Uniswap (UNI) announces big changes. The decentralized exchange (DEX) community has adopted a proposal that will change the way the current organizational structure works. An initiative that will play a key role in the growth and sustainability of the protocol.
Uniswap launches its own foundation
Last Tuesday, the Uniswap community approved the creation of a foundation dedicated to the exchange. The role of this structure is to support the development of the protocol. It also aims to improve the decentralized governance process within the ecosystem and expand Uniswap’s social impact. In particular through the financing of community projects.
That said, the adoption of this proposal implies that the Uniswap Foundation (UF) has a budget of 74 million dollars to cover its activities for 3 years. Of this envelope, 14 million dollars are intended to support the management costs of the dozen employees who will work there. In addition, $60 million will be committed through Uniswap’s grant program.
This resource will be broken down into several headings. The main ones are: incentive program (30%), protocol development (30%), community development (10%), research and design (10%).
The distribution of the total budget will be made in two tranches. The first, of $20 million, will finance operations for the next 2 years and allocations for one year. In addition, the Uniswap Foundation will receive the second ($54 million) when it has legal status.
In addition to the aforementioned funds, the Uniswap Foundation will receive 2.5 million UNI, the native token of the protocol. These assets will enable it to participate in governance, essentially by delegation. Note that they can be revoked at any time and cannot be used for other purposes.
Just three years after its launch, Uniswap has established itself as an undisputed leader in decentralized finance (DeFi). With millions of users worldwide, the pink unicorn exchange is performing on par with the giants of the CeFi ecosystem. In addition, thanks to its grant program, Uniswap has enabled the emergence of more than a hundred high-potential initiatives. A development strategy that is bearing fruit. As it happens, the DEX surpassed $1 trillion in total trading volume in May.
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