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Bitwise’s latest declaration about Uniswap could turn the tide for UNI holders

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  • Bitwise predicts Uniswap to surpass Coinbase in trading volume Q3 2023
  • Uniswap’s unique users and fees increase while pool value and active users fall

In a recent prediction made by Bitwise, it was stated that Uniswap would be overtaking Coinbase in terms of trading volume. According to Bitwise, this event would happen in Q3 of 2023.

This prediction was based on the fact that Uniswap already managed to overtake Coinbase in the past. In November 2022, after the FTX debacle, many people from the crypto community had lost faith in centralized exchanges (CEXs) and have moved on to DEXs. During this period, Uniswap witnessed high activity.

However, soon after that, Coinbase regained the top spot against Uniswap. According to Bitwise, Uniswap would soon be taking over the number one spot in terms of trading volume and it will remain at the top for a longer period of time.


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This prediction from Bitwise was supported by data from various analytics platforms. For example, in the DEX arena, Uniswap was the dominant protocol as it had taken up 65.7% of the market share in terms of volume.

Source: Dune Analytics

Another indicator of growth for the DEX was the increasing number of unique users. According to data provided by Messari, the number of unique users on Uniswap increased by 44% over the last month as well.

This spike in the number of unique users contributed to Uniswap generating fees. Based on data provided by token terminal, the fees generated by Uniswap increased by 89.2% over the last week.

Source: token terminal

However, it was not all sunshine for Uniswap. The pool value of Uniswap also declined materially according to Dune Analytics. This decline in pool value could be a sign of decreasing interest from liquidity providers and traders.

Source: Dune Analytics

Whales lose interest

The state of the UNI also reflected some of these trends. Whale interest in UNI was declining according to data provided by Santiment. Along with that, there was a decline in Uniswaps network growth too. This decline in network growth indicated decreasing interest from new users.


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However, growth was observed in Uniswap’s development activity, which suggested that new updates could be launched on the network. These could help in regain interest from whales and new users.

Additionally, Uniswap’s growing popularity and increasing trading volume could also attract more liquidity providers and traders to the platform.

Source: Santiment

The price of UNI at press time was $6.44, which fell by 2.20% in the last 24 hours.

 

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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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