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Uniswap V3’s BNB Chain venture could spur this race for market share

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  • Uniswap officially announced its deployment on BNB Chain
  • Integration means protocol will take portion of PancakeSwap’s market share

Considered the world’s largest Decentralized Exchange (DEX), Uniswap’s V3 has now been deployed on the BNB Chain. According to its 15 March disclosure, the integration would allow tokens under the Binance-founded smart contracts blockchain to be swapped on Uniswap’s platform.

Realistic or not, here’s UNI’s market cap in CAKE’s terms

Historically, the protocol has mostly operated on the Ethereum Mainnet. However, the new development now offers users of the DEX a faster and cheaper way to transact depending on the tokens involved.

In February, there was a governance proposal for the deployment. At that time, the lead proposer 0x Plasma Labs opined that Uniswap could extend its market share by looking in the direction of BNB Chain. In the aforementioned space, PancakeSwap [CAKE] already enjoys a significant market share. 

With over 55 million votes by UNI holders, the protocol was able to get headway with 66% of the votes in favor of the scheme. PancakeSwap has always been the leading DEX under Binance Smart Chain with a Total Value Locked (TVL) OF $2.48 billion.

Here, TVL refers to the amount of unique deposits and staked assets under a protocol. However, with Uniswap’s presence, the spot could be up for grabs. This, because the difference between Uniswap and PancakeSwap’s TVL is more than $1 billion, based on DeFi Llama

With only Curve Finance [CRV] ahead of both projects, it could be difficult for CAKE to catch up.

Source: DeFi Llama

Just recently, Uniswap DEX’s volume surged impressively, same as PancakeSwap’s. This, after several Centralized Exchanges (CEXs) halted USDC trading after its parent company was exposed to a recent bank collapse.

Two can contribute and it’s no hindrance

Nonetheless, BNB Chain’s leadership seems to have no problem operating with both exchanges. In fact, according to its blog post, the integration would allow the chain to enter new territory. 

Furthermore, the statement also referred to the potential of increasing liquidity and accessibility for users on the chain. Similarly, BNB Chain’s Director of Growth considered the collaboration a welcome development. He said,

“We are delighted to see Uniswap’s continued commitment of delivering value to its users and building for the future of decentralization.”

How much are 1,10,100 UNIs worth today?

Meanwhile, reaction from the Uniswap community has been one of elation. Many are optimistic that it would only make the protocol’s ecosystem stronger. In fact, some are also of the viewpoint that users would be able to enjoy faster and cheaper transactions like it is with Arbitrum and Polygon.


Victor Olanrewaju is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Settled in Lagos, his fascination with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market arose out of his love of freedom and everything free. As a Nigerian, Victor understands the impact unfounded financial restrictions have on a population. He sees Bitcoin and cryptos as a way to circumvent these obstacles, as a tool for value creation despite all the setbacks. A graduate in Physics, Victor previously worked as a Senior Marketer at Melange Technologies. Before that, he dealt with crypto-marketers on a regular basis in his capacity as Copywriter at Ventrix Media. At AMBCrypto, Victor’s focus is on assessing the real effectiveness of both on-chain and off-chain developments on a project and its community sentiment.
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