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Uniswap (UNI) is an Ethereum-based (ERC-20) token that facilitates the governance of the Uniswap protocol, a network of decentralized liquidity pools enabling users to safely, efficiently exchange a multitude of ERC-20 based tokens.
The platform’s origin can be credited to Hayden Adams, a veteran programmer and close follower of the work of Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin.
Uniswap’s automated market maker (AMM) protocol, which is a type of decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol, was launched in November 2018. It seeks to provide investors with permission-less access to a range of DeFi services (borrowing, lending, yield farming). It bears emphasizing that funds that are active in the protocol are not controlled by any centralized intermediary i.e. a lone company’s back office; the program instead designates smart contracts to hold and allocate user funds, finding the ratio between two assets in each pool to determine their price, and thus creating a mechanism allowing funds to be immediately deposited into user’s Ethereum wallets post-trade.
Over the past two years, Uniswap has emerged as Ethereum’s most popular exchange, reliably supporting massive volume. Currently, Uniswap’s market share of total decentralized exchange (DEX) trading is roughly 42%.
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