Smart Router

ApeSwap rolled out the second stage of its DEX Upgrade on July 19th, 2022. The primary feature added in this upgrade is a new Smart Router that allows users to swap any token with liquidity on our supported chains (BNB Chain, Polygon, and Ethereum), whether that liquidity exists on the ApeSwap DEX or on external sources.

How the Smart Router Works

When the ApeSwap DEX identifies that a particular token swap cannot be facilitated through liquidity pools that are native to the DEX, that trade is redirected through the Smart Router, which facilitates trades using liquidity from external sources from across the appropriate chain (BNB Chain, Polygon, or Ethereum).
One exciting feature of the Smart Router is that it can work in tandem with the Bonus Router to offer Swap Bonuses on qualifying trades, even if the trade involves alternative liquidity sources.
Opening this new routing option up to our users achieves a number of positive outcomes, including:
  1. 1.
    Facilitating more trades for the end user so that they don’t have to switch between multiple DEXs
  2. 2.
    Driving more volume to ApeSwap by encouraging users to use our “one-stop shop” DEX service
  3. 3.
    Increasing the opportunities for Swap Bonuses on trades that qualify for the Bonus Router

How To Use the Smart Router

In our opinion, the best aspect of the Smart Router on the ApeSwap DEX is that users don’t have to change anything about the way they currently trade to use it. The DEX automatically facilitates swaps through the appropriate route, using the native ApeSwap Router, the Smart Router, and/or the Bonus Router.
The DEX uses the Smart Router when there is no liquidity available through the ApeSwap liquidity pools, or when the slippage for a particular trade exceeds 15% if facilitated through ApeSwap’s native liquidity.

Importing Token Lists

Users are able to import the following lists of tokens, removing the warning for each token on the list and allowing them to be selected in trades:
BNB Chain: BNB Chain Top 100, BNB Chain Extended
Polygon: Polygon Extended
The tokens on these lists are also searchable by name in the ApeSwap DEX, so users can individually import each token if they choose without importing the full list.
To import a full token list, simply select one of the tokens from the Swap page of the DEX, then select Manage Tokens, then use the toggles to select the lists you want to use.