🕵️♂What They Are And Who Made Them🕵️♂
Uniswap is an AMM DEX built on Ethereum. It was created in November 2018 by mechanical engineer Hayden Adams. The project received seed funding from a private investor and an Ethereum grant Pancakeswap is an AMM DEX built on the Binance Smart Chain. It was created by a team of anonymous developers in September 2020. The only funding Pancakeswap received seems to have come from Binance as part of their 100-million-dollar DeFi accelerator fund on the Binance Smart Chain
👨🏫How Do They Work? 👨🏫
Since PancakeSwap is a clone of Uniswap, they have almost identical code. However, in addition to AMM DEX, PancakeSwap offers yield farming, lotteries, initial farm offerings, and more
💰Fees, Users & TVL💰
Although they have similar trading volumes and TVL, Uniswap offers over 1600 tokens and 2100 trading pairs, whereas Pancakeswap only offers 96 tokens Uniswap has roughly 300k unique users per month, whereas Pancakeswap has slightly more than half that amount In terms of fees, a swap on pancakeswap only carries a 0.2% fee versus the 0.3% fee on Uniswap. A portion of Pancakeswap fees goes to the treasury to develop new projects Uniswap has its own dedicated treasury which holds over $8 billion in UNI tokens
All Uniswap fees are paid in ETH and executing a single trade will run you anywhere between 40-100 dollars in ETH gas fees Uniswap trades can also take minutes or even hours to complete unless you’re paying the highest gas fee All Pancakeswap fees are paid in BNB, and a single trade won’t cost you more than a few cents in BNB gas fees. In contrast to Uniswap, Pancakeswap trades take seconds to complete
🐎UNI Tokenomics 🐎
Although the UNI token currently has a maximum supply of 1 billion, it will have an inflation rate of 2% per year after the 4-year vesting period for all token holders has completed While 60% of UNI tokens are technically held by the community, a quick glance at Etherscan suggests that a substantial chunk of UNI’s supply is held by whales
🍰CAKE Tokenomics 🍰
CAKE has no supply cap and is inflationary to the tune of 750 thousand CAKE per day, and that’s after you factor in Pancakeswap’s various burning mechanisms. Pancakeswap’s documentation notes that the developers behind the AMM are constantly adjusting burn parameters and adding new ones to ensure CAKE is deflationary rather than inflationary CAKE had no pre-mine, and is therefore a fairly launched cryptocurrency. However, a very small percentage of its supply is held outside of the Pancakeswap protocol
⌛Future Plans & Potential⌛
Uniswap is planning to roll out the third version of their AMM sometime this year. Uniswap also revealed the Uniswap Grants Program which officially launched in mid-January this year. Pancakeswap v2 is scheduled to launch in the coming weeks, and will be introducing a referral program, expanding gamification efforts, and even launching a predictions market.
📜 Disclaimer 📜
The information contained herein is for informational purposes only. Nothing herein shall be construed to be financial legal or tax advice. The content of this video is solely the opinions of the speaker who is not a licensed financial advisor or registered investment advisor. Trading cryptocurrencies poses considerable risk of loss. The speaker does not guarantee any particular outcome.