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Massive token deposit shakes up Uniswap, DeFi landscape

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Crypto markets buzz as a major player deposits $3.76 million worth of UNI tokens into Binance via Wintermute Trading.

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  • The significant deposit was the inception of a series of calculated moves within the market.
  • The whale still retained a substantial amount of UNI tokens equivalent to approximately $7 million.

A Uniswap [UNI] whale on 5 September made a substantial deposit of 850,000 UNI tokens into Binance, with an approximate value of $3.76 million. This significant transaction has garnered attention and interest from crypto enthusiasts and market observers alike. The whale responsible for this deposit has embarked on a series of actions, including depositing and receiving large amounts of UNI tokens, resulting in a considerable accumulation of assets.

The whale began by depositing a staggering 850,000 UNI tokens into Binance utilizing Wintermute Trading as the intermediary platform. This substantial deposit was merely the inception of a series of calculated moves within the crypto market.

Notably, the whale’s strategic maneuvers did not end with the initial deposit. Subsequently, they received a substantial amount of 5.44 million UNI tokens, with an approximate market value of $24 million. These tokens were sourced from the Uniswap Team/Investor/Advisor Allocation Wallet, signifying a massive influx of assets into the whale’s portfolio.

Crypto markets buzz on major player moves

Despite these significant transactions, the whale still retains a substantial amount of UNI tokens, with 1.59 million UNI tokens, equivalent to approximately $7 million, remaining within their possession.

Uniswap, renowned for its pioneering role in the DeFi sector, has been making substantial advancements and announcements in recent times. One of the most notable revelations is the impending launch of Uniswap v4, set to coincide with the Ethereum Cancun upgrade. This upgrade promises to introduce several key enhancements to the Uniswap protocol.

Uniswap v4 will introduce a groundbreaking “flash accounting” system designed to optimize asset transfers during swaps. This innovative system operates on net balances, offering substantial gas savings in comparison to previous versions.

Furthermore, this upgrade will incorporate native Ethereum support, significantly enhancing gas efficiency for users.

A pivotal aspect of Uniswap’s v4 upgrade is the emphasis on transparency and community governance. The project’s approach aligns with the principles of decentralization and active community involvement, allowing the crypto community to play a pivotal role in the governance of Uniswap v4.

In a significant legal development, the Southern District Court of New York recently dismissed an indictment against Uniswap. The indictment had alleged Uniswap’s involvement in a rug pull incident, a move that significantly bolstered the project’s credibility and reputation within the crypto space.


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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