02 March, 2024



DeFi Market Soars: $26.15 Billion Projected Revenue in 2024 Amidst Global Growth

3 weeks ago

22 Feb, 2024

  • DeFi market’s revenue to hit $26.15B in 2024, projecting a remarkable $36.02B by 2027.
  • Vijay Marolia attributes DeFi’s rise to inflation, hidden fees, and inefficiencies in traditional finance.
  • Despite global projections and user base growth, DeFi faces challenges in regulatory uncertainties and security.

The DeFi market is poised to hit a significant milestone, projecting a revenue surge of $26.15 billion this year, with expectations soaring to $36.02 billion by 2027. The latest figures from Statista unveiled a compelling narrative of growth and innovation within the decentralized finance sector.

Unlike the crypto winter of last year, 2023 witnessed a substantial revenue spike, skyrocketing to $17.74 billion, marking a remarkable 226.7% increase. Looking ahead, 2024 is anticipated to continue this upward trajectory with a projected 47.5% revenue boost, reaching $26.15 billion. The momentum is expected to carry into 2025, concluding the decade’s first half at $31.54 billion.

Delving into the reasons behind DeFi’s meteoric rise, Vijay Marolia, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Regal Point Capital, points to inflation as a primary motivator, coupled with frustrations arising from hidden fees, red tape, and time inefficiencies in traditional finance.

The DeFi sector’s success is further underlined by the average revenue per user, which stood at $1,064 in 2023. Projections indicate a rise to $1,378 this year, with potential growth to $1,650 by 2027.

The surge in DeFi services is driven by increasing demand for transparency and the decentralized nature of these services compared to traditional finance. This is supported by the flexibility of blockchain technology, the rise of decentralized exchanges (DEXs), yield farming, and the integration of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

The projections extend globally, with the USA leading the race, set to double its 2023 DeFi user base by 2027. In contrast, the UK anticipates a 144% increase which is caused by recent Bitcoin ETF approval and the potential Ethereum ETF approval.

Despite this optimistic outlook, the DeFi market is open to challenges. Regulatory uncertainties and security concerns loom on the horizon between 2023 and 2027. In particular, security is a significant worry, as malicious actors may exploit weak coding in smart contracts.

This week, Solana has been the talk of the DeFi space as it outperformed Bitcoin and other altcoins, reaching $102. This significant achievement has caught the attention of traders and investors alike, according to Santiment, an analytic platform. It’s worth noting that this surge is particularly impressive considering that the cryptocurrency has recently recovered from an outage that initially caused some concern.

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