In a recent move, Uniswap, the globally renowned decentralized crypto exchange, unveiled its beta Android wallet app on Google Play on October 12. Notably, until now, Uniswap’s platform was only accessible on PCs and iOS devices.
Uniswap’s exceptional performance in the decentralized crypto exchange realm is evident from its amassed trading volume surpassing $1.7 trillion since its inception, as per DefiLlama’s data. The majority of these trades took place through its web-based platform. On April 13, amidst some delays due to Apple’s review processes, Uniswap rolled out its iOS mobile application. Yet, the Android market remained untapped until this announcement.
The newly launched Android app introduces a plethora of user-friendly features. It enables users to navigate between coins on various chains effortlessly, negating the need to switch networks manually. The app intuitively identifies the coin’s respective network and makes the transition seamlessly. For now, the application supports Polygon, Arbitrum, Optimism, Base, and BNB Chain, but it promises expanded chain compatibility in the near future.
Additionally, to bolster transaction security, the wallet facilitates Ethereum transactions via a private pool, mitigating the risk of front-running and sandwich attacks. Users have the flexibility to disable this feature. Moreover, the app’s interface transparently displays any in-built transfer fees of coins to ensure users remain informed.
Prospective users can join an email waitlist linked in the announcement, ensuring early access to the app. In the spirit of transparency and security, Uniswap intends to make the app’s open-source code available soon, aligning with its security audit undertaken with Trail of Bits.
It’s essential to note that Uniswap isn’t the sole player in the mobile decentralized exchange arena. 1inch, another prominent name, rolled out its Android wallet version in October 2021, following its iOS release earlier that year.
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