[Governance Proposal]: Complete initial funding of the Uniswap Foundation

Governance Vote Updates

  • Vote on the on-chain proposal on Agora, the Uniswap Labs interface, Tally, Boardroom, or any other Uniswap governance interface.
  • As discussed below, we are requesting $46.2M of UNI. Using a 30 day TWAP price of UNI of $4.32342, this equates to a request for 10,685,984.71 UNI.
  • Simulated results of this proposal passing will be available here by navigating to the latest successful Governance Check workflow and downloading the Uniswap artifact at the bottom of the page.

Temperature Check Updates

Temp Check Snapshot here

Last Wednesday we posted in the forum to complete the initial funding of the UF. Since then we’ve been having really great, thorough discussions with delegates – hearing your comments, answering questions, and receiving feedback.

Based on that feedback, we are making a few changes to our proposal. These are covered in the bullets below, and updated throughout our proposal.

  1. We have adjusted our request to reflect 2 years of operating and grants runway, with the 10% buffer to mitigate price risk. Our request is now $46.2M.
  • We break down how this funding will be used in the post below.
  • With this runway we anticipate we will return to governance for additional funding when we have approximately 1 year of runway left, in Q4 2024/ Q1 2025.
  1. We will retain the need to receive governance approval via an off-chain vote for grants larger than $2M.
  2. We have also heard feedback around the governance process being followed with this proposal. In our initial proposal, we had stated that, after approval, we would move directly to an on-chain vote for our receipt of our second tranche of funding. However, we have heard a desire from the community for the UF to follow the complete governance process here. We are happy to do that, particularly considering these additional changes.
  • We will consider last week’s post to be our RFC.
  • This post will be our Temperature Check. The Temp Check Snapshot is here.
  • Once the Temperature Check has been completed, we will kick off the final governance vote next week.


  • Our vision is for Uniswap to be the liquidity layer of a self-sovereign Internet, a permissionless alternative to the gated, intermediary-owned exchanges of traditional finance. To get there, the UF is building and supporting a robust ecosystem to grow, improve, and sustain the Uniswap Protocol for the long term.
  • Last year, Uniswap governance approved the creation and initial funding of the Uniswap Foundation. Today we are requesting the remainder of our initial funding to support our next 2 years of work ($46.2M).
  • We hosted a Twitter Spaces to discuss our RFC and answer questions on Monday, October 2 (link here).
  • In this post we’re also providing the community with:
    • A review of the UF’s progress over the last year: the team we have built, the grants we have disbursed and programs we’ve run, and their impact.
    • A look to the future: what is our vision for the UF, and what is coming next?
  • We are kicking off our Temperature Check vote today, and will kick off our on-chain governance vote next week.

UF Vision

Uniswap is critical infrastructure for a self-sovereign Internet, providing the liquidity layer for a flourishing world of tokens representing governance participation, community membership, the ability to participate in protocols, “real world” assets and more. It is critical financial infrastructure - providing a permissionless, credibly neutral alternative to the NYSE or SWIFT. It is an enabler of entrepreneurship, providing a liquidity platform for builders creating protocols and applications around the world.

We founded the Uniswap Foundation because we want to ensure that Uniswap is accessible for anyone in the world to leverage as permissionless financial and technological infrastructure for a long time.

How do we make that happen? A robust, diverse, and values-aligned ecosystem.

A strong ecosystem is a competitive edge. It expands a Protocol’s accessibility, increases its resiliency, and enables it to thrive in the face of ruthless competitive and market environments. It means more product and engineering talent driving the Protocol forward, into new markets with better user experience. It means values-aligned delegates who are able to thoughtfully weigh the tradeoffs of governance proposals. It means more serendipity, collaboration, and inspiration.

Looking across the crypto landscape it’s easy to see ecosystem strength as a competitive advantage. Ethereum is probably the best example. If Consensys and Ethereum’s earliest contributors were still the only teams building on and for Ethereum, it is easy to see a world where almost none of us would be here. Instead, Ethereum is one of the best places to build blockchain-based protocols and applications.

