Ekubo: How Uniswap Didn’t Actually Fund Ekubo

Explore Ekubo, a next-generation AMM on Starknet. Learn how to maximize swaps and boost LP fees thanks to its innovative features.
Starknet Ecosystem
• Jun 25, 2023
4 min read
Ekubo: How Uniswap Didn’t Actually Fund Ekubo

As a relatively new AMM, Ekubo brings complexity to the decentralized finance (DeFi) world on Starknet. It offers some serious expert features that disrupt the status quo. This Starknet dApp stands out with its smart design made for traders who can use it to build complex strategies. Explore what sets the Ekubo dApp apart in the world of Starknet AMMs and discover ways to showcase your trading expertise using the Starknet Pro Score.

Ekubo Snapshot

To get a quick summary of the Ekubo Starknet dApp, check out its profile. 

Activity TypeAutomated Market Maker (AMM)
CategoryDecentralized Exchange, DeFi
Launch Date06/2023
AvailabilityMainnet & Testnet
DescriptionEkubo is a Uniswap v3-like automated market maker (AMM) built for Starknet, where you can swap and provide liquidity.  Thanks to features like concentrated liquidity and a scalable, gas-efficient structure, Ekubo decreases transaction fees for traders and ensures great execution for swaps.
USPEkubo maximizes capital efficiency and reduces transaction costs for traders. With concentrated liquidity, LPs can choose their preferred price ranges with precision for the best returns. Ekubo’s singleton design consolidates all liquidity pools into a single contract, which allows for the reduction of gas costs for aggregators. Moreover, developers can build unique functionalities on top of Ekubo with third-party extensions.

Ekubo’s Decentralization Prospects

Will Ekubo be decentralized? This is still unconfirmed. While Ekubo hasn’t expressed interest in open-sourcing their code, the current landscape presents numerous competitors developing AMMs on Starknet who already have a market presence. To establish a foothold in this competitive market, Ekubo intends to keep its contracts closed-source for the time being. Does Ekubo have a token? Not yet. Their previous funding agreement with Uniswap Labs Ventures foresaw the creation of the Ekubo token. Ekubo planned to introduce a governance token within a month after the proposal’s approval, allocating 20% of the token supply to the Uniswap DAO’s treasury.Ekubo Funding Started Starknet AMM - Braavos Wallet However, the agreement with Uniswap Labs Venture was canceled in November 2023. So no funding yet.Ekubo Funding Canceled Starknet AMM - Braavos Wallet The Ekubo team has also stated its intention to explore methods for distributing withdrawal fees collected by the protocol among its users. 

Token distribution roadmapNot communicated
Decentralization roadmapNot communicated
Investment rounds completed0. (Proposed and canceled seed round of $12M Q4 2023)

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Ekubo Community Overview

Ekubo is gradually increasing its community initiatives. While they’ve introduced some community programs, there’s potential for additional campaigns as this Starknet AMM continues its development.

Community Campaigns and ProgramsYES
Starknet Pro Score Integration YES
Starknet Pro Score CampaignTBD
Other CampaignsYES
SocialsDiscord: discord.com/invite/RFbSXxtqUG 
Twitter: twitter.com/EkuboProtocol 
Telegram: https://t.me/Ekubo_Protocol
Discord Members82k

Discover how Ekubo compares to other AMMs on Starknet, see the table below.

 V1 or Concentrated Liquidity (CL)
10K SwapV1

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Explore Ekubo and Grow Your Pro Score

Making transactions on Ekubo is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Starknet system. Moreover, you can track all your interactions and level up your Starknet Pro Score. Not sure what that means? No problem, just read on. This nifty transaction tracker doesn’t just keep tabs on Ekubo; it also covers other cool Starknet dApps. It’s like turning your Starknet journey into a fun game and showing off your skills in the Starknet world. Using Starknet Pro Score is simple. Go to the dApp Gallery in your Braavos wallet, find Ekubo, make transactions and your Pro Score will grow.Ekubo Starknet Pro Score - Braavos Wallet We recommend the following Ekubo transactions to enhance your Starknet Pro Score:

  • Swap
  • Add Liquidity
  • Remove Liquidity

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Bertrand Blancheton

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