Decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol Aave’s governance token surged 84% since its March 16 V3 upgrade, and was trading at US$220.01 at press time, according to CoinGecko data

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  • Aave is also the top gainer in the past 24 hours with a price jump of over 28%, but its current price is far off its all-time high of US$661.69 set in May 2021. 
  • Aave’s V3 upgrade included enhancements in decentralization, security and risk management, blockchain interoperability, and reduced transaction fees. 
  • Total value locked in Aave has also grown since the upgrade by over 20%, now at US$14 billion across seven chains, including US$9.7 billion in Ethereum. 

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