The UF is building the Uniswap ecosystem.

How are we doing that exactly?

1. Growing core Protocol metrics, specifically driving net new order flow to strengthen the Protocol flywheel.

  • Over the next year, this looks like the development of a robust hooks development platform which broadens the pipeline of developers onto Uniswap and diversifies the kinds of things Uniswap is able to do.
  • In the long term, this is 100ks+ of hook and application developers speaking to different use cases (crypto-native to RWA, building new financial primitives) and users globally, all while being able to generate a return for themselves.

2. Building a pipeline for innovation on the Protocol, with the goal of enhancing the experience of swappers and LPs.

  • Over the next year, this means launching the TL;DR Fellowship and Conference, and creating working groups to apply cutting-edge research across MEV and other relevant areas directly to Uniswap.
  • In the long term, this means Uniswap is the default home for the world’s top crypto/DeFi researchers and academics to build POCs and iterate upon mechanisms to improve the experience of key DeFi stakeholders.

3. Aligning incentives for stakeholders with long-term interests of the Protocol, turning Uniswap into a cockroach.

  • Over the short term, this means two things: the development of realistic mechanisms to effectively capture Protocol value created and distribute it to stakeholders, and bringing stakeholders together to build trust and context IRL.
  • In the long term, this means the alignment of long-term interests of core stakeholder teams with the Protocol to weather future volatility and competition.

This approach will serve to increase Uniswap’s moat over time while ensuring it can adapt as tides change.

Below, we discuss what we’ve done so far, and how we plan to accomplish our goals in the future. Thank you for your support, as always. We wouldn’t be here without you. We’re grateful to have the opportunity to work with you in the coming years.

Update: One Year In

Below, we provide a summary of what the UF Grants program and our team directly has accomplished over the last year.



  • Launch of Oku Trade alongside Oku API: a pro-trader interface accompanied by an API providing comprehensive real-time historical data across pools, swaps, positions, and more. Oku Analytics, which will offer truly-real-time data across all chains it supports, will be launching soon.
    • Since launching in July, Oku Trade has had 3k unique wallet connections, and 56k unique site visitors.
    • Two projects, Unispark and UniChat, have launched on top of the Oku API thus far.
    • Oku also plays a key role in Uniswap Protocol’s multi-chain expansion. By the end of the year they plan to support 10 chains. This includes chains like Boba and Moonbeam which otherwise would not have interface support.
  • Partnership with Gauntlet: UF’s year-long engagement with Gauntlet is focused on R&D into approaches to optimize incentive programs and fee design. We highlight some of their most interesting work here. They are building a Dynamic Incentive Optimization engine for community use to be released later this year.
  • Hackathon sponsorship: We’ve partnered with ETHGlobal, Binance, and Arrakis to sponsor 3 hackathons (and 1 Hookathon) which have brought 150+ new projects and 200+ new developers into the ecosystem.
  • Launch of the Developer Ambassadors Program: Our Ambassadors have started a podcast and deployed UniChat, a tool which leverages the Oku API and OpenAI to allow users to search Uniswap data using plain text.
  • Enhancements to Uniswap v3 SDK - Koray and Florian are enhancing the SDK for a broader swath of developers and use cases, and making the code for liquidity management easier to use. They are on track to finish their work in November 2023.
  • Support for new tools and research for Liquidity Providers, including the development of Chaos Labs Strategy Simulator and the Messari LP Portal, as well as research on Advanced LP Strategies for Uniswap v3 conducted by Atis Elsts and Vasily Tolstikov.
  • Uniswap v3 Development Course: a free, open-source Uniswap v3 Development Course that serves as a fundamental guide for developers, attracting 12,000 monthly visitors…


Governance & Community

  • Uniswap Agora and the Uniswap Delegate Race - over 65 new delegates made new profiles (to compare, only 35 delegates have posted statement to the governance forum in the last 3 years)
  • Uniswap Cross-chain Bridge Report - A team of 8 produced a comprehensive analysis into the cross-chain requirements for Uniswap’s cross-chain governance use case, and an accompanying assessment of 9 bridges.

