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Highly Recommended Read: Uniswap delists 100 tokens from interface, including options and indexes (
The world’s leading decentralized exchange, Uniswap, has announced the delisting of a number of tokens from its app interface.Uniswap Labs made the announcement on Friday, emphasizing that the tokens had been removed from the app interface only and that the protocol remains immutable:

“These changes pertain to the interface at — the Protocol remains entirely autonomous, immutable, and permissionless.”

The company Uniswap Labs is the software developer that has built the front-end web app portal. The front-end is separate from the Uniswap protocol itself, which is autonomous code that was released as a public good.

In the blog post, Uniswap Labs hinted that increased regulatory pressure may have influenced its decision, stating, “We monitor the evolving regulatory landscape.

” The company also described the move as “consistent with actions taken by other DeFi interfaces.

The tokens that have been delisted from the platform’s interface include instruments that may be at risk of being classified as securities by a regulator, including tokenized stocks, options tokens, insurance-based tokens and synthetic assets from crypto derivatives platforms like Synthetix.

Gold-backed token Tether Gold (XAUT) is among the assets targeted, however, Uniswap founder Hayden Adams attributed XAUT’s removal to buggy code. Meme-themed tokens including Grumpy Cat (GRUMPY) had also found their way onto Uniswap’s blacklist.

The reaction from the crypto community saw Uniswap’s purported decentralization called into question. Industry observers such as ChainLinkGod asked why Uniswap’s UNI holders did not get to vote on the delistings, tweeting:

“Not very informative here. Was this decision made through governance vote? If not, this opens a whole can of worms and sets a terrible precedent.”

Uniswap is currently the leading decentralized exchange by trade volume, with the protocol’s v2 and v3 versions facilitating a combined $1.45 billion worth of trade in the past 24 hours.

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Regulatory pressure on the crypto sector is mounting across the globe, with Binance and BlockFi recently incurring the wrath of authorities in the United Kingdom and the United States, respectively.

As reported by Cointelegraph on Thursday, the Texas State Securities Board has joined its counterparts in New Jersey and Alabama in taking action against the crypto lending platform.

Vermont became the fourth state to issue an order against BlockFi on July 25.
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    Francisco Gimeno - BC Analyst The Army has a term for this: "having seen the elephant". It means when someone knows this is the end of the road (in the Army, having seen death and lived to tell it). Uniswap hs its own eyes open to the regulators falling down from up and dealing with all kind of tokens and DeFi operations which they deem to need licenses or obey regulations. So, even if done in haste, they are trying to save the whole body by cutting the possible sick members.