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DeFi Lending Sector Sees Investor Exodus Amid Market Meltdown

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The fallout from one of the worst weeks for the crypto industry has yet to be fully realized and the DeFi sector has suffered some of the heaviest losses.

Industry analytics firm DappRadar has just released a report on the situation, and it doesn’t look pretty. On May 13, the firm reported that DeFi’s total value locked (TVL) is down more than 40% over the past seven days.

It stated that the slump had been caused by investors flipping tokens into stablecoins in preparation to cash out into fiat. However, the massive slump in token prices would also have impacted TVL, a dollar-based figure.

At the time of writing, DappRadar was reporting a nominal TVL of $83.4 billion, a dump of 48% since the beginning of the year.