The whole worth of property locked (TVL) on liquid staking protocols is close to that of decentralized exchanges (DEXs), in accordance with Defilama knowledge.
The 81 liquid staking protocols tracked by DeFillama have a cumulative TVL of $19.31 billion — with Lido being the dominant participant within the sector.
In the meantime, the whole worth of property locked on the 799 DEX protocols sits at $19.48 billion, in accordance with DeFillama knowledge.
DeFi analyst Patrick identified that the “flippening” may happen any day now.
Liquid staking protocols enable customers to earn staking rewards whereas offering them liquidity for different crypto-based actions. Examples of this protocol embody Lido, Frax Ether, Rocket Pool, and so forth.
Earlier within the yr, liquid staking protocols grew to become the second-largest DeFi class when it usurped the lending protocols class. On the time, the liquid staking protocols loved monumental curiosity because of the anticipated Shapella improve.
Liquid staking protocols rise post-Shapella
For the reason that Shappella improve, the highest 10 liquid staking protocols have seen their TVL develop by a mean of 10% within the final seven days. For context, the variety of Staked Ethereum on Lido (LDO) crossed 6 million — value $12.93 billion— on April 18, in accordance with DeFillama knowledge.
CryptoSlate’s knowledge corroborates the rising worth of liquid staking platforms. In accordance with the information, the market cap of the protocols within the sector grew to $4.44 billion within the final seven days.
Blockchain analytical agency Nansen’s dashboard confirmed that extra Ethereum is being deposited than they’re being withdrawn for the primary time for the reason that community accomplished the Shapella improve.
In accordance with the dashboard, over 85,000 ETH was deposited within the final 24 hours, whereas lower than 22,000 ETH have been withdrawn throughout the identical interval.
In the meantime, blockchain analyst Lookonchain reported that some addresses withdrawing their staked ETH have been instantly re-staking them. The on-chain sleuth reported two whales that staked over 50,000 ETH tokens through the liquid staking protocol, Agility.
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