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Uniswap DEX Launches UNI Governance Token

Uniswap DEX Launches UNI Governance Token

Uniswap, the decentralized exchange platform, and the on-chain market maker has launched its own governance token called Uni.

How Are Uniswap’s UNI Governance Tokens Taxed?

How Are Uniswap’s UNI Governance Tokens Taxed?

Uniswap the popular decentralized exchange recently awarded members its UNI tokens. But what do holders need to know about paying tax on UNI governance tokens?

Exclusive: Does Forking Mechanism Allow for a Better Blockchain Governance Model?

Exclusive: Does Forking Mechanism Allow for a Better Blockchain Governance Model?

Nathan Kaiser, Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation and a long-time lawyer in the technology sector, shares his views on the crypto regulatory issues in different jurisdictions and blockchain governance. In particular, Nathan examines whether forking mechanism allows for a better blockchain governance and the reason why “blockchain governance = community governance”.

Uniswap Anticipates Voting Outcome on Second Governance Proposal of a 5 million UNI Airdrop

Uniswap Anticipates Voting Outcome on Second Governance Proposal of a 5 million UNI Airdrop

The Uniswap community is currently voting on its second governance proposal for distributing 5 million UNI governance tokens to the DEX's users.

Exclusive: Did Facebook Copy Hedera Hashgraph's Governance Model?

Exclusive: Did Facebook Copy Hedera Hashgraph's Governance Model?

When Facebook released Libra’s whitepaper, Hedera Hashgraph allegedly “thanks” Facebook for imitating their governance model. What is the story behind?

Klaytn Adds Huobi to Growing Blockchain Governance Council

Klaytn Adds Huobi to Growing Blockchain Governance Council

Klaytn has announced that Huobi has signed on as the latest member of its Governance Council for South Korean internet giant Kakao’s public blockchain project.

Chaintope Establishes Public Blockchain Protocol to Overcome Governance Challenges

Chaintope Establishes Public Blockchain Protocol to Overcome Governance Challenges

Chaintope, a Japanese blockchain startup, has developed a public blockchain protocol known as Tapyrus to tackle some of the governance issues currently being witnessed in the blockchain space. For instance, some of the challenges noted in public blockchains include privacy concerns and sluggish transaction speeds.

Aave Makes History as Core Developers Transfer Governance to Token Holders

Aave Makes History as Core Developers Transfer Governance to Token Holders

DeFi project Aave, has transferred the protocol’s governance rights over to its token holders, allowing the community to control the future of the network.

Why Uniswap's First Governance Proposal Failed, Although 98% Were in Favor

Why Uniswap's First Governance Proposal Failed, Although 98% Were in Favor

The first governance vote for decentralized exchange Uniswap has ended in defeat, although the proposal has attracted 98 percent of supporting votes.

Chinese City Eyes Blockchain Applications for Urban Governance and Smart Education

Chinese City Eyes Blockchain Applications for Urban Governance and Smart Education

Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province, aims to develop blockchain applications to revolutionize cross-border trade, urban governance, and smart education by 2022.

World Economic Forum Launches Global Consortium for Digital Currencies Governance

World Economic Forum Launches Global Consortium for Digital Currencies Governance

The World Economic Forum has unveiled a global consortium that aims to design a framework for the governance of digital currencies, including stablecoins. The consortium will focus on increasing access to the financial system through innovative policy solutions, which are interoperable and inclusive. The inspiration behind the formation of the consortium is based on the premise that opportunities for financial inclusion can only be unlocked if the space is properly regulated and include private-public cooperation across emerging and developed markets.

PwC: Establishing Policies for Blockchain Governance

PwC: Establishing Policies for Blockchain Governance

In a whitepaper published by professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), explored the challenges that current distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) face, as well as the strategies that the market is developing to deal with the limitations.

