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Base Network Hits Record Highs in Trading Volume and Activity

Base Network Hits Record Highs in Trading Volume and Activity

The Ethereum Layer 2 network, Base, witnessed a significant surge in daily trading volume, reaching a record high of $356 million on Tuesday, marking a 51% increase from the previous day, as reported by DefiLlama data.

Additionally, Base’s total value locked (TVL) soared to a new peak of $745.3 million. Data also indicates that the network saw 1.65 million daily transactions and welcomed nearly 130,000 new users on Wednesday, according to Dune analytics platform.

Earlier this month, Base experienced substantial growth following the launch of Dencun, with transaction volumes exceeding 1 million on March 17, up from around 440,000 prior to the Ethereum upgrade.

Presently, Base’s activity surpasses that of competitors like Arbitrum and Optimism in terms of on-chain engagement.

Joe Caselin, head of institutional marketing at BIT, attributed the surge in Base network activity to Ethereum’s recent Dencun upgrade, which notably reduced transaction fees on Layer 2 networks, making Base a cost-effective option for Ethereum utilization.

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However, despite Dencun’s influence, data suggests that most of the activity occurred during a brief spike in average transaction fees to over $1.

Analysts anticipate continued growth for Base as Coinbase aims to integrate its users into the on-chain economy. Coinbase recently introduced its smart wallet, enabling traders to utilize their balances from the crypto exchange directly on-chain.

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