Dharma – a consumer-facing DeFi lending protocol – has unveiled a new Uniswap integration with free transactions for a limited time.

Boasting a mobile-first approach to crypto savings and trading, Dharma introduced it’s latest feature in tandem with a branding overhaul – reminiscent of Kanye West and the Silicon Valley flash the project has come to own.

For those who have tried trading on DEXs like Uniswap in the past few weeks, it’s no surprise that free transactions with zero gas come at an absolutely unprecedented time in the midst of a DeFi token bull market.

To paint some context, swaps on DEXs have averaged anywhere from $2-5 per transaction, a figure that can quickly add up or limit smaller users from participating at all. Now, Dharma will look to subsidize transactions in an attempt to migrate DeFi traders to a mobile-first approach.

In tandem with the free-transaction period, Dharma also rolled out aesthetically appealing charts to track price, backed by machine-learned notification systems to give users a heads up when a token of interest is on the move.

What’s interesting about this new feature rollout is that Dharma is quickly shaping up to be a leading fiat onramp for US-based customers, with its automatic savings design offering 7% APY on all deposits at the time of writing.

Mobile-First Crypto

The rise of mobile-first wallets comes at an interesting time for the industry at large. With Argent recently rolling out a suite of DeFi integrations and Coinbase Wallet integrating lending support, the barriers to entry for new consumers have never been lower.

To this point, there’s still a large degree of required learning necessary to get started, however, products like Dharma are doing a great job of letting users dip their toes in without being overwhelmed with 10 different DeFi products.

There’s now a running joke in DeFi circles that centralized exchanges like Binance and Coinbase are now only good as fiat onramps, and projects like Dharma are starting to knock at the door each day.

Looking at Uniswap in particular, the parabolic growth the leading DEX is enjoying today is a major testament to why new users may benefit from it’s integration – primarily given the primary market-like nature of being able to access new DeFi tokens like YFI, MTA and BZRX almost immediately after launch.

In the meantime, we’ll be keeping a close eye on Dharma. If any of your friends are looking to get started with DeFi in an intuitive fashion, be sure to point them to Dharma’s newly revamped website!

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