your home screen. You’ll see a string of numbers and letters beneath a QR code – this is the address you will need to provide in order to receive DAI from others.

In the Zengo app, tap on the asset you want to send, then swipe left. You’ll need to enter their wallet address and amount. Click Send, and the coins will be sent to their wallet. If they do not have a crypto wallet, send them an invite to download Zengo!

From the home screen, touch and swipe left to access DAI. Then enter the address where you would like to send DAI, along with the amount. Press send and wait for confirmation. That’s all there is to it!

You can receive coins from anyone who knows your wallet address. By tapping the DAI asset and swiping right on your home screen, you’ll find your dedicated DAI address. Upon receiving the coins, you’ll receive a notification that the funds have been sent to your wallet. 

Disclaimer: The information provided herein is for educational purposes only. Zengo does not provide any investment or financial advice whatsoever. As with any financial or investment decision, conduct your own research and due diligence to properly evaluate the benefits and risks of any investment or financial transaction and seek the advice and guidance of qualified financial professionals, in connection with any investment or financial transaction.