- PancakeSwap’s 30-day revenue was higher than BNB Chain, thanks to numerous integrations.
- The project’s network growth and active addresses decreased from July highs.
PancakeSwap’s [CAKE] monthly revenue surpassed that of BNB Chain in the last 30 days, according to a post by glebk.eth. From the post shared by the research analyst, BNB Chain’s 30-day revenue was $931.700 on 7 September. PancakeSwap’s revenue was higher, however, with $970,800 during the same period.
— glebk.eth (@glebk_eth) September 7, 2023
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In the blockchain business model, projects gain revenue in different ways. But most make money from fees paid by users to the protocol. And to put it to use, validators who help run the network get paid.
There are others, like the token holders, who get a piece of the pie for burning tokens.
More integration, more fees
Interestingly, PancakeSwap operates on the BNB Chain since the latter offers lower transaction costs to enable users to swap tokens, unlike the fees of Ethereum [ETH].
According to Token Terminal, fees generated by PancakeSwap, as of 6 September, was $96,237. This was much higher than the value the day before, meaning there was an increase in user transactions.
However, that is not the only factor that has helped PancakeSwap surpass BNB Chain. In August, the projects partnered and integrated with others, which experienced a surge in network activity.
First, PancakeSwap integrated with Linea, the Ethereum optimistic rollup and L2 project. A few days later, the popular Automated Market Maker (AMM) announced its collaboration with Coinbase’s L2 network Base.
The Base integration seemed to be the icing on the cake, especially as the project enjoyed a considerable increase in utility and hype.
Some Pancakes are down the drain
Despite the hike in DEX volume and revenue, PancakeSwap’s network growth has not been impressive.
Network growth measures the number of new addresses interacting with a network. When the metric increases, it means the adoption of the project has increased. However, a decrease in the network growth suggests a loss in traction.
Therefore, PancakeSwap’s network growth condition suggested that new addresses have refrained from making transfers or swapping tokens on the network. Active addresses on the network were not better either.
Unlike network growth, active addresses indicate the daily level of crowd interaction. So, an increase in the metric suggested that a lot of distinct addresses participated in transfers on the network.
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A decrease in active addresses meant that speculation around assets on the network had reduced at press time.
At the time of writing, PancakeSwap’s 30-day active addresses were down to 63,900. This means that there were fewer users who either sent or received tokens on the chain compared to July.