The crypto-economy has been sliding in value during the last 48 hours as the current market valuation for all 13,000+ crypto assets is $1.83 trillion. Furthermore, the total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) protocols has slipped below the $200 billion mark to $196.02 billion on Sunday morning (EST). Meanwhile, Ethereum’s dominance is 55.54% of the current aggregate TVL held in defi today with $108.88 billion.
Value Locked in Defi Protocols Sink, Ethereum Loses Decentralized Finance Dominance
The value in defi protocols has slipped from the $251 billion mark at the end of December 2021, to today’s current $196.02 billion. That’s a drop of around 21.91% in USD value during the last two months.
On Sunday, March 6, 2022, the current TVL held in defi has increased 0.11% during the last 24 hours with Curve Finance dominating the protocol pack. Curve’s $17.88 billion TVL represents 9.12% of the TVL held in defi, as it increased 0.64% during the last week. Curve is followed by Makerdao ($15.15B), Lido ($12.79B), and Convex Finance ($12.58B).
Ethereum still dominates the TVL in defi this weekend, but only by 55.59%, according to defillama.com chain stats. On October 5, 2021, ETH defi dominance was 69% and over the last five months, it shed 14% dominance. Today, Terra holds the second-largest defi TVL with $22.67 billion locked, and more than half locked into the Anchor protocol.
Terra is followed by BSC ($11.71B), Avalanche ($10.74B), and Fantom ($7.69B) in terms of TVL held in defi protocols on Sunday. Solana’s defi TVL this weekend is $6.83 billion down more than 5% during the last seven days.
At press time, there are 381 decentralized exchange (dex) platforms holding a combined TVL of around $64.65 billion. Coingecko.com data shows Uniswap v3 is the top dex this weekend with $856.6 million in 24-hour volume.
Uniswap v3 is followed by Pancakeswap ($317M), Spookyswap ($270M), Curve ($155M), and Astroport ($155) in terms of daily dex volumes. The top three leading smart contract platform tokens in terms of seven-day gains include waves (WAVES) up 51% this week, lisk (LSK) up 28.9% and wanchain (WAN) jumped 23.6%.
On March 6, there’s currently $23.37 billion total value locked in cross-chain bridges to Ethereum, according to Dune Analytics’ metrics. Leading cross-chain bridge TVLs include blockchains like Avalanche, Polygon, Fantom, Ronin, and Arbitrum respectively.
Presently there are 25 decentralized finance (defi) oracles and Chainlink dominates the pack. Chainlink secures $52.23 billion in value across 141 protocols, as it has an oracle dominance of around 54.83% on Sunday morning.
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