Decentralized crypto exchange volumes nearly double in November amid FTX debacle

Quick Take

  • DEX volumes came in at $65 billion in November, a month-over-month increase of 93%.
  • Cryptocurrency spot trading volumes on CEXs rose by 24% in November, according to The Block Research. 

Cryptocurrency exchange volumes jumped in November from the previous month as the collapse of FTX roiled markets, with decentralized platforms seeing an increase of 93%.

Centralized (CEX) exchange volumes, which include platforms like Binance and Coinbase, rose by 24% to $673 billion, up from $543 billion in October, according to The Block's data. Decentralized (DEX) exchanges, excluding layer 2's, saw a substantially bigger increase, with volume doubling to $65 billion from $34 billion.

 

The Block Research's Lars Hoffman attributed the increases to the "collapse of FTX and subsequent de-risking from CEX's to on-chain." Crypto holders are likely losing faith in centralized exchanges and moving to decentralized exchanges where they self-custody their keys.

Curve, an exchange liquidity pool on Ethereum, saw an increase of 371% in volume during the month.

November marked a recovery for crypto exchange volumes, which reached an almost two-year low in October. 


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