Uniswap farming ends this week, potentially freeing up $1.1B ETH

Uniswap farming ends this week, potentially freeing up $1.1B ETH


With UNI farms closing on Nov.17, the community has discussed what comes next.

The world’s largest decentralized exchange, Uniswap, has just conducted its first community call primarily to discuss which direction to take when UNI farming concludes on November 17.

But the call ended with no clear direction from Uniswap, and no proposals submitted for extending UNI farming or launching new pools, so next week may well bring a lot of volatility to the space.

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Uniswap has been running four ETH-based liquidity pools since September 17 that have been earning 583,333 UNI per week, per pool. The collateral injection of over $2.4 billion has propelled the DEX to the top of the DeFi list in terms of total value locked but those incentives are about to come to an end.

The fear among UNI holders is that token prices may dump in the short term if users withdraw liquidity and sell off previously mined UNI when incentives dry up.

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