DeFi Whales Make $1.5 Million From Aave, Compound, Maker

Lavina Daryanani
Source: Kiplinger

A host of DeFi assets initiated recoveries towards the end of June that translated into a fruitful uptick by early July. Compound’s COMP token was one such asset. As recently analyzed it rose by more than 100% in less than a fortnight. Nevertheless, the broader DeFi market has been moving in tandem with the broader crypto market. The aggregate valuation of both markets was on a downtrend for several weeks.

However, they recently registered a streak of green candles and broke above the downtrend. Currently, however, the bullish momentum seems to be fizzling out, for both the markets have been correcting. As of press time, the DeFi market was valued at $40 billion, while the entire crypto market was worth $1.1 trillion.

DeFi market cap vs. Crypto market cap by TradingView

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TVL on Lido, Maker, Aave, Curve Uniswap fluctuates

Despite the wobbly environment, the TVL landscape continued to remain quite competitive. The funds locked on top protocols have been fluctuating lately. While a few like Lido and Aave have been able to benefit from the same by registering inflows, others like Maker, Curve, and Uniswap have seen values locked on their platforms shrink. At press time, Lido’s TVL hovered around $14.5 billion, while that of the other four protocols ranged in the $3.5 billion to $6 billion bracket.

Source: Token Terminal

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Smart Whale makes millions by trading DeFi tokens

Several participants have been capitalizing on DeFi pre-summer, with one whale minting $1.5 million by trading DeFi tokens. A recent analysis thread by Lookonchain revealed that the participant made profits by trading Aave, Maker, and Compound.

COMP fetched him $447,000, while he earned around $1 million on Maker. According to the current price of Aave, he has lost around $318,000. However, Lookonchain pointed out that he “may hold AAVE until the price rises and then sell for a profit.” The smart trader also has an additional unrealized profit of $2.46 million on his remaining Maker tokens.

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