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Uniswap sets sight to achieve $1 trillion in volume in 2022

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Uniswap has achieved a lot since its launch and in the last year particularly, however from here on, it might have to adhere to some changes in order to mark an equally remarkable year.

Uniswap in a trap

The third biggest DEX in the world began 2021 with just a $1.8 billion market cap. The growth that followed since then led to the same market cap increasing by tenfold to sit at $10 billion today.

Similarly, until January the network had only traded some $75 billion in all. However, within the last 12 months, the same volume shot up 852% and reached $712 billion. And as per the creator of Uniswap, Hayden Adams, the DEX will,

“Cross $1 trillion in cumulative volume with just its current 1-2m users. “

While possible this goal comes with its own set of obstacles and the biggest of them are actually the investors.

The bouts of selling observed at the first sign of a profit/loss are the reason why the network fails to accumulate a decent amount of LTHs. 

This has been observed time and again. The most recent was the end of December during which Uniswap witnessed a 34.84% price rise.  

Uniswap price action | Source: TradingView – AMBCrypto

In that short duration over 3 million UNI worth $21 million was sold to exchanges. This is why the altcoin fails to maintain a rally for long enough and as expected a 9.3% drop followed.

Uniswap supply on exchanges | Source: Santiment – AMBCrypto

This could discourage new investors from entering the market since one would want to be assured of some profits. Already the network has been drowned in losses for the entirety of December.

Uniswap network in losses | Source: Santiment – AMBCrypto

On top of that investor sentiment has been at its worst since January and the risk-adjusted returns are negative 1.72 right now. 

Uniswap investor sentiment | Source: Santiment – AMBCrypto

So considering the above scenario, the $1 trillion volume milestone seems to be at least a few months far. If the situation improves by the end of January, maybe then Uniswap could see a rise in participation which would consequently reduce the time required to reach the goal.


Aaryamann is a freelance crypto journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is currently investing his time in the crypto-space. He has a keen interest in DeFi, the ever-expanding possibilities of blockchain technology, as well as the political impact they would have.
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