Leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin finally breaches the $40,000 mark on 14th June after weeklong trading below the $35,000 zone. With BTC going on an upwards streak, it gives a sizable boost to the overall crypto market along with major DeFi tokens such as Aave, Uniswap, and Compound.
Over the past 24 hours, the price of Aave, Uniswap, and Compound has increased by roughly 9% with the three tokens hitting the highs in terms of correlation against Bitcoin’s price.
The combined value of all cryptocurrencies is currently at $1.67 trillion, with DeFi tokens sector among the biggest gainers.
For instance, DeFi lending protocol Aave (AAVE) has been up by 10% over the past 24 hours and is currently trading at $325. With a market cap of just above $4 billion, AAVE is currently the fourth largest DeFi asset.
Earlier this month, the DeFi token reached the number one spot in total value locked (TVL) in the entire sector.
Similarly, Ethereum-based decentralized exchange (DEX) token Uniswap (UNI) is the tenth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap and the largest among DeFi tokens. With a market cap of $12 billion, the token has skyrocketed above $24 but is still 50% below its all-time high of $44.29 on May 3.
Similarly, the governance token of the Compound Protocol (COMP) has reached $339 earlier today and is currently the fourth largest DeFi token and the 60th-largest crypto asset by market cap.
The price of DeFi tokens largely depends on factors like the correlation with Bitcoin and social media activity. Notably, the latest move has brought an unusually high correlation of AAVE, UNI, and COMP to the price of Bitcoin.
Besides, various metrics such as the number of active users, trading volumes on DEX, interest per year on lending protocols, the amount deposited in lending protocols, and the number of outstanding loans.