Hedera Hashgraph Chief Scientist Dr. Leemon Baird—Defeating the Byzantine Generals and Bringing a Layer of Trust to the Internet

Hedera Hashgraph Chief Scientist Dr. Leemon Baird—Defeating the Byzantine Generals and Bringing a Layer of Trust to the Internet

In our exclusive interview with Hedera’s Chief Scientist and Co-Founder Dr. Leemon Baird, Blockchain.News gets the details on how Hedera Hashgraph achieves Asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerance, the growing Hedera Governing Council and the use of the Hedera Hashgraph DLT to prevent coupon fraud.

Decentralized Exchange dYdX Proposes $20M Incentive Program for v4 Launch

Decentralized Exchange dYdX Proposes $20M Incentive Program for v4 Launch

Chaos Labs proposes a $20M, 6-month Launch Incentives Program for the transition to dYdX v4. The initiative aims to facilitate user and volume migration to the new dYdX Chain, with a robust pre-launch and post-launch strategy. Governance proposals will guide the distribution of DYDX rewards, maintaining transparency and community oversight throughout the program.

VeChain Announces VeBetterDAO Mainnet Launch

VeChain Announces VeBetterDAO Mainnet Launch

VeChain unveils the mainnet launch of VeBetterDAO, a platform designed to accelerate Web3 adoption, sustainability, and decentralized governance.

Web3 Governance: Studying Political Systems at Scale Using DAOs

Web3 Governance: Studying Political Systems at Scale Using DAOs

Exploring how DAOs are used to study political institutions through large-scale experiments.

Wormhole Introduces Governance Staking: A Comprehensive Guide

Wormhole Introduces Governance Staking: A Comprehensive Guide

Wormhole reveals its governance staking mechanism for W token holders.

Riot Platforms Acquires 12% Stake in Bitfarms Ltd., Intends to Propose New Directors

Riot Platforms Acquires 12% Stake in Bitfarms Ltd., Intends to Propose New Directors

Riot Platforms now holds a 12% stake in Bitfarms Ltd. and plans to nominate new directors to the board.

Research Offers New Insights into DAO Governance Mechanisms

Research Offers New Insights into DAO Governance Mechanisms

Exploring governance in DAOs through web3 experiments

Riot Platforms Criticizes Bitfarms' Adoption of Poison Pill

Riot Platforms Criticizes Bitfarms' Adoption of Poison Pill

Riot Platforms criticizes Bitfarms for adopting a shareholder-unfriendly poison pill plan.

Exploring Governance: From Democracy to AI Oversight in Web3

Exploring Governance: From Democracy to AI Oversight in Web3

The latest a16z podcast delves into governance, covering democracy's history, corporate boards, and AI oversight with experts Noah Feldman and Andrew Hall.

Optimism (OP) Conducts Private Sale of 19.5M OP Tokens

Optimism (OP) Conducts Private Sale of 19.5M OP Tokens

Optimism Foundation announces a private sale of 19.5 million OP tokens, initiating a two-year lockup period for governance participation, amid a positive market trajectory.

Celestia's Core Values: Bridging Off-chain Governance with User-centric Network

Celestia's Core Values: Bridging Off-chain Governance with User-centric Network

Mustafa Al-Bassam delineates five core values for Celestia's social layer aimed at enhancing trust-minimization and user-centric network functionalities. These values include the primacy of off-chain governance, user elevation, credible neutrality towards execution environments, economic sustainability, and minimizing overhead and state bloat. The discourse provides a profound insight into Celestia's commitment to fostering a user-driven, trust-minimized blockchain network.

Metis Launches Decentralized Liquid Staking in Layer 2 Revolution

Metis Launches Decentralized Liquid Staking in Layer 2 Revolution

Metis is launching the Liquid Staking Blitz, a decentralized sequencer initiative, to boost the growth of Liquid Staking Derivatives within its ecosystem, enhancing network security and governance.

Solana's SOL Price Predicted to Surpass $3000 in Bullish Scenario by 2030

Solana's SOL Price Predicted to Surpass $3000 in Bullish Scenario by 2030

VanEck's analysis suggests Solana could reach significant valuation by 2030 due to its technical innovations and user-focused applications. However, challenges like financial sustainability, technical stability, and developer adoption need to be addressed for this potential.

