[What follows are excerpts from that article.]
Not only does no one want APR, APY or Yield, those terms only serve to ostracize the greater blockchain community. Public sentiment surrounding the blockchain sector's inability to use the term APR has all but ruined market appetite for it.
Year to date we have seen the complete collapse of user confidence in the DeFi space. Users are utterly disinterested in a dead fad that resulted in one of the greatest losses by a single industry. The ultimate dissolution of several unsustainable multi-billion dollar companies was the inevitable result of the mass hysteria around these terms.
Looking further, the DeFi market as a whole is decimated. What remains only further demonstrates the complete public disinterest in APR. According to Defi Llama, less than 9% of the entire crypto market is participating in DeFi today. Considering the loose definition for “participation,” as well as the duplication of tokens and derivatives, it is likely far less.
What remains of the DeFi market is sequestered in “non-DeFi” products. This refers to an overwhelming majority of funds tied up in derivatives such as stablecoins, BTC, and ETH at absolutely paltry yields.
The crypto world does not want APR.
They simply don't want to lose money.
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