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Uniswap empowers developers, liquidity providers and traders to participate in a financial marketplace that is open and accessible to all.



What is the Uniswap liquidity protocol?

What is the Uniswap liquidity protocol?

This is a decentralized trading protocol created by Hayden Adams, a former mechanical engineer at Siemens. Uniswap is one of the best known DeFi applications and consistently ranks among the top 10 crypto projects by market cap.

Uniswap basics

Uniswap is a protocol for swapping ERC 20-based crypto assets. In addition, it has its own token UNI. The platform was launched in 2018 by Hayden Adams, and it was based on the Ethereum network, which makes Uniswap compatible with all Ethereum-supporting coins and wallets.

Unlike most services, which have transaction fees, the Uniswap protocol claims to work as a public good, enabling the crypto community to trade coins with zero commission.

Users can exchange coins on Uniswap without the need for third-party interference to process the transfer within this ecosystem. In addition, crypto holders can lend their tokens to liquidity pools and earn income in return.

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Nov 2018

This platform was created by Hayden Adams, and it was based on the Ethereum network, which makes it compatible with all ERC-20-based coins and tools such as wallets for digital assets. It was rolled out as a proof of concept for AMMs.

May 2020

The company introduced Uniswap V2: new tools and services, setting the stage for exponential growth in AMM adoption. It gained more than $135bn in trading volume and became one of the most important DeFi projects. So, it consistently ranks in the top-10 cryptocurrency projects by market cap.

Uniswap now operates as a key element for the decentralized industry. IT experts, as well as crypto users, can take part in a secure and clear system.

Sep 2020

The company integrated its own governance token. It is called Uniswap (UNI), and its market cap is around $11.73 bln.

This integration gives an ability to shape the future of the platform. This coin gives its holders a right to vote on changes within the protocol.

It is now accessible for trading on major exchanges against other cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and fiat currencies.

Aug 2020

The Uniswap team implemented a "Token Lists" option. It is a community standard for creating lists of ERC20 tokens. It was designed to establish the legitimacy of coins based on how many reputable lists they are included on. This option is a good solution for investors and organizations that plan to implement their coins.

Dec 2021
  • The company integrated a new tool for governance that helps customers find delegates. This system links on-chain addresses to digital identities to maintain a list of delegates and engage with their community representatives. It aims to help the community to raise meaningful influence and involve smaller coin holders.

  • The first successful governance proposal was executed, launching a grants program to invest in the ecosystem's development.

May 2021

The company rolled out an update (Uniswap V3), supplied with several new tools trying to meet the needs of the growing DeFi ecosystem. Concentrated liquidity provides an ability for liquidity providers to share liquidity within a custom price range. As a result, users do not have to put huge sums on the line to achieve goals. A new commission system gives users more control over risk level, and revamped oracles show the most accurate price information.

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