Six Smart Chain DeFi projects are receiving grants from Binance

Over 180 projects have applied for grants since the Accelerator Fund was unveiled.

The large crypto exchange Binance announced that it would fund six projects that build on the company’s Snmart Chain

In an October 14 statement, Binance announced that the blockchain projects AnySwap, Arkane Network, BakerySwap, Bitquery, PancakeSwap and Proxima had received grants from the company’s $ 100 million fund of $ 350,000 would receive. Since the fund was announced in September , more than 180 projects have applied for grants. The company selected the six projects according to certain criteria. The teams, products and contributions to the blockchain ecosystem played a role in this.

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said the Accelerator Fund is intended to help develop high quality DeFi projects that help build the industry’s infrastructure

One of these projects is PancakeSwap, an automated market maker . This is the name of a decentralized exchange that relies on mathematical formulas to set the price for a token. Binance said the project is the „number one liquidity provider“ on their smart chain in terms of volume, number of active users and contribution to gas charges.

In September , Binance launched the mainnet of its Smart Chain. A blockchain with smart contracts that runs parallel to the Binance Chain. Some DeFi protocols, including Aave, 1inch and dForce, have declared that they want to build on the chain.