Pancakeswap approves DEX launch on Aptos via governance vote

Quick Take

  • A governance proposal to launch Pancakeswap on Aptos passed earlier this week.
  • The vote passed with 98% approval.
  • Four of Pancakeswap’s main decentralized exchange features will launch on Aptos by the end of November.

Decentralized exchange Pancakeswap has passed a governance proposal for deploying it on the newly launched blockchain, Aptos.

The pending launch will be Pancakeswap’s second on another blockchain, following its deployment on Ethereum. As part of the proposal, Pancakeswap’s token CAKE will be natively integrated into Aptos, along with four of its DEX primary features.

Pancakeswap is joining a trend of projects that expand to multiple blockchains using their native tokens, as new bridging platforms enable this kind of growth. Being able to use native tokens on other chains versus synthetic or “wrapped” versions lets DeFi apps operate on multiple chains.

The team will roll out swaps, farms, pools, and initial farm offerings by the end of November.

The Aptos and Pancakeswap teams will work on establishing Aptos projects and assisting with their growth on its platform, a representative from Aptos told The Block. Pancakeswap will also set up liquidity pools for Aptos’s native token, APT.


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Aptos went live on Oct. 12 and currently has over $15 million deposited across all the applications in its ecosystem, according to DeFiLlama.

Pancakeswap originated on BNB Chain and is the second-largest decentralized exchange by trading volume, according to The Block’s Data Dashboard.

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Mike is a reporter on the crypto ecosystems team who specializes in zero-knowledge proofs and applications. Prior to joining The Block, Mike worked with Circle, Blocknative, and various DeFi protocols on growth and strategy.