01 Jun

The Uniswap Foundation, overseeing the decentralized exchange Uniswap, has decided to postpone the highly anticipated vote on UNI staking and delegation rewards scheduled for May 31. This delay was prompted by concerns raised by a stakeholder, leading to a more comprehensive review of the proposal before proceeding with the decision-making process.

The proposed vote aimed to bring the decentralized exchange closer to activating its "fee switch" and providing incentives to UNI tokenholders who staked and delegated their tokens. Erin Koen, the lead official overseeing the Uniswap DAO governance forum, emphasized the need for rigorous vetting of the proposal due to its sensitive and irreversible nature.

The Uniswap DAO has been exploring the possibility of enabling a fee switch for several years, but previous proposals faced setbacks due to concerns about potential violations of U.S. securities laws, leading to a cautious approach and delayed progress.

Community reactions varied, with some, like Dan Robinson from Paradigm, criticizing the decision to postpone the vote, accusing the foundation of succumbing to pressure from an unnamed venture capital firm. Others questioned the delay's implications for the decentralized governance system, suggesting that the influence of the unnamed VC firm could undermine decentralized values.

Before the postponement, UNI holders were required to delegate their tokens on the platform to participate in the voting process. The Uniswap Foundation disclosed holding $41.41 million in fiat and stablecoins and 730,000 UNI tokens at the end of the first quarter. They also announced committing $4.34 million in new grants during this period and disbursing $2.79 million in previously committed grants.

June 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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