Bancor is DeFi’s 13th platform with over $1B crypto staked

DeFi tokens stacking up the gold coins cos they're pumping.

Yield-seeking crypto investors have locked more than $28 billion worth of digital assets inside decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms in the past three months alone.

The total value locked (TVL) in DeFi platforms has more than tripled since December 1 — from about $12.5 billion to over $40 billion, according to DeFi Pulse.

Now, 13 DeFi platforms boast more than $1 billion in digital assets staked in their smart contracts after Israeli crypto firm Bancor joined the ‘three comma’ club on Tuesday.

  • MakerDAO’s TVL added the most raw value ($3.54 billion).
  • TVL in five other DeFi platforms swelled by $2 billion or more.
  • 1inch and Bancor TVLs shot up the fastest, respectively growing 1,700% and 1,100%.

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Stakers aside, native tokens for Badger and SushiSwap returned the most for crypto investors over the last 90 days — by far.

BADGER and SUSHI are both up over 1,000% since December 1, more than double third-place Uniswap.

Top DeFi tokens jumped 440% on average while Bitcoin and Ethereum surged about 145%, however their significantly larger market values can explain the lower returns.

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