UF Team

First, we want to provide an overview of our team:

Devin Walsh, Executive Director & UF Co-Founder

Ken Ng, Applied Research & UF Co-Founder

Elika Mahdavi, COO

Raphaela Sapire, Head of Growth

Tyllen Bicakcic, Head of Developer Relations

Erin Koen, Head of Governance

Federico Landini, Grants Manager

We’re also grateful to work with a number of contributors who are making an outsized impact.

Ben Basche, Hooks Strategy

Bethany Crystal, Grants Strategy

YJ, Grants Committee

Leander Capuozzo, Brand Experience

Juliet Chung, Grants Administration

Below I want to summarize some of the work our team has done outside of grants:

Growth & Innovation

  • Interviews with dozens of builders within the Uniswap ecosystem to develop a strategy to create and support a strong Hooks ecosystem for v4. Thus far we’ve also kicked off and are moderating an active Hook Dojo Telegram chat for 150+ hook developers, have hosted a Hookathon at ETHcc, Tacklebox Talks at ETHNYC, and are building v4 documentation, with the community’s support.
  • Building the TL;DR Research Council, and designing the Fellowship based on their unique insights. Over the coming months, our team will coordinate and run the first TL;DR Conference.
  • Our team has coordinated and ran multiple hackathons, providing hands-on support to 100s of hackers.


  • Organizing the Delegate Race with Agora and our first Blessing, a governance-focused event for delegates to build knowledge, context, and community.
  • Assist in the governance process from writing forum posts, to educating delegates and rallying votes, to writing the code, sometimes debugging the code, and validating the proposal outcome.
  • In our original proposal, we requested that Uniswap Governance delegate 2.5M UNI to the UF so that we could re-delegate to community members without enough UNI to submit a governance proposal. Since then we have delegated UNI to several individuals (or used it ourselves) to post the following proposals:
  1. Bharat.eth, Fix the Cross Chain Messaging Bridge on Arbitrum
  2. 0XPlasma.eth, Deploy Uniswap V3 on BNB Chain
  3. Jack Melnick, Deploy Uniswap V3 on Polygon zkEVM
  4. Eek637.eth, Create v3deployments.uniswap.eth subdomain and populate its text fields
  5. GFXLabs.eth, Deploy Uniswap V3 on Linea
  6. Jesse Sawa, Migrate the Celo Uniswap V3 Factory Contract owner from Optics to Wormhole


  • The Uniswap Foundation submitted a comment letter to the SEC’s proposed amendments to Exchange Act 3b-16.

Looking ahead

We will continue to take a targeted approach to growing the Uniswap ecosystem, investing our capital and resources to fund and support projects and teams who will drive growth and strengthening of the ecosystem.

Below we cover several initiatives currently in flight, and upcoming over the next few months.

Through the end of 2023, we plan to:

  • Develop the Hooks ecosystem. We’ll award grants to multiple teams to build a v4 SDK, develop hook best practices, educational resources, security standards, and libraries. We will fund high leverage hooks, including MEV mitigation hooks and hooks which increase LP profitability and experience. We’re also looking to accelerate the hook discovery and routing stack; create a hook launch playbook, and more. (Some of these grants may come in 2024). We’re also sponsoring more hackathons with hooks-related educational events for ETH Istanbul/Devconnect.
  • Launch the TL;DR Fellowship in October 2023.
  • Continue IRL Delegate events and build more digital ways to connect. We will host a second Blessing event at ETH Istanbul/Devconnect, and are working towards creating more ways for delegates to connect and educate themselves.
  • Lay the groundwork for some of the big programs we’re excited to launch in 2024.

