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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 that is taken from each swap goes to the ApeSwap Treasury. That is 0.05% of each transaction will go to the ApeSwap Treasury.
  • The remainder (0.15%) goes to LP holders.
As part of Governance Proposal 17, passed February 27, 2022, ApeSwap has committed to the following usage categories for revenue generated from operating ApeSwap's products:

BNB Chain DEX Revenue Breakdown

Guaranteed 50% for BANANA Buyback and Burns
  • We buy back BANANA and burn it with 50% of BNB DEX revenue, guaranteed
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
  • Includes 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 ApeSwap’s DEX
  • Unused funds from this 10% are stored in the ApeSwap Treasury
Minimum 20% stored in ApeSwap Treasury
  • With the considerations above, a minimum of 20% of ApeSwap’s BNB DEX revenue is stored in the ApeSwap Treasury for future use

Polygon Trading Fees

  • 3/4 of the 0.20% fee that is taken from each swap goes to the ApeSwap Treasury. That is 0.15% of each transaction will go to the ApeSwap Treasury.
  • The remainder (0.05%) goes to LP holders.

Polygon DEX Revenue Breakdown

Guaranteed 50% for BANANA Buyback and Burns
  • We buy back BANANA and burn it with 50% of Polygon DEX revenue, guaranteed
Up to 10% for Contributor Incentives
  • 10% of Polygon 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
  • 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
Minimum 30% stored in ApeSwap Treasury
  • With the considerations above, a minimum of 30% of ApeSwap’s Polygon DEX revenue is stored in the ApeSwap Treasury for future use

Telos Trading Fees

  • Of the .20% trading fee, 0.0375% goes to the ApeSwap Treasury, 0.075% goes to buyback and burn, and 0.0375% goes to Telos,
  • The remaining 0.05% is distributed proportionally to all holders of the applicable APE-LP token.