1. DeFi continued hot, late August Lock amount of $ 8.3 billion . Among them, the daily trading volume of DEX hit a new high of US$1.436 billion on September 1.
2. After the price of Bitcoin ended sideways, the derivatives and spot markets resumed vitality, and the trading volume increased and entered a state of volatility, but the upward trend was not as good as DeFi.
3. DEX still cannot compete with centralized exchanges in terms of volume. The average monthly trading volume in August is only 0.68% and 1.15% of the average monthly trading volume of spot and derivatives.
4. Centralized exchanges are actively deploying DeFi, which is mainly reflected in currency listing, investment and integration of DeFi elements.
5. The mainstream exchanges in the whole market are generally actively listing coins. As of August 28, only 5 major exchanges have not yet launched any DeFi tokens.
6. Centralized exchanges prefer to launch mainstream hot DeFi assets, among which DEX, lending and infrastructure projects are most favored by exchanges. And Chainlink is the DeFi currency with the most online exchanges.
7. Large exchanges, based on their own capital and strategic advantages, are more prominent in their investment in DeFi and long-term strategic layout. Multiple exchanges have launched their own public chains to support DeFi positioning.
8. The integration of DeFi elements is mainly reflected in the marketing or business of introducing DeFi to the platform. Some exchanges launched DeFi index contract products.
9. The total number of DeFi tokens listed on OKEx and the proportion of DeFi tokens to the total online tokens are both high. The listing strategy focuses on the choice of high-quality assets.
10. The ZT exchange has a large number of online tokens, and is more active in the market promotion of DeFi, and strategically focuses on user experience perception.
11. HBTC has a layout in DeFi project investment and public chain support, and plans to integrate DeFi elements to launch wealth management products.
1. Market Analysis
“The popularity of the DeFi market has continued to soar since the second quarter of 2020, and many exchanges have started to deploy in this field.
1.1 Market overview
DeFi TVL, source: DeFiPulse, TokenInsight
As the main field in the DeFi industry, the popularity of decentralized exchanges (DEX) continues to rise. With the use of compound liquidity mining in June, YFI in July, YAM in August, recent SUSHI, and the continuous emergence of multiple forks of YFI, the daily trading volume of DEX continues to achieve new leaps. In September The daily trading volume exceeded 1.4 billion US dollars.
According to TokenInsight Research’s observations on the DEX market, since July, DEX daily transaction volume, daily transactions and daily active users have increased significantly. Although DEX trading volume fluctuated greatly in August, as of August 31, the average DEX trading volume in August was 2.5 times the average trading volume in July. At the same time, the number of transactions and the number of active users also hit a new high at the end of August, reaching 211,504 and 39,884 respectively.
DEX trading volume, number of transactions and number of active users, source: DeBank, TokenInsight
Comparison of spot, derivative and DEX trading volume on centralized exchanges, source: DeBank, TokenInsight
 Monthly average data calculation data until August 30
Dex August trading volume accounted for the percentage of spot and derivatives trading volume, source: DeBank, TokenInsight
1.2 DeFi layout of centralized exchanges
The number of DeFi tokens on centralized exchanges accounts for the proportion of total online tokens, source: TokenInsight, 2020.08.28
 The statistical source of platform tokens is the active market on CMC
The number of DeFi tokens listed on centralized exchanges, source: CoinMarketCap, TokenInsight, 2020.08.28
Distribution of tokens listed on centralized exchanges, source: CoinMarketCap, TokenInsight, 2020.08.28
Investment behavior in the DeFi field of various exchanges, source: TokenInsight
1.5 Integration of DeFi elements
2. OKEx exchange DeFi layout
“OKEx focuses on the selection of high-quality DeFi assets and launches multiple high-quality DeFi projects.”
2.1 Strategic layout
2.2 Market tracking
In terms of following the trend of the DeFi industry and market hot spots, OKEx’s layout is mainly reflected in its currency listing strategy. OKEx has set up a special team to track the DeFi field in the screening of listings, focusing on selecting popular DeFi projects with high user attention and growth value. At the same time, OKEx is one of the few mainstream exchanges that specialize in opening the DeFi section on the official website trading page, and the exchange will display the DeFi projects on the platform in one section, which can give platform users a more convenient operation experience.
In addition, OKEx recently launched a DeFi mining product, accessing the Compound protocol to help users mine COMP tokens on its platform.As shown in the table below, as of August 28, OKEx has listed 40 DeFi tokens, and the number of online DeFi tokens has reached 24.8% of the total number of online tokens on the platform. The number of DeFi tokens and DeFi tokens on the platform accounted for Belgium ranks among the top exchanges.
DeFi tokens are listed on OKEx platform, source: TokenInsight, 2020.08.28
Comparison of the distribution of tokens listed on OKEx and the distribution of tokens listed in the whole industry, source: TokenInsight, 2020.08.28
The price fluctuates within one day after OKEx’s first DeFi project goes live, source: TokenInsight, 2020.09.01
*Statistics for infrastructure projects include public chain projects with a clear DeFi layout
3. DeFi layout of ZT exchange
“ZT Exchange is actively carrying out the ecological part, comprehensively researching the DeFi industry and conducting timely market promotion of DeFi hotspots.”
3.1 Basic ecological construction
Internal construction of ecological layout, source: TokenInsight
3.2 DeFi Investment Research
DeFi tokens are listed on ZT platform, source: TokenInsight, as of 8/28
3.4 DeFi marketing and business integration
In terms of science popularization and market promotion of DeFi, ZT has established a DeFi learning exchange group in the community and opened a Defi live broadcast room. It broadcasts popular science and Q&A about DeFi from time to time and publishes information about DeFi in the community and media platforms. Hot articles. In addition, ZT will launch a $1 million liquid mining product in the near future, and plans to support its platform currency ZBT in the future.
In general, the ZT platform’s layout for DeFi is more reflected in the listing of coins and the development of DeFi hotspots for science popularization and drainage, and the effect is also biased to focus on the optimization of the layout of the transaction and operating experience that users can directly perceive. The future ecological construction of the exchange and whether it can continue to explore the value of DeFi and use it for its own use are closely related to the comprehensive development of the exchange platform itself. To this end, TokenInsight Research also conducted a basic analysis of the operation of the ZT exchange platform.