Orion Terminal Development Updates

April 11th: It’s been just eleven days since the launch of Orion Terminal, and we have an incredibly exciting roadmap ahead of us. As a decentralized gateway to the digital asset market, Orion Protocol has been, and always will be, chain-agnostic. Orion Terminal is currently on Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain, with Cardano, HECO, Avalanche, and Elrond to be integrated over Q2 and Q3. More chains will be announced imminently.

While we work towards aggregating the market in its entirety, the hardest part has been achieved. DEX and swap pool aggregators already existed, but for the first time ever, we are providing decentralized access to centralