DeFi tokens continue to fall as the price of BTC rises.
Many leading tokens have lost over 70% since their all-time highs.
DeFi TVL still remains high at over $ 11 billion.
Much of the interest and media madness surrounding the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry that emerged last summer has certainly started to wane, especially when it comes to token prices. Many of the top performing DeFi assets are still bleeding despite the uptrend in the larger cryptocurrency market.
In terms of total locked-in value, the One Bitcoin a Day space still looks bullish with only an 8% drop in crypto collateral in the ecosystem from its all-time high. The current figure stands at $ 11.3 billion according to DeFi Pulse, however, the dollar-denominated measure that remains high could be due to Ethereum prices recovering $ 400.
The same cannot be said of the majority of DeFi-related tokens, however, as most continue to drain while Bitcoin’s market share slowly consumes them. Messari researcher Jack Purdy attributes this to an oversaturation of projects combined with insufficient new capital entering space.
The carnage continues.
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Le dump DeFi continue
The funds that were randomly tossed into DeFi tokens over the summer appear to be moving towards Bitcoin as BTC recently hit an almost three-year high of $ 14,400.
Looking at top tokens by protocol, Uniswap’s UNI suffers among the rest with another 5% drop so far in the day and is trading for $ 1.82.
Since its historic high of nearly $ 8 in mid-September, the UNI has lost 76%. That decline may well get even worse when token farming ends on November 17 and millions of dollars are thrown into the market.
$ UNI – Now under $ 2, not surprisingly. When you give away millions of tokens for free, you can’t be surprised when they all start selling. I just hope people sold when they had a much higher price.
Second in terms of TVL protocol is the MakerDAO crypto mainstay, which is holding up well as its native MKR token has remained relatively stable in terms of price over the past year.
Wrapped Bitcoin is third in terms of TVL and it has also risen to record highs of over $ 2 billion in tokenized BTC on Ethereum.
No more suffering on the horizon
Compound Finance’s COMP token continues to take a hit with a 74% drop from its peak, while Aave’s 100-fold supply reduction program hasn’t stopped its new asset from dumping 52 % since last month.
The Curve DAO token, CRV, is in a world of suffering losing an additional 4% today and an agonizing 98% since its all-time high during the DeFi media madness in mid-August. Synthetix is up for the year but has lost another 64% from its peak of $ 7.50 at the end of August.