Decentralized exchange Uniswap (UNI) will begin charging a 0.15% swap fee on certain tokens in its web application and wallet on October 17.
According to a post by Hayden Adams, the DEX’s founder, the affected tokens are Ethereum (ETH), USD Coin (USDC), Wrapped Ether (WETH), Tether (USDT), DAI, Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Angle Protocol (agEUR), Femini Dollar (GUSD), Liquidity USD (LUSD), Euro Coin (EUROC), and StraitsX (XSGD).
The interface fees will be deducted from the output token amount. In addition, fees will not be collected on swaps between Ether and Wrapped Ether trading pairs, nor on inter-stablecoin swaps.
I work in crypto because of the immense positive impact I believe it can have on the world, removing gatekeepers and increasing access to value and ownership.
I’m proud of the ways @Uniswap Labs has contributed to that effort and want to make sure we’re creating sustainable…
— hayden.eth (@haydenzadams) October 16, 2023
“This interface fee is one of the lowest in the industry, and it will allow us to continue to research, develop, build, ship, improve, and expand crypto and DeFi,” Adams wrote, pointing to new developments in the Uniswap ecosystem such as “an iOS wallet, Android wallet, UniswapX, major improvements to our web app, Permit2, Uniswap v4 draft codebase, and more.”
Uniswap is currently one of the most popular DEXs in the industry. Based on data from DeFiLlama, the DEX currently has $3 billion in total value locked, generating upwards of $271 million in annualized protocol fee revenue. It has $12 million in its treasury and has raised $176 million from investors since its inception in 2018.
Cointelegraph previously reported on September 27 that Uniswap Foundation, the DEX’s developer is targeting $62 million in additional funding for building infrastructure and ecosystem grants. On October 15, A new hook available on an open-source directory for Uniswap V4 generated controversy for its ability to require know-your-customer verification before trading in the DEX’s liquidity pools.