Uniswap: Genesis, Present & Beyond w/ Hayden Adams

By Bankless

In this episode of the Bankless podcast, Ryan Adams and David Hoffman interview Hayden Adams, the creator of Uniswap. In this 2.5 hour episode, Hayden walks through the entirety of Uniswap, from its genesis to its present state and beyond.

Topics Covered:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 4:05 Getting laid off
  • 11:11 The Power of Ethereum Culture
  • 14:08 The Early Days
  • 21:16 V1 Mainnet Launch
  • 29:21 Growth, Traction, and V2 Improvement
  • 42:12 More Volume than Coinbase
  • 48:20 The Genesis of DeFi
  • 53:07 The SushiSwap Fork
  • 1:04:10 The UNI Token & Governance
  • 1:13:28 Uniswap V3 and Concentrated Liquidity
  • 1:27:07 Capital Efficiency
  • 1:32:41 Market Self-Regulation
  • 1:43:52 Non-Fungible LP Tokens
  • 1:53:03 Fee Tiers & Oracles
  • 2:03:26 Software License
  • 2:07:35 Scaling Ethereum’s Values
  • 2:14:41 Optimistic Rollups
  • 2:18:02 Stewards for Decentralization
  • 2:24:33 Closing & Disclaimers

The episode premiered on April 2, 2021.


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