Into 2024 and beyond, we want to offer insight into how we’re thinking about achieving our big goals.

  1. In the realm of growth, we’re building an ecosystem of 100ks+ of hook and application developers speaking to different use cases and users globally. This includes:
  • Driving adoption of v4 as we continue to build the hooks platform. Supporting liquidity migration to v4, the addition of net new liquidity and volume through novel hook development, continuing to fund hook developer content and tooling, and sponsor hookathons.
  • Broadening our pipeline of contributing teams through partnerships and multi-milestone grants with industry-leading organizations. This might include curriculum development and hackathons to upskill new devs, or web3 onboarding for web2 engineers.
  • Expanding our grantee support system through more dedicated grantee relationship management and marketing support.
  • Creating a studio to incubate early founders building novel interfaces and applications.
  1. In the realm of innovation, we’re building a pipeline for the world’s top crypto/DeFi researchers to build POCs and iterate upon mechanisms to improve the experience of key DeFi stakeholders on Uniswap.
  • Launching the TL;DR Conference in Q2 2024 and continuing to support the Institute’s growth.
  • Building working groups of researchers and engineers to ideate upon and build novel POCs to mitigate some of the protocol’s most pressing challenges and expand the protocol surface area, for instance redistribution of MEV profits and on-chain RFQ systems.
  1. In the realm of governance, we’re working towards an alignment of interests between stakeholders and the Protocol, turning Uniswap into a cockroach.
  • Continuing to support digital and IRL governance platforms and events to support delegates in building community and context.
  • Supporting initiatives to create and distribute Protocol value to stakeholders with community-led teams designing and implementing new ways to accrue and capture value for the Protocol, as well as mechanisms for value distribution.

Request Breakdown

We are requesting $46.2M in funds today.

This funding will last provide the UF with 2 years of runway. In total, $28.33M will go towards grants, and $13.6M ($11.4M and 508k UNI) will be spent on operations over this timeframe. We have added a 10% buffer to mitigate price volatility. On the day we post the governance proposal, we will request our funds in UNI, using 30-day-TWAP to convert our request.




  • Over the last year, the UF awarded $4.8M in grants across 5 categories, with the majority of grants being awarded to the Protocol Growth and R&D categories. We awarded our largest grant of $1.6M, to Oku Trade & API, shortly after UF launch. In our most recent quarter, we slowed down grant-making after the Uniswap v4 announcement. We shifted focus from making grants to Uniswap v3-focused projects to building our GTM and funding strategy for v4.
  • Note that in addition to the $4.8M in grants commitments by the UF, the UF also inherited $886k of active UGP grants, which the UF disbursed over the last year. Total grants commitments including both UF and UGP grants totaled ~$5.7M.


  • Over the last year, we spent $3.15M on operations. This is on target with the $3.24M we predicted we would require for our first year of Operations in our initial proposal, with the following caveats:
    • We note that the $289K cost of the Uniswap Cross-chain Bridge Assessment Process, the outputs of which were published to the public, was covered by our Ops budget due to the urgent nature of this work in Q1 and Q2 2023.
    • Our first employees hit their cliffs for UNI vesting in July. We disburse vesting on a quarterly basis, so the first disbursement will occur on October 1st.
  • Our largest expenses were Payroll and Legal costs. Over the last year our Legal fees included costs to setup and receive our 501(c)(4) status; costs of defense in the Risley class action lawsuit; advisory work for team on how to effectively operate in an unstable regulatory environment; and advisory work to guide the UF’s work in supporting the Uniswap community, for example in our work to provide education and guidance related to the protocol fee switch.



With the addition of funds, the UF will have $30M outstanding in grants capital remaining to disburse.

  • We plan to disburse $10-$15M per year, with the amount disbursed per year increasing over time. We note that we are allocating a portion of the Innovation budget (up to $9M) towards designing and testing novel incentive mechanisms. We note this because it’s likely these funds will be disbursed all at once in an MVP of a program.
  • We’ve recalibrated our grants categories and allocation budgets to focus on Grantee stakeholder groups.

