Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Declining DEX volumes reflect DeFi investors shift to Bitcoin, data shows By Cointelegraph

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Declining DEX volumes reflect DeFi investors shift to Bitcoin, data shows

All eyes are set on (BTC) as the digital asset continues to trek to a new 2020 high. Meanwhile, the hype around decentralized finance projects continues to die down, especially as token prices plummet. Data shows that trading volume for decentralized exchanges, or DEXs, is dropping rapidly, further signaling the decline of the DeFi sector.

The recent hack of Harvest Finance saw volumes across DEXs boom for one day, especially Uniswap and Curve. According to media reporting and Harvest investors, the hacker executed a flash-loan exploit that used millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency across both Uniswap and Curve to drive down the perceived prices of Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC) tokens on Harvest Finance.

Daily DEX volume. Source: Dune Analytics
Weekly DEX volume. Source: Dune Analytics
Total Value Locked (USD) in DeFi. Source: DeFi Pulse
BTC Futures Volume by Exchange. Source: Digital Assets Data