Charles Hoskinson: Elon Musk Could Have an Opinion on the Cardano Network with its Delegated Democracy Governance Model

Charles Hoskinson: Elon Musk Could Have an Opinion on the Cardano Network with its Delegated Democracy Governance Model

Input Output (IOHK) CEO and founder of Cardano Charles Hoskinson recently discussed the future of governance on the Cardano network in his YouTube video. The problem with governance is when large actors are able to decide, they could transform a protocol into something that would preserve the monopolies they already have.

Cardano’s Project Catalyst: Building a Decentralized Financial System to Remove "Top-Down" Governance

Cardano’s Project Catalyst: Building a Decentralized Financial System to Remove "Top-Down" Governance

In order to fulfill the final components for Cardano’s Voltaire, including its evolution into a self-sustainable blockchain, IOHK introduced a new experimental treasury system combining proposal and voting procedures — Project Catalyst.

Exclusive: Will Everipedia Replace Wikipedia in the Future?

Exclusive: Will Everipedia Replace Wikipedia in the Future?

Following Part 1 of our interview, Larry took a deeper dive in Everipedia in terms of governance model, staking mechanism and public awareness. He also addressed the question that have drawn widespread curiosity of public: Will Everipedia replace Wikipedia in future?

Curve Finance Launches MIM/crvUSD Pool on Arbitrum, Bolstering DeFi Ecosystem

Curve Finance Launches MIM/crvUSD Pool on Arbitrum, Bolstering DeFi Ecosystem

Curve Finance's new MIM/crvUSD liquidity pool on Arbitrum marks a significant advancement in DeFi, offering enhanced liquidity and user experience. This strategic move leverages Arbitrum's layer 2 capabilities for faster, cost-effective transactions, underlining Curve's commitment to innovation and community-driven governance.

Algorand Initiates Voting for Expanded Governance and NFT Rewards Programs

Algorand Initiates Voting for Expanded Governance and NFT Rewards Programs

The Algorand Foundation is voting on governance measures, including auto-renewal mechanisms and increased NFT rewards, amid a plummeting native token, $ALGO.

Blockchain Capital Joins the Libra Association as Newest Governing Member

Blockchain Capital Joins the Libra Association as Newest Governing Member

Blockchain Capital investment company has joined the Libra Association as a governing member.

Optimism (OP) Prepares for Canyon Hardfork Across Superchain Testnets on November 14

Optimism (OP) Prepares for Canyon Hardfork Across Superchain Testnets on November 14

OP Labs Team announces Canyon hardfork for Superchain testnets, November 14, incorporating Shanghai and Capella updates, bug fixes, and EIP-1559 changes. Node operators must upgrade systems.

Cosmos Hub Votes to Reduce ATOM Inflation Rate to 10%

Cosmos Hub Votes to Reduce ATOM Inflation Rate to 10%

Cosmos Hub proposes reducing ATOM inflation rate from 14% to 10%, lowering annual staking yield from 19% to 13.4%, optimizing security expenses and introducing a liquid staking module.

Exclusive: Liberal Society Comes with Friendly Crypto Regulations

Exclusive: Liberal Society Comes with Friendly Crypto Regulations

As a veteran lawyer in technology, Nathan Kaiser of Cardano Foundation shares his insights in identifying countries with friendly crypto jurisdictions. He also examined how different jurisdictions affect both on-chain and off-chain governance.

Former Bithumb Chairman Lee Jeong-hoon Faces 8-Year Prison Sentence in Appeal

Former Bithumb Chairman Lee Jeong-hoon Faces 8-Year Prison Sentence in Appeal

Former Bithumb Chairman Lee Jeong-hoon faces fraud charges over botched deal with BK Group Chairman Kim Byung-gun, awaiting an 8-year sentence, impacting governance and crypto industry regulatory landscape.

