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THORChain token price up 16% following mainnet launch

THORChain token price up 16% following mainnet launch

The price of THORChain’s token RUNE is up 16% since the project announced the official launch of its mainnet on June 22.

The team announced the mainnet launch on Wednesday, alongside the rollout of a “Rune in a Million Campaign” on Binance that contains a total of $1 million worth of RUNE rewards for users of the exchange.

The announcement has been followed by a 16% bump for RUNE to $2.18 at the time of writing, and the price is up 31.6% over the past seven days. The surge has provided some much-needed relief for RUNE, though the price is still down 31% from $3.21 at the start of June.

THORChain is a cross-chain exchange and proof-of-bond network that enables users to swap assets by liquidity pools across various networks such as Binance Smart Chain, Ethereum, Dogecoin and Bitcoin. The exchange also supports the trading of synthetic assets (tokenized derivatives that mimic the value of other assets).

According to the project, it has processed more than $3.7 billion worth of native on-chain swaps, and has roughly $299.7 million worth of total value locked (TVL).

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“Mainnet marks the achievement of a fully functional, feature-rich protocol with a large ecosystem and strong community. It has been a long time coming and the community is very excited about this important milestone,” the team stated.

Notably Binance, Crypto.com, Coinspot, Swyftx and Ku Coin have all stated they will support the asset.

The project launched in 2018 and THORChain is transitioning from its beta version dubbed the “multichain…

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