A bit of CAKE was recently taken off the menu but was it enough to cause a scramble for the remaining amount? PancakeSwap announced that it recently burned slightly over 6.8 million CAKE, slightly lowering the circulating supply.
At press time, CAKE had a circulating supply of 141.53 million coins. According to the announcement, the recent token burn eliminated 6.814 million coins. This represented about 0.048% of CAKE’s circulating supply.
Coin burn mechanisms are a great way of trimming down a coin’s inflation and this often has a positive price effect if enough coins are burnt.
The recently burnt 6.8 million CAKE coins made up less than 1% of the total supply. Thus, the burned tokens may not be enough to trigger a major price impact in the grand scheme of things. However, investors may react positively in the short-term to the news of the token burn.