Weekly Update - DeFi and Layer 1 & Layer 2 News (Week 38, 21/09/2022 - 27/09/2022)
Cosmos released the new white paper for ATOM 2.0. Polkadot announced a new roadmap. Boba network became the first L2 solution on Avalanche.
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Weekly DeFi Index
This week's market cap and volume indices were positive at +7.15% and +1.69%, respectively, while the volatility index was negative at -26.26%.
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DeFi Index Tokens
*DeFI index tokens: AAVE, BAL, CAKE, COMP, CRV, CVX, FXS, JOE, LDO, LINK, MKR, OSMO, REN, SNX, SPELL, SUSHI, UNI, VVS, YFI.
Cosmos Hub released the new white paper for ATOM 2.0. It outlines a revamped role for Cosmos Hub as the heart of interchain security and proposes changes to the utility and issuance schedule to accrue value for ATOM, the native token of the Cosmos network.
Polkadot announced a new roadmap, including the asynchronous backing optimisation that aims to increase transaction speed. The upgrade will decrease the parachain block time by a half to six seconds, and increase the amount of block space available to each block by a factor of 5 to 10. It’s expected to increase the network’s performance to between 100,000 and 1,000,000 transactions per second (TPS) from the current 1,000 TPS.
Layer-2 scaling solution Boba Network has expanded its support to Avalanche. Boba Network became the first L2 solution on Avalanche to help scale on C-Chain — Avalanche’s main smart contract platform that offers compatibility with the Ethereum Virtual Machine.
DEX Protocols Metrics
Sources: CoinGecko, DeFi Llama, Nomics, Crypto.com Research
Lending Protocols Metrics
*LDR (Loan to Deposit Ratio) = Total Borrowed / TVL
Sources:CoinGecko,DeFi Llama,Crypto.com Research
Charts on Layer-2 Projects
The overall L2 market was relatively stable last week as its TVL dropped slightly by -0.38%. Optimistic rollup projects maintained the same level as last week at around 3.98B TVL (+0.08%) and zero-knowledge rollups decreased by -5.21%. Ethereum’s TVL grew by +2.90%.
The TVL change for major optimistic rollup projects was a mixed bag. Metis Andromeda saw the greatest increase at +2.52% after last week’s drop, while Boba Network fell most by -2.76%.
ZK rollup projects’ TVL movement was also mixed. ZKSpace’s TVL surged the most at +45.65% after its plunge (-35.87%) last week, while dYdX plummeted the most at -10.52%.
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