While centralized protocols struggled with the two major market crises of March 2020 and May 2021, DeFi remained resilient.
As if 2020 didn’t provide enough nail-biting moments, 2021 is shaping up to be quite an interesting year for cryptocurrency. With the price of Bitcoin (BTC) floating around the $35,000 mark, skeptics and pundits are flocking to the streets of social media to celebrate the long-awaited demise of the decentralized economy.
Given the number of people claiming the crypto bubble has burst — including former U.S. President Donald Trump — it is almost hard to remember that the price of Bitcoin was hovering between $9,000 and $10,000 a mere 12 months ago.
In fact, decentralized finance (DeFi) has emerged as the most promising sector of the cryptocurrency economy, fueling the adoption of the crypto space. A quick glance at the growth statistics clearly indicates just how much momentum DeFi has generated over the past year.