Liqwid Finance’s assets surge 80% in April on Cardano-based protocol

Liqwid Finance, a protocol based on Cardano, has seen an 80% increase in the total value locked (TVL) during the month of April, according to a report released on April 30th.

Liqwid Finance is a system that lets users borrow and lend digital assets without using a middleman.

Liqwid Finance’s TVL rises 80% in April

Liqwid Finance, a platform that allows users to lend and borrow digital assets without an intermediary, currently manages $15.5 million in assets, which is an 80% increase from March 2023. It has also seen a 12% increase in the past week. These figures are according to DeFiLlama, an analytics platform.

Liqwid Finance is one of the rapidly expanding dapps on the Cardano network, following only Minswap, Indigo, and WingRiders.

Liqwid Finance currently holds more digital assets than Djed, a stablecoin protocol, and SundaeSwap, a decentralized exchange, in the Cardano ecosystem.

The increase in Djed Finance’s total value locked (TVL) happened at the same time when a proposal to change how the platform deals with liquidation in each market was turned down by users.
The Djed Finance platform proposed to increase the bonus for liquidating certain markets, which would affect the ADA, DJED, and SHEN tokens. The proposal aimed to increase the liquidation bonus from 10% to 30% for ADA and DJED markets. However, the proposal was rejected, and instead, the TVL for Djed Finance increased rapidly.

DeFi activity recovering

DeFi protocols in Cardano, a platform similar to Ethereum, manage over $155 million in assets altogether.

Although Cardano’s DeFi Total Value Locked (TVL) is not as high as Ethereum’s, it has increased significantly from about $50 million in early January to current rates. However, at current rates, the blockchain only manages half of what it had locked in March 2022 when all DeFi protocols in Cardano had managed over $320 million in assets.

The increase in the value of assets managed by Cardano’s DeFi protocols coincides with the rise in the price of ADA. In the last four months, ADA has increased by 66% since its low in December 2022. The recovery of crypto markets has revived DeFi activity after a period of decline in 2022 when asset prices dropped sharply. For example, the price of ADA fell by over 90% from its peak in August 2021 when it reached $3.

On April 30, the total value locked (TVL) in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space was $49 billion, with most of the assets managed on Ethereum-based protocols. The largest DeFi protocol is Lido Finance, a liquidity staking platform, managing $12 billion in assets. MakerDAO, another decentralized money market, follows as the second-largest DeFi protocol with $7.4 billion in assets.