In a surprising move in the cryptocurrency market, PancakeSwap, one of the leading decentralized exchanges (DEXs), announced an ambitious proposal to burn 300 million CAKE, its governance token. This measure aims to reduce the total supplied from 750 million to 450 million CAKE, a strategy that has attracted the attention of investors and sector analysts.
Interestingly, the revelation of this proposal coincides with significant moves of CAKE by a crypto whale. According to analysis from Scopescan, a renowned blockchain analysis platform, this whale transferred around 1.7 million CAKE, equivalent to approximately 1.3 million dollars, from major exchanges such as Binance, Gate.io and Bitget to several cryptographic addresses. This move is notable, especially considering the ongoing voting period on PancakeSwap, which could fundamentally redefine the token’s economics.
CAKE Analysis. Source: TradingView.
Whale moves coincide with crucial vote on CAKE tokenomics
The burning proposal has received specific support from the community, with over 90% of CAKE holders detailed. Proponents believe that reducing the total supplied to 450 million CAKE is a balanced approach. It is also believed to preserve the future growth potential of the token, while moving towards the goal of making PancakeSwap and CAKE a long-term deflationary asset. This move is strategic for PancakeSwap, which remains a dominant token exchange player in the vast BNB chain ecosystem.
Currently, PancakeSwap is the largest DEX on the BNB chain, according to data from DeFiLlama, with a total locked value (TVL) of $1.6 billion, representing approximately half of the network’s $3.5 billion TVL. Despite competition and the arrival of Uniswap v3 on the BNB chain, PancakeSwap has shown remarkable resilience and continues to evolve.
Over the past 24 hours, PancakeSwap has generated over $815,000 in fees, significantly outperforming other protocols on the BNB chain such as Venus, a lending protocol. This robust financial performance is an indicator of its popularity and relevance in the ecosystem.
CAKE seeks appreciation with deflationary measures
Amid these changes, a growing expectation emerged around the value of CAKE. Before the burn proposal, the price of CAKE had already experienced significant appreciation, rising more than 260% from the 2023 lows. Despite this optimism, there is still critical resistance at around 5 dollars. A solid break above this mark could potentially increase CAKE’s value by approximately $10 in the coming months.
Additionally, the recent introduction of veCAKE and vote meters, with overwhelming community approval. Thus, reinforcing the influence of CAKE holders in governance. This move is seen as an important step towards making the DEX more decentralized and community-oriented.
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