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Aptos DeFi gets bolstered by new entrant: Can APT mirror this surge

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Thala Labs, which made its debut on the Aptos mainnet just a week ago, was already the largest protocol on the chain in terms of TVL, providing significant impetus to its DeFi activity.

Aptos DeFi gets bolstered by new entrant: Can APT mirror this surge

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– Aptos’ TVL surged 47% over the last week.

– Development activity grew steadily since the beginning of 2023.

The value of assets deposited on the layer-1 blockchain Aptos [APT] saw steep growth in the last few days. As per data from DeFiLlama, the total value locked (TVL) clocked a monthly expansion rate of a whopping 64%, while weekly growth rate was to the tune of nearly 47%.

Source: DeFiLlama

Realistic or not, here’s APT market cap in BTC’s terms

The remarkable growth could be attributed to the recently launched protocol, Thala Labs, which has taken Aptos’ DeFi landscape by storm.

Debutant creates a flutter

Thala Labs, which made its debut on the Aptos mainnet just a week ago, was already the largest DeFi protocol on the chain in terms of TVL. Since its launch, its TVL has jumped more than five times.

The protocol held over $25 million of assets at press time, commanding a 40% share in Aptos’s DeFi ecosystem.

Powered by Move programming language, Thala was building a decentralized, over-collateralized stablecoin called Move Dollar, which will be the first stablecoin of the Aptos ecosystem.

Aptos’ expanding DeFi landscape could be attributed to the upgrades and enhancements that the chain introduced recently. Through its AIP-17 release, Aptos released improvements to gas usage, aimed at reducing gas fees on the network significantly.

DEX volume grows sharply

Complementing the growth in TVL, the weekly decentralized exchange volume (DEX) on Aptos also registered an impressive growth rate of over 57%. Transactions worth more than $6 million were settled on the DEXes, almost exclusively driven by LiquidSwap.

Source: DeFiLlama

Taking a tour of APT

As far as APT was concerned, it was one of the biggest gainers in the last 24 hours, as its price soared 14% at press time, data from CoinMarketCap showed. On a weekly basis, it was up 16%, implying that growth in DeFi space was positively impacting the token.

How much are 1,10,100 APTs worth today?

Trading volume of the token remained sluggish in March, which could be due to macro-economic factors. However, over the last few days, it showed signs of revival. With the rise in volume, weighted sentiment entered positive territory, indicating that bullish expectations were gaining strength.

One of the most positive developments was the sharp growth in development activity, signaling that the chain was continuously upgrading its features.

Source: Santiment


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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