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DeFi total value locked(TVL)surpasses $100B mark after nearly two years

TL;DR

  • The total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols has exceeded $100 billion for the first time in nearly two years, reaching $101.36 billion.
  • Lending platforms, decentralized exchanges, collateralized debt positions, and restaking activities are leading contributors to the TVL growth.
  • Ethereum’s staking figures hit a new high, with over 31.5 million ether, valued at approximately $115 billion, now staked on the Ethereum blockchain.

The total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols has surpassed the $100 billion mark for the first time in nearly two years, reaching $101.36 billion on March 5. This milestone highlights a notable growth phase within the DeFi ecosystem, reflecting an increase in the sector’s activity and investor engagement.

The Block’s Data Dashboard shared on May 11, 2022, that the value locked in DeFi exceeded $100 billion, reaching about $112.67 billion. This was the last time TVL crossed the $100 billion mark. 

Key components of the TVL growth

The distribution of TVL across different DeFi categories showcases the diversity of the sector. Lending platforms lead with $32.62 billion or 32.2% of the total TVL, emphasizing their pivotal role in the DeFi space. 

Decentralized exchanges (DEXs) account for $19.97 billion or 19.7%, followed by collateralized debt positions with $12.22 billion or 12%, and restaking activities, which hold $10.06 billion or 9.9%. These figures represent the varied interests and applications within the DeFi ecosystem, from trading to lending, and the innovative ways in which users are maximizing their crypto assets.

Ethereum’s staking milestone

Concurrently, Ethereum‘s staking achievements have reached a new high, with over 31.5 million ether, valued at approximately $115 billion and making up 26% of the total ether supply, now staked on the Ethereum blockchain. This significant level of staking activity underscores the Ethereum network’s importance to the DeFi sector and indicates a solidifying trust in its long-term prospects.

The last occurrence of the DeFi TVL crossing the $100 billion threshold was recorded on May 11, 2022, when it stood at $112.67 billion. The current recovery and expansion of TVL in DeFi reflect a renewed enthusiasm in the marketplace, driven by both a rebound in crypto asset values and the emergence of new DeFi categories that continue to attract investment and interest.

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Damilola Lawrence

Damilola is a crypto enthusiast, content writer, and journalist. When he is not writing, he spends most of his time reading and keeping tabs on exciting projects in the blockchain space. He also studies the ramifications of Web3 and blockchain development to have a stake in the future economy.

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