Native asset settlement protocol THORChain has recorded the third-largest trading volume among non-centralized exchanges in the last week with users seemingly attracted to the high yield offered adjacent to its native token Rune (RUNE).
Over the last week, THORChain’s trading volume hit $1.32 billion third only behind Uniswap and PancakeSwap at $10.85 billion and $2.77 billion respectively, according to DefiLlama.
THORChain also boasts the second-largest trading volume at $334.3 million over the last 24 hours, nearly $50 million more than third-placed PancakeSwap.
Meanwhile, RUNE increased 51% over the last week and more than 200% over the last 30 days, according to CoinGecko.
THORChain’s rise past Curve Finance happened much earlier than what THORChain core developer Chad Barraford predicted, who initially estimated the flippening to happen before the end of 2023.
“Okay, this happened much faster than I thought. Just took 2 days instead of 2 months,” Barraford noted in a Nov. 13 X (formerly Twitter) post.
— Chad Barraford (@CBarraford) November 13, 2023
Principled Bitcoiners should be familiar with @THORChain
>$200m of native non-wrapped BTC was traded here in the past 24 hrs, permissionlessly.
If you’d like… https://t.co/0WW4QRCo6F
— Erik Voorhees (@ErikVoorhees) November 12, 2023