How to create a CDP using DeFi Saver?

Short overview of the process, including the difference between creating a normal vs leveraged CDP.
Written by Nikola J.
Updated 8 months ago

Creating a CDP/Vault with DeFi Saver is a fairly straightforward process. To begin, please navigate to the Create CDP page.

Once you're there, these are the steps:

  1. Select your wanted collateral type
    Currently ETH, WBTC, USDC, PAXUSD, LINK, BAT, LRC, MANA, ZRX, KNC, COMP and USTD are supported in MakerDAO and you can check their stats at DeFi Explore.
  2. Input the amount of collateral you want to deposit
  3. Select the amount of DAI debt you want to generate
    Note that there is a minimum of 100 DAI debt in MakerDAO, meaning anything between 0 and 100 is not allowed by the protocol.

Normal vs Leveraged CDP/Vault

When creating a CDP at DeFi Saver you have the choice of creating a standard CDP or an instantly leveraged one. If you're unsure what the difference is, here is a comparison:

  • Normal: All generated DAI is sent to your account and you can do use DAI freely for whatever purposes.
  • Leveraged: All generated DAI is instantly used to obtain more ETH (or whichever used collateral) for your position using one of the integrated decentralized exchanges. Consequently, you do not receive any DAI to your wallet account.

Please note that there is a 0.25% service fee for creating an instantly leveraged CDP/Vault.
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