DeFi Ventures Lose Sheen as Crypto Market Undergoes Correction September 9, 2020 September 9, 2020 Kelly Cromley http://1AZFjzw2#Nwf63pYaMWq#xIY
Ethereum NewsSeptember 9, 2020 by Kelly Cromley

DeFi Ventures Lose Sheen as Crypto Market Undergoes Correction

It seems the DeFi (decentralized finance) craze has come to an end for the moment, with 50% of top DeFi tokens losing more than 50% of their value (in terms of US dollar) in the past week.

As per Messari, which provides crypto market data of DeFi assets, 32 of 34 projects losing value last week, with PowerPool (CVP) and SushiSwap (SUSHI) being the only two DeFi ventures to post weekly gains.

Out of several DeFi projects which faced heat, Curve was hit severely with a decline of 65%. It was followed by Meta, which posted a loss of 58%.

Other DeFi ventures, which got beaten severely, include Ren – 52%, AirSwap – 51%, and bZx Network and Wrapped Nexus Mutual with a drop of 49% each.

The sell-off has wiped out the gains made by a majority of DeFi ventures last month, which saw record volatility, with over 60% of the tokens listed covered by Messari posting a monthly loss at the time of writing this article. Curve, once again, tops the list of monthly losers with a drawdown of 58%. It is closely followed by Bancor – 57.8%, Kava – 50% and Meta – 46%.

Notably, Ethereum (ETH) tokens too declined last week, with only 14 of 178 cryptos recording a gain. Seven out of 15 cryptos are stablecoins. Only two tokens hosted on Ethereum blockchain recorded double-digit gains. They are ZB and Origintrail, which appreciated about 15% each.

Not even one-third of Ethereum blockchain based cryptos were able to hold on to their monthly gains. The document published by Messari invoked a flurry of tweets, with user nicknamed ‘stakthosesats’ stating:

Nevertheless, many crypto traders consider the DeFi market slump as an opportunity to increase their holdings, with a user nicknamed ‘Ms. Coins’ stating

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