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ApeCoin DAO



ApeCoin is an ERC-20 governance and utility token for decentralized communities building at the forefront of culture and web3. Yuga Labs, the company behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club ecosystem, is a contributor to the APE ecosystem and is adopting ApeCoin as the primary token for the BAYC ecosystem as well as upcoming metaverse and gaming experiences. APE adoption will be driven largely by communities who are driving culture forward through NFTs, art, gaming, entertainment, community and events. 

ApeCoin serves several purposes including: 

  • Governance - allows ApeCoin holders to participate in the ApeCoin DAO 
  • Unification of Spend - shared and open currency across more NFT native communities 
  • Access - exclusive games, merch, events, and services 
  • Incentivization - tool for third-party developers to incorporate APE into their services, games, and other projects


Best Integration: Best use of ApeCoin in a dApp or application. This includes things like payments and gaming.

  • 🥇 $3,000
  • 🥈 $2,000

Best Contribution: Relates to tooling or services that can contribute to the ApeCoin ecosystem. Should be relevant for the ApeCoin community, but with broader applications across the ecosystem. This includes things like DAO tooling, NFT applications, and other services.

  • 🥇 $3,000
  • 🥈 $2,000