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

Oskari Tempakka

Article hero image

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.

Listen to the episode

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.

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

Devin on X: / devinawalsh
Uniswap Foundation:
Uniswap Foundation on X: / uniswapfnd

The authors of this content, or members, affiliates, or stakeholders of Token Terminal may be participating or are invested in protocols or tokens mentioned herein. The foregoing statement acts as a disclosure of potential conflicts of interest and is not a recommendation to purchase or invest in any token or participate in any protocol. Token Terminal does not recommend any particular course of action in relation to any token or protocol. The content herein is meant purely for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as financial, investment, legal, tax or any other professional or other advice. None of the content and information herein is presented to induce or to attempt to induce any reader or other person to buy, sell or hold any token or participate in any protocol or enter into, or offer to enter into, any agreement for or with a view to buying or selling any token or participating in any protocol. Statements made herein (including statements of opinion, if any) are wholly generic and not tailored to take into account the personal needs and unique circumstances of any reader or any other person. Readers are strongly urged to exercise caution and have regard to their own personal needs and circumstances before making any decision to buy or sell any token or participate in any protocol. Observations and views expressed herein may be changed by Token Terminal at any time without notice. Token Terminal accepts no liability whatsoever for any losses or liabilities arising from the use of or reliance on any of this content.

Stay in the loop

Join our mailing list to get the latest insights!

Continue reading

  1. Changelog #005
    Changelog #005

    Changelog #005

    This week, we're rolling out our new custom chart building experience as part of our new Studio. We've also shipped data updates across dozens of projects and now have stacked area charts available when looking at composition charts.

  2. The Rainmakers of the Crypto Market
    The Rainmakers of the Crypto Market

    The Rainmakers of the Crypto Market

    This week’s newsletter focuses on protocols (blockchains & decentralized applications) that generate the most fees. We’ll learn that analyzing only one chart from the Terminal can tell us a lot about the industry dynamics in the crypto market.