ApeCoin is an ERC-20 governance and utility token used within the APE ecosystem to empower a decentralized community building at the forefront of web3.
As the open-source protocol layer of the ecosystem, ApeCoin serves several purposes:
Governance - ApeCoin is the ecosystem’s governance token, allowing ApeCoin holders to participate in ApeCoin DAO.
Unification of Spend - ApeCoin is the ecosystem’s utility token, giving all its participants a shared and open currency that can be used without centralized intermediaries.
Access - ApeCoin provides access to certain parts of the ecosystem that are otherwise unavailable, such as exclusive games, merch, events, and services.
Incentivization - ApeCoin is a tool for third-party developers to participate in the ecosystem by incorporating APE into services, games, and other projects.