Key Points / TLV (Total Locked Value)
What is TLV
In DeFi slang, TLV is short for Total Locked Value. Total locked value is 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.
- Higher TLV implies a healthier project and less risk
- Higher TLV also might mean the project is overcrowded though, which means less yield
Here are two blogs on…
- how to yield with defi tokens
- how to trade defi tokens with TradingView scripts
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.