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Uniswap’s UNI Token Dips Below $10 Amid Fee Switch Vote Delay

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In Brief

  • Uniswap has indefinitely delayed its fee switch proposal due to concerns raised by an unnamed stakeholder.
  • This significantly impacted the value of the DEX protocol's UNI token, falling around 5% to under $10.
  • Some community members have suggested that the delay was caused by by venture capital interests.
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Uniswap, the decentralized exchange platform, has indefinitely postponed its fee switch proposal, sparking a significant decline in the UNI token.

Following the announcement, UNI dropped over 5%, sinking below $10, and extending a week-long slide of around 10%.

Uniswap Suspends Fee Switch Vote

On May 31, the Uniswap Foundation announced the delay in a social media post, citing new concerns raised by an unnamed stakeholder. The organization highlighted the need for thorough due diligence due to the irreversible and sensitive nature of the proposed upgrade.

“Over the last week, a stakeholder raised a new issue relating to this work that requires additional diligence on our end to fully vet. Due to the immutable nature and sensitivity of our proposed upgrade, we have made the difficult decision to postpone posting this vote. This was unexpected, and we apologize for the postponement,” the Foundation stated.

Read more: Uniswap (UNI) Price Prediction 2023/2025/2030

The foundation did not specify a new timeline for the vote or disclose further details about the issues raised. However, it said it would “keep the community apprised of any material changes.”

The postponement has not been well-received within the crypto community. Critics argue that the governance process is being manipulated, while others see the delay as a threat to decentralization. Dan Robinson, a general partner at Paradigm, accused the Uniswap Foundation of succumbing to pressure from a venture capital firm.

“It’s disappointing to see a large VC try to bully the token governance process and delay community proposals at the last minute in order to advance their own pet projects,” Robinson wrote.

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Uniswap’s fee switch proposal has been a topic of extensive debate for years. Previous tries have stalled due to fears of violating US securities laws. The latest proposal, introduced in February, aims to incentivize governance participation by rewarding UNI token holders. Despite unanimous community support, the initiative faces potential legal challenges from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

As the community waits for more updates, this situation tests Uniswap’s dedication to being open and following decentralized principles. The result will impact not just Uniswap’s future, but also set an example for other decentralized finance projects facing similar regulatory challenges.

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Oluwapelumi Adejumo
Oluwapelumi believes Bitcoin and blockchain technology have the potential to change the world for the better. He is an avid reader and began writing about crypto in 2020.
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