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How Ethereum’s Uniswap Reached A Milestone Of $1 Trillion In Trading Volume

Popular decentralized exchange (DEX) platform on Ethereum, Uniswap, celebrates a major milestone. Via its official Twitter account, the team behind the protocol announced that it has processed $1 trillion in all-time trading volume. Related Reading | Coinbase Is on a Downwards Spiral and Could Be Taking your Crypto with It As seen below, this metric has been on an uptrend since September 2020. At that time, the protocol processed less than $10 billion in cumulative trading volume. The $1 trillion milestone was reached in less than a year as Uniswap went processing around $250 billion in cumulative trading volume to $750 trillion in March 2022. The metric has been on the rise despite the current downtrend across global markets. The team behind Uniswap stated the following: It’s been one hell of a ride. As of today, the Uniswap Protocol has passed a lifetime cumulative trading volume of $1 Trillion (…). We couldn’t have reached this milestone without the Uniswap community that continues to build alongside us. Here’s to the next Trillion. Additional data provided by the team behind the protocol suggest Uniswap’s popularity has been increasing along with its trading volume. The DEX’s market share surpassed 50% in August 2020 and has reached over 60% since that time. In addition, the number of Uniswap Users recently hit almost 4 million. In January 2021, the metric stood at less than 1 million users. This represents a 4x increase in a little over a year. The inventor of Uniswap, Hayden Adams, added: $1 trillion all-time volume. I don’t tweet milestones as often these days, but four commas blows my mind. Never expected Uniswap to grow the way that it has. Thanks to everyone who has been along for the ride. What’s Behind This Ethereum DEX Success? There are three potential events that have resulted in Uniswap’s increase in market share and popularity. The first in the deployment of its second iteration, Uniswap v2 introduced new features and functionalities replicated across the entire DeFi sector. The second is the launch of its governance token, UNI. The token rolled out around September 2020, when Uniswap’s fundamental began their upwards ascend, and it was airdropped to all users that ever interacted with the protocol. The event marked an inflection point in the adoption of DeFi protocols. The next year, the sector boomed with the introduction of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into the mainstream and more people onboarding it. The third event was the launch of DEX’s third iteration, Uniswap v3. This version offered more rewards to users with active investment strategies. Today, most blockchain networks can’t exist without a DeFi sector and their own version of Uniswap. Despite its popularity, the DEX and other protocols have been affected by the current downside price action across large cryptocurrencies. Data from Token Terminal suggests Uniswap peaked in September 2021 when its total value locked (TVL) was close to $10 billion and its trading volume followed. Ever since then, this metric has been in a downtrend and currently appears to be consolidating. Related Reading | TA: Bitcoin Price Stuck In Key Range, Why Dips Might Be Limited At the time of writing, UNI’s price stands at $5.57 with a 5.5% loss in the last 24-hours.

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‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Traded Crypto Behind Bars – Here Are Some Reactions

Martin Shkreli, the so-called “Pharma Bro” who gained notoriety for jacking up the price of the life-saving medicine Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent, is very optimistic about DeFi. The former hedge fund manager and convicted felon discussed cryptocurrency and the decentralized exchange network Uniswap from a federal jail after his release. Shkreli, affectionately dubbed as […]

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‘Tokenizing Assets’; Bob Ras, Sologenic CEO, Reveals The Mantra Of The Financial Future

Today, we caught up with Bob Ras, CEO, and Co-founder of Sologenic, a foundation that synergizes different financial markets by tokenizing various asset classes on a decentralized ecosystem built on the XRP ledger. The Sologenic team is focused on bringing both cryptocurrencies and non-blockchain assets under one umbrella for the ease of trading. During this […]

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Cryptocurrency Is ‘Worthless,’ European Central Bank President Says

Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, has warned that cryptocurrencies are worthless and should be regulated. The ECB boss believes that regulating the sector will prevent people from gambling their life savings on cryptocurrencies. “My extremely modest opinion is that cryptocurrency is worthless. It is founded on nothing, and there are no underlying […]

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Citadel Capital CEO Ken Griffin Says Terra (LUNA) ‘Fiasco’ Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Regulators

Citadel Capital CEO Ken Griffin is arguing the collapse of Terra (LUNA) should serve as a wake-up call for regulators. In a new interview, Griffin says the Terra (LUNA) “catastrophe,” which also saw the de-pegging of the blockchain protocol’s flagship stablecoin TerraUSD (UST), should motivate the authorities to come up with the necessary regulation, especially […]

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