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1INCH swap upgrade could mean delight for traders and DeFi but…

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  • 1Inch announced its latest upgrade to swap its engine
  • However, 1Inch’s TVL has been on a flatline since 2021

Christmas might not have been the best for investors of several projects, but for 1inch Network (1INCH) traders, there was something to cheer about.

Amid the worldwide celebration, the DeFi distributed network announced an upgrade to its swap engine. The swap engine provides a decentralized trading system for traders to access liquidity via market makers.  

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Called “Fusion”, the upgrade would aid traders to exchange assets at somewhat convenient rates. While traders might be elated by this development, there was more on the 1inch Network that should not be neglected.

Flatlines in TVL, so chill with the cheer

Besides 1INCH, the network’s co-founder, Sergej Kunz, mentioned that the DeFi space also stood to gain from the reform. According to the Medium post, Kunz said, 

“Fusion makes swaps on 1inch dramatically more cost efficient, as users won’t have to pay network fees, plus, an extra layer of security is added, protecting users from sandwich attacks. Our aim is to make users’ DeFi experience as smooth as never before.”

However, data from DeFi Llama showed that the 1INCH Total Value Locked (TVL) has flatlined since 2021. This meant that the 1inch Network had been starved of protocol deposits since the period, as mentioned earlier.

This stagnancy meant that the TVL was only worth a little above $5 million.

1INCH Total Value Locked

Source; DeFi Llama

Nevertheless, the Fusion security and profitability upgrade wasn’t the only anticipated development on 1INCH lately. This December, the Decentralized Exchange (DEX) aggregator proposed a complete overhaul of its staking pods.

Meanwhile, the active developments on the network meant that 1INCH did exceptionally well in some parts on-chain. According to Santiment, the project’s development activity skyrocketed to 2.55.

This was after it had languished lower at 0.259 on 13 December. So, this implied that the 1inch team seemed dedicated to revitalizing the depletion faced by the DeFi project.

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Additionally, the upgrade announcement contributed to other revivals around 1INCH. For context, circulation around the token was not close to being impressive up until 25 December.

However, information at press time revealed that the one-day circulation had improved to 14.47 million— the highest it had hit since 18 December. Therefore, 1INCH tokens used and transacted during the period became active by moving from wallet to wallet.

1INCH development activity and one-day circulation

Source: Santiment

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As for its network growth, the swap engine improvement wasn’t enough to solidify the 1INCH health. At the time of writing, the network heath was down to 22. This illustrated that 1INCH has not succeeded in attracting new addresses. 

1INCH Network growth

Source: Santiment

However, the 1inch network added that upgrade could aid the ecosystem with adoption. This was because the Fusion swap engine mode would be live on Ethereum [ETH]Polygon [MATIC], and the Binance Coin [BNB] chains. Subsequently, it could expand to other networks. 


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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