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Uniswap Foundation – Innovation, developers, Uniswap v4, decentralization, LPs, & more | Fundamentals ep.82

Oskari Tempakka

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In this episode, we're joined by Devin Walsh, Co-Founder of the Uniswap Foundation. We dive into the Uniswap ecosystem, discussing the Foundation’s mission, its short- and long-term goals, and how the Uniswap Foundation is allocating capital via grants.

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We speak about the significance of Uniswap V4, and Hooks, the protocol pushes forward in becoming the liquidity layer of the Internet.

We address the current state of Uniswap’s decentralization, and explore the composition and recent developments related to Uniswap’s key stakeholders, so developers, LPs, traders, tokenholders, and delegates.

Finally, we conclude with Devin's insights on Uniswap's responses to regulatory challenges and its vision for the future.

Timestamps:
00:00 Introduction
01:34 UF's mission & purpose
04:01
The UF’s short- and long-term goals
08:42 The UF’s expense structure & where capital is being allocated
11:46
Approach to innovation: partnering vs. building in-house vs. funding
15:50
Uniswap’s position within the exchange market
20:49 What does a “successful Uniswap” look like?
27:47
Addressing critique that alleges "Uniswap has become more centralized”
35:48 Who are the LPs on Uniswap?
38:35
How is Uniswap working to improve the user experience for LPs?
42:20
What portion of LPs are profitable on Uniswap today?
45:22
Uniswap’s core focus area for the next 6 months
47:44 UNI tokenholders
50:31
Biggest risks facing Uniswap today


Devin on X: / devinawalsh
Uniswap Foundation: https://www.uniswapfoundation.org/
Uniswap Foundation on X: / uniswapfnd

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