While the crypto economy has dropped lower in value against the U.S. dollar, sliding to just under $1.2 trillion, the value of decentralized finance (defi) protocols and smart contract tokens has suffered a great deal. Statistics show that the total value locked in defi has dropped 7.96% since May 18, to roughly $104 billion, and the combined value of all the smart contract tokens lost 8.2% during the last 24 hours.
Bear Market Shreds Defi — TVL Down Over 7% This Month, Smart Contracts Coins Lose Significant Value Over the Last Week
Defi metrics indicate that the world of decentralized finance has been stagnant since the fall of Terra’s UST and LUNA. 24 days ago on May 18, the total value locked (TVL) in defi was around $113 billion, and today it is 7.96% lower, hovering just above $104 billion.
30-day metrics indicate that out of the top five defi protocols in terms of TVL size, four application TVL metrics have dropped significantly. Makerdao commands the top position in defi in terms of TVL size with $8.82 billion locked. However, Makerdao’s TVL has dropped 13.23% lower during the last 30 days.
Curve’s, Aave’s, and Lido’s TVL shed between 7.21% and 19.74% during the past month as well, while Uniswap gained 1.92% during the last 30 days. The defi protocol Nord Finance was the month’s biggest loser, as its TVL dropped by more than 71% last month.
Defillama.com metrics show that Ethereum is the top chain in defi with $63.23 billion total value locked. Money held on ETH-based defi protocols represents 60.97% of all the value locked in defi today. Binance Smart Chain (BSC) is the second-largest chain with $7.78 billion TVL, and Tron is the third-largest with $5.95 billion.
Additionally, the top five smart contract protocol tokens have lost significant value during the last week, except for cardano (ADA). Ethereum (ETH) lost 12.4% in value this week, binance coin (BNB) shed 7.9%, solana (SOL) slipped by 9.1%, polkadot (DOT) lost 12.1%, but cardano (ADA) managed to gain 1.6% this past week.
At the time of writing, the top smart contract platform coins by market capitalization are collectively worth $327 billion. One notable smart contract token gainer last week was chainlink (LINK) as it managed to rise like ADA, but jumped 8% higher against the U.S. dollar. A lion’s share of smart contract tokens lost between 2% and more than 30% during the last seven days.
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Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.
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