Thorchain Leads in DeFi with $4.82B Cross-Chain Volume


Recent data from Galaxy Research, highlighted by a user on Bullion, reveals a surge in Thorchain’s transaction volume. Over the past month, Thorchain has processed a surprising $4.82 billion in cross-chain transactions.

This achievement outshines the performance of Cosmos’ Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol, which recorded $3.35 billion in transactions during the same period.

In the domain of layer-2 bridges, Arbitrum Bridge has taken the lead, handling $1.21 billion in cross-chain volume. Competitors such as Polygon POS and are not far behind, with transaction volumes of $564 million and $694 million, respectively.

Thorchain’s trading volume and liquidity clearly indicates its growth in the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. Thorchain stands out with its innovative approach and unique features, increasingly becoming a favored choice for cross-chain asset transfers.

Thorchain’s functionality is its trustless and asset-swapping capability. Like well-known decentralized exchanges like Uniswap, Thorchain enables users to maintain control over their funds, eliminating the need for intermediaries.

Thorchain is its stream swaps technology. This feature allows users to execute swaps with minimal slippage, even in scenarios of lower liquidity. Generally, in decentralized exchanges, reduced liquidity correlates with increased slippage. Thorchain’s low-falling offer gives it a clear edge over other cross-chain swap platforms.

Thorchain’s offerings extend beyond trading. It has additional DeFi solutions, including a unique lending feature. Separate from traditional lending protocols like Aave, Thorchain supports trustless lending of assets without the risks associated with liquidity or interest.

The DeFi sector’s recovery is evident in Thorchain’s performance, with DeFiLlama reporting a Total Value of approximately $322 million. The platform has attracted over 91,000 users and a large trading volume of over $61 billion.

RUNE, Thorchain’s native token, has grown significantly, rising approximately from its 2023 lows. Despite market change on January 3, RUNE has shown resilience. Currently trading in a bullish pattern, a breakout above $6.5 could cause increased demand and potentially drive the token to new heights in 2024.

Source : The Crypto Times / Jan 5, 2024 logo


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