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

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A total of $4 billion in value is now locked in the DeFi markets, according to DefiPulse.com.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 decentralized applications, or DApps, built on Ethereum. As of press time, the largest DeFi provider, MakerDAO’s DAI stablecoin, is responsible for just over 30% of DeFi markets, with $1.23 billion locked.

Top 10 DeFi markets, August 1. Source: DefiPulse.com

As detailed by Cointelegraph, Ethereum has revitalized as of late both fully expecting Ethereum 2.0, and because of the positive thinking encompassing DeFi.

As of press time, Ether exchanges at around $356, up over 7% in the course of recent hours, as indicated by information from Coin360. As recently detailed, DeFi applications have some connection to the Ether cost, however are not so much reliant on it.

Prior this week, crypto showcase investigation firm Messari detailed that the all out capitalization of the DeFi division is equivalent to just 1.5% of the whole crypto capitalization. This currently represents about $332 billion.

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