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What Is Uniswap?

Uniswap (UNI) is a token and a means of governance on an Ethereum-based decentralized exchange that allows anyone to trade their ERC-20 tokens. The platform was created to address the liquidity problem that the conventional cryptocurrency exchanges face. On Uniswap, users don’t need things that the exchange usually requires for transactions like registration or identity verification.

At the inception of UNI, 15% of all tokens were distributed free of charge to all users of the platform, including those who have not used Uniswap for a long time. The minimum amount of coins was 400 UNI. Such an impressive distribution instantly attracted the attention of a huge audience and resulted in a significant boost in its price. Currently, those who possess a number of UNI tokens can get a hold of the benefits like UNI community treasury, the protocol fee switch, uniswap.eth ENS name, Uniswap Default List (tokens.uniswap.eth), as well as SOCKS liquidity tokens.

Pros and Cons of Uniswap

Advantages of Uniswap

The ecosystem native to UNI is not only an exchange but rather a platform for solving liquidity problems. It eliminates the issues which troubled the first decentralized exchanges. The success of the platform is further observed in the recognition of its token. The number of places where UNI is traded is equal to its popularity, so it reflects people’s interest in it. It is currently placed as the 27th most popular cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap. The website also indicates that there’s a profitable return on investment in UNI. All in all, Uniswap fully deserves the praise it’s currently getting.

Disadvantages of Uniswap

UNI is very new to the game so some time should pass for the public to fully judge all the pros and cons of UNI. The developers also claim the token to be community-driven but the people only own 60 percent which is just a bit more than half of the tokens, all the rest belonging to investors, developers, and advisors. They all can manipulate the price of the token and influence the course where it’s going. So the future of UNI depends on what measures will further be implemented. Since you can add any coin to Uniswap, there are many scammers and fake coins on the exchange. Users may associate UNI with the scams and be hesitant to buy or trade it. Uniswap also has rivals like SushiSwap to compete with.

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