DEX token GMX rallies 35% after beating Uniswap on trading fees for the first time


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The worth of GMX rallied to its second-highest degree in historical past on Dec. 1 as merchants assessed the decentralized change’s capacity to evolve as a severe competitor to its prime rival Uniswap.

GMX established an intraday excessive of $54.50 in a restoration that began on Nov. 29 from $40.50. Its rally’s starting coincided with crypto analysis agency Delphi Digital’s tweet on the GMX decentralized change, as proven beneath.

GMX/USD 4-hour value chart. Supply: TradingView

GMX beats Uniswap in charges for the primary time

Notably, GMX earned about $1.15 million in each day buying and selling charges on Nov. 28, which surpassed Uniswap’s $1.06 million in buying and selling charges on the identical day.

GMX flipped Uniswap in each day Charges on Nov. 28. Supply: Delphi Digital

This seemingly renewed shopping for sentiment within the GMX market, serving to its value rally 35% to $54.50 afterward.

Furthermore, GMX additionally benefited from the rising discontent against centralized exchanges within the wake of the FTX collapse. The decentralized change’s income rose by 107% to $5 million in November, boosted by a 128% improve in annualized buying and selling quantity and a 31% rise in each day lively customers.

GMX change’s monetary information. Supply: Token Terminal

Compared, Uniswap’s annualized income elevated by about 75% and each day lively customers by 8%. 

Unbiased market analyst Zen famous that GMX’s outperformance may have stemmed from its tokenholders receiving an excellent portion of all buying and selling charges — about 30%, in line with GMX’s official declaration.

However, holders of Uniswap’s native token, UNI, don’t obtain shares from the platform’s buying and selling charges.

“[GMX is] an apparent purchase and maintain throughout this bear market,” Zen added, saying that it’s “constantly the second highest incomes protocol after Uniswap.” An excerpt:

“Leverage buying and selling turns into dominant throughout bear markets. FTX and Bybit grew so much final time. Anticipating [a] comparable story right here. No large FDV overhang.”

GMX value technicals tilt bearish

From a technical evaluation perspective, GMX’s ongoing bull run dangers exhaustion within the coming days. 

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On the each day chart, GMX’s value checks its multi-month ascending trendline resistance for a possible pullback primarily based on its earlier corrections after testing the identical trendline. In doing so, the token eyes a decline towards the ascending trendline assist. 

GMX/USD each day value chart. Supply: TradingView

As of Dec. 1, GMX confronted a rise in promoting strain close to the trendline resistance at round $53. The GMX/USD pair may drop to the present trendline assist close to $42, which coincides with its 50-day exponential shifting common (50-day EMA; the crimson wave) and its 0.618 Fib line.

In different phrases, GMX may drop by practically 20% from its present value ranges by the top of 2022.

This text doesn’t include funding recommendation or suggestions. Each funding and buying and selling transfer includes threat, and readers ought to conduct their very own analysis when making a call.