Uniswap Foundation Proposes Changes to Crypto DEX's Governance, Voting Processes

The Uniswap Foundation is putting to vote a series of governance changes that it said would streamline voting in the so-called "decentralized autonomous organization" that manages Uniswap, one of the most popular venues for decentralized crypto trading.

Uniswap community members will get to vote on Dec. 14 on a restructuring package that will "improve efficiency and efficacy" for the DAO, according to a forum post by Devin Walsh, the foundation's executive director.

The biggest changes would see Uniswap governance ditch its requirement for off-chain "snapshot votes" that precede on-chain votes. It would drastically raise the barrier for clearing preliminary votes, a move that will "prevent lower quality proposals" from breaking through, according to Walsh's blog.

Final governance votes (the on-chain votes that approve or deny proposals) will remain the same.

Walsh did not immediately return a request for comment on the proposed changes.

Uniswap community members have been active in their efforts to streamline governance and limit friction within the protocol. In August, they voted to create the Uniswap Foundation, in an effort to bolster the community around its treasury management.