Uniswap (UNI) and Compound (COMP) hit new highs as DeFi TVL reaches $27.6B

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On Jan. 30 Uniswap (UNI) and Compound (COMP) each rallied to new all-time highs as all the DeFi sector continued to heat up. UNI soared to a brand new all-time excessive at $19.93 and COMP value did the identical because it briefly traded at $340. 

COMP/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView

Previously 30 days all the decentralized finance sector has been in a powerful uptrend and information from DeFi Pulse exhibits the full worth locked has soared from $16.43 billion on Jan. 2 to a brand new all-time excessive at $27.67 billion on Jan. 30.

Whole worth locked in DeFi. Supply: Defi Pulse

The surge in COMP value follows the latest launch of a brand new governance module and improve to the comp.vote interface which now permits group members to avoid wasting on fuel charges by voting by signature as an alternative of on-chain transactions.

DeFi turns into extra enticing after the Robinhood debacle

This week’s controversy surrounding funding brokerages halting the markets for GameStop and AMC stock has offered DeFi and crypto exchanges as a doable various to the centralized conventional finance sector.

In a tweet, Compound founder, Robert Leshner stated the latest developments confirmed that “the long-term reply” to the time it takes for trades to settle with the Depository Belief & Clearing Company (DTCC), “is for markets to run on blockchains.”

Leshner stated:

“Instantaneous settlement would get rid of a lot of the complexity, price, and capital necessities which plague T+2 settlement. Robinhood would not have credit score obligations, or the necessity to flip towards their very own prospects.”

Uniswap grants program launch backs UNI’s rally

Uniswap DEX 24-hour buying and selling quantity. Supply: Uniswap

Uniswap’s grants program was unveiled on Jan. 20 as a method to assist increase the trade’s ecosystem.

Builders fascinated with taking part now have an opportunity to submit a proposal and obtain funding for the event of a challenge that provides worth to the general platform. In accordance with Uniswap’s Twitter feed, there have been “40 grant submissions to @uniswapgrants within the 14 days since functions opened up.”

UNI/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView

For the reason that launch of the grants program, the value of UNI has elevated 160% from $7.10 on Jan. 21 to its present value of $18.51. Uniswaps rising TVL, each day transaction quantity and investor’s pleasure over the upcoming v3 launch are further elements backing UNI’s surge to a new all-time excessive.