PancakeSwap, an automated market maker (AMM) with pools where users can gain fees from staking, lending, and yield farming, was released in September 2020 by unknown developers. It is the third largest exchange by volume in the DeFi field for exchanging BEP20 tokens on the Binance Smart Chain, and it is a decentralized exchange (secure peer-to-peer cryptocurrency transfers without the need for an intermediary including banks or brokerages).