- Cardano’s DeFi potential is gathering steam with new protocols and stablecoins emerging.
- Wrapped Bitcoin is the latest offering for Cardano, thanks to AnetaBTC.
- cBTC could potentially bring huge liquidity to DeFi platforms considering Cardano.
Cardano’s approach to building out its ecosystem has been slow yet methodical. Recent stablecoins launches have helped the project boom in DeFi, but a new project is looking to add massive liquidity.
Similar to wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC) on Ethereum, AnetaBTC will allow for on-chain wrapped BTC to come to Cardano, potentially bringing huge amounts of liquidity to the project.
cBTC, the wrapped Cardano-based Bitcoin, will allow Cardano users to benefit from Bitcoin liquidity, opening up larger opportunities for DeFi projects.
Additional liquidity, along with impressive stablecoin and TVL growth on Cardano, is setting the chain up for new potential in a DeFi space trying to reinvent itself.
Wrapped tokens have been a major success on Ethereum, making it easier to transfer value across blockchains and bolstering interoperability. In the case of cBTC, the interoperability between Bitcoin and Cardano through this wrapped token is predominantly about offering additional liquidity and value to Cardano.
Since the start of the year, the total value locked on Cardano has risen from under $50 million to over $150 million due partly to enhancements in DeFi protocols, stablecoins, and projects like AnetaBTC.
On the Flipside
- AnetaBTC also launched its public testnet for the Ergo blockchain in January, bringing wrapped tokens to Ergo and showcasing its potential before going into testnet on Cardano.
Why You Should Care
Cardano’s growth has sometimes been criticized as the project makes decisions that seem to be slowing innovation. However, this more methodical stance is starting to show promise as TVL, market cap, and even coin price are rising for reasons directly linked to ecosystem growth and possibility in the blockchain ecosystem.
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