A Statement From Hayden Adams - The Inventor of Uniswapby@techtweeter

A Statement From Hayden Adams - The Inventor of Uniswap

by #TechTweeterJuly 12th, 2023
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This Twitter thread is by Hayden Adams @haydenzadams (source: 06-17-2023). Adams is the inventor of the Uniswap protocol.

Long thread, no TLDR:

Throughout Uniswap's history, there have been many moments that upset people

Raising VC funding, adding fee switch to v2, not having a token, having a token, criticizing Nomi days before he rugged, blocking certain tokens in the UI, geoblocking OFAC countries, concentrated liquidity, BUSL, etc

Some people wish instead of raising money to build at scale, I begged for grants until I ran out of money and gave up

Some people wish I moved abroad and launched a token anon, and had to look over my shoulder the rest of my life

Some people want me to practice civil disobedience, intentionally flaunting laws they (and often I) believe are unjust and live with the legal consequences

Some people disagree with structural, economic, or technical decisions that were made

I work in crypto because of the immense positive impact I believe it can have on the world by removing gatekeepers, and increasing access to value and ownership, the same way the internet has for information

I work on Uniswap because I think it has massive potential to contribute to that outcome

I'm incredibly proud of Uniswap v1, v2, v3, v4, the thousands of projects building on top of it, the web app with millions of users, the wallet with hundreds of thousands of downloads, and the airdrop that changes thousands of lives around the world

I've made many mistakes, but stand behind the decisions I've made. I'm a bit introverted, so constant public communication can be tough. But I'm going to continue pushing myself to engage publicly, transparently, and clearly as often as I'm able.

We're still in the early days - this technology and revolution will play out over decades. I'm in it for the long haul - that's why I'm still grinding away 5 years in

Hope that we can come together more as an industry, and see past minor disagreements

The more uni-fied we are, the stronger we are, the harder we are to kill. So lets be frens


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