Cryptocurrency Traders Show Caution as Uniswap DEX Volume Dips Amidst V4 Anticipation

Uniswap’s upcoming launch for its V4 update will address the limitations of the previous versions. However, the excitement of the new version has not translated onto the network’s decentralized exchange [DEX] volume. The development team behind the DEX Uniswap, Uniswap Labs, has unveiled its vision of the upcoming V4 version of the Uniswap exchange platform. [...]

Cryptocurrency Traders Show Caution as Uniswap DEX Volume Dips Amidst V4 Anticipation
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  • Uniswap’s upcoming launch for its V4 update will address the limitations of the previous versions.
  • However, the excitement of the new version has not translated onto the network’s decentralized exchange [DEX] volume.

The development team behind the DEX Uniswap, Uniswap Labs, has unveiled its vision of the upcoming V4 version of the Uniswap exchange platform. The announcement has caused excitement and drawn much attention to the platform. The Uniswap V4 is meant to address all the limitations of the previous versions while preserving its user-friendly and straightforward nature.

The previous V4 versions facilitated the creation of concentrated liquidity and liquidity pools. The new versions have additional features allowing pool creation with dynamic fees. This translates to a possible decline in fees in high trading volume periods. However, there is a possible increase in the fees during low trading volume periods. 

Traders Are Apprehensive Despite the V4 Launch Announcement

Despite the V4 excitement, the advancements did not impact Uniswap’s decentralized exchange [DEX] volume. Recent DEX volume data shows the June volume is $34.24 billion – significantly lower than May’s figures. Uniswap has recorded a total volume of $2.53 billion in July up to now. 

Additionally, a trading volume comparison between Uniswap and the two most prominent exchange platforms, Binance and Coinbase, gives more information on the network’s performance. Despite the speculated boost from its upcoming update news, Uniswap’s trading volume is notably lower than the other two platforms. At $901 million, Uniswap’s trading volume is low compared to $10,703,713.52 from Binance US and $612,463,662.85 from Coinbase.

Uniswap V3 still holds a prominent position in the Dex arena, at least until V4 is launched and exerts can assess the market’s response. The exchange platform offers a wide range of trading options, with  1811 trading pairs and 908 coins at the users’ disposal. However, with a 24-hour volume of $608,517,204, Uniswap V3 on the Ethereum network has reported a 10.22% decline in the trading volume within the same period. The WETH/USDC is the most active pair, with a $265,012,855 trading volume. 

V4 has more to offer, and the volume capacity is expected to increase. The development team behind the new version revealed its visions, 

We are releasing the draft code now so that v4 can be built publicly, with open feedback and meaningful community contribution. We expect this will be a months-long process.

V4 is introducing ‘hooks’ to provide more inclusion on the platform. Hooks are contract-based functions allowing individual pools to customize their trade-offs to each user’s needs and preferences at different pool action lifecycle stages. The hooks will empower users to make more personalized decisions in liquidity provision.

Other notable improvements on the V4 version include pools’ ability to enable on-chain limit orders, support dynamic fees, and serve dynamic support fees to handle bulk orders over time efficiently.  The downside of the new version is higher trade-off fees and a more complex code.

 


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