The total worth of capital locked in DeFi protocols has hiked by 271% in just less than two months to surpass $7 Bln for the very first time, consistent with DeFi Pulse.
If the present rate of growth continues, DeFi will going to be worth over $27 Bln by the end of this year.
Aave presently comprises the leading DeFi project with $1.51 Bln locked, followed by MakerDAO with $1.42 Bln, Curve Finance with $1.15 Bln, Yearn.finance with $845 Mln, Synthetic with $801 Bln, & Compound representing $797 Mln.
Aave presently emerged as the leading DeFi project after receiving an Electronic Money Institution license from the United Kingdom FCA [Financial Conduct Authority] portraying the increasing legitimacy of the ecosystem.
However, while DeFi’s aggressive growth trajectory has been fuelled by the recent rise of lending protocols that have disrupted Maker’s long-standing dominance over the ecosystem, just six protocols represent over 90% of locked capital within the sector consistent with DeFi Pulse.
While several numerous projects have quickly captured the imagination of the cryptocurrency community amid the 2020 DeFi bubble, few are able to establish themselves and long-term leaders within the world.
The recent dramatic rise and fall of Yam Finance offers a precautionary tale illuminating the potential severity of contract risk – with over $750k worth of cryptocurrencies being lost alongside the protocol’s collapse. DForce also suffered a multi-million dollar hack earlier in the month of April, however, the stolen funds were returned by the hacker and given back to investors.
Industry leaders have warned of over-exuberant bullishness within the DeFi sector, with Compound founder Robert Leshner recently added: