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Uniswap v3 sees more volume on launch day compared to v2 despite fees sting

Uniswap’s v3 iteration came out to be more successful than its predecessor in terms of volume as reported by the Founder of the protocol, Hayden Adams.

On 6th May, Adams tweeted declared the launch of Uniswap v3. In the first 24 hours of going live, v3 had processed more than twice the volume that v2 saw in its first month.

Addams asserted that the platform is operating with greater efficiency than v2 by dividing its volume by total value locked (TVL). While v2 saw $1.2 billion in volume and $8.1 billion TVL making an efficiency ratio of 13%, v3 hosted $150 million and $300 million in TVL for an efficiency ratio of 50%.

As of now, Uniswap dashboard is reporting a daily volume of $259.86 million with a TVL of $429.27 million for v3.

Everyone is not exactly happy with the latest iteration of the world’s most popular decentralized exchange. Users complained about the costs associated with using v3. One user replied to Adams stated:

Hasseb Qureshi, Dragonfly Capital Managing Partner, asserted that v3 is more expensive to use than its predecessor.

DeFiPrime gave in heed on the complexities of using the new interface:

“Add liquidity UI now requires a master’s degree to figure out how to price your liquidity position. It’s a huge step backward from the simplicity we had in v2.”

The platform’s major drawback is fees which seems to be carried out in the next iteration as well. But most DeFi projects on Ethereum are facing this nuisance for quite some time. In case of Uniswap, it has to wait for the launch of Optimism to bring layer-two scaling to v3.

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