Uniswap's growth lead bites back over Yearn Finance’s SushiSwap merger

Uniswap's growth lead bites back over Yearn Finance’s SushiSwap merger


Uniswap growth lead Ashleigh Schap has slammed a recent article from Yearn Finance founder Cronje that criticized forked protocols in the DeFi space, with Schap describing Yearn’s recent merger with SushiSwap as validating a “stolen DApp”. 

Cronje’s Jan.12 blog post, “Building in DeFi sucks,” complained about the risk of competitors forking his code, and combining such with attractive tokenomics in a bid to siphon away users from the products that he has invested significant time into building. He wrote:

“I can build the superior product even, but a competitor can just fork my code, and a token that infinitely mints, and they’ll have twice the users in a week.”

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This is exactly what happened when SushiSwap was forked from Uniswap in late August 2020, with the new project launching a native token and yield farming program to successfully leech more than $1 billion worth of liquidity away from Uniswap.

In early December 2020, Yearn Finance merged with

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