Finance Redefined: Uniswap breaches $1T volume, WEF 2022 discussion on Terra, and more

Finance Redefined: Uniswap breaches $1T volume, WEF 2022 discussion on Terra, and more

The ongoing market volatility and the after-effects from the Terra ecosystem collapse continue to affect the decentralized finance (DeFi), ecosystem. Major DeFi protocols have shown signs of increased trading activity over the past week. Uniswap has exceeded the $1 trillion mark in trading volume.

Terra remained the main focus of discussions about blockchain and crypto at The World Economic Forum (WEF). Analysts suggested that Terra was providing unsustainable yields. After Terra’s collapse, DeFi insurance protocol paid out millions while Ethereum Name Services (ENS), saw new highs.

The week ended with mixed price action for top DeFi tokens based on market capital. Many tokens in the top 100 registered double-digit gains in the past week while others trade in the red.

WEF 2022: Terra offered unsustainable yields, and DeFi could support financial inclusion

Kristina Lucrezia corner, Cointelegraph’s editor in chief, reported from the inaugural Blockchain Hub Davos 2022 conference. She hosted a panel discussion about DeFi entitled “Programmable money is here — and it’s changing the world as we know it.”

Coral Capital’s Horsman said that the Terra crisis was partly due to “essentially offering yields which were unsustainable and that there were venture capital firms who were bootstrapping those yields to bootstrap an ecosystem” He also noted that Coral Capital decided to pull funds from the project between November 2021 and December 2021, after their reserve modeling data had predicted that future risks.

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InsurAce promises to pay millions of dollars to claimants following Terra’s collapse

InsurAce, the insurance protocol for DeFi, stated that it was within its rights to reduce claims periods for TerraUSD (UST-related) victims from 15 to 7 days. However, it added that it had already processed almost all 173 claims and will pay $11 million.

With a market capital of $15 million, InsurAce (INSUR), is the third largest insurance provider for Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocols. InsurAce (INSUR) caused a stir on May 13th when it announced that it had shortened claims windows for customers with coverage related to Anchor (ANC), Mirror(MIR) and stablecoin UST after the Terra layer-1 collapse.

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Uniswap offers $1T volume break — but it has been used by 3.9M people.

Uniswap’s decentralized exchange (DEX), has surpassed $1 trillion in trading volume since its launch on Ethereum in 2018.

This is despite the fact that there is very little user base. Uniswap Labs data shows that the DEX has a total of 3.9 million cumulative addresses after three years of development.

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At ‘critical mass’, interest in Ethereum Name Service is growing

Due to low gas fees and community awareness, the Ethereum Name Service is enjoying its best month ever for revenue, new registrations, and account renewals.

Nick Johnson, lead developer at ENS, tweeted Monday that metrics for the Web3 Domain Service through May had been posted. He said that the numbers could break all records as they are already at record highs and “there’s still one week left in May.”

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Overview of the DeFi market

Analytical data shows that DeFi’s total valued locked also showed outflow over the past week, dropping to $79 billion. This is a $5 billion decrease in value. Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView data reveal that DeFi’s top 100 tokens ranked by market capitalization experienced volatile price action and constant bearishness during the week.

The majority of DeFi tokens traded in red in the top 100 ranking according to market cap, with a few exceptions. Loopring (LRC), with 14%, was the largest gainer with a 15% increase. Aave (AAVE), however, saw a 15% rise. Tezos (XTZ), which saw a 11% price increase, and Kava (KAVA), which saw a 10% growth, both experienced an 11% price increase.

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Do Kown’s Terra revival plan finally got approved. Kwon’s Terra Ecosystem Restoration Plan is to create new coins, and distribute them to investors who have lost their money. CEO Kwon tweeted, “Let’s name the Terra blockchain network Terra Classic’ and the current Luna blockchain Luna Classic’ and create a Terra blockchain.”

We are grateful that you have read our summary of the week’s most important DeFi developments. For more information, insight and education about this rapidly changing space, join us next Friday.

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