Value Locked in Defi Sheds $55 Billion in 2 Months, Ethereum’s Defi Dominance Loses 14%


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 protocol pit, Ethereum loses decentralized finance dominance

The value of defi protocols has grown from $251 billion at the end of December 2021 to the current $196.02 billion. That’s a decline of about 21.91% in USD value over the past 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 challenge this weekend, but only by 55.59%, according to statistics from the channel On October 5, 2021, the ETH defi dominance was 69% and in the last five months it has lost 14% dominance. Today, Terra holds the second-largest TVL challenge with $22.67 billion locked and more than half locked in 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 exchanges (dexes) holding a combined TVL of approximately $64.65 billion. Data from 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 was currently $23.37 billion in total value locked in cross-chain bridges to Ethereum, according to Dune Analytics metrics. Major cross-chain TVL bridges 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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