Protocol Revenue

DEX Trading Fees

On both BNB Chain and Polygon, ApeSwap takes 0.20% of each swap as a transaction fee. There is a different breakdown on where these fees go, depending on which blockchain you're using. Funds for ApeSwap are used to build the Treasury, so we can buy back & burn BANANA, provide rewards, and fund operations.

BNB Chain Trading Fees

  • 1/4 of the 0.20% fee (i.e., 0.05%) that is taken counts towards DEX Revenue. See below for a breakdown of how DEX Revenue is utilized.

  • The remainder (0.15%) goes to LP holders.

Polygon Trading Fees

  • 3/4 of the 0.20% fee (i.e., 0.15%) that is taken counts towards DEX Revenue. See below for a breakdown of how DEX Revenue is utilized.

  • The remainder (0.05%) goes to LP holders.

DEX Revenue Breakdown

50% for BANANA/GNANA Holders' Allocation

  • We will use 50% of DEX revenue to give back to ApeSwap token holders in a mechanic that is voted on by the ApeSwap community

  • This may be the standard buyback and burn, but leaves room for this allocation to be utilized in novel ways as the ongoing emissions & hard cap discussions evolve into actionable items

  • In the meantime, funds will remain locked in a multi-sig until their purpose is well-defined by the ApeSwap Community via governance proposal

Up to 10% for Contributor Incentives

  • 10% of BNB DEX revenue is used to incentivize ApeSwap contributors, including, but not limited to: Core Team Members, Administrators, third-party contributors, and contributing projects

  • The distribution, selection, and process is managed by multi-sig holders of the treasury address

  • Unused funds from this 10% are stored in the ApeSwap Treasury

Up to 10% for ApeSwap Operational Expenses

  • Carve out for ApeSwap day-to-day operational expenses such as marketing, tech subscriptions, tools, human resources, design, community engagement, etc.

  • Unused funds from this 10% are stored in the ApeSwap Treasury

Up to 10% for DEX Optimization

  • Engagements with world-class incentive distribution & tokenomics firms to build out custom machine learning models to maximize revenue for ApeSwapโ€™s DEX

  • Unused funds from this 10% are stored in the ApeSwap Treasury

Minimum 30% stored in ApeSwap Treasury

  • With the considerations above, this would leave a minimum of 30% of ApeSwap's DEX revenue to be stored in the ApeSwap Treasury for future use

  • The only exception to this is BNB Chain, which reserves the right to utilize up to 10% for DEX optimization; specifically, engagements with world-class incentive distribution & tokenomics firms to build out custom machine learning models to maximize revenue for ApeSwap's DEX. Any unused funds from this 10% will go into the Treasury.

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