ConsenSys adds 7.03M votes to Uniswap BNB Chain migration proposal amid VC battle

Web3 infrastructure developer ConsenSys, the maker of the favored MetaMask digital pockets, has cast 7.03 million votes in favor of a proposal that will see decentralized alternate Uniswap’s v3 protocol deployed on BNB Chain, in accordance with information from Tally. The votes are denominated by the variety of underlying UNI owned by ConsenSys, which is price an estimated $47.5 million. On the time of writing, 77.56% of members had been in favor of the proposal, with 22.07% in opposition to it. The week-long voting course of will shut on Feb. 10.

As Cointelegraph beforehand reported, enterprise capital agency Andreessen Horowitz solid a vote in opposition to the proposal. A16z, which reportedly holds 55 million UNI tokens, voted 15 million UNI in opposition to the transfer attributable to its reliance on the Wormhole bridge and as an alternative supported utilizing LayerZero because the interoperability protocol. LayerZero Labs is a part of a16z’s portfolio and raised $135 million in a funding spherical in March, with a $1 billion valuation.

In January 2022, Wormhole suffered a significant exploit ensuing within the lack of $321 million price of Wrapped Ether (wETH) tokens. Since then, Wormhole is now secured by 19 validators, has been audited 25-plus occasions by main companies and has handed all safety assessments.

A16z’s vote was partially controversial throughout the crypto neighborhood attributable to a voter turnout of lower than 7% for the continued proposal, which nonetheless handed the mandatory quorum. Consequently, a16z was capable of disproportionally affect the voting course of with simply 15 million UNI out of 762 million in UNI in circulation. Critics say that such measures disrupt the decentralized nature of Uniswap by concentrating voting energy in VCs.

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