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Uniswap to give PancakeSwap a run for its money with V3 deployment… Details inside

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Uniswap to give PancakeSwap a run for its money with V3 deployment: Details inside

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  • 80% of UNI token holders voted in favor of a V3 deployment on BNB Chain.
  • Uniswap V3 has seen increased adoption since its launch in 2021.

Uniswap’s [UNI] proposal to float its V3 deployment on the BNB Chain passed the “temperature check” on 22 January, with 80% of total votes cast in favor of the move.

The proposal, which was first published on 17 January, outlined Uniswap’s plan to deploy its V3 on the BNB Chain. The proposal highlighted several reasons for the proposed deployment, including the fact that BNB Chain’s growing user base provided a potential new market for v3.

Moreover, BNB Chain offered high transaction speeds and low fees, making it a suitable platform for UNI’s decentralized exchange services.

Realistic or not, here’s Uniswap’s market cap in BTC’s terms

Battle of the Dexes

However, the intended deployment of v3 on the BNB Chain could pose a significant threat to PancakeSwap’s [CAKE] dominance on the network. PancakeSwap’s total value locked [TVL] on BNB Chain was $2.54 billion, representing a 49.39% share of the total TVL of $5.01 billion held on the chain.

Source: DefiLlama

For context, Uniswap v3, which was launched almost a year after PancakeSwap became operational, had a TVL of $2.71 billion at press time. It had been deployed on five blockchains in the same period, including Ethereum [ETH], Polygon [MATIC], Arbitrum, Optimism [OP], and Celo [CELO]. 

As a result of the several improvements that the V3 deployment introduced, the DEX saw an increased level of adoption among several decentralized finance (DeFi) users.

Moreover, increased user activity since its launch caused Uniswap to become the most active smart contract on the Ethereum network last year, per Token Terminal. Moreover, the amount of gas in the last year totaled $204.24 million, with 15.54 million transactions completed.

Source: Token Terminal

 Read Uniswap’s [UNI] Price Prediction 2023-2024

In a post published on Uniswap Governance Forum in December 2022, GFX Labs opined:

“Uniswap v3 is positioned to compete significantly with PancakeSwap.” 

Uniswap v3 proves itself

Uniswap v3 has already demonstrated its ability to capture a large market share, as seen by its takeover of a significant portion of the Polygon DEX market share by volume. This was confirmed by data from Dune Analytics.

Source: Dune Analytics

Specifically, Uniswap v3 held 80% of the market share at press time. Moreover, Quickswap’s market share dropped from 55% to less than 10% since Uniswap v3’s debut on Polygon in late 2021.


Abiodun is a full-time journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is also a lawyer with over 2 years of experience. With a keen interest in blockchain technology and its limitless possibilities, Abiodun spends his time understanding the technology, building projects, and educating people about it.
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