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More cherry on CAKE? PancakeSwap launches on Ethereum L2 rollup

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PancakeSwap announced the launch of V3 on the Ethereum layer-2 network Linea, as part of its attempts to generate additional revenue.

More cherry on CAKE? PancakeSwap launches on Ethereum L2 rollup

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  • PancakeSwap claimed V3 will offer maximum capital efficiency and a flexible trading fee structure.
  • Fees and user activity on the DEX continued its slide in August.

Not just centralized crypto exchanges, but even their decentralized counterparts have seen decreasing trade volumes in the last three months. In fact, the month of August looked set to record the lowest monthly volume for the year, per data from DeFiLlama.


Read PancakeSwap’s [CAKE] Price Prediction 2023-2024


The second-largest decentralized exchange (DEX) PancakeSwap [CAKE] followed the broader market trend, extending its losing streak in August. Over the last 24 hours, the non-custodial exchange processed trades worth $239 million, representing a steep decline of 25%.

Source: DeFiLlama

However, despite the gloomy market sentiment, PancakeSwap looked for ways to stay ahead of the curve with its strategic expansion plans.

PancakeSwap gets one more address

PancakeSwap announced the launch of its third iteration V3 on the Ethereum [ETH] layer-2 network Linea as part of its attempts to expand user base and mop up additional revenue. Like other networks, PancakeSwap V3 would enable token swapping and liquidity provisioning functionalities on Linea.

PancakeSwap claimed that with the capital efficiency feature of V3, liquidity providers (LPs) would be able to significantly enhance their earnings, achieving a capital multiplier of up to 4000x compared to v2.

Furthermore, V3 would provide flexibility for traders to choose a fee structure that works best with the tokens they wanted to trade and the liquidity pool they are engaged with. The fee tiers would range from 0.01% to 1%.

Linea, a zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM) rollup, was introduced by Metamask developer ConsenSys in July. It recently completed the final stages of its mainnet launch.

Unlike other big DEXes in the ecosystem, PancakeSwap was originally launched on the BNB Chain in 2020. Since then, it has branched out to major networks like Ethereum, Aptos [APT], Polygon zkEVM.


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Steady decline in usage could be a cause for worry

While the above development was noteworthy, LPs might be spooked by looking at the steady descent in fees and traders on the platform, as revealed by data from Token Terminal.

Source: Token Terminal

At the time of writing, native token CAKE exchanged hands at $1.26, per CoinMarketCap. Surprisingly, despite the expansion into Linea, this represented a drop of 1.58% in the 24-hour period.

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Aniket Verma works as a journalist at AMBCrypto. Contrary to most who are primarily interested in merely tracking price movements of cryptos, his focus is on examining the niche intersection between cryptocurrencies and traditional finance. A so-so Bitcoin maximalist, Aniket has a strong disdain for memecoins and the unfounded frenzy they seem to generate every market season. Coming from a strong engineering background, Aniket previously worked as a Content Manager for TV9 Network. Before his stint over there, he was an Associate Multimedia News Producer at Reuters.
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