Pepe Unchained (PEPU) has rapidly surpassed $3 million in its presale, highlighting robust investor interest in its enhanced features over its predecessor, PEPE (CRYPTO:PEPE).

Positioned as an upgraded meme coin promising faster transactions and lower costs with its own Layer 2 chain on Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH), PEPU has attracted significant attention amid a 3.7% rise in the meme coin sector.

Meanwhile, PEPE faces declining interest and negative market sentiment, marked by a steep price drop and reduced trading activity.

With PEPU offering higher yields through staking and garnering endorsements from influencers like Jacob Crypto Bury, it appears poised to capitalise on shifting market preferences away from PEPE toward innovative alternatives.