The decentralized cryptocurrency exchange will be launching the mainnet of Uniswap V3 in less than two months, and it is expected to come with several features. The third version of Uniswap is expected to revolutionize the DeFi space, making it easy for everyone to enter.
Uniswap V3 to launch on May 5
Uniswap’s development team announced earlier today that Uniswap V3 mainnet launch is set to take place on May 5. According to the development team, the scalable layer 2 (L2) solution is expected to follow once the mainnet goes live.
Uniswap’s team tweeted the following:
🦄 Today we are thrilled to present a detailed overview of Uniswap v3, the most flexible and capital efficient AMM ever designed!
🏃 Mainnet launch is scheduled for May 5, with a scalable Optimism L2 deployment set to follow soon afterhttps://t.co/NTekDxWVA8
— Uniswap Labs 🦄 (@Uniswap) March 23, 2021
The development team provided an overview of the Uniswap V3, providing users with all the information they would need about the upcoming mainnet launch. Their tweets also contain several features and advantages of the V3, showing Uniswap’s desire to make DeFi trading available to everyone.
What is the Uniswap V3?
Uniswap is a decentralized exchange that allows anyone to pool assets into shared market-making strategies. The V1 was launched in 2018 with some basic features, and the developers added more features in the V2 to promote growth and optimization.
The platform has soon become a key infrastructure for decentralized finance, serving developers, traders, and liquidity providers. The V3 is expected to come with more features designed to make it easy for anyone to access the DeFi market. The Layer-1 Ethereum mainnet launch will be on May 5, while the Layer-2 deployment on Optimism would follow after.
According to the overview, Uniswap’s V3 comes with concentrated liquidity, granting LPs granular control over what price ranges their capital is allocated to. The network also comes with multiple fee tiers and several other features.
Ethereum’s scalability and fee problem makes it tough for DeFi
The Ethereum network is the most widely-used blockchain in the cryptocurrency space. It houses most DeFi platforms, decentralized exchanges, and more. However, the network is yet to be scalable, which means transaction speed is slow. The slow transaction speed sometimes leads to network congestion and high gas fees.
These problems combine to make DeFi transactions expensive for most traders. Currently, the average cost of a Uniswap swap is roughly $40, making it challenging for regular traders to use the platform.
Layer-2 integration would solve the high gas fees
Uniswap will use its Layer-2 integration on Optimism to lower transaction fees on its network, ensuring that average traders can access various DeFi services on their platform. The L2 solutions are based upon optimistic rollups. It basically relies on publishing the data on the blockchain and allowing a challenge period.
All these would ensure that the transaction fee on Uniswap reduces drastically, ensuring that more people can access the platform and trade DeFi tokens.