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Value Locked in Defi Drops Below $200 Billion, April’s Dex Trade Volume Drops 21% Lower Than March

While the crypto economy shed billions this week, the total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance protocols slipped under the $200 billion range to $196.6 billion. The TVL in defi lost roughly 3.16% during the last day, and the $592 billion in smart contract protocol tokens dropped in value by 3.5% over the last 24 hours.

All ten of the top defi protocols, except for Anchor, have seen significant 30-day TVL percentage declines. Curve Finance is down 11.74%, Lido has lost 13.73%, Makerdao shed 16.81%, and Convex Finance has lost 10.59% since last month.

The biggest loser during the last 30 days is the Aave Protocol which lost 21.98% since last month. Curve Finance is the leading defi protocol as it dominates by 9.56% with today’s TVL of around $18.8 billion.

Behind Ethereum and Terra, in terms of defi TVL size, includes blockchains such as BSC ($12.04B), Avalanche ($9.38B), and Solana ($6.09B).

The top five defi protocols, in terms of defi TVL size, includes Curve, Lido, Anchor, Makerdao, and Convex Finance. Terra’s Anchor Protocol saw a 30 day TVL increase of around 4.15% last month.

Aave version three (v3) saw a significant increase during the last 30 days despite the original shedding 21.98%. Aave v3 has a TVL today of around $1.38 billion, up 2,711% since last month.

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