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PancakeSwap v2 Is the Most Visited Decentralized Exchange, Recording 27m Visits

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DEXs are increasingly becoming popular among crypto enthusiasts, and with good reasons. These platforms make it easier for users to trade their digital assets, without losing control over their cryptos. 

Tradingplatforms has compiled some data on the global decentralized exchanges. According to the findings, PancakeSwap V2 has the most monthly visits, reaching 27,371,296 in the last one month. The BSC-powered DEX also records one of the highest 24h trading volumes. At the time of writing, this figure stood at $534,841,302, accounting for 8.6% of the market share by volume. 

When asked to comment on the findings, Edith Reads from tradingplatforms.com had this to say, “Many crypto enthusiasts will argue that Uniswap is the benchmark for decentralized exchanges, and they’d be right. However, PancakeSwap has proven to be a worthy competitor and is growing by leaps. A huge part of this growth is due to Uniswap’s shortcomings, scaling from Ethereum’s scalability issues. It’ll be interesting to watch how the space unfolds over the coming months, with the launch of ETH2.0”

DeFi Swap comes in second, Uniswap dominates top ten list

Little known exchanges are also coming up and growing in  popularity. DeFi Swap, which currently ranks 53rd in 24h trading volume, comes in second in total visits. The DEX recorded 22,047,882 visits, according to the compiled data. 

PancakeSwap V2 and Defi Swap are the only DEXs on the list with over 20 million visits. Maiar comes in third with 8.5 million visits. 

However, one of the most interesting things to note is that different versions of Uniswap dominate the list of the popular DEXs. The versions Optimis, Arbitrum One, Polygon, v2, and v3 occupy positions four through eight, with 6,984,420 visits. Trader Joe comes ninth while Binance DEX closes the list, with 6.4 million visits. 

One of the things we need to point out is that Pancakeswap v2 holds the most trading pairs at 5432. Perhaps, this is one of the significant contributing factors to its popularity. Uniswap v2 and v3 also offer many trading pairs, at 2491 and 1700 pairs, respectively. 

PancakeSwap vs Uniswap: Which one is superior? 

The debate between these two DEXs has been ongoing ever since PancakeSwap launched in September 2020. Uniswap is considered the mother of all decentralized exchanges. As such, PancakeSwap borrows many features from Uniswap’s AMM model, just as other DEXs do. 

However, one of the most significant differences between the decentralized exchanges is the blockchain platforms they run on. Uniswap runs on Ethereum protocol, as opposed to PancakeSwap that run on BSC chain. 

The rivalry between the DEXs largely stems from this difference in parent chains. Uniswap is liable to Ethereum’s scalability issues, which perhaps is the reason why many enthusiasts turn to PancakeSwap. However, since Ethereum is working on ETH2.0 to solve these issues, it remains to be seen how this upgrade will affect Uniswap and other DEXs built on Ethereum. 


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Edith Muthoni Freelance Writer

Edith Muthoni Freelance Writer

Edith is a dynamic and seasoned finance writer with a focus on crypto and trading - featured on different platforms, including Cryptopolitan.com, Insidebitcoins.com, and Learnbonds.com. With a Bachelor's Degree in Actuarial Science from Strathmore School of Business, Edith combines her education and experience to analyze complex market trends. This solid foundation also enables her to simplify complex trading strategies, delivering informative content, relevant to our fast-paced economy.

Edith's passion for finance and cryptocurrency keeps her at the forefront of industry news. She creates content that empowers her readers. She’s also a personal finance coach, providing expert advice on trading and other intricate finance issues