Welcome to the ApeCoin DAO Discourse


ApeCoin DAO exists because decentralized governance is critical to building and managing a globally dispersed community—and therefore critical to the success of the APE ecosystem. ApeCoin is governed by and for the community. If you hold ApeCoin, you’re automatically a part of the DAO and able to participate in governance by putting forward and voting on APE Improvement Proposals (AIPs).

The Foundation

The APE Foundation serves the ApeCoin DAO to steward the growth and development of the APE ecosystem in a fair and inclusive way. It utilizes the Ecosystem Fund, which is controlled by a multisig wallet, to pay its expenses as directed by the ApeCoin DAO and provides an infrastructure for ApeCoin holders to collaborate through open and permissionless processes.


Discourse is an open source discussion platform and the first stop for all AIPs. Here, members of the community can discuss matters of relevance to the ecosystem and provide feedback on AIPs. This informal dialectic helps AIP authors to strengthen their proposals and promotes AIPs that are informed by values and goals of the community.

Proposal Process

Discourse is used for idea generation, community discussion, and the preparation of the AIP Draft. A brief description of the process is below. See the Proposal Process on the ApeCoin website for further details.

  • All Topics submitted in Discourse must be approved by a moderator. If it is rejected, you will be contacted by a moderator directly. If approved, it is open for 7 days.
  • When the Topic is closed, a moderator will message the author of the Topic directly in Discourse to put together the AIP Draft.
  • The AIP Draft will go through the moderation, analysis, and review process.
  • Moderators will update the community on the status of the Topics in the comments after the Topic is closed.
  • Approved AIPs will be put on Snapshot for vote.

Voting Process

All Live AIPs will be posted for vote at the ApeCoin DAO Snapshot. A brief summary of the process is below. See the Voting section on the ApeCoin website for further details.

  • New AIPs are posted on the first and third Thursday of each month at 9PM ET, and close 13 days later on Wednesday at 9PM ET.
  • ApeCoin DAO members may delegate their votes to another ApeCoin DAO member. Delegation must occur prior to the posting of the AIP on Snapshot.

How to Start?

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Excited to be here and looking forward to contributing to the development/growth of ApeCoin


Mint/Owner of BAYC, and still here. I believe in the Yuga Labs team and associates, every step has been methodical and successful. Let’s do the unexpected…let’s lead the way!



Cheers to the believers and to the newcomers, History is truly being made.


Ape alone is weak. Ape together is strong. Huge fan and supporter of the bayc and apecoin community.


WELCOME, ALL! I’m extremely proud to help steer the Ape Foundation alongside you all. :pray::banana:


Good Afternoon everyone!


This will one day change the nft world!


Hi there. Glad to be here.


GM fellow Apes! So excited to be a part of this adventure!


Yes, I am looking forward to it.


Does anyone know when/if the chat for some of the specific proposals will be open to discuss or is the general forum the best place to debate / clarify specific topics?


Hello fam! Glad to be a part of a cultural and technological shift. Hoping to build wonderful experiences together!!


Welcome and congrats to everyone. Excited to be here and continue to participate in this community. $APE


Really glad y’all are getting this going. Excited to see where the Ape community takes things. :orangutan:


Thank you to each and every person who is a part of the Yuga Labs ecosystem(s?)! Here for the long-haul :smiley:


I believe AIP 1 and 2 would need to be approved before this. So I imagine it’s going to be from next week Wednesday (7 days from today when voting window ends) onwards.


Yeah, I’d like to discuss the staking in AIP 4 & 5 / have more clarity on what actually gets staked. I saw these two tweets and it completely changed how I view AIP’s 4 and 5. https://twitter.com/FoolofApe/status/1506678761705852929?s=20&t=vConyHmgys5oO1VJHghjpg


Makes sense. I do have some some questions on AIP-3 (sub-components) and there are some twitter threads about clarifications about the Staking mechanisms that I think would be great to debate as a community. ABsolutely loving this!


Herb is having a spaces today to discuss some of these - https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1PlKQaAnapBKE?s=20