Uniswap is the first Ethereum-based DEX enabling the swapping of ERC-20 tokens via liquidity pools.
As one of the first and largest Ethereum-based decentralized exchanges, Uniswap pioneered the concept of an automated market maker, which other decentralized exchanges are based on. Instead of using order books, Uniswap aggregates liquidity through pre-funded and user-funded liquidity pools (LPs). First launched in 2018 by CEO Hayden Adams, Uniswap's ecosystem has now further expanded to include applications such as stablecoins, governance systems, and analytics platforms.
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