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Cryptocurrencies:  7,473Markets:  31,753Market Cap:  $393,639,982,30524h Vol:  $113,944,166,518BTC Dominance:  61.5%
Market Cap:  $393,639,982,30524h Vol:  $113,944,166,518BTC Dominance:  61.5%Cryptocurrencies:  7,473Markets:  31,753
Uniswap

Uniswap (UNI)

$2.95 USD (3.40%)
0.00022635 BTC (-5.66%)
0.00742333 ETH (-4.21%)
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  • Market Cap
    $613,097,772 USD
    47,015 BTC
    1,541,915 ETH
  • Volume (24h)
    $620,352,974 USD
    47,571 BTC
    1,560,162 ETH
  • Circulating Supply
    207,711,971 UNI
  • Total Supply
    1,000,000,000 UNI

About Uniswap

Uniswap price today is $2.95 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $620,352,974 USD. Uniswap is up 3.40% in the last 24 hours. The current CoinMarketCap ranking is #33, with a market cap of $613,097,772 USD. It has a circulating supply of 207,711,971 UNI coins and the max. supply is not available. You can find the top exchanges to trade Uniswap listed on our crypto exchanges page.

What Is Uniswap (UNI)?

Uniswap is a popular decentralized trading protocol, known for its role in facilitating automated trading of decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens.

An example of an automated market maker (AMM), Uniswap launched in November 2018, but has gained considerable popularity this year thanks to the DeFi phenomenon and associated surge in token trading.

Uniswap aims to keep token trading automated and completely open to anyone who holds tokens, while improving the efficiency of trading versus that on traditional exchanges.

Uniswap creates more efficiency by solving liquidity issues with automated solutions, avoiding the problems which plagued the first decentralized exchanges.

In September 2020, Uniswap went a step further by creating and awarding its own governance token, UNI, to past users of the protocol. This added both profitability potential and the ability for users to shape its future — an attractive aspect of decentralized entities.

Who Are the Founders of Uniswap?

Uniswap came about as a plan to introduce AMMs on Ethereum to a wider audience. The platform’s creator is Ethereum developer Hayden Adams.

Adams worked in various projects while finalizing Uniswap, and his work was informed directly by Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin. Buterin even ended up giving the protocol its name — it was originally known as Unipeg.

Adams has also said that the original inspiration for the Uniswap platform came from one of Buterin’s own blog posts. His original idea to focus on Ethereum came after a friend convinced him to begin researching and understanding the protocol in 2017.

What Makes Uniswap Unique?

Uniswap exists to create liquidity — and therefore trading and the value that trading provides — for the DeFi sphere.

One of the major AMMs in operation at present, the protocol functions using a formula for automated exchange — X x Y = K. Founder Hayden Adams describes himself as the inventor of the particular implementation of the formula on Uniswap.

Uniswap is not just a decentralized exchange; it attempts to solve the issues that platforms such as EtherDelta experienced with liquidity.

By automating the process of market making, the protocol inceventizes activity by limiting risk and reducing costs for all parties. The mechanism also removes identity requirements for users, and technically anyone can create a liquidity pool for any pair of tokens.

According to Uniswap, their governance token (UNI) was created in order to “officially enshrin[e] Uniswap as publicly-owned and self-sustainable infrastructure while continuing to carefully protect its indestructible and autonomous qualities.”

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How Many Uniswap (UNI) Coins Are There In Circulation?

The total supply of Uniswap’s governance token, UNI, is 1 billion units. These will become available over the course of four years, after which Uniswap will introduce a “perpetual inflation rate” of 2% to maintain network participation.

Token distribution currently consists of the following: 60% to Uniswap community members, i.e. users, 21.51% to team members, 17.8% to investors and 0.69% to advisors. The latter three distributions will occur according to a four-year vesting schedule.

Out of the majority set to go to users, 15% can be claimed by those who used Uniswap prior to Sep. 1, 2020. These even include users who submitted transactions which were never successful — they are eligible for 400 UNI.

How Is the Uniswap Network Secured?

Uniswap is a decentralized protocol for trading, and UNI is its in-house governance token. UNI is an ERC-20 token, meaning it requires Ethereum to function.

ERC-20 merely defines a set of rules for tokens, as well as security considerations mainly related to the strength of the Ethereum network. For example, congestion can hike the price of gas needed to perform transactions, leading to delays and abnormally high transaction fees, which impact all participants.

Separately, smart contracts can cause security issues that could lead to DeFi traders losing funds; in fact, hackers have already succeeded in stealing millions of dollars in DeFi’s short lifetime as of fall 2020.

Where Can You Buy Uniswap (UNI)?

Uniswap’s UNI governance token is available for trading on major exchanges against other cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, fiat currencies and more.

These include Binance, OKEx and Coinbase Pro, along with, naturally, Uniswap’s protocol itself.

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Uniswap Price

Uniswap Price$2.95 USD
Uniswap ROI
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Market Rank#33
Market Cap$613,097,772 USD
24 Hour Volume$620,352,974 USD
Circulating Supply207,711,971 UNI
Total Supply1,000,000,000 UNI
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