Ethereum’s Top Decentralized Exchange Just Got Faster: Uniswap Launches On Optimism
Uniswap (CRYPTO: UNI) — the largest Ethereum-based (CRYPTO: ETH) decentralized exchange (DEX) — launched the first public test version of its platform.
What Happened: According to a Wednesday announcement, Uniswap launched a public alpha version of its exchange on the Ethereum scalability solution Optimism.
The latest big announcement concerning an Optimism-based Uniswap was the launch of proof-of-concept demo Unipig, which purportedly demonstrated a decrease in fees ranging between 10 and 100 times and a transaction confirmation time under two-tens of a second.
Ethereum fees tracking service ETH Gas Station shows that Uniswap is the top consumer of Ether fees, accounting for 1,500 ETH, or $2 million at press time, of fee spending on the network over the last 30 days.
Image: ETH Gas Station
Uniswap’s Optimis-based public alpha is more than a proof-of-concept since it is open to actual users willing to make real trades, but it has put some limits in place to limit potential damage if the system is found to be flawed.
Read also: Everything you need to know about Uniswap
According to the announcement, during the Alpha test phase, the Optimism version of Uniswap will only support an initial throughput of 0.6 transactions per second — a transaction capacity roughly in line with what is possible on the Ethereum network. The team has set a target of 50,000 transactions per day at launch that will be increased over time.
Price Action: According to CoinMarketCap data, the news failed to have a positive impact on Uniswap’s token price, which fell by nearly 13.3% from its 24-hour high of $19.42 to a low of $16.84 before settling at $18.11 as of press time.
Photo: Screenshot of Ethereum Optimism Medium Blog