Although Bitcoin attracted several major corporate investors last year, Ethereum also had its share of sharing the limelight. Amid Bitcoin’s rally to the $30,000 mark, even Ether breached $1,000 on price charts.
It comes as no surprise that TVL in DeFi will now see its numbers rise, as noted by Mati Greenspan, Founder of Quantum Economics who said:
When Ethereum pumps it takes all the markets built on top of it along for the ride.
When #Ethereum pumps it takes all the markets built on top of it along for the ride. pic.twitter.com/P7PP0iVUn9 — Mati Greenspan (tweets ≠ financial advice) (@MatiGreenspan) January 4, 2021
However, basing the TVL growth on ETH’s price rally alone may not be a clear indicator of growth in DeFi adoption. According to Dapp radar adjustment chart DeFi did not see much growth especially since October 2020 where TVL stagnated near $9 billion during BTC and ETH rallies. There was no overall inflow of new assets; rather, the growth is a result of the increasing value of the current asset supply.
However, DeFi TVL has seen a significant rise in numbers from 4 January and 5 January, and seems to be nearing $20 billion.