Default auditing for DeFi projects is a must for growing the industry

Default auditing for DeFi projects is a must for growing the industry

There has been a shift that has taken auditing from being seen as an unnecessary burden to an absolute essential for any serious project. The radical opportunity presented by decentralized finance has garnered significant attention from investors and speculators alike. The total value locked in DeFi protocols grew over 2,500% in 2020, from around $700 million in January 2020 to over $20 billion in December 2020. TVL is a more useful metric than market capitalization when it comes to DeFi, as it accurately represents the equity that investors are willing to commit to these protocols. And....


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