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Uniswap (UNI) and Compound (COMP) hit new highs as DeFi TVL reaches $27.6B


The governance tokens for Uniswap and Compound reached new 2021 highs as altcoins and DeFi tokens pushed increased at present.

On Jan. 30 Uniswap (UNI) and Compound (COMP) each rallied to new all-time highs as your entire DeFi sector continued to warmth up. UNI soared to a brand new all-time excessive at $19.93 and COMP value did the identical because it briefly traded at $340. 

COMP/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView

Prior to now 30 days your entire decentralized finance sector has been in a powerful uptrend and knowledge from DeFi Pulse reveals the whole worth locked has soared from $16.43 billion on Jan. 2 to a brand new all-time excessive at $27.67 billion on Jan. 30.

Complete worth locked in DeFi. Supply: Defi Pulse

The surge in COMP value follows the current launch of a brand new governance module and improve to the interface which now permits neighborhood members to avoid wasting on fuel charges by voting by signature as a substitute of on-chain transactions.

DeFi turns into extra engaging after the Robinhood debacle

This week’s controversy surrounding funding brokerages halting the markets for GameStop and AMC inventory has offered DeFi and crypto exchanges as a attainable different to the centralized conventional finance sector.

In a tweet, Compound founder, Robert Leshner stated the current developments confirmed that “the long-term reply” to the time it takes for trades to settle with the Depository Belief & Clearing Company (DTCC), “is for markets to run on blockchains.”

Leshner stated:

“Immediate settlement would get rid of a lot of the complexity, value, and capital necessities which plague T+2 settlement. Robinhood would not have credit score obligations, or the necessity to flip towards their very own clients.”

Uniswap grants program launch backs UNI’s rally

Uniswap DEX 24-hour buying and selling quantity. Supply: Uniswap

Uniswap’s grants program was unveiled on Jan. 20 as a method to assist develop the trade’s ecosystem.

Builders considering taking part now have an opportunity to submit a proposal and obtain funding for the event of a undertaking that provides worth to the general platform. In accordance with Uniswap’s Twitter feed, there have been “40 grant submissions to @uniswapgrants within the 14 days since purposes opened up.”

UNI/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView

Because the launch of the grants program, the worth of UNI has elevated 160% from $7.10 on Jan. 21 to its present value of $18.51. Uniswaps rising TVL, day by day transaction quantity and investor’s pleasure over the upcoming v3 launch are further components backing UNI’s surge to a brand new all-time excessive.