Projected Team Growth

Over the next year, we plan to grow our Growth & Research, Grants, and Technology teams in order to realize our goals. Specifically, we plan to:

  • Hire 2 individuals in Growth & Research to support our ongoing efforts, and to grow our expertise in the R&D efforts we are funding.
  • Hire 2 individuals on our Grants Team, including a Grants Lead.
  • Hire 2 individuals on our Technology team, one to support ongoing Product development grants and one to support Developer Relations.
  • Hire an Executive Assistant to support our teams’ internal operations.
  • In FY2025, we anticipate hiring up to 2 additional team members.


  • For the next two years, including funds on hand, we will have $13.6M and 961,364 UNI remaining to spend on Ops moving forward ($17.9M total at current UNI prices) through Q4 2025.
  • Because we are now planning for the next 2 years, we are adding an additional $1M in buffer to cover unexpected legal costs.

Additional Notes

Over the last year, the UF has spent $3.15M on ops and $5.4M in grants. We offer a few comments on these amounts below:

  • Over the last quarter, we slowed down grant-making activities purposefully in order to build a strategy for grant-making for v4. We expect grants to double or triple to $10-$15M in grants committed per year. Over the next year, our annual operational spend is projected to increase by only ~20%. Over time as we scale we expect the ratio of grants-to-ops spend to continue to increase.
  • That being said we also want to note the multitude of activities that our team takes on outside of vanilla grant-making. Many of our team members spend their time incubating and coordinating novel grant-making programs, like the TL;DR Research Institute. And, approximately 50% of our teams’ time over the last year was focused outside of grant-making, including on event/hackathon coordination, hands-on support, marketing & comms, and legal/regulatory work.

The UF will retain the need to receive governance approval via an off-chain vote for grants larger than $2M. For that vote, we will use the terms set for the Temperature Check – a 5-day Snapshot poll with 10M quorum.

Tranche 1 Review

Last year in our Tranche 1 of funding, we requested 2,547,002 UNI with the goal of receiving $20M. However the price of UNI decreased over the 11 days between our request and when it hit our wallet, decreasing the UNI’s value to $17.3M.

  • We priced this at the 30-day TWAP of $8.14 on the day we kicked off the governance vote August 17 2022. At this price, 2,547,002 UNI equates to $20M.
  • When we received the funds on August 25, the UNI price had fallen 13.7% to $7.05, meaning that $17.3M worth of UNI hit our multi-sig. We use this number, $17.3M, to calculate the remainder of capital owed to the UF.

Treasury Diversification

Our Treasury Diversification policy is designed to prioritize capital preservation and risk mitigation. We also maintain a portion of our assets in UNI to offer as part of a compensation package to our employees, to align interests with that of the Uniswap ecosystem.

Funds will be split between Operations and Grants. Below we detail our methodology for diversifying our assets within these two categories.

For Operational funds, we will:

  1. Set aside UNI tokens to be used in employee compensation packages.
  2. Maintain 6 months runway in cash in an FDIC-insured bank account.
  3. Invest the remainder of our funds in a low-risk yield bearing asset.

For Grants funds, we will:

  1. Maintain a portion of funds in stablecoins.
  2. Maintain 6 months of anticipated grants funding in an FDIC-insured bank account.
  3. Invest the remainder of our funds in a low-risk yield bearing asset.

This plan aligns our financial strategy with our core objectives, minimizing risk from market volatility to safeguard the foundation’s operations and grant-making commitments.

Next Steps

We are kicking off our Temperature Check vote today - you can vote here. This vote will last for 5 days. We will kick off our on-chain governance vote next week.


To get a more comprehensive review on our work thus far, take a look at the blog posts we’ve written over the last year:

Thank you to Jesse Walden, Hart Lambur, Alexis Gauba, and Julia Rosenberg for their support as advisors and multi-sig signers over the last year.


