Funds locked in DeFi surge $1B as analyst tips post-election bull run

Following a six week cooling-off period for the majority of decentralized finance protocols, the DeFi bulls are back in action as total value locked surges to new record highs. The amount of crypto collateral locked across various DeFi protocols has hit a new all-time high of $12.3 billion according to DeFi Pulse. In just 48 hours, over one billion dollars has been added to the total USD value, although precise figures vary on other analytics platforms such as Coingecko and Coinmarketcap. TVL on Coingecko’s tracker reports it to be around…

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Uniswap Captures $2 Billion Locked, Dex Volume Outpaces Second-Largest Centralized Exchange

The decentralized exchange (dex) built on Ethereum, Uniswap has accumulated a whopping $2 billion in total value locked (TVL) this week. Tuesday’s data shows out of all the decentralized finance (defi) application’s Uniswap dominates the $11 billion landscape by over 18%. Just recently, the defi space has touched a few new milestones as the ecosystem’s TVL this week has topped $11 billion. The dex Uniswap is dominating the defi landscape by 18.65% with over $2 billion TVL to-date. Uniswap is followed by Makerdao ($1.9B), Aave ($1.56B), Curve.fi ($1.22B), and the…

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Defi Economy Rebounds: Total-Value Locked Jumps 28% Capturing Close to $9B

,The total-value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) economy has recaptured much of the value lost during the Sushiswap fiasco last week. At the time, the defi TVL tumbled down to $6.8 billion from the $9.6 billion high on September 8, suffering a loss of close to -29%. Since then, however, the rise northbound has been parabolic, as the defi TVL has climbed 28% so far, with locked value rising to $8.75 billion on Thursday morning (ET). Last week, the anonymous creator of Sushiswap caused an uproar within the decentralized…

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Over 15% of ETH Supply Locked in Smart Contracts, BTC Dominance Declining

The rapid growth of decentralized finance (defi) protocols is contributing to the increasing proportion of ETH supply that is now locked in smart contracts. More than 15% of the total ETH supply is now locked, compared to 11.5% from a year ago. This growth led to the inevitable decline of BTC dominance. According to a report, over 5% of ETH is locked up in the WETH (wrapped ether) smart contracts, enabling it to interact with other tokens more easily. Most of this WETH has then been locked up in defi…

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Total Value Locked in DeFi Is Overestimated by $2.83 Billion — Data Shows

The total USD value locked in decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols recently surpassed the $6 billion mark according to onchain data resource, DeFi Pulse. Currently, the figure rests at $6.32 billion, after rising nearly six-fold since it reached the $1 billion mark less than three months ago. The exponential growth seen this year can largely be attributed to the advent of yield farming and the release of Compound protocol. However, recent research by Encode Club founder Damir Bandalo, found that this figure is somewhat inflated. Instead of $6.32 billion, Bandolo says…

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Total Value Locked in Defi Surpasses $4 Billion, ETH Up Over 70% Last 30-Days

Statistics show that the decentralized finance (defi) economy has grown massively this year as the total value locked (TVL) in defi recently surpassed $4 billion. Between dex platforms, derivatives, stablecoins, lending, and non-fungible asset creation the second quarter of 2020 has propelled the Ethereum network to new heights. Decentralized finance (defi) is a term used often these days as it describes a disintermediation trend in the world of finance. A very large portion of defi applications, tokens, and platforms are hosted on the Ethereum (ETH) network and defi’s massive growth…

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Total Value Locked in DeFi Hits New ATH of $4B

The Decentralized Finance, or DeFi, industry continues its massive growth trajectory as the total value locked in the DeFi markets hits $4B, according to data from major industry website DefiPulse.com. Total value locked in DeFi markets, August 1. Source: DefiPulse.com DeFi markets refer to the use of blockchain, digital assets, and smart contracts in financial services like credit and lending to provide financial services without a need for a centralized authority. The new threshold means that a total of over $4 billion is now locked across smart contracts, protocols, and…

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Maker’s Value Locked Breaches $1B Ceiling, but There’s a Caveat

MakerDAO (MKR), the foundational protocol of decentralized finance on Ethereum, hit a new all-time high in the total value locked in its vaults. According to data from Defipulse, the value of the collateral locked in MakerDAO vaults is now slightly above $1 billion following a steep ascent that began on July 22. Source: Defipulse.com Most of that growth is due to the powerful price rally of Ether (ETH), which is still the most used collateral asset for minting Dai (DAI). Since July 22, the amount of ETH locked in Maker…

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Wirecard: Crypto Card Users’ Funds Locked as UK Regulator Suspends Subsidiary

UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Friday suspended the license of Wirecard Card Solutions (WCS), a unit of troubled Wirecard AG, which is responsible for issuing Visa cryptocurrency debit cards. It means some users of cards such as Crypto.com’s Mco visa debit card and Tenx’s visa debit card may not be able to access their funds for a time. Both the crypto-enabled cards are issued by the Newcastle-based WCS. FCA said Wirecard Card Solutions “is no longer permitted to conduct any regulated activities” and “must not dispose of any assets…

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