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2022-04-18 23:30:13
How to purchase Uniswap (UNI)

What is Uniswap
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.
You can read more about how to enter the cryptocurrency market, no matter what token you plan to purchase, here.
How to buy UNI?
  • How to buy UNI on Neko Invest app
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    How to download and use Neko Invest app
    • Step 1 :  Create/Login to your Neko Invest app account
    • Step 2 :  Go to Market page, click on the Search icon and search UNI in the search bar.
    • Step 3 :  Click on UNI logo and choose Invest.
    • Step 4 :  Entering the amount of UNI that you want to buy. Then click on the Get Quotes button.
    • Step 5 :  Swipe the Swipe to swap button and now you own UNI. You can check your UNI balance in your wallet by going to Wallet page.
Contract Addresses
Uniswap (Avalanche Contract Chain) : 0x8eBAf22B6F053dFFeaf46f4Dd9eFA95D89ba8580
Uniswap (Xdai chain) : 0x4537e328bf7e4efa29d05caea260d7fe26af9d74
Uniswap (Polygon) : 0xb33eaad8d922b1083446dc23f610c2567fb5180f
Uniswap (Heco) : 0x22c54ce8321a4015740ee1109d9cbc25815c46e6
Uniswap (Ethereum) : 0x1f9840a85d5af5bf1d1762f925bdaddc4201f984
Uniswap (Binance Smart Chain) : 0xbf5140a22578168fd562dccf235e5d43a02ce9b1
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