Following Bitcoin’s all-time high, DeFi TVL hits a record high above $233B


Bullish sentiment is running high across the cryptocurrency market on Oct. 20 as Bitcoin’s (BTC) surge to a new all-time high at $67,000 thrust the digital asset into uncharted territory and investors are closely watching to see how altcoins and DeFi tokens react to the move.

The DeFi sector has also benefited from BTC’s bullish breakout and today the total value locked (TVL) across all DeFi protocols climbed to a new record-high.

According to data from DeFi Llama, which collects data from DeFi protocols across all major blockchain networks, including Binance Smart Chain (BSC), Avalanche (AVAX) and wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), there is now more than $233.88 billion in value locked in protocols across the various blockchain networks. Currently, AAVE leads with $18.79 billion and Curve come in second place with $17.97 billion locked in value. 

As a result of the surging price of Bitcoin, WBTC is now ranked fourth-ranked in terms of TVL with $14.51 billion in value being deployed across the DeFi landscape.

The biggest gainers in TVL over the past seven days were Trader Joe with a 57.2% increase and Rari Capital which saw a 50.57% surge. Yield Yak also gained 36.52%.

New users flow into DeFi

In addition to the rising token values, the DeFi ecosystem also saw a sharp increase in new user inflow and data from Dune Analytics shows that 3,591,876 unique wallets have now interacted with at least one DeFi protocol.