Monthly decentralized exchange volumes declined in October, falling to $18.5 billion

Data for October shows that decentralized exchanges (DEXs) saw a 23% decline in trade volume for the month, falling to $18.46 billion from September's $24 billion.

October's volume numbers signify the first decline since April 2020, a sharp contrast from the roughly 103% month-over-month increase from August to September, according to data published by Dune Analytics, which tracks volumes in the DEX ecosystem.


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Two major decentralized exchanges comprised the majority of October's volume, with Uniswap accounting for about 60.7% and Curve about 28.1%.

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