The total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) during the first week of April is about $50 billion, roughly the same as on March 1. The value locked dropped to $42 billion on March 12 but has since rebounded as protocols such as Lido Finance, Aave, and Justlend recorded double-digit monthly gains.
After the March 12 Dip, the Value Locked in Decentralized Finance Rebounds to $50B
According to statistics, the value locked in defi on April 2, 2023, is $50.22 billion, up 0.91% in the past 24 hours. The protocol Lido Finance commands a TVL of around $10.94 billion as of Sunday. Lido dominates the $50 billion TVL with 21.77%, and the value locked in the protocol saw a 19.75% rise in March.
Makerdao’s TVL is below Lido’s at $7.7 billion as it rose 9.66% last month. Aave’s TVL increased by 16.94% to the current $5.55 billion. Protocols following Lido, Makerdao, and Aave in TVL size include Curve, Uniswap, Convex Finance, JustLend, PancakeSwap, Coinbase Staked Ethereum, and Instadapp.
While Lido jumped over 19% last month, Coinbase Staked Ethereum rose by 22.29%, and Rocketpool, another Ethereum (ETH) liquid staking protocol, saw its TVL rise by 18.47%. Other notable risers in terms of TVL in defi protocols include Liquity, up 27.12% over the last 30 days, and Bwatch, which rose 25.78%.
Of the $50 billion TVL today, 58.6% of the value locked is housed on Ethereum. 10.69% is held on Tron, 10.15% is stored on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), and 4.4% is kept on Arbitrum. Ethereum’s TVL is $29.39 billion, and Tron’s is currently $5.36 billion.
Ethereum’s and BSC’s TVLs shrunk in March, but Tron’s rose 2.8% higher, and Arbitrum’s TVL swelled by 13.93%. Notable gainers in March include Mixin (+16.32%), Defichain (+14.84%), and Kava (+18.52%).
Optimism’s TVL was reduced by 9.68% in March, and Fantom’s slid 8.87% lower. Polygon and Avalanche also saw TVL reductions during the past 30 days. Ethereum has the most defi protocols with 720, while Tron only has 17. BSC has a total of 568 recorded, and Polygon has 399 defi protocols.
Defillama statistics show that Ethereum-based decentralized exchanges (dexs) have seen $4.54 trillion in cumulative volume. BSC has recorded $1.46 trillion, and Avalanche has seen $215.22 billion to date. Dex volume by chain is almost as high as it was in May 2022.