Firstly, allow us to introduce ourselves for anyone who isn’t already familiar with L2BEAT.
L2BEAT is an independent, public goods company who acts as an impartial watchdog for the Ethereum Layer2 ecosystem. Our mission is to provide comprehensive and unbiased analysis and comparative evaluations of Layer 2 solutions . We are committed to the verification and fact-checking of the claims made by each project, with a special focus on the security aspects. What sets L2BEAT apart is our unwavering commitment to delivering accurate and reliable information.
In addition, L2BEAT has a governance team (@Kaereste and @Sinkas) which actively participates in constructive discussions of specific protocol challenges and issues, fostering the discourse toward increasingly permissionless, open source, and trustless systems. Our participation in various DAOs and public debates reflects this commitment.
If you want more information on L2BEAT and our participation in Uniswap’s Governance, or if you want to delegate your UNI to L2BEAT, please refer to our delegate statement on Agora.
To promote transparency and communication as delegates, we’ll be regularly updating the below thread with our actions in the governance of Uniswap. Our updates will include how we voted for different proposals and our rationale.
[Tally] Deploy Uniswap v3 on Base
Due to some technical issues on our end, we were unable to cast our vote. However, we signalled our support in the forums.
[Tally] Deploy Uniswap v3 on Linea - Voted FOR
We voted in favour of the proposal as we’re very supportive of Ethereum L2s and we believe that i’s important to deploy one instance of Uniswap per L2.
[Snapshot] Deploy Uniswap v3 on Scroll - Voted FOR
As with the votes for Base and Linea, we also voted in favour of deploying Uniswap v3 on Scroll for the same reasons.
[Tally] Deploy Uniswap v3 on Scroll - Voted FOR
Following a successful temp-check, we also voted in favour of the proposal during the on-chain vote.
[Snapshot] Migrate the Celo Uniswap v3 Factory Contract owner from Optics to Wormhole - Voted FOR
[Tally] Migrate the Celo Uniswap v3 Factory Contract owner from Optics to Wormhole - Voted FOR
We also voted in favour of the proposal in the subsequent on-chain vote.
[Snapshot] Deploy Uniswap v2 on all chains with v3 - Voted FOR
After weighing the pros against the cons of such a decision, we decided to vote in favour of the proposal. You can see our full rationale here.
[Tally] Deploy Uniswap v3 on Filecoin Virtual Machine - Voted FOR
We voted in favour of the proposal for the same reasons we’ve voted inf avour of deploying on Base, Linea and Scroll, even though FVM isn’t a layer 2.
[Snapshot] Complete the initial funding of the UF - Voted FOR
The vote was about the second tranche of the funding to be received from the UF which had been approved in the past. There was a buffer amount added to the proposal which made sense given capital or procedural losses the Foundation incurred in the first tranche.
Unfortunately, due to technical issues, we were unable to vote for the proposal during the on-chain vote.
[Snapshot] UAGP Team Election
We participated in the elections of members for the UNI-ARB Grant Program.
[Snapshot] UADP Team Election
We participated in the elections of members for the UNI-ARB Delegation Program.
[Snapshot] Issue a Visa Card with Uniswap Logo - Voted AGAINST
Since the IP for Uniswap’s logo belongs to Uniswap Labs and not the DAO, we are not in a position to use it without permission from the Labs. Therefore we decided to vote against the proposal.
[Snapshot] Invest in Ekubo Protocol - Voted AGAINST
After reviewing the proposal, we decided to vote against it. Our full rationale can be found here.
[Snapshot] Delegation of UNI to Active but Underrepresented Delegates - Voted FOR
After participating in the discussion and having our questions answered, we decided to vote in favour of the proposal.
Following the successful vote for the proposal to delegate UNI to active but underrepresented delegates, we participated in the election of delegates who would receive the delegation.
To further our communication with our constituents and any interested party in the community, we’ll be hosting recurring Office Hours on Google Meets.
The office hours will be held every Friday at 4pm UTC/ 11am EST
During the Office Hours, you will be able to reach L2BEAT’s governance team, which consists of Kaereste (Krzysztof Urbanski) and Sinkas (Anastassis Oikonomopoulos) and discuss our activity as delegates.
The purpose of the office hours is to gather feedback from the people who have delegated to us, answer any questions in regards to our voting activities and rationale, and collect input on things you’d like us engage in discussions about.
You can add the L2BEAT Governance Calendar in your Google Calendar to find the respective Google Meets links for every call and to easily keep track of the Office Hours, as well as other important calls and events (e.g. voting deadlines) relevant to Uniswap that L2BEAT governance team will be attending or hosting.