ConsenSys provides 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 solid 7.03 million votes in favor of a proposal that will see decentralized change Uniswap’s v3 protocol deployed on BNB Chain, in response to knowledge from Tally. The votes are denominated by the variety of underlying UNI owned by ConsenSys, which is value an estimated $47.5 million. On the time of writing, 77.56% of individuals have been in favor of the proposal, with 22.07% towards it. The week-long voting course of will shut on Feb. 10.

As Cointelegraph beforehand reported, enterprise capital agency Andreessen Horowitz solid a vote towards the proposal. A16z, which reportedly holds 55 million UNI tokens, voted 15 million UNI towards 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 value of Wrapped Ether (wETH) tokens. Since then, Wormhole is now secured by 19 validators, has been audited 25-plus instances by main corporations and has handed all safety assessments.

A16z’s vote was partially controversial inside the crypto group attributable to a voter turnout of lower than 7% for the continued proposal, which nonetheless handed the required quorum. Because of this, 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.