Open Exchange (OPNX) has claimed to have experienced a massive surge in trading volume and has joked about its dismally low volume on its opening day.
According to an April 10 tweet by OPNX, its day one trading volume on April 4 hit a total of $13.64 but has since apparently seen a surge to $12,398 on April 9, an increase of over 90,000%.
However, new data suggests the trading volume has seen a far bigger increase during the last 24 hours.
According to CoinGecko data, OPNX’s 24-hour trading volume as of April 10 has exploded to over $179,000, representing a gain of around 24,500% since April 9.
It's unclear what exactly sparked the increase but it could be connected to the April 9 announcement from OPNX about a new market-making program to help increase its volume.
OPNX’s trading volumes may also be a result of the steady climb in the price of BTC, which has seen the largest crypto by market cap cruise past $30,000 for the first time since June.
OPNX CEO Leslie Lamb announced the exchange was open for business on April 4. The firm is the result of a partnership between the co-founders of crypto investment firm Coinflex and the co-founders of the collapsed hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, Su Zhu and Kyle Davies.
The crypto community has had a mixed response to the unveiling of OPNX and its reported trading volume.
Others, meanwhile, ridiculed OPNX’s still relatively low trading volume, joking that Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, the CEO and founder of Binance, would be worried about the project.
In contrast, Binance posted a 24-hour volume of over $11 billion compared to OPNX’s $179,000, as per data from CoinGecko.