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Uniswap Foundation Postpones Highly Anticipated Vote on UNI Staking and Delegation Rewards

The Uniswap Foundation, which oversees the decentralized exchange Uniswap, has postponed the much-anticipated May 31 vote on UNI staking and delegation rewards.

The postponement was announced on X, attributing the delay to concerns raised by a stakeholder. This prompted a more thorough review and examination of the proposal, leading to a delay in the decision-making process.

The vote was intended to move the decentralized exchange closer to activating its “fee switch” and provide incentives to UNI tokenholders who staked and delegated their tokens.

Erin Koen, the lead official overseeing the Uniswap DAO governance forum, stated in an announcement on the forum that the proposed upgrade requires rigorous vetting due to its sensitive and irreversible nature, emphasizing the importance of thorough scrutiny before proceeding.

The Uniswap DAO has been exploring the possibility of enabling a fee switch for several years, but previous proposals have stalled due to concerns about potential violations of U.S. securities laws. This cautious approach has delayed progress on the issue.

Dan Robinson, a partner at the crypto venture capital firm Paradigm, criticized the Uniswap Foundation’s decision to delay the vote, accusing them of yielding to pressure from another unnamed venture capital firm.

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Another user pointed out the irony, questioning if the delay discredits the idea of decentralized governance.

They implied that the unnamed VC firm’s actions had revealed its significant influence, which could be seen as undermining the decentralized values.

The Uniswap Foundation’s latest proposal, introduced in February, seeks to address previous concerns and has gained community support through an advisory vote, known as a “temperature check,” held earlier this year.

To prepare for the initially scheduled May 31 vote, UNI holders had to delegate their tokens on the platform before the voting went live, the Uniswap Foundation explained a week earlier.

The Uniswap Foundation recently disclosed holding $41.41 million in fiat and stablecoins and 730,000 tokens as of the end of the first quarter.

According to a publication by the Foundation, it committed $4.34 million in new grants during this period and disbursed $2.79 million in previously committed grants.

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