Uniswap’s UNI Price Drops by 30%, but DeFi Protocol Still Winning

Uniswap’s UNI Price Drops by 30%, but DeFi Protocol Still Winning

Uniswap’s very own UNI dropped by more than 30% over the weekend, plummeting from its all-time high of $8.39, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

Arbitrum Foundation Proposes Control of $1 Billion in ARB Tokens

Arbitrum Foundation Proposes Control of $1 Billion in ARB Tokens

The proposed "special grants" program on the Arbitrum blockchain, which would allocate 750 million ARB tokens worth nearly $1 billion to the centralized Arbitrum Foundation without input from token holders, has caused community concerns.

Arbitrum's Governance Token Return Proposal Rejected

Arbitrum's Governance Token Return Proposal Rejected

A proposal to return 700 million ARB governance tokens to Arbitrum's DAO Treasury was rejected by 84% of the total votes received. The proposal was introduced after the Arbitrum Foundation transferred funds without community approval in March.

Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson: Accountability of Funding from Voltaire Does Not Need to be Centralized

Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson: Accountability of Funding from Voltaire Does Not Need to be Centralized

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson recently explained in a video update regarding the accountability of the funding from Voltaire, its governance era.

dYdX Community Votes to Stake $61M in DYDX Tokens for Enhanced Security

dYdX Community Votes to Stake $61M in DYDX Tokens for Enhanced Security

The dYdX community overwhelmingly approved a proposal to stake 20 million DYDX tokens with Stride to boost the protocol's security as DEX activities rise.

Fantom Foundation Lowers Staking Threshold to 50,000 FTM

Fantom Foundation Lowers Staking Threshold to 50,000 FTM

Fantom Foundation has reduced its validator staking requirement from 500,000 FTM to 50,000 FTM, aiming to boost network security and accessibility, following a June 2023 governance vote.

Craig S. Wright Explores 'Code is Law' Paradigm in Digital Governance Debate

Craig S. Wright Explores 'Code is Law' Paradigm in Digital Governance Debate

Dr. Craig Wright's blog post on "Open-Source Development" rekindles debate on "Code is Law" principle, emphasizing the need for a balanced approach balancing code precision with legal considerations.

Uniswap Foundation Seeks Additional $46.2M Funding for Next Two Years of Operations

Uniswap Foundation Seeks Additional $46.2M Funding for Next Two Years of Operations

The Uniswap Foundation initiates a governance proposal for an additional $46.2M funding to sustain its operations for the next two years. This follows a Temperature Check, ahead of an on-chain vote slated for October 12, 2023. The funds, converted based on a 30-day TWAP of UNI, are designated for grants and operational costs, among other strategic initiatives aimed at bolstering Uniswap's position in the DeFi sector.

SEC Chair Gensler Faces Congressional Pressure Over EU Coordination and Lack of Transparency

SEC Chair Gensler Faces Congressional Pressure Over EU Coordination and Lack of Transparency

The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability has intensified scrutiny on SEC Chair Gary Gensler over the SEC's coordination with the EU on legislative matters and a perceived lack of transparency. The discord, highlighted in a letter dated October 12, 2023, follows a pattern of communication deadlock between the SEC and Congress, with implications on broader legislative and regulatory frameworks. The Committee expects more forthright engagement from the SEC by October 19, 2023, threatening compulsory processes for compliance.

Exclusive: How Significant is Consensus As-a-service Model?

Exclusive: How Significant is Consensus As-a-service Model?

While Amazon and Microsoft launched Blockchain as-a-service (BaaS) platform in 1H 2019, Hedera Hashgraph collaborated with IBM to launch consensus as-a-service model! Is this the next upcoming tech trend for giants to follow?

India’s Telangana State Partners with CasperLabs for Seamless Blockchain-Powered Government Processes

India’s Telangana State Partners with CasperLabs for Seamless Blockchain-Powered Government Processes

To stimulate more secure, efficient, and sustainable government processes, India’s Telangana State has joined hands with CasperLabs to revamp operations using blockchain technology.

