Over the past few days, there has been a significant increase in transaction volumes on Minswap, a decentralized exchange (DEX) built on the Cardano blockchain. This surge in activity can be attributed to traders who are actively exploring the network in search of profitable opportunities associated with meme coins.
According to data provided by Minswap, the trading volumes on their platform witnessed a significant increase during the month of May. Starting from a modest figure of slightly above $1 million at the beginning of the month, the volumes skyrocketed to reach an impressive $18 million on Tuesday. Minswap, which holds the position of being the largest application on the Cardano blockchain in terms of locked value, currently accounts for 37% of the total token value of over $175 million locked on the network.
This action has the potential to strengthen the prices of Minswap's min (MIN) tokens, which derive value from the utilization of the platform and serve as a token for governance purposes.
A notable portion of the heightened trading volumes originated from meme coins snek (SNEK) and bank (BANK) based on the Cardano blockchain. According to available data, the prices of these two tokens have experienced a substantial surge, reaching up to 34% within the past 24 hours. The trading activity on Minswap alone has accounted for a combined trading volume of approximately $40 million.
On Tuesday morning, snek experienced a surge that propelled its market capitalization to $80 million, solidifying its position as the eighth-largest meme coin in terms of this measure.