EigenLayer’s TVL nears $6b, enters top 5 defi protocols

EigenLayer’s Total Value Locked (TVL) has escalated to nearly $6 billion.

This surge marks a 170% increase from $2.15 billion since Feb. 5, based on DeFiLlama data. This growth, amounting to some 2.3 million ether, represents about 2% of ether’s total circulating supply.

The spike in TVL catapults EigenLayer into the top five defi protocols by TVL, positioning it ahead of Uniswap and trailing only behind giants like Lido, Maker, Aave, and JustLend.

EigenLayer’s TVL nears $6b, enters top 5 defi protocols

The significant rise follows EigenLayer’s decision to temporarily lift deposit caps, which were previously set at 200,000 ether ($500 million) for each liquid staking token.

EIGENLAYER TVL SOARS, SURPASSES UNISWAPRestaking protocol EigenLayer’s TVL has increased by 171% in the past 7 days to US$5.66 billion, surpassing Uniswap to become the fifth largest protocol in terms of TVL. EigenLayer deposits will be open until 4:00 UTC+8 on February 10th.…

— Crypto Town Hall (@Crypto_TownHall)

This move is part of a broader strategy to eventually eliminate these caps entirely, fostering a “permissionless, neutral environment while promoting decentralization,” as EigenLayer aims to enhance organic demand and incentivize participation with the prospect of reward points and potential Eigen token airdrop rewards.

. has now surpassed Uniswap to take the number 5 spot with a TVL of $5.74b. The question now is not ”will it surpass $10b?” but ”when will it surpass $10b & take the number 2 spot?”. Going to be one hell of an airdrop frens.

— ZeroToTom (@zerototom)

EigenLayer, a protocol facilitating the deposit and re-stake of ether via liquid staking tokens, supports the security of third-party networks while offering users the chance to earn additional rewards.

Since its initial phase in June 2023, EigenLayer has expanded its liquid staking token offerings, with contributions from major staking projects and a $50 million Series A funding round led by Blockchain Capital in March 2023.

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2024-02-09 20:35