The decentralized finance, or DeFi, movement in crypto has grown explosively over the past several months, according to data compiled by Twitter analyst, Ceteris Paribus.

Data from May, June, July and August showed DeFi crypto assets have surged in price, on average, 42.9%, 56%, 60.5% and 168.4% respectively — massive monthly gains for any asset class, according to a chart posted in an Aug. 31 tweet by Paribus.

Crypto trader and podcaster Luke Martin gave the data from Paribus a nod on Twitter, pointing out DeFi's price growth as a whole.

Cointelegraph reached out to Paribas for additional details. This article will be updated accordingly should a response come in.

It is no secret that DeFi assets have seen a tremendous year in the price category. Talk of yams and sushi on Twitter leaves some folks confused, while others have greatly profited on the trend. One asset, (YFI), has tallied an incredible price run in recent weeks, going from less than $1,000, all the way up past $38,000 at time of publishing.

Back in June, Sasha Ivanov, founder of the Waves Association, compared the trend to the initial coin offering, or ICO, boom of 2017.