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Q&A: This AIP Aims To Make It Easier For $Ape Holders To Spend Their Coins.

The ApeCoin DAO is currently voting on a proposal that aims to make it easier for ApeCoin DAO contributors to spend their $Ape online!

AIP-212 titled “Forever Apes // Upgrade #7 // Enable Shopify to display $APE in eComm stores,” is an ecosystem fund allocation proposal written by BAYC member and Forever Apes founder 12Gauge.

“eComm platforms including Shopify are currently limiting adoption of $APE by not supporting it as a displayed currency on products. This proposal presents the idea that the Forever Apes team develop a custom built plugin to address this issue and facilitate the integration of $APE into the displayed currency on Shopify product pages. This plugin will be available to retailers at NO COST and will immediately enhance the platform’s functionality, while increasing visibility and encouraging wider adoption amongst their 2 million plus DAU. We’re choosing to build this plugin on Shopify but recognize it caters to a mostly North American audience, we will expand the plugin’s availability to other eComm platforms once demand is proven.”

In total, 12Gauge is asking the DAO to allocate $25,000 USD to Forever Apes so they can create this $Ape plugin. 12Gauge also asked the DAO to tweet about this plugin at least once a month after its built.

Check out Forever Apes budget breakdown below:

If passed, 12Gauge and the Forever Apes team believe that they can have the $Ape plugin built and integrated into Shopify in 12 weeks.

To find out more about AIP-212 and how this plug-in would work, the Bored Ape Gazette reached out to the Forever Apes team for an interview. Check it out below:

How’d you come up with this idea?

"We came up with this idea as we were switching our storefront to accept ApeCoin only. We were shocked when we discovered the limited crypto functionality within Shopify. AIP-212 was born."

Why is it important for the community to be able to spend their $Ape via Shopify?

"Giving ApeCoin a use case is very important to furthering adoption. Being the biggest eComm platform in North America, many of our ApeCoin community members have reached out to show support and excitement to use this plugin for their products."

Why are you and the Forever Apes team the right people to integrate $Ape to Shopify?

"We have co-authored this AIP with Holocron. Holocron is the builder behind approved AIP “Ape Talent” and combined we believe we have the perfect mix of skill sets to execute on our first shopify plugin."

In simple terms, how would an $Ape shopify plug in work?

"This plugin will allow retailers to display product prices in $APE. Currently users are limited to fiat currencies only."

Do you have anything else to add?

"Unstake some of that APE and support some community initiatives!"

The window to vote on AIP-212 is currently open and $Ape holders have until Wednesday, April 5th, to cast their coins.

The Bored Ape Gazette is working to find out more about AIP-212 and will bring you more coverage of this proposal later this week. Stay tuned for updates!

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