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Uniswap X volume crosses $1 bln, thanks to these market makers

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Wintermute and Tokka Labs were involved in 60% to 80% of the overall daily trading volume.

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  • Four months after its introduction, the Uniswap X volume hit $1 billion. 
  • Activity on the network increased but has now dropped.

The aggregate trading volume of Uniswap X has crossed the $1 billion mark, according to information from Dune Analytics. Based on the Dune dashboard, the milestone would have been impossible if not for the input of market makers Tokka Labs and Wintermute.

A market maker is an individual or entity involved in providing liquidity for the market. In return, the market maker gets profits from the buying and selling.

The Uniswap [UNI] team launched Uniswap X in July. The mission of the permissionless trading protocol was to provide trading services across different Automated Market Makers (AMMs) and liquidity providers.

The big guns are not playing 

AMBCrypto’s assessment of the data showed that Wintermute and Tokka Labs were involved in 60% to 80% of the overall daily trading volume. 

This hike means that there is an increasing demand for open-source trading protocols by market players. As expected, Uniswap has continued to reign as the king of the Decentralized Exchange (DEX) sector.

Uniswap X daily DEX volume

Source: Dune Analytics

Although Uniswap’s weekly volume reduced, it still led the DEX cohort. However, there has been one notable change in the sector, and that was KyberSwap. KyberSwap is the main trading protocol of the Kyber Network liquidity hub.

In the last seven days, the DEX volume of KyberSwap increased by 4831%. As a result, the 24-hour volume reached $966.15 million which was close to Uniswap’s $1.22 billion. Should the volume of KyberSwap repeat the feat, Uniswap may be at risk of losing its top spot.

Furthermore, an evaluation of Dune Analytics’ data showed that Uniswap’s revenue was $115,030 on 23rd November. This value represents the highest daily revenue the protocol made since the beginning of November.

Revenue hit the roof but now…

The rise in revenue as of then implies that the protocol made more in trading fees. It also signifies an increase in the portion of fees collected from liquidity providers like Wintermute and Tokka Labs. 

Uniswap revenue

Source: Dune Analytics

Around the same period, active addresses on the Uniswap network jumped to a monthly high. Active addresses show the level of interaction users have with a project. Therefore, the hike means that there was an increase in transactions.

However, press time data showed that the metric had decreased, indicating a drop in network activity.

As for the network growth, Santiment showed that the metric fell to 120. Network growth shows the number of new addresses participating in transfers.

Realistic or not, here’s UNI’s market cap in ETH terms

If the network growth increases, it means there is a surge in traction. However, Uniswap’s network growth decreased, suggesting that the adoption of the protocol was far from its All-Time High (ATH).

Uniswap active addresses and network growth

Source: Santiment


Victor is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Before his sojourn into the world of journalism, he was a “buy the top, sell the bottom” merchant while doubling as a sales funnel copywriter. Victor’s focus is the exciting on-chain landscape of the cryptocurrency market and its underlying technology. His other interests include politics, Afrobeats, sports, and marketing.
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