Uniswap stated that this data does not contain information that can reveal identity such as name, surname, residence address, date of birth, e-mail address or IP address.
Despite this, some community members have suggested that this move goes against crypto’s core values of privacy and anonymity.
While we have the utmost respect in what @Uniswap has built, we strongly reject the incorporation of data collection to track user behavior and onchain activity. This sets a dangerous precedent for DEXes. https://t.co/h4kCiQKtl7
— Firo $FIRO (@firoorg) November 21, 2022
DEX is an affiliate of SpookySwap OwenPnoted that it is unusual for a decentralized exchange to collect user data on the backend.
“An infrastructure provider contacted us and asked what information we hold on the backend. We were very surprised by the question and replied that you are not hiding any information.”
Twitter user CryptoDavid on the other hand, said that he was not surprised by Uniswap’s decision, and other DEXs started to do the same.