What is TLV: In DeFi slang, TLV is short for Total Locked Value, a yield farming market metric.
The total locked value shows the total liquidity locked up in a DeFi contract.
TLV measures its health and also the market share of that project.
Other DeFi market metrics
Another sign of strength and reliability of a DeFi project can be the listing of its token on the most popular crypto exchanges.
Transparency of the project team can be used as a sort of metric too, DeFi is an unregulated field and scams are abundant.