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Decentralists criticize Uniswap's new privacy policy.

Some crypto community members say this violates decentralized ideals. The cryptocurrency's developers. Firo said Unisweap's privacy change is "dangerous precedent" for DEXs.

  • Nov 22, 2022 05:21
Decentralists criticize Uniswap's new privacy policy.

As a consequence of the recently revised privacy policy of the decentralized exchange (DEX) Uniswap, it seems that some users are displeased with the service. These people are worried that the practice of gathering and storing user data violates the core ideas behind cryptocurrencies.

A few vocal members of the community have replied in recent days to a blog post that was written back in November and published on the website to announce an updated privacy policy for the organization. They have mentioned in their comments that it is rare for a decentralized firm to obtain and preserve information about its users. This is something that they have stated.

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It was stated there that they did not want any of their customers to be surprised at any point.

This privacy policy, which was most recently updated on November 17th, reveals that the exchange collects data from publicly-available blockchains, information about user devices such as browser information and operating systems, and information about users' interactions with the exchange's service providers, amongst other types of information. The most recent update to this policy occurred on November 17th.

In addition, Uniswap said that none of this information includes personally identifying details such as a first or last name, street address, date of birth, email address, or Internet protocol address. Uniswap has confirmed that the aforementioned information is absent from this material.

Despite this, some members of the cryptocurrency community have expressed concerns that the developments run counter to the industry's fundamental principles, which are centered on protecting the privacy and anonymity of users. These members of the community have voiced their concerns in a number of different ways.

The programmers who created the cryptocurrency that protects users' anonymity On November 21, Firo sent out a tweet to its 83,700 followers in which it said that the recent privacy upgrade that was done by Uniswap establishes a "dangerous precedent" for DEXs. The post was directed against Uniswap.

OwenP, an affiliate for the decentralized exchange SpookySwap, made the statement that it was unusual for a decentralized exchange to gather and keep user information on the backend of the platform. OwenP's statement was made in response to a question about why a decentralized exchange would do such a thing.

As a result of the recent shutdown of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange at the beginning of this month, the term "transparency" has gained greater traction in the industry.

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