Since the summer peak of the DeFi explosion, top Ethereum-based tokens from the space have dumped considerably due to becoming overvalued too quickly, and Bitcoin suddenly stealing up any flowing capital share.
But while this happened, the total USD value locked in DeFi applications continued to climb right along as if nothing ever happened. Is this a sign that the decentralized finance space is fundamentally sound, or is this a recipe for disaster waiting to happen?
Top DeFi Tokens Come Tumbling Down, Total Value Locked Defies Gravity
As well as Bitcoin has performed, getting its footing and potentially gearing up for a big bullish breakout, 2020 has been the year of Ethereum and DeFi.
These Ethereum-based ERC20 tokens have stolen the show when it comes to the crypto industry lately. Prices rocketed while the total value locked in DeFi applications ballooned. But in the summer months, the sizzle started to slow, and valuations came down.
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Yearn.Finance, Aave, Uniswap, and several others nosedived 60% or more from their summer highs, but something interesting has happened along the way.
While asset valuations came down, more money has been pumped into DeFi applications, according to the continued growth in Total Value Locked.
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