Thank you for the update and clarifying @devinwalsh. Between this post and the Q&A on the last one, we are comfortable supporting this proposal. Avantgarde Finance


We have had the privilege of collaborating with the UF over the past year as a delegate, during which the UF established the foundation, supported proposals, created grant initiatives, grew, held events, and more. This proposal demonstrates a forward-looking understanding of the protocol’s trajectory and also aligns with ConsenSys’ core objective of fostering community-driven governance.

The receptiveness of the Foundation to community feedback is appreciated, especially in revising the funding strategy to enhance accountability with protocol governance and core stakeholders. The current proposal reflects a balanced approach, ensuring resource allocation without undermining the potential to support promising projects. This is among many things that help promote a transparent relationship between stakeholders.

The role of a foundation can vary based on the protocol, ecosystem, or stakeholders. In our view, the role of the UF is to support protocol governance and foster growth in the ecosystem. This proposal resonates with our broad belief.

We are optimistic about supporting this initiative through the governance process and fully anticipate positive outcomes for the ecosystem.


We appreciate the work that @devinwalsh, @eek637, and the rest of the foundation have put into Uniswap’s growth since last August. Every decentralized community needs a steward–and UF has filled that role via grants, events, and governance. The funding ask from last year, according to DAO consensus, seemed reasonable. And now, with the advent of newer and more complex additions to the Uniswap suite via V4 and UniX, we find the funding request to be even more relevant.

To those ends, we Michigan Blockchain are in support of this proposal.


I appreciate the adjustments that have been made to the proposal. I will support this proposal specifically and I also more generally am a big believer in the importance of the Uniswap Foundation.

I think the Uniswap ecosystem benefits from having dedicated stewardship. I see this as very high leverage as the Uniswap Foundation is effectively handling a whole grants system as well. This prevents governance fatigue and mis-management that comes from token holders directly approving grant request.


Special thanks to @devinwalsh and the terrific team at the Uniswap Foundation for all their work driving the Uniswap ecosystem forward for the last year. We’re excited by the strategic vision they’ve outlined in this proposal. The specificity of the budgeting framework is particularly helpful as the Uniswap Foundation continues to grow and its role evolves. We at a16z crypto fully support their efforts and are appreciative of all they’ve done. As a result, we intend to support this proposal.

This proposal, in many ways, is an inflection point in the Uniswap Foundation’s journey. It represents a tangible commitment to the decentralized growth of Uniswap’s network, including by bringing the next wave of builders onboard and expanding the community.

Given the increased size of the Uniswap Foundation’s funding and budget in this proposal, it’s also important to consider the role of balanced oversight functions that foster appropriate systems and processes to protect the Uniswap community, the foundation, and contributors, in an effort to continue to professionalize web3 organizations. Certain of these oversight functions may be in the process of being implemented already, but where there are gaps, inspiration for filling them can come from many well-run and well-funded organizations, from traditional start-ups to NGOs to successful, established businesses.

So, at the time of this proposal, we want to identify the oversight functions that we believe the Uniswap Foundation can focus on during the period covered by the proposal. The Uniswap Foundation has the opportunity to establish a professional playbook for other web3 foundations to follow. If we can get this set-up right, it can be a model for the industry.

Here’s a few of the ideas that could help shape that model:

(1) Establishing a formal advisory board, or adding additional members to the current board, with traditional and web3 expertise in legal, financial, and technical matters, with an emphasis on experience in organizational governance.

(2) Publishing quarterly progress reports and annual audited financial statements.

(3) Hiring a General Counsel for the Uniswap Foundation and establishment of appropriate legal review processes for grants.

(4) Creating a formalized plan that outlines expectations, KPIs, and removal processes and conditions for UF leadership positions, and the subsequent need for a community vote regarding the remaining funding the UF would hold at the time of a change in UF leadership.

