DeFi Total Value Locked (TVL) Soars By More Than $10 Billion

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In Brief
  • Total value locked in decentralized finance spikes amid a recovering crypto market in July.

  • There had been a significant drop in TVL between January and June 2022.

  • TVL was around $86 billion on July 24, 2022.

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The gradual resurrection of the crypto market has reflected positively in the overall total value locked in the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. 

Total value locked (TVL) has been the basis for measuring the performance of decentralized applications (dApps). On Dec. 2, 2021, TVL reached an all-time high of $253.91 billion. 

According to Be[In]Crypto research, there has been a rise in TVL throughout July. TVL was $86.57 billion on July 24 — a 19% increase since the first day of the month, which was roughly $72.6 billion.

Source: Total Value Locked (TVL) in DeFi Chart by DefiLlama

TVL is the total value of digital assets deposited into decentralized applications. TVL also represents the sum of all staked cryptocurrencies that bring in consistent passive income to holders in the form of interest and rewards through dApps. 

What contributed to the soaring total value locked? 

A spike in the TVL in seven of the top 10 smart contract chains can be credited for the increase in overall total value locked. 

Ethereum remained the blockchain with the most value locked in July. On July 1, Ethereum TVL was around $46 billion and on July 24, the figure jumped to approximately $55.4 billion.

Binance Smart Chain (BSC) has reclaimed its spot as the chain with the second most value locked after the collapse of Terra. On July 1, BSC TVL was in the region of $5.97 billion. On July 24, BSC TVL was about $6.64 billion. Similar increments were seen across the board during the day. 

TVL rises across the board

TRON TVL started July at $3.95 billion, however, by July 24 it was up to $5.83 billion. 

Similar growths were seen with Avalanche which jumped up from $2.68 billion to $3.07 billion. 

Solana (SOL) grew from $2.47 billion in TVL within the same period to $2.74 billion. 

Polygon and Cronos also witnessed a growth in TVL by $240 million and $100 million respectively. 

Source: TVL All Chains Ranking by DefiLlama


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As a writer, researcher, and analyst of centralized and decentralized financial instruments (stocks, commodities, metals, and cryptocurrencies), he started experimenting with financial asset trading in 2011. He ventured into full-time long term investing of cryptocurrencies in 2016.

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