Decentralized cryptocurrency exchange (DEX) Uniswap is once again innovating in the crypto space by announcing the launch of a web wallet extension aimed at its users. The new feature, which promises to make life even easier for crypto enthusiasts, was revealed on February 27, marking a new chapter in Uniswap’s journey.

For those who have already obtained a uni.eth username, a waiting list is now open, signaling an important step in the democratization of access to cryptocurrencies. According to the DEX announcement, “the Uniswap Beta extension will be made available following the order of username claims”, demonstrating a fair and organized access process.

Like other widely used self-custodial wallets like MetaMask, the new Uniswap Wallet extension promises to revolutionize the way users interact with cryptocurrencies directly from their browsers. It will be possible to send, receive, buy and exchange a wide range of tokens and altcoins easily and securely.

Innovation doesn’t stop there. The uni.eth domain, integrated with the Ethereum Name Service, offers users the ability to transform complex 0x addresses into simple and memorable usernames. As of February 25th, more than 100,000 uni.eth subdomains had been claimed, demonstrating the community’s popularity and acceptance.

Uniswap has also been in the news for reasons other than its technological innovations. Over the past month, the value of its namesake token has experienced an increase of over 80%, driven by a recent proposal suggesting protocol fee rewards for users. Erin Koen, governance lead at the Uniswap Foundation, argues that the upgrade “will benefit UNI holders who have staked and delegated their tokens.”

Koen emphasized, in a subsequent post, the importance of the proposal for the security and immutability of the Uniswap DEX, highlighting that “by eliminating the risk of bugs and hacker attacks in future updates, we are optimizing for the future security of participants.” This approach reflects Uniswap’s commitment to security and continuous innovation.


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