Layer-2 race heats up as Loopring (LRC) price gains 430% in 2021

Layer-2 race heats up as Loopring (LRC) price gains 430% in 2021


Cross-chain bridges and layer-two solutions have become an important topic of conversation in recent weeks as protocols compete to offer the best solution to skyrocketing transaction costs on the Ethereum network. 

While a lot of the focus in decentralized finance (DeFi) has been on the creation of a sprawling multichain ecosystem following the recent emergence of Binance Smart Chain and Avalanche, those who wish to stay on Ethereum have turned to layer-two solutions like Loopring as their preferred method of escape.

A recent report from Delphi Digital has identified Loopring’s decentralized exchange (DEX) as one of the top layer-two contenders, as it has already settled $590 million in volume in 2021.

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Loopring daily volume vs. AMM percentage vs. Orderbook percentage. Source: Delphi Digital

As shown above, the decision to launch an automated market maker (AMM) as part of Loopring v3 led to increased engagement on the platform, and it accounts for 60% to 90% of Loopring’s total volume.

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