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Highest earning DeFi applications (dapps) worldwide, per month 2020-2021

Biggest DeFi applications or dapps based on monthly protocol revenue since launch up to August 2021

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Release date

September 2021



Survey time period

October 2020 to August 2021

Special properties

Protocol revenue is revenue based on fees taken directly by the protocol and its token holders. The source mentions this works similarly to a stock buyback, as it decreased the amount of tokens in circulation. "Revenue" in DeFi consists of both "protocol revenue" and "supply-side revenue" - fees handed out to makers or liquidity suppliers

Supplementary notes

No figures were provided for the well-known dapps Uniswap, Balancer and Syntethix as these platforms do not have protocol revenue, e.g. all their revenue is going to their users.

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