PancakeSwap Aims to Reduce CAKE Supply and Increase Farming Rewards

The PancakeSwap team has proposed a supply cap alongside new features that will enhance the utility of its token.

AccessTimeIconMay 12, 2022 at 12:49 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 4:23 p.m. UTC
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Decentralized Finance (DeFi) application PancakeSwap has released a governance proposal that outlines a roadmap for its native token, CAKE.

  • The proposal, which was passed with a 98.8% majority across 11 million votes, suggests imposing a supply cap of 750 million for the CAKE token.
  • CAKE currently has a circulating supply of 295 million. The maximum supply is expected to be in circulation within the next three to four years.
  • The road map also details a plan of how to add value to the Pancake staking system, with vCAKE, bCAKE and iCAKE being created to increase farming rewards, boost initial farm offering (IFO) benefits and scale up governance voting capabilities.
  • The aim of adding this functionality is to have PancakeSwap users stake more CAKE to force a reduction in circulating supply.
  • Pseudonymous members of the PancakeSwap team will discuss the new roadmap with the community during a Twitter spaces at 13:00 UTC on Thursday.
  • The application's native token has suffered like much of the cryptocurrency market this week, posting a 22.86% decline over the past 24 hours to trade at $4.02.

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Oliver Knight

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