- Maker is the first DeFi project to reach a total locked value of $1 billion.
- The total value locked in DeFi grows nearly 700% in the past year.
The focus has switched to DeFi projects as the field emulates the 2017 ICO pump period with massive amounts of money flowing to these decentralized platforms. Unsurprisingly, Maker, the DAI-producing lending platform, became the first DeFi project to lock a billion worth of crypto assets as its primary collateral, Ethereum (ETH), experienced a 35% surge in the past week.
The total value locked, or TVL in short, measures the difference in the amount borrowed and loaned on DeFi platforms. Currently, Maker’s TVL stands at $1.001 billion in their coffers for lending purposes. The sharp rise in Maker’s TVL has seen the DeFi project reclaim the top spot in the DeFi Pulse rankings with 28% of the total DeFi space TVL.
— Anthony Sassano | sassal.eth 👨🌾 (@sassal0x) July 27, 2020
Total assets locked in DeFi experience 700% surge
The total DeFi market TVL reached the billion-dollar mark earlier this year in February before the Black Thursday crash brought Maker to its knees. Since the DeFi market has experienced a 300%+ surge in the number of assets locked, and looking a year back; the TVL has grown an astonishing 680% from $470 million.
Ethereum just blasted through $300.00 😶… will ETH finally start the (dare I say it) bull-market, like it did in 2017??
I mean, even prior Bitcoin maximalists are now announcing ETH purchases.
— Omar Bham (Crrrrypt0) (@crypt0snews) July 25, 2020