DeFi (Decentralized finance) is currently one of the hottest corners of the crypto industry this year and, as a result of the boom, many project tokens have shown incredible price surges. One of the prominent tokens is Yearn. Finance ‘s native YFI, which has gained significant traction over the last few weeks.
DeFi, the big hype
In a bid to cash in on the mania, several centralized platforms have now jumped on the DeFi bandwagon.
In the latest development, one of the world’s largest centralized cryptocurrency exchange, Binance announced the launch of the YFI/USDT perpetual contract on its Futures platform wherein the users will be able to choose between 1-50x leverage.
The YFI/USDT perpetual contract is a USDT-margined futures contract that uses USDT as collateral. According to the official blog post, the contract will be made available to users from 31st August 7:00 AM [UTC].
This news follows Binance‘s announcement of offering ‘DeFi Index Perpetual Contracts’ to cater to the huge customer demand to get exposure to a broad base of DeFi products.
YFI’s meteoric rise
Meanwhile, in a little over a month, YFI has soared by a staggering 4008% since it was created $764.42 in July to the press time price at $31,682. Following the path of Bitcoin, the creators of the project have limited the supply of the governance token to 30,000 YFI coins. This could be an important contributing factor to the rapid surge in its price.
This new rally was also speculated to be triggered after, one of the largest DeFi protocol, Aave announced the listing the token. This was a significant development for the YFI ecosystem primarily because Aave has successfully outpaced the likes of Maker, Curve Protocol in the race for the first place in terms of TVL.
As previously reported, yet another catalyst for the token’s upward momentum was directed towards a potential collaboration between the crypto derivative platform FTX and Yearn.Finance.
Besides, the protocol also recently announced the launch of ‘yinsure.finance’ which is essentially a prototype for a new tokenized insurance, the first of its kind in the DeFi ecosystem.