Uniswap is an innovative decentralized exchange protocol built on Ethereum. More specifically, Uniswap is an Automated Liquidity Protocol. There is no order book or any centralized party needed.
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- What is Uniswap?
- Who are the Team members behind Uniswap?
- How was Uniswap launched?
- How to Stake UNI?
- Staking Uniswap is unlike any other form of cryptocurrency staking as you can make a passive income from your ERC-20 tokens by placing them in liquidity pools with Uniswap.
- To take part in Uniswap liquidity staking, you need ETH and an ERC-20 secure wallet. Then, you can exchange (swap) your ERC-20 tokens by taking part in Uniswap liquidity pools.
- Each pool is a smart contract with a combination of ETH and/or another ERC-20 token. For example, LINK/ETH.
- There is no limit on your investment into a liquidity pool.
- How much can I earn Staking UNI?
- Any risks to Staking UNI?
UNI was introduced on 16th September 2020 through a retrospective airdrop to users who have interacted with the protocol either by swapping tokens or by providing liquidity.
Uniswap is a decentralized exchange (DEX) that makes it easy for users to swap an ERC-20 token for another ERC-20 token without the need of a centralized intermediary. With a DEX, traders do not have to deposit their tokens on an exchange and be exposed to the security risks of a centralized exchange.
Users just need an Ethereum wallet like Metamask and they can immediately start swapping tokens. Users can then swap tokens directly without the need of an orderbook. This works using an Automated Market Maker (AMM) where Liquidity Providers (LP) deposit tokens into the smart contract and this liquidity then provides a price quote to traders without relying on any professional market makers. Liquidity Providers are compensated with a 0.3% trading fee for providing liquidity on the protocol.
Some of the core team members at Uniswap include:
Hayden Adams – Founder at Uniswap
Matteo Leibowitz – Strategy Lead at Uniswap
Ashleigh Schap – Growth Lead at Uniswap
Ian Lapham – Software Engineer at Uniswap
Marvin Ammori – Chief Legal Officer at Uniswap
Aseem Sood – Product at Uniswap
1 billion UNI have been minted at genesis and will become accessible over the course of 4 years. The initial four year allocation is as follows:
60.00% to Uniswap community members 600,000,000 UNI
21.266% to team members and future employees with 4-year vesting 212,660,000 UNI
18.044% to investors with 4-year vesting 180,440,000 UNI
0.69% to advisors with 4-year vesting 6,900,000 UNI
A perpetual inflation rate of 2% per year will start after 4 years, ensuring continued participation and contribution to Uniswap at the expense of passive UNI holders.
We currently only track UNI lending, custodial lending providers will pay you an APY on deposits.
LP staking with Uniswap
With Uniswap, you can put your ERC-20 tokens in a liquidity pool and earn a percentage of the fees paid by Uniswap users. The bigger the pool, the more Uniswap user fees. So it is possible to gain yield through Uniswap, however, it would be liquidity pooling (LP token), and not staking of the Uni Governance Token.
There are risks associated with custodial lending, please do appropriate research.
Although providing liquidity to pools is a good investment in anticipation of muted volatility, please note that the above information is not providing advice on tax, investment, or financial services. We provide the above information without consideration for risk tolerance and a specific investor’s financial circumstances, Virtual currencies are highly volatile and pose a risk.