Korean Businesses Come Together to Form Massive Blockchain Council Similar to Libra's

Korean Businesses Come Together to Form Massive Blockchain Council Similar to Libra's

Korea’s internet giant Kakao is bringing crypto and blockchain adoption to the Asian markets. A huge consortium of financial giants and big brands has joined together to form a Governance Council relating to all matters blockchain.

Arbitrum Foundation Under Fire for Selling ARB Tokens Before Budget Ratification

Arbitrum Foundation Under Fire for Selling ARB Tokens Before Budget Ratification

The Arbitrum Foundation sold ARB tokens before the community ratified the organization's budget, leading to a governance crisis. The Foundation used the tokens for the DAO's operational purposes. The situation calls into question the efficacy of the community governance model and the power dynamics of centralized organizations in decentralized ecosystems.

Coinbase Pro Will List Uniswap Token UNI Instead of Sushi Token

Coinbase Pro Will List Uniswap Token UNI Instead of Sushi Token

Major United States crypto exchange Coinbase will list the Uniswap token UNI which was launched earlier today but snubs Sushi token.

Stablecoin Depeg Event Reveals Risks to DeFi and Traditional Finance

Stablecoin Depeg Event Reveals Risks to DeFi and Traditional Finance

Recent failures of established financial institutions, such as Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, have highlighted the potential for distress to spread to the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. The depegging of stablecoins, including Circle's USD coin (USDC), has also brought governance risks related to the custody of reserve assets to the forefront. Moody's anticipates that regulators could increase their scrutiny of stablecoins and require greater counterparty diversification.

Klaytn's Governance Council: Bringing Enterprises and Institutions Together on Blockchain

Klaytn's Governance Council: Bringing Enterprises and Institutions Together on Blockchain

In part 1 of our interview with Zachary Keats of Klaytn, Kakao’s blockchain development arm, we explored Klaytn and Kakao’s dominance in the online and digital community in South Korea. Although Kakao gives Klaytn a large audience and participant pool in South Korea, what other attributes does Klaytn have that makes it an exceptional blockchain?

Dee Templeton Joins OpenAI's Board Amidst Corporate Governance Overhaul

Dee Templeton Joins OpenAI's Board Amidst Corporate Governance Overhaul

Microsoft's Dee Templeton joins OpenAI's board as a nonvoting observer amidst significant corporate governance changes following CEO Sam Altman's brief ouster and reinstatement.

Chinese Premier Li Qiang Advocates Ethical AI Boundaries at Davos

Chinese Premier Li Qiang Advocates Ethical AI Boundaries at Davos

Chinese Premier Li Qiang at the Davos Forum calls for establishing ethical boundaries and good governance in AI development, emphasizing the need for global cooperation and inclusivity.

China Identifies Cryptocurrency as a New form for Bribery and Corruption

China Identifies Cryptocurrency as a New form for Bribery and Corruption

The Chinese Association for the Study of Integrity and Legal Systems warns of new corruption forms in the digital era, recommending strengthened legislation, expanded bribery definitions, and improved digital enforcement infrastructure.

Proposal to Return ARB Tokens to Arbitrum DAO Treasury Rejected

Proposal to Return ARB Tokens to Arbitrum DAO Treasury Rejected

A proposal seeking the return of 700 million ARB governance tokens to Arbitrum's DAO treasury was rejected after receiving only 14.5% of the total votes. The proposal called for the foundation to return the tokens as a symbolic gesture to demonstrate the DAO's control over the governance holders. The rejection comes amid a dispute between Arbitrum's community and foundation over its governance proposal AIP-1.

Uniswap Officially Live on BNB Chain

Uniswap Officially Live on BNB Chain

Uniswap goes live on BNB Chain following a governance proposal, aiming for user growth, lower fees, and new market access.

Emmett Shear Appointed Interim CEO of OpenAI as Sam Altman Steps Down

Emmett Shear Appointed Interim CEO of OpenAI as Sam Altman Steps Down

Emmett Shear, former Twitch CEO, is appointed as OpenAI's interim CEO following Sam Altman's departure, signaling a new phase in the organization's leadership and direction.

