This past week, the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem tried gaining some momentum amid the bear market crash. Uniswap saw a trend reversal and overtook Ethereum regarding network fees paid. However, not all DeFi protocols were as lucky, as Bancor had to pause its “impermanent loss protection” in the wake of a hostile market.
DappRadar’s report shows that the GameFi ecosystem continues to thrive despite the current downturn in the market. Solend invalidates Solana whale wallet takeover plan with second governance vote.
The top 100 DeFi tokens showed signs of recovery after last week’s mayhem, and several of the tokens registered double-digit gains.
DeFi Summer 3.0? Uniswap overtakes Ethereum on fees, DeFi outperforms
Decentralized exchange (DEX) Uniswap has overtaken its host blockchain Ethereum in terms of fees paid over a seven-day rolling average.
The surge appears part of a recent spate of high demand for DeFi amid the current bear market. Decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms such as Aave and Synthetix have seen surges in fees paid over the past seven days, while their native tokens and others such as Compound (COMP) have also boomed in price.
GameFi continues to grow despite crypto winter: DappRadar report
Blockchain games were the subject of the latest DappRadar x BGA Games Report #5, published Tuesday. The report looked at healthy ecosystems and investments in GameFi and metaverse markets.
The report covered several projects in detail, outlining their continued success and growth. Splinterlands, Illuvium, Galaverse and STEPN have continued bringing new players to their platforms, gaining financial interest and expanding their businesses.
Bancor pauses impermanent loss protection citing ‘hostile’ market conditions
Bancor, a DeFi protocol often credited as the pioneer of the DeFi space, paused its impermanent loss protection (ILP) function on Sunday, citing “hostile” market conditions.
In a blog post on Monday, the DeFi protocol noted that the ILP pause is a temporary measure to protect the protocol and the users. When a user gives liquidity to a liquidity pool, the ratio of their deposited assets changes at a later moment, potentially leaving investors with more of the lower value token, this is known as impermanent loss.
Solend invalidates Solana whale wallet takeover plan with second governance vote
Solana-based DeFi lending protocol Solend has created another governance vote to invalidate the recently-approved proposal that gave Solend Labs “emergency powers” to access a whale’s wallet to avoid liquidation.
On Sunday, the crypto lending platform launched a governance vote titled “SLND1: Mitigate Risk From Whale.” It allowed Solend to reduce the risk the whale’s liquidation poses to the market by letting the lending platform access the whale’s wallet and letting the liquidations happen over the counter.
DeFi market overview
Analytical data reveals that DeFi’s total value locked registered a minor recovery rising above $56 billion. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that DeFi’s top-100 tokens by market capitalization were on the move, and many of the tokens registered double-digit gains over the past week.
The majority of the DeFi tokens in the top 100 ranking by market cap were trading in green. Synthetix (SYX) registered the biggest gain with a 90% surge over the past week, followed by Uniswap (UNI), which saw a 37% appreciation in price in the past seven days. COMP gained 31%, while Thorchain (THOR) saw a 22% rise.
Before you go!
Celsius network, the lending platform that has been in trouble over liquidations and lack of Capital, saw a community-led short squeeze of its native token, CEL. It registered a 300% jump over the past week amid market uncertainty over its future.
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