Over the past year, the Cardano blockchain has seen significant growth thanks to a series of breakthroughs, and the network’s ecosystem continues to expand.
Cardano has had several impressive accomplishments in recent months, the most recent of which is the significant increase in its total value locked (TVL), which has hit a new all-time high.
According to Defillama, a DeFi TVL aggregator, the TVL of Cardano’s DEXs has surpassed its previous high of $130 million reached last month, and now stands at around $214.88 million.
SundaeSwap is by far the most important Decentralized Finance (DeFi) development in the Cardano ecosystem, with the DEX representing over 53% of the total value locked on the blockchain at the time of its launch.
The platform’s current achievement is indeed amazing when compared to its earlier year’s level of barely more than $3 million, due mostly to SundaeSwap. Cardano, on the other hand, is still a long way behind its big competitors, such as Solana, Terra, and Ethereum, which all have billions locked in their networks.
Cardano was widely criticized for failing to release smart contract capabilities before the Alonzo Upgrade in September 2021, which activated smart contract functions, despite launching in September 2017.
The SundaeSwap’s introduction is expected to be for Cardano what the Uniswap was for Ethereum, triggering a large capital rotation that will lock massive value into the ecosystem.
SundaeSwap’s supremacy could be challenged in the near future by MinSwap, another AMM DEX expected to go live on mainnet later this month, and AdaSwap, which just raised $2.6 million in backing from investors.