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Binance and PancakeSwap To List ApeCoin— BAYC's Crypto With Reddit's Alexis Ohanian as Board Member

Binance and PancakeSwap To List ApeCoin— BAYC's Crypto With Reddit's Alexis Ohanian as Board Member

Last updated 23rd Sep 2022
Disclosure
  • Binance and PancakeSwap to start trading APE from today
  • ApeCoin was created by APECoin DAO initial use will be as an in-game currency
  • Alex Ohanian is on the board the ApeCoin DAO, along with FTX’s Amy Wu
  • Average price of BAYC NFT rose from 99.917ETH since APECoin’s launch to 115.23ETH currently

Binance will list ApeCoin (APE), which was newly launched yesterday. It is open trading for APE/BTC, APE/BUSD and APE/USDT trading pairs from today and users can start depositing APE while withdrawals will open tomorrow, 2022-03-18 14:30 (UTC) according to an announcement. The token is also available on PancakeSwap.

ApeCoin is the native governance token behind the APE ecosystem, which includes the community of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC), two of the most sought after NFT collections on the Ethereum blockchain.

The APE token was not created by Yuga Labs, the developer behind BAYC, but instead, by ApeCoin DAO as a means to show decentralization. ApeCoin’s initial use will be as an in-game currency, but it’s being propositioned as something that can be used beyond the confines of Yuga Labs’ titles. It will be supported in Benji Bananas, a game from Animoca Brands, which also owns nWay, with the view that the token could be adopted in even more titles and be used as a general-purpose digital currency.

Reactions from Twitter have been largely positive with Reddit founder, Alexis Ohanian tweeting:

I'm excited to share that ApeCoin DAO is adopting ApeCoin, and that I'm serving on the special council that will oversee the decisions of the community.
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Ohanian is on the board the ApeCoin DAO, along with FTX’s Amy Wu, Yat Siu of Animoca Brands, Maaria Bajwa of Sound Ventures, and Dean Steinbeck at Horizen Labs.

On Opensea, the average price of BAYC NFT went up from 99.917ETH since APECoin’s launch yesterday to 115.23ETH currently.

An airdrop claim consisting of 15% of the total supply of ApeCoin will be made available to @BoredApeYC NFT holders according to APE’s official Twitter announcement.

Amala Pillai

Amala Pillai

Amala is custom content and news editor based in London. She is a former financial journalist based in Singapore with 7 years of experience covering a range of business and financial topics. Now she focuses on crypto and macro-economics. She has also covered feature profiles, tech, business politics and ESG— she was the Environment Editor for the Solutions Newspaper, 2016 and worked in an editorial capacity at both News corp (Dow Jones) and JBN. She also has experience as a content creator, strategist and brand editor for various financial institutions and banks.