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Decentralized Finance (DeFi) market cap slides 25% in a Day

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) market cap slides 25% in a Day

The decentralized finance (DeFi) assets have continued to fall by 25.1% while volumes shrunk 30% in the last 24 hours alone according to data from Santiment.

Santiment estimated that daily DeFi token trade volumes have dropped by 30% combined. However recent market leaders Sushi (SUSHI), Yearn Finance (YFI) and Uniswap (UNI) are among the hardest hit. With weekly losses of 51%, 31% and 38% respectively.

The report reads,

“The crypto market has been engulfed in a sea of red this week, with most DeFi blue chips recording double digit losses over the past 7 days.”

However noting that crypto-Twitter has already emphatically explained the death of the whole DeFi project. Santiment claims to have identified whale accumulation activity taking place around several DeFi assets including Synthetix (SNX).

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Santiment also mentioned that the combined price of DeFi assets. At the time they last moved on the MVRV blockchain has decreased. To an all-time low, “indicating undervaluation” at current price levels.

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More like Bitcoin peaked to $20,000 in a rapid climb in 2017 on a speculative aspect, the coin then fell and faced a bearish market for more than 18 months. The same may happen with DeFi. It could drop down to a low point, but then rise up again in a sustainable manner. 

 

Miners Earned $166M ETH Fees Were Six Times More Than BTC

Miners Earned $166M ETH Fees, Six Times More Than BTC

Glassnode data shows Ethereum’s total transaction fees recorded their highest-ever earnings in September 2020, stood at an all-time high of $166 million for the month which is more than the $26 million taken in Bitcoin fees.

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Glassnode Tweet on Ethereum Transaction Fees

The major factor behind this rise is the growth of the decentralized finance (DeFi) market in the crypto space. Moreover, miners are individuals or entities who use computing rigs to maintain and mine blocks on proof-of-work cryptocurrencies for rewards.

Some miners explained that much of the growth came as increased trading activity in low-cap DeFi projects and non-fungible tokens. For instance, the Ethereum price is at $352.45 with a 24-hour trading volume of over $14.1 billion, according to Coingecko.

As per data, in March and April Ethereum miners made an average of $4 million in fees. However, Miners pocketed $22 million and $32 million in June and July respectively as the DeFi industry started to gain steam due to the launch of lending protocol Compound. 

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Total Transaction Fees: Ethereum vs Bitcoin (Source: Glassnode)

At the start of 2020, the monthly Ethereum fees were just $1.5 million. This is similar to total value locked (TVL) in DeFi, which first broke the $1 billion in February but surged over $11 billion in summer, according to DeFi Pulse.