Uniswap September Volume Tops August's $6.7B Record in 10 Days on Dizzying DeFi Demand

September is the fifth consecutive monthly all-time high for Uniswap volume.

Sep 10, 2020 at 1:48 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:54 a.m. UTC

Uniswap topped August’s record high trading volume in the first 10 days of September, reaching $6,729,691,041 mid-morning on Thursday, leaving almost three weeks to push further into record territory.

  • Last month’s $6.7 billion in traded volume was the leading decentralized exchange’s fourth consecutive all-time monthly high, as CoinDesk previously reported.
  • Curve, the second-largest decentralized exchange by traded volume, also surpassed August’s record of $1.87 billion Thursday, reaching $1.9 billion, according to Dune Analytics.
  • Liquidity on Uniswap, however, has dropped by over 60% to $619 million since Tuesday as the popular SushiSwap project successfully migrated from Uniswap to FTX’s decentralized exchange, Serum.
  • Coinciding with Uniswap’s exponential volume growth, market sentiment analysis by cryptocurrency research firm Markets Science shows similar increases in excitement over Ethereum and decentralized finance (DeFi).

Uniswap monthly volume since October 2019

  • For example, both the quantity of tweets referencing Ethereum and the percentage of those tweets coming from unique Twitter users have steadily increased over the past three months, reaching yearly highs toward the beginning of September, the Markets Science analysis shows.
  • Even as decentralized exchange volumes continue to grow, Ethereum transaction fees have dropped 75% from their record highs of $15.21 on Sept. 2.
  • The average transaction fee was $3.86 Thursday, according to Blockchair.
  • Notably, Uniswap is one of the few decentralized trading platforms without its own token. Still, funding shouldn't be a problem as on Aug. 6 founder Hayden Adams announced the completion of an $11 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz.


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