Decentralized Finance (DeFi) was one of the few sectors in the crypto space that benefited this week. While Bitcoin (BTC) has been moving down for more than two weeks, some DeFi tokens have been able to gain significantly over the same period.
What is the reason for this and what news did DeFi not break in this week?
After the extreme Bitcoin price rally of the last few months, it is only normal for investors to take profits. Still, the strength of the DeFi sector is surprising. The DeFi ETF token (DPI) was only able to increase by just under five percent last week, but compared to a price decline of almost 20 percent for BTC, this is a remarkable performance.
The price driving the index this week was primarily the Aave (AAVE) lending project, which rose by 28.3 percent on a weekly basis. But other DeFi projects such as SushiSwap (SUSHI) or Uniswap (UNI) performed well this week .
In addition, the total value locked indicator, which shows how much capital is deposited in the entire DeFi sector, was relatively unaffected by the Bitcoin crash.
Total Value Locked DeFi Pulse
Total capital in DeFi logs fell 3.63 percent from $ 23.42 billion to $ 22.57 billion at press time. But what were the reasons for the continued strong performance of the DeFi sector?