Hayden Adams is a New York-based entrepreneur with a background in engineering. He is best known for founding Uniswap Labs, a decentralized trading and automated market-making protocol on the Ethereum blockchain.
Adams was born on October 21, 1992, in the United States. He attended Stony Brook University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. While attending college, he worked as a researcher at Columbia University Medical Center and developed a search algorithm to retrieve specific articles from PubMed.
When Adams graduated from Stony Brook University in 2016, he worked as an engineer for companies such as Siemens. A year later, he was no longer working for Siemens and was spending much of his time learning about cryptocurrency and how to code. In October 2017, Adams founded Uniswap Labs to contribute to the development of products and infrastructure for Web3 and decentralized finance.
Uniswap Labs was officially launched in 2018, and it is reported that there has been a trading volume of $1 trillion since its launch, making it one of the most widely used decentralized exchanges in the world.
In July 2023, Adams's Twitter account was the target of hackers. The hackers made several tweets encouraging his more than 254,000 followers to click on malicious links that sent them to scam websites. The tweets alleged that specific cryptocurrency tokens were compromised and that some of Adams' followers were eligible for gifted $UNI tokens. Neither of those tweets was true, and several of the posts were removed.