Uniswap Launches Governance token UNI

Uniswap Launches Governance token UNI

By Abhimanyu Krishnan | News | 17 Sep 2020


Decentralized trading platform Uniswap has launched its highly anticipated governance token UNI on September 16.

  • The governance token is bid by the team to make the platform more decentralized, with community governance arriving on launch
  • Four liquidity mining pools are currently available: ETH-DAI, ETH-USDT, ETH-USDCand ETH-wBTC
  • 15% of the 1 billion supply has been distributed to historical liquidity providers; 5 million UNI has been allocated for each liquidity mining pool as rewards
  • The token will be distributed as follows: Uniswap community members (60% of supply), team members/future employees (21.51%), investors (17.8%) and advisors (0.69%)
  • The launch was precipitated by the SushiSwap platform, which had attempted to lure Uniswap users with better returns and lower fees
  • The unaudited SushiSwap platform has received a good deal of criticism both for its unaudited nature and its token distribution

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