(5) Publishing a succession plan for UF leadership in the event of legal or ethical matters arising, or in the event members of the UF leadership leave prior to the fulfillment of this funding proposal.

This list isn’t intended to be exhaustive, but represents the main ways the UF can strengthen its organizational design. We look forward to hearing the community and UF’s feedback, and we’re excited for what’s in store ahead!

None of the above should be taken as investment advice or an advertisement for investment services; Some of the companies mentioned above are portfolio companies of a16z. Please see Disclosures | Andreessen Horowitz for more information.

A list of investments made by a16z is available at a16z Investments Listed From A to Z | a16z


Hi Porter, we appreciate your support here. We agree that this is an exciting time, for us and Uniswap as a whole, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to support the ecosystem in its next phase of growth.

We agree with the importance of the UF establishing best practices for community oversight, transparency, and internal governance. Many of the ideas put forth are already on our roadmap to achieve over the next year, including establishing a formal advisory board, adding to the UF Board, and providing more regular financial updates to the community.

We are directionally aligned with the additional items on your list and are excited to design operational processes and controls to professionalize the UF and set best practice for other Foundations in the space. We are committed towards taking these steps, without adding unreasonable operational or administrative burden to the UF, over the next year and in alignment with the aforementioned goals.

Hello :wave: @Porter,

Firstly, let me express my gratitude for the comprehensive feedback you’ve provided on the Uniswap Foundation’s proposal. As an active member of the Uniswap governance community, I am heartened to see esteemed organizations like a16z crypto take an active interest in ensuring the protocol’s growth and governance structures evolve appropriately.

Your points underline the critical juncture we’re at as an ecosystem. As the Uniswap Foundation grows in its scale and importance, transparency and robust oversight become paramount.

Drawing from your insights and my personal experience participating in governance, I’d like to add and echo a few points:

1.1) The Grant Transparency Initiative seems like a pivotal step forward. As someone who deeply cares about the ecosystem’s growth, being able to trace the decision-making process behind each grant would be invaluable. It would help instill greater trust within the community and ensure that the protocol remains true to its ethos.

1.2) I fully endorse the idea of hosting regular Grant Discussion Forums. This kind of direct engagement would foster a sense of ownership and inclusivity among community members, ensuring that many voices get a say in the protocol’s direction.

1.3) Establishing a Grant Oversight Committee resonates with the community’s call for increased transparency. Such a body, particularly with representation from community-elected members, would bring about checks and balances that are crucial for such a significant budget allocation.

2) Marketing and Communication: In the ever-evolving and fiercely competitive landscape of DEX platforms, standing out and communicating our value proposition is imperative. I echo the sentiment that a collaborative effort with the Uniswap Foundation to prioritize and strengthen marketing and communication is essential. Ensuring that our community outreach and governance proposals highlight this can be pivotal in retaining our position and expanding our user base.

3) Proposals Execution: While conceptualizing and voting on proposals is a significant part of our governance process, equal emphasis should be on the execution phase. I’d love for both the Uniswap Foundation and the broader community to focus more on the successful execution of win proposals. Perhaps introducing a consul program or some other structured support system would ensure these winning ideas genuinely come to fruition, benefiting the ecosystem.

Your suggestions about professionalizing governance, from the introduction of advisory boards to succession planning, are essential steps to ensure the foundation remains forward-thinking and agile. I’m eager to see how the UF and the broader community react to and potentially implement these ideas.

I must also take a moment to commend the Uniswap Foundation and personally to @devinwalsh for the incredible work done so far. The collaboration on the BNBchain proposal stands out as a testament to what we can achieve together. Your dedication and results-oriented approach have been instrumental in bringing about meaningful change and advancement for the Uniswap ecosystem.

Warm regards,


Thank you for the post. Your have expressed, more eloquently than I could, ideas similar to what I suggested here:

I fully agree that the Uniswap Foundation should aspire to be a model for the industry. This goal should be kept in mind when considering day-to-day operations.

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