Uniswap has held the title of champion for a long time. But what started as a simple fork has evolved into a serious challenger. Yes, we are talking about SushiSwap which has emerged as a potential rival and has grown from just a clone to the third-largest decentralized exchange [DEX].
Originally popped out as a fork of Uniswap v2, SushiSwap was deemed a ‘lost cause’ by several notable market players the platform’s Co-creator ‘Chef Nomi’ dumpped all of his SUSHI tokens on the market for $14 million worth of ETH.
It was not until ‘0xMaki’, who happens to be SushiSwap’s co-founder, took the responsibility to lead the project which helped it to come back on track and exceed other notable decentralized finance [DeFi] platforms.
Months later, the market’s most popular duo is fighting against odds to retain their respective positions. According to DeFi Pulse, Uniswap was the second-largest DEX in terms of total value locked which was $4.13 billion. SushiSwap, on the other hand, stood at the third spot as mentioned earlier with a TVL of $3.60 billion.
Uniswap Wins But SushiSwap Emerges From The Ashes
In terms of market share, it is undoubtedly, Uniswap that has a clear lead with a whopping 54.8% trade volume while SushiSwap stands just right behind with 20.8%.
In addition to that, it was also found that over the past three weeks, Uniswap has averaged daily volume between $700 million and $1.35 billion. Simultaneously, SushiSwap showed an average daily volume of $300 million to $700 million.
Digging deeper, it was also observed that even as Uniswap continued to process twice as much volume as its rival, the monthly trend evidenced that SushiSwap has improved its figures to become a strong competitor.
Both the platforms’ governance token has also reached new all-time highs amid the bull season. What’s even more interesting is that both the DEXs have witnessed their goals diverge despite their controversial entry into the DeFi ecosystem. And while Uniswap still takes a lead, SushiSwap’s growth in the past several months cannot be ignored.