PancakeSwap is a localized exchange that allows you to trade cryptocurrencies and tokens without a central link, which keeps your tokens stored all the time. Built on smart automated contracts delivered to Binance Smart Chain, a blockchain platform managed by crypto exchange Binance.
Although Binance operates a moderate exchange service, it does not control or use PancakeSwap-built by anonymous developers. The service looks and sounds very similar to the popular Ethereum DEX, Uniswap. PancakeSwap is used directly for BEP-20 tokens running on Binance Smart Chain, although it is possible to import tokens from other platforms through Binance Bridge and “wrap them up” as a BEP-20 token to be used on DEX.
Like many other DEXs, PancakeSwap is built on an automated market system (AMM), which relies on user-generated liquid pools to enable crypto trading. Instead of dealing with an order letter and finding someone who wants to exchange the tokens you have with the ones they want, users lock their tokens in the fund pool with smart contracts. That allows you to make the exchange you want, and users who keep their coins in the pool get rewards all the time.
PancakeSwap is part of a growing wave of DeFi services that enable crypto merchants to conduct transaction trading transactions without the average person taking large sums of money. It is one of the largest DEX in Binance Smart Chain, although there are DEXs in Ethereum (like Uniswap) that have a very high trading volume.
PancakeSwap vs. UniSwap vs. SushiSwap
The first DeFi asset protocol built into Ethereum. Today’s simple digital currency trading system uses ERC-20 tokens and especially for ETH pairs.
A community-controlled fork turned into a DeFi platform that offers token exchange, farming, and crypto lending.
A consistent clone built into BSC to deliver faster and cheaper trading using BEP-20 and BSC ← → ETH bridge tokens.
While all three approve of power-sharing, public administration, crop farming, and LP (shareholder) opportunities, Sushi and PancakeSwap only pay dividends to token holders who hold their tokens.