From their website, ’Banano is a feeless, instant, rich in potassium cryptocurrency powered by DAG technology disrupting the meme economy.’
Basically, BAN is a fork of NANO, so it has instant, feeless transactions. It also utilises a novel DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) based architecture, where each user possesses his own blockchain.
Their Yellowpaper is also great.
They also have their very own wallet app, Kalium which is honestly really well designed for such a small project. Along with numerous faucets and tipping bots that make it easy to get some BAN for free.
And finally the community is great, their subreddit has 30k+ members, which is huge for a project with only a $27 million market cap.
Okay shilling over, go get your potassium
Edit: I also forgot to mention that you can earn banano by helping contribute to medical research. You pretty much link up your wallet and everything, then using [email protected] you contribute computing power to a supercomputer to help researchers, most recently groups researching COVID:
We are focusing the Foldingathome compute power on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the human proteins the virus interacts with. First, we uncovered novel protein structures that were previously inaccessible to the research community. With your help, we are now screening for potential drugs to target these structures as a part of the COVID Moonshot Collaboration.