DeFi Features Prominently in CoinGecko ReportCoinGecko also describes the impact that Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is having on the market. Earlier we reported about the developments in DeFi, including the exponential growth in investment and the domination of Ethereum based DApps. DeFi is increasingly being considered a cornerstone of the market. Stating that DeFi plays a role in banking the unbanked and making the money market more efficient, the report highlights the $160 million growth in the sector and the prevalence of lending platforms like Maker. The term is a broad one, used to categorize several financial services under one umbrella. The DeFi space includes stablecoins, derivatives, decentralized exchanges, and lending services. The Maker platform, which is composed of governance cryptocurrency token MKR and stablecoin DAI, is the largest entity in Defi, with roughly $440 million locked up.
Leaders See Multiple Cryptocurrency Developments on Various FrontsIndustry insiders and experts have reserved optimism for 2020, with many stating that 2020 is a year of multiple developments on various fronts. One common prediction is the growth of DeFi, with CoinFLEX CEO Mark Lamb, saying that derivatives markets growth likely:
“In 2020 the surface area of trading and investment opportunities will balloon as derivatives volumes increase by an order of magnitude. Basis will remain extremely volatile and this year we will experience 2 periods of extremely widening, bringing in fresh capital into the derivatives markets.”
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