Choppy markets after a major pullback offer ample time to take a survey of the cryptocurrency landscape and find solid projects with improving fundamentals that have caught the attention of analysts and tokenholders.
One project that has piqued the interest of many, including researchers at Delphi Digital, is Curve Finance, a decentralized exchange for stablecoins that focuses on providing on-chain liquidity using advanced bonding curves.
Three reasons why Curve DAO Token (CRV) is attracting the attention of analysts include attractive yields offered to tokenholders who participate in staking, competition for CRV deposits on multiple decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms and healthy earnings for the Curve protocol as a whole despite the market downturn.
Yield opportunities attract tokenholders
The root source of analysts’ bullish point of view comes from CRV’s attractive yield when staking the token on the Curve platform as well as other DeFi protocols.
Users who opt to stake their tokens directly on Curve Finance are offered an average APY of 21% and are given vote-escrowed CRV (veCRV) in exchange, which allows participation in governance votes that take place on the protocol.
Vote-locking CRV also allows users to earn a boost of up to 2.5 times on the liquidity they provide on Curve.
The amount of CRV tokens being locked in the protocol for governance was originally projected to have surpassed the total token issuance by the end of August 2022, but this estimate has since been moved forward thanks to an increase in demand for CRV deposits following the launch of Convex Finance in May 2020.
If the current pace continues, the rate of lock-up will have surpassed issuance by the end of August 2021.
This could potentially lead to upward pressure on the price of CRV if the daily demand continues to rise while the available supply decreases,…