To the DeFi Community,

The recent drawdown is the best time for anyone who’s heads down in the industry.

It’s less noise and more time to focus on building. These are the times that allow people to position for the next micro bull cycle. For the savvy investors, this is the time to start DCA’ing into some blue chip crypto assets at discount prices. There’s minimal scams, pump and dumps, and no one is fighting for attention to shill “the next big thing” on Twitter.

Right now, it’s easy to cut through it all and identify where value is being created and who the genuine builders are. It allows the new projects to get some footing in the space and attract real users, not those who are strictly in this for a quick buck. To me, these are the best times in crypto. The sentiment is bullish but the price isn’t going crazy.

But it may not last for long. Crypto assets are starting to rebound. They’ve been selling off for weeks now, with many of the high-risk assets experiencing -40% or -50% drawdowns. And it can’t go forever, especially not the way things are shaping up. Many of the underlying DeFi protocols are continuing to grow. There’s still over $10B in value locked. The DEX sector continues to eat CEX’s lunch. And some DeFi protocols are looking towards layer 2’s in order to scale (Optimism launched last week).

All while ETH2 is the closest it’s ever been and public companies start playing the game of BTC musical chairs.

So while the price drawdown wasn’t a fun experience for many, we should welcome it with open arms.

Because the peace and quiet won’t last for long.

– Lucas


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  • Total Value Locked: $10.6B (down -1.3% from last week)
  • DeFi Market Cap: $16.2B (up 1.8%)
  • DEX 7 Day volume: $3.3B (down -8.8%)
  • DAI supply: 883.8M (up +1.7%) 
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