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Uniswap Announced Major Upgrade For Q3 2024: Everything You Need to Know

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In Brief

  • Uniswap V4 aims to revolutionize DeFi with high-security standards, set for Q3 2024.
  • Comprehensive V4 audits and a community contest underline Uniswap's security focus.
  • V4 introduces "hooks" for customizable liquidity pools, aiming to enhance DeFi efficiency
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The Uniswap Foundation has detailed its strategy for the forthcoming Uniswap Version 4 (V4) protocol. This next iteration aims to set new benchmarks in security within the decentralized exchange (DEX) ecosystem.

Slated for the third quarter of 2024, the V4 upgrade aims to transform the decentralized finance (DeFi) scene with its meticulously audited code. This signifies an important evolution for Uniswap.

Uniswap Foundation Announces Roadmap for V4 Launch

To ensure the highest security standards, the Uniswap Foundation has laid out a comprehensive roadmap for V4. This plan includes extensive audits by multiple firms and a community audit contest.

“From community-built Hooks, to events, to Twitter Spaces, the momentum for V4 has been growing! At the same time, we believe V4 should be the most rigorously audited code ever deployed on Ethereum,” the Uniswap Foundation wrote.

Since its 2018 inception, Uniswap has been one of the leaders in the automated market maker (AMM) domain, introducing a novel trading mechanism through liquidity pools. This method contrasts with traditional order books, streamlining trading and enhancing liquidity and access for a global user base.

Read more: How To Use Uniswap — The Complete Step-by-Step Guide.

The V4 upgrade’s timing hinges on the successful deployment of Ethereum’s Dencun hard fork, which is anticipated in March 2024. This dependency highlights the collaborative progress inherent in the blockchain ecosystem.

From its launch to the present V3, introduced in May 2021, Uniswap has prioritized advancement and adaptation. In fact, the introduction of “concentrated liquidity” in V3 marked a pivotal innovation, allowing liquidity providers to focus their capital in specific price ranges to optimize fee earnings.

Moreover, V4 is set to elevate Uniswap’s functionality with a modular design incorporating “hooks.” These smart contracts will enable unprecedented customization in liquidity pools, facilitating dynamic fees, on-chain limit orders, and specialized on-chain oracles for enhanced adaptability and efficiency. Furthermore, V4 will introduce “flash accounting,” a feature expected to reduce liquidity providers’ fees significantly.

Uniswap Price Performance
Uniswap Price Performance. Source: BeInCrypto

Amidst these developments, Uniswap’s native token has shown positive price action. As of writing, it is trading at $7.51 after surging nearly 6% in the past 24 hours. While the decentralized exchange announced tentative data on February 15, 2024, it made the draft code of V4 publicly available for feedback last year.

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