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DeFi: record levels on Ethereum and Binance Chain

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The total volume immobilized on DeFi protocols reached record highs again. 

According to the data reported by DeFiLlama , in the last days the 150 billion dollars were again exceeded. 

Record-breaking DeFi

These are levels similar to those reached in mid-May, or when ETH, BNB, and other cryptocurrencies or tokens linked to the world of decentralized finance recorded their all-time highs in price. 

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Right now, for example, the price of ETH is 28% lower than the high of May 12, while that of BNB is 29% lower than the high of May 10. 

Despite this, on 22 August the total volume of fixed assets on DeFi protocols was also exceeded 150 billion dollars , also exceeding the record of 154 billion of mid-May. 

DeFi blockchains: Ethereum and Binance above all

DeFiLlama monitors many different decentralized finance protocols on different blockchains, starting of course with Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain , but also passing through Avalanche, Solana, Polygon, Terra and many others. 

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At the beginning of 2021, the total TVL was just over 20 billion, but already enormously up compared to the 0.6 billion at the beginning of 2020. 

The first boom of the year lasted until February 21, when the 60 billion mark was exceeded for the first time. 

Bitcoin’s (non-existent) role in DeFi

After a brief and minimal decline, TVL returned to growth, exceeding 100 billion in mid-April, more or less coinciding with the all-time high of Bitcoin’s price. 

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However, it must be said that B itcoin does not have a particularly important role in the DeFi world, at least for now, because it is above all ETH and BNB that dominate this sector , waiting for ADA to express itself in this world when smart contracts are finally launched on the network. Cardano . 

After first exceeding 150 billion in mid-May TVL had plummeted below 90 billion only ten days later. Although it was a 40% collapse in less than two weeks, 90 billion is still four and a half times the 20 billion at the beginning of the year. 

Until July 20, TVL had struggled to exceed 100 billion again, but then it surged again. Suffice it to say that since then the price of ETH has increased by 77%, while that of BNB by as much as 81%. 

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Solana’s blockchain in DeFi

Solana is having an interesting growth . In fact, the TVL on DeFi based protocols Solana has increased from 1.6 billion to 2.5 billion mid-May a few days ago, recording a real surge by 0.5 billion end of June. However, it still remains far from the 110 billion of Ethereum or the 19 billion of Binance Smart Chain. 

It should be noted that Binance Smart Chain appears to be falling , given that current TVL levels are still well below the record of almost 30 billion in mid-May. It almost seems that the hype generated around DeFi on Binance Smart Chain in recent months was excessive, and that the current one is more in line with the real use of these protocols. 

The greatest growth, however, was achieved by Avalanche , which went from 0.4 billion in mid-May to the current 1.8 billion, or with a growth of four and a half times. 

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In third position, however, after Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain, there is Terra , with about 6 billion dollars.

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Ethereum Price Prediction: ETH bears contemplate a drop to $2450

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  • ETH price is building up downside pressure while clinging to the 200-SMA support.
  • RSI remains flat below the midline, keeping the sellers cheerful.
  • A drop towards $2450 remains in the offing if the 200-SMA caves in.

Ethereum, the no.2 widely traded digital asset, remains under pressure for the second straight day, consolidating Friday’s steep losses.

ETH price snapped its two-day rebound from monthly lows of $2651, as it got sold-off into the latest Chinese crackdown.

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) on Friday declared all cryptocurrency transactions as illegal, imposing a ban, which saw over $400 million worth of tokens liquidated within 24 hours. Ethereum lost as much as $420 at one point before recovering to $2930.61 at the close.

At the press time, ETH/USD is trading almost unchanged on the day around $2900, having bounced off from daily lows at $2800.

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Ethereum price defending 200-SMA but for how long?

Ethereum’s 12-hour chart shows that the price is wavering in a narrow range, remaining in close vicinity of the daily troughs, as ETH price is not out of the woods yet.

