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Compound (COMP) price has declined today.

The price of Compound (COMP) is $72.69 today with a 24-hour trading volume of $116,271,773.62. This represents a -1.00% price decline in the last 24 hours and a 6.20% price increase in the past 7 days. With a circulating supply of 6.9 Million COMP, Compound is valued at a market cap of $498,478,031.

COMP is the governance token for Compound Protocol and it was distributed since June 2020. It is an ERC-20 token issued on Ethereum. 

COMP tokens are mainly used for protocol governance. COMP holders can suggest, debate, and implement changes to Compound - without relying on, or requiring, the Compound team whatsoever. COMP also allows its owner to delegate voting rights to an address of their choice.

What is the Compound Protocol?

Compound is a decentralized blockchain protocol that allows users to lend or borrow selected cryptocurrencies. It establishes money markets by pooling assets together and algorithmically setting interest rates based on supply and demand of assets.

To supply or lend crypto assets on Compound, users will have to deposit their crypto assets into the Compound protocol and it will be aggregated into a liquidity pool. Once users have made the deposit, they will receive cTokens in return. Users will start accruing interest by holding the cTokens. 

Once assets are supplied to Compound, users are allowed to use the assets as collateral. Based on the collateral factor of the assets deposited, users can start borrowing from Compound. Because Compound uses an overcollateralization model, you can never borrow more than what is collateralized. 



Who founded Compound?

Compound was founded by long time business partners, Robert Leshner and Geoffrey Hayes in 2017. Compound officially launched on the Ethereum mainnet in 2018 and their headquarters is in San Francisco. 

  Robert Leshner, CEO           Geoffrey Hayes, CTO

How is Compound different from traditional finance?

Compound behaves similarly to a bank but it is more easily accessible. To use Compound, users are not required to provide personal and private information. Anyone with an internet connection could sign up for Compound and start interacting with the protocol. All they need is some crypto assets stored on a crypto wallet like Metamask.

In addition, the return rates for Compound are more attractive compared to traditional banks. For example, if you store money in a savings account, it will only generate a measly 0.05% APY. On the other hand, Compound would offer up to 4% APY depending on the assets supplied. 

Do note that the higher interest rate offered is due to the additional risks incurred by using the Compound smart contract.

Who are competitors of Compound Protocol?

Any services that facilitate lending of money is a competitor of Compound. In centralized finance, there are banks, money markets, and crypto lending services such as Nexo,, Celsius Network, Binance, and more. In DeFi, there are other competing services such as Aave.

How did Compound contribute to the yield farming / liquidity mining craze?

Yield farming is a process that allows users to earn a return on their crypto assets by providing it to Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocols such as Compound. Liquidity mining is an additional incentive structure given through the reward of governance tokens to incentivize users to provide more liquidity to DeFi protocols. 

The release of COMP tokens in June 2020 jump started the yield farming and liquidity mining movement during the summer of 2020. COMP tokens were given to users who lent and borrowed assets on the Compound platform. This incentive made Compound extremely popular and significantly increased the assets lent and borrowed on Compound. 

How to farm for COMP?

If you supply or borrow assets on Compound, you will be rewarded with an allocation of COMP, of which 2,880 COMP are distributed daily. COMP tokens are distributed among the various money markets based on the dollar value of assets borrowed. Currently DAI has the highest demand, receiving about 60% of the daily COMP distribution. The allocation is then split equally between suppliers and borrowers.

Which assets are supported on Compound?

As of December 2020, there are 9 tokens available on Compound. The supported assets are DAI, ETH, USDC, ZRX, USDT, WBTC, BAT, UNI, COMP

How does Compound Governance work?


A user must have 100,000 COMP tokens on hand or delegated from other users to table a proposal. Once submitted, there is a 3-day voting period wherein a minimum of 400,000 votes must be cast. If a majority of the votes support the proposal, the new change will be implemented after a 2-day waiting period. 

These proposals may include adding support for a new asset, changing an asset’s collateral factor, changing a market’s interest rate model, or changing any other protocol parameter or variable. These proposals will be in the form of executable codes, not suggestions for the team to implement. 

To see the list of current and previous proposals, you may read it here.

Where can you buy Compound?

COMP tokens can be traded on centralized crypto exchanges. The most popular exchange to buy and trade Compound is Deepcoin, where the most active trading pair COMP/USDT has a trading volume of $315,137.78 in the last 24 hours. Other popular options include Binance and BTSE.

What is the daily trading volume of Compound (COMP)?

The trading volume of Compound (COMP) is $116,136,578.34 in the last 24 hours, representing a 25.80% increase from one day ago and signalling a recent rise in market activity.

What is the all-time high for Compound (COMP)?

The highest price paid for Compound (COMP) is $910.54, which was recorded on May 12, 2021 (about 2 years). Comparatively, the current price is -92.00% lower than the all-time high price.

What is the all-time low for Compound (COMP)?

The lowest price paid for Compound (COMP) is $25.74, which was recorded on Jun 10, 2023 (about 1 month). Comparatively, the current price is 181.60% higher than the all-time low price.

What is the market cap of Compound (COMP)?

Market capitalization of Compound (COMP) is $496,375,656 and is ranked #86 on CoinGecko today. Market cap is measured by multiplying token price with the circulating supply of COMP tokens (6.9 Million tokens are tradable on the market today).

What is the fully diluted valuation of Compound (COMP)?

The fully diluted valuation (FDV) of Compound (COMP) is $723,992,775. This is a statistical representation of the maximum market cap, assuming the maximum number of 10 Million COMP tokens are in circulation today. Depending on how the emission schedule of COMP tokens are designed, it might take multiple years before FDV is realized.

How does the price performance of Compound compare against its peers?

With a price increase of 6.20% in the last 7 days, Compound (COMP) is outperforming the global cryptocurrency market which is down -0.70%, while underperforming when compared to similar Ethereum Ecosystem cryptocurrencies which are up 12.70%.

What is the market sentiment of Compound today?

The community is bullish as more than 82% of users are feeling good about Compound (COMP) today.

How to add Compound (COMP) to MetaMask?

Adding Compound (COMP) to MetaMask allows you to view your token holdings, trade on decentralized exchanges, and more. To add them, you’ll need to import COMP as a token. You can copy COMP’s contract address (0xc00e94cb662c3520282e6f5717214004a7f26888) and import it manually, or if you've installed MetaMask's chrome extension, add COMP to MetaMask with one click on CoinGecko.

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