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Uniswap Foundation



The Uniswap Foundation is the first Foundation of a major protocol to go through the community governance process, its mandate is to support the Uniswap protocol’s decentralized growth, reinvigorate governance, and serve as a Protocol advocate.

Uniswap is the most renowned decentralized exchange (DEX) in the world, built on the Ethereum network. The revolutionary platform has transformed the way digital assets are traded, allowing users to swap tokens without the need for intermediaries or centralized exchanges. Uniswap's innovative approach to liquidity provision, driven by its Automated Market Maker (AMM) system, has disrupted the traditional financial landscape and set the standard for other decentralized finance (DeFi) projects.

The launch of Uniswap V3 brought forth even more groundbreaking features, including concentrated liquidity, customizable fee tiers, and optimized capital efficiency. These improvements keep pushing Uniswap's position as the leading DEX and a cornerstone of the rapidly evolving DeFi ecosystem. With its massive user base, exceptional trading volume, and cutting-edge technology, Uniswap continues to inspire new ideas and drive the future of decentralized finance.

With the much-anticipated launch of Uniswap V4 and the groundbreaking introduction of hooks, the DeFi landscape has been completely reimagined. Developers now have an unprecedented toolkit to build transformative applications. To celebrate this milestone, we are thrilled to announce a specialized our Hookathon during ETH Global! This hookathon is dedicated to discovering and rewarding the most inventive and impactful hook designs. Get all the technical insights you need by diving into our comprehensive V4 Documentation at Uniswap Foundation Docs.


🎣 Hookathon - $12,000 (Pool Prize)

Prizes will be awarded to the most innovative and unique hooks!

Project Ideas:

  • Automated Position Managers: Design hooks that auto-adjust liquidity pool positions based on certain triggers or market conditions.
  • User Experience Enhancers: Craft hooks that enrich the user experience, such as slippage protections or easy asset swapping features.
  • Social Token Hooks: Allow actions to occur on Uniswap Pools dependent upon wether or not they hold certain tokens.
  • Reduce LVR: Designs for opinionated MEV / LVR mitigation hooks.
  • TradFi Adoption: Build hooks that enable better TradFi adoption.

🛠 Developer Tooling for Hooks/Uniswap V4 - $3,000 (Pool Prize)

Project Ideas:

  • Hook Library: Create a reusable and extensible library for hooks in Uniswap V4, making it easier for other developers to build upon.
  • Debugging Driven: Forge debugging or monitoring tools for developers to easily test and deploy hooks in the Uniswap V4 environment.

🏆 Open/Innovation Prize - $5,000 (Pool Prize)

Build on top of Uniswap V3 or V4. Prizes will be given to hackathon participants best utilizing Uniswap's protocol.

Project Ideas:

  • Decentralized Social: Create unique social token integrations, fostering community engagement and growth.
  • Governance Innovators: Develop tools to enhance voting, proposal submission, and communication among UNI token holders, promoting a more democratic and inclusive governance process.
  • Liquidity Trailblazers: Craft inventive and efficient liquidity management solutions.
  • Gaming Pioneers: Integrate Uniswap into a game (extra points for automatic liquidity pool creation).
  • ZK Visionaries: Construct groundbreaking ZK solutions for the Uniswap ecosystem – the interpretation is up to you!
  • NFT Maestros: Utilize NFTs to bring new value to Uniswap LPs or swappers in a novel and distinctive manner.


To be eligible for any of the prizes, your project must integrate the Uniswap V4 Protocol or Uniswap V3 Protocol, including hooks for the Hookathon prizes. We will only accept projects that meet this requirement. Showcase your innovative ideas and groundbreaking solutions while adhering to this integration.


This workshop is happening in-person
🛠️ Uniswap Foundation Workshop - Introduction to Uniswap V4
Time: 05:00 PM EDT – Sep 22, 2023
Location: Workshop Room 2