Uniswap loses $ 1 billion: investors pull liquidity from DEX

This Monday I published an article on Uniswap and the end of the UNI Yield Farming Rewards for Liquidity Providers. Current data now show that investors are withdrawing massive amounts of liquidity from the Decentralized Exchange, or DEX for short. Uniswap lost around 40% (!) Of its total liquidity within 24 hours, which corresponds to an absolute outflow of over 1 billion US dollars.

Uniswap and UNI Yield Farming: Liquidity is flowing out

Yesterday, November 17th, UNI Yield Farming on Uniswap ended. The so-called liquidity providers are no longer rewarded with the native UNI token, so that there is no great incentive for the provision of liquidity.

The DeFi Pulse graphic below shows that around $ 1.2 billion was withdrawn from the decentralized exchange within a few hours. While the Total Value Locked, or TVL for short, was $ 3.068 billion on November 14, the current TVL value is just $ 1.540 billion.

Uniswap liquidity

In view of the sharp drop in the TVL value, the UNI token holders plead for a revival of the reward mechanism in the form of UNI Yield Farming.

The new proposal, which can be read in detail on this page, now reacts to the outflow of liquidity. Yield farming is to be made possible again as part of the new proposal.

While 2.5 million UNI tokens were given to the liquidity providers of the four pools (WTBC / ETH, USDC / ETH, USDT / ETH, DAI / ETH) per month in the initial phase, this sum is now to be reduced to 1.25 million UNI per pool . The supply at UNI increased by a total of 10 million UNI over the next 2 months, which currently accounts for around 5% of circulating supplies.

Will the proposal be accepted by the community?

As part of an initial voting phase, at least 25,000 votes must be received within 3 days. As a result, a second “consensus check” takes place, which in turn requires 50,000 votes within 5 days.

Once these two hurdles have been overcome, the proposal becomes an official “Governance Proposal”, which in turn requires 40 million affirmative votes to be finally implemented.

A high voting rate is already becoming apparent. We can also clearly see that the community is divided.