Having witnessed good two-way volatility recently, ETH price maintains its range play, with the bearish 21-Simple Moving Average (SMA) at $3185 capping the upside.

Meanwhile, the 200-SMA at $2734 continues to offer support to ETH bulls. However, with the Relative Strength Index (RSI) still holding below the midline and bear cross in play, the path of least resistance appears to the downside.  

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Note that the 21-SMA breached the 100-SMA from above, confirming a bear cross on the said time frame on Thursday.

Once the 200-SMA gives way, a test of the horizontal trendline support at $2450 cannot be ruled out. The $2400 round number would be next on the sellers’ radars.

ETH/USD: 12-hour chart

On the upside, immediate resistance is placed at the 21-SMA, above which the horizontal 100-SMA at $3305 will be put to test.

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ETH buyers will seek fresh entries above the latter, paving the way towards the downward-pointing 50-SMA at $3418.

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ETH Locked in DeFi on Historic Highs: Details

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Total number of Ethers utilized in various decentralized finance protocols spiked over 7.3 million

After a massive plunge in TVL, a decentralized finance ecosystem has recovered to observe some breathtaking metrics.

7,830,000 Ethers locked in DeFi

The net number of Ethers locked in various decentralized finance protocols spiked 12% in the past ten days. On Sept. 15, 2021, this indicator bottomed at a two-month low of about 6.95 million Ethers.

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More than 7.8M Ethers are locked in DeFi segment
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As displayed by mainstream decentralized finances segment tracker DeFi Pulse, the total quantity of Ethers in all indexed protocols nets 7.8 million Ethers.

Aave Finance (AAVE), Compound Finance (COMP), Instadapp, Uniswap (UNI), Curve Finance (CRV) are the most popular protocols in terms of TVL.

The five leading DeFis are responsible for almost 6.9 million Ethers, or 85% of net TVL, tracked by DeFi Pulse.

Yearn.Finance (YFI), Rari Capital (RGT) are on fire

In the last 24 hours, two DeFi protocols, Yearn.Finance (YFI) and Rari Capital (RGT), registered double-digit gains.

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At the same time, the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract targets almost the same numbers. As of Sept. 25, 2021, it has amassed 7.77 million Ethers.

Amid the current Ethereum (ETH) price dip, this massive amount of value is equal to $22.7 billion. To provide context, this sum can be compared to the market capitalization of Telenor, Credit Suisse, Suzuki and Warner Music Group.

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Ethereum Network Activity is Stagnant while ETH Price Hovers Below $3k Level!

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Ethereum price fell amid a broad selloff in the cryptocurrency market, fueled by fears of a brewing property bubble collapse in China. 

There’s a lot of fear and uncertainty in the crypto market right now. With news that China has officially declared all cryptocurrency transactions illegal, the Ethereum price, like the rest of the market, is under attack.

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The Major altcoin has lost 5.76% in the last 24 hours. Although it is now seeking to construct a firm support base at $3000. ETH Price had a tumultuous start, rising to an intraday high of $3,114 in the early morning before reversing course. 

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To reach the first big resistance level at $3,149, Ethereum would have to break past the $2,942 pivot. Support from the larger market, on the other hand, would be required for Ethereum to reclaim the $3,100 barrier. Unless there is a sustained crypto rally, the first significant resistance level and Friday’s high of $3,160.48 will likely act as a ceiling on the upside.

Network Activity is Stagnant

According to Santiment, most speculators are shifting away from Ethereum (ETH) in pursuit of better options with larger returns on investment. 

Exchanges are seeing an influx of Ethereum, implying that people are selling their holdings in response to the recent marketwide crypto slump. 

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Santiment claims that network growth has been static for several months before the price of ETH fell.

This is attributed to growth in other Layer-1 initiatives like Avalanche (AVAX), Fantom (FTM), and Cosmos (ATOM), as well as decreased speculation in the non-fungible token (NFT) market.

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