The Aragon project has sold off more than $1.5 million worth of crypto and taken out a one million dollar fiat loan through the Ethereum-collateralised Dai stable coin.
The stated goal of the project is to ‘create value without borders or intermediaries’. When the Aragon token sale happened in May 2017, it raised $25 million with ETH at a $90 valuation. Since then the project has decided to invest the capital raised to make “good bets in other cryptocurrencies”.
The sales announced were to sell its XMR position and a small part of its ETH position, with a total of $1.5 million sold into fiat.
The Ethereum sales have been tracked on the popular dappcapitulation.com website. On the site, you can see here that the Aragon treasury wallet still has more than 230,000 ETH left, despite the recent 50,000 ETH that has been transacted out the wallet in the last 24 hours.
Transparency and independent governance
The Aragon project was born to bring transparency and independent governance to the forefront of managing governance in an organisation.
They justified the move by saying “these are hard moments for the market, but even with that, we want to make sure the Aragon project can properly operate for the foreseeable years without having to worry about the market. These trades ensure 12-18 months of operations to the project, while keeping 220,000 ETH”.
In the last 24 hours, the AA has sold its XMR position (worth $500k), and a small part of its ETH position (worth $1m).
The AA also just took a 1m DAI loan, collateralizing the CDP with 40k ETH (415.9% collateralization ratio).
We are long ETH.https://t.co/iT7DGCOfyB
— Aragon (@AragonProject) November 27, 2018
One million Dai loan
The loan taken from the Dai stable coin project was also collateralised with 40,000 ETH. This represents a massive over-collateralization of 415%. The ETH collateralized is currently worth close to four million compared to their one million Dai loan.
You can see details of this loan on the Ethereum blockchain using this link. The Aragon Association stated that despite the crypto sales that they were still “long ETH”