DeFi Flippening Comes to Exchanges as Uniswap Topples Coinbase in Trading Volume

The rise of decentralized exchanges, or DEXs, represents a new chapter of this year’s boom in decentralized finance. The fast-growing ecosystem, known as DeFi, consists of automatic lending and trading platforms built atop distributed computing networks like Ethereum and constructed from open-source software and programmable cryptocurrencies. They aim to provide more-efficient and less-costly ways of conducting transactions currently handled by banks and traditional exchanges.