[Learn] Requirements & How to claim your 400 UNI

Since this question is being asked a lot, if your address in ineligible to receive the 400 UNI airdrop, then you didn’t meet the requirement.

The requirement was simple: The snapshot for this airdrop was held on September 1, 2020, at 12:00 am UTC. Anyone who hasn’t used Uniswap before this snapshot is not eligible for the airdrop.

How to claim the UNI
You can easily claim your UNI tokens in just a few steps:

  1. Visit the one of the Uniswap trading pages (ETH/USDT example).
  2. Connect your ETH wallet.
  3. If your wallet is eligible you will see a popup in the Uniswap app (top right corner).
  4. Click on “Claim your tokens” and approve the transaction. Don’t forget to set the right gas limit (https://ethgasstation.info/). Currently gas fees are high, myself I used 90,000 gas and 800 GWEI.

That’s it!

More info:

  • 60% of the UNI genesis supply is allocated to Uniswap community members, a quarter of which (15% of total supply) has already been distributed to past users

Token Allocation:

  • 60.00% to Uniswap community members [600,000,000 UNI]
  • 21.51% to team members and future employees with 4-year vesting [215,101,000 UNI]
  • 17.80% to investors with 4-year vesting [178,000,000 UNI]
  • .069% to advisors with 4-year vesting [6,899,000 UNI]

Claiming the airdrop:

  • 15% of UNI [150,000,000 UNI] can immediately be claimed by historical liquidity providers, users, and SOCKS redeemers/holders based on a snapshot endingSeptember 1, 2020, at 12:00 am UTC.

  • 49 million UNI are claimable by historical liquidity providers. The formula accounts for LP liquidity on a per-second basis since the deployment of Uniswap v1, ensuring that rewards are weighted towards LPs that provided liquidity when total liquidity was low.

  • 400 UNI are claimable by each address that has ever called the Uniswap v1 or v2 contracts. This includes ~12,000 addresses that have only ever submitted failed transactions — love you guys.

Have a great day & thanks a lot to the Uniswap team!


Will be there any new airdrop in future?


I’m not a team member, but their blog reads:

‘’ With 15% of tokens already available to be claimed by historical users and liquidity providers, the governance treasury will retain 43% [430,000,000 UNI] of UNI supply to distribute on an ongoing basis through contributor grants, community initiatives, liquidity mining , and other programs.’’

That being said, there are ways in which you’ll be able to earn more UNI. I don’t know if that’d include another airdrop though. But, one thing is for certain, you’ll be able to earn through liquidity mining.

''An initial liquidity mining program will go live September 18 2020 12:00am UTC. The initial program will run until November 17 2020 12:00am UTC and target the following four pools on Uniswap v2: * *ETH/USDT


5,000,000 UNI will be allocated per pool to LPs proportional to liquidity, which roughly translates to:

  • 83,333.33 UNI per pool per day
  • 54 UNI per pool per block

Yes, there are 60% allocation of the total supply for the community, Initially it distributes only 15% of the community allocation. Therefore, future there may be another reward programs


Merci et si je veux l’avoir maintenant comment je fais ça svp


Je vais modifier le message pour vous dire comment cela fonctionne.


I prefer mining it to buying… but pls is there any link to put me through the mining process @TMod_Marco :pray::pray::pray:?


https://uniswap.org/blog/uni/ <<< Under ** Liquidity Mining**.

The initial liquidity mining program will go live September 18 2020 12:00am UTC.
You simply provide liquidity to ETH/USDT, ETH/USDC, ETH/DAI, ETH/WBTC (these are the current eligible pools).

@TMod_Marco thanks, I’ll go through it now :muscle::muscle::muscle:

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Manually Claiming UNI Merkle Distribution

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to claim UNI tokens distributed as part of the Merkle distribution through an interface such as app.uniswap.org, the following steps may be taken to manually claim tokens for an address:

  1. Install jq
  2. Search the public Merkle tree blob for your address with the following command:

curl https://ipfs.io/ipfs/Qmegj6pV3qvGE8XWfMPdzXCu2sUoNMGtpbL5vYuAkhnJja | jq '.claims."YOUR_ADDRESS_HERE"'

Note that your address must be properly checksummed. The Merkle tree blob is also available at https://mrkl.uniswap.org.

If you’ve already downloaded the Merkle tree separately, you may search it via:

cat FILENAME.json | jq '.claims."YOUR_ADDRESS_HERE"'

  1. Navigate to the MerkleDistributor contract on Etherscan and input the data from above into the relevant fields. The page should look something like:

Note that the merkleProof arguments must be wrapped in brackets, comma-separated, and not contain any spaces.


Hi there, first of all, thanks for this air drop of you guys! It’s a good way for me to get to know Uniswap, I’ve been using it since end of July and am very excited about the comfort of using.

I was wondering, on etherscan i have a the full amount of 400 UNI but when I check into my Coinbase wallet the amount in liquidity is much lower. So I do got the 400 UNI tokens but in dollars/euros much lower. Why is that?

Since I’ve seen a lot of people asking how to redeem their UNI tokens which they’ve earned with Argent, so I thought it might be useful for some if I shared our guide which we have made on redeeming UNI using Argent: https://www.argent.xyz/blog/uni-tokens/

If anyone has any issues at all, please reach out to us on our Discord and we’ll try our best to help you: https://discordapp.com/invite/GWSyrHg


Buen día, soy un miembro nuevo de la comunidad.
Alguien me podría explicar la forma de realizar inversión en la minería UNI. Mil gracias por su ayuda.



Merci monsieur Marco j’ai raté la phase de distribution comment faire maintenant pour avoir les cryptomonnaies UNI?

Tried using your app but it doesn’t work. I’m from the Philippines and I’d love to use your app :pray:

I’d like to add my UNI to LP. Any tips?

Dear Noah,

I am not tech-savvy, so I couldn’t follow your instructions. But I think that i have an weird issue.
As far as i understand i am at least elligable for 400 Uni tokens.
Because i have used Uniswap before September 2020 (25 August to be exact) and i have done it with two different wallets, TrustWallet and Coinbase Wallet, including the failed transactions there are some successful ones, i can see it on Etherscan.
But when i entere either of the two eth addressses of the wallets mentioned above, i get the following message: " Address has no available claim "
my ETH addrerses are the following:

Coinbase wallet:



i don’t know why this is issue occurs to me , but i love to get those Uni tokens.
it is quite painful to see that you are eligible but can not claime it for a technical issue

Could you please help me,
many thanks

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If you are having technical issues with claiming your tokens, please do not post about it in this forum. This forum is for discussion of Governance related matters. For support questions, please visit the support channel of our Discord: https://discord.com/invite/XErMcTq

We are experiencing a lot of support requests right now, so please be patient. Also, if you are having an issue, chances are someone else in the discord is having the same issue, so maybe hang out in the support channel for a little bit and most likely your question will be answered.

Welcome to the community, everyone! :slight_smile:


Great explanation @TMod_Marco :heart:
The airdrop is done, let’s support Uniswap and change the world together :grinning: