Decentralized Finance: Lending Report December 2018

An overview of lending activity on decentralized lending protocols Compound, Dharma, dYdX and MakerDAO

For the second consecutive month, we’ve compiled relevant loan data for the four leading decentralized lending protocols. The data below reflects on-chain lending activity for the month of December. As this space continues to grow and mature, we’ll continue to highlight activity across all protocols in order to increase transparency for both retail and institutional lenders with an interest in non-custodial lending platforms.

Executive summary

Protocols: Analysis

The total amount of principal borrowed in December, across all four protocols, increased 29.86% to approximately USD 37.92m compared the same total for November, which stood at USD 29.2m.

Compound Protocol

  • Total loaned principal: USD 2.76m
  • Number of loans: 334
  • Percentage change from previous month: -4.11%
  • Top borrowed assets by value (descending order): DAI, WETH and ZRX
  • New supply across all assets: USD 16.1m
  • Top lending platforms: Compound and Bloqboard

data source: (pulled directly from) Compound smart contracts

Dharma Protocol

  • Total loaned principal: USD 8,305
  • Percentage change from previous month: -4.85%
  • Number of loans: 105
  • Top borrowed assets by value (descending order): WETH, REP and BAT
  • Top lending platform: Bloqboard

data source: Loanscan.io

dYdX Protocol

  • Total loaned principal: USD 924,179.17
  • Number of loans: 1,039
  • Percentage change from previous month: 177.30%
  • Top assets (descending order): WETH and DAI
  • Top lending platform: Expo

data source: (pulled directly from) dYdX smart contracts

MakerDAO Protocol

data source: Loanscan.io


Additional Data


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