It moves a lot in the DeFi – uniswap, widely known for its rehearsals records, resumes its stride. This time around, its liquidity is in full swing, topping $ 2.28 billion. Meanwhile, the rest of DeFi continues to climb and explode the counters.
Uniswap and its UNI token
You probably couldn’t have missed the news: Uniswap has unveiled its governance token . Uniswap has therefore joined the long list of DeFi platforms having a native token. This will allow users to suggest and vote on developments and modifications to the platform. The whole process is made possible by the UNI token, which grants these rights to its holder.
Unfortunately, it would seem that in practice, decentralization of governance is just window dressing . Indeed, it is currently impossible to take part in governance, as Andre Cronje , the creator of yEarn, had already pointed out the day after the release of the UNI token.
In fact, a user who wishes to make a modification proposal must have a „voting power“ of 10 million UNI tokens , or 1% of the total offer. Although this amount can be delegated by other users, it is still almost impossible to collect . In practice, only the centralized Binance trading platform holds enough tokens to participate in governance . This puts Uniswap in a bizarre situation, to say the least, where only its centralized competitor can take part in its governance.
+236% in 72 h
Obviously, yield farmers around the world couldn’t miss this opportunity. Thus, the day after the announcement and before the liquidity mining operation began, Uniswap’s liquidity pools saw an influx of $ 500 million in additional digital assets in just 24 hours .
A trend which has since been confirmed and which brought the total liquidity to a maximum of 2.16 billion dollars on September 20 , an amount so far never reached. In total, cash flow increased 236% in 72 hours. Afterwards, the craze continued and liquidity hit a new record of $ 2.18 billion .
In total, the 4 liquidity pools eligible for liquidity mining have already raised $ 1.667 billion . The providers of these pools share the modest sum of 2.33 million UNI per week.
The rest of DeFi lagging behind
In parallel with Uniswap, which is living its “best life” , the rest of the DeFi ecosystem continues to climb . Indeed, the total cash deposited on DeFi protocols has also just reached a new high, currently accounting for $ 11.11 billion .
Since its launch, the price of UNI has stabilized at around $ 4.20. For their part, socks made by Uniswap have seen their price explode to more than 10,000 dollars. The hype is back at Uniswap.