The Nascent Primary Market of Security Token Offerings

The Nascent Primary Market of Security Token Offerings

Now that the ICO market bubble ebbed away security token offerings (STOs) have emerged, allowing investment in regulated securities recorded on a blockchain according to new research from the Oxford Faculty of Law

US-China Tech War and Data Concerns Could Create the Splinternet

US-China Tech War and Data Concerns Could Create the Splinternet

Political tensions between the United States and China have been rising with some experts predicting the divide on data standards has grown large, it could split the internet.

Polygon 2.0 Takes Major Step with POL Contracts on Goerli Testnet

Polygon 2.0 Takes Major Step with POL Contracts on Goerli Testnet

Polygon is closing in on the launch of its 2.0 version with the deployment of POL contracts on the Goerli testnet. This significant development is a result of community consultations and the introduction of two new Polygon Improvement Proposals (PIPs), PIP-24 and PIP-25. These PIPs aim to modify the EIP-1559 burn system and adjust the POL token supply.

Arbitrum Community Pilot: Voting on the Distribution of 25 to 45 Million ARB in Long-Term Incentives

Arbitrum Community Pilot: Voting on the Distribution of 25 to 45 Million ARB in Long-Term Incentives

Arbitrum community votes on a pilot program to distribute 25 to 45 million ARB tokens as long-term incentives to protocols on its platform, aiming to enhance ecosystem growth and innovation.

Curve Founder Proposes Venus Protocol Deployment on Ethereum Mainnet

Curve Founder Proposes Venus Protocol Deployment on Ethereum Mainnet

Michael Egorov of Curve Finance proposes launching Venus Protocol on Ethereum Mainnet, incorporating Curve's stablecoin crvUSD and CRV as collaterals, with community support for growth.

Hedera Council's Major HBAR Allocation Boosts Ecosystem and Governance

Hedera Council's Major HBAR Allocation Boosts Ecosystem and Governance

Hedera Global Governing Council allocates 4.86 billion HBAR ($408 million) for network development and decentralized governance, focusing on supporting existing initiatives and operational efficiency.

Illuvium Community Blocks NFT Event Over Controversial Figure

Illuvium Community Blocks NFT Event Over Controversial Figure

Illuvium's community utilized its decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to block an NFT event between Illuvium CEO Kieran Warwick and Three Arrows Capital founder Su Zhu. Due to controversies surrounding Zhu, Illuvium's community expressed concerns over the potential risks of being associated with him. The DAO then voted unanimously to cancel the event to avoid any association with Zhu.

Blockchain Technology can Radically Revamp Government Structures, Cardano Founder Says

Blockchain Technology can Radically Revamp Government Structures, Cardano Founder Says

Blockchain technology has the capability of revolutionizing government structures from the whelms of archaic processes to modern ones, according to Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson.

Sam Bankman-Fried Dodges Questions on Alameda Debt Repayment Risks

Sam Bankman-Fried Dodges Questions on Alameda Debt Repayment Risks

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried was questioned about using funds to repay Alameda's lenders, sparking discussions on risk management practices and potential user reputation implications.

UN convenes AI High-level Advisory Body for Global Governance

UN convenes AI High-level Advisory Body for Global Governance

The UN Secretary-General is convening a High-level Advisory Body on AI to analyze and advance recommendations for global AI governance. Comprising up to 38 international experts from government, private sector, and civil society, the body aims to harness AI for humanity while addressing its risks. The initiative, which underscores the importance of a globally inclusive approach, seeks to align AI governance with human rights and Sustainable Development Goals.

Australia Evaluates Mandatory AI Rules in High-Risk Areas

Australia Evaluates Mandatory AI Rules in High-Risk Areas

Australia is considering mandatory regulations for AI development in high-risk areas, balancing innovation with public safety, ethical concerns, and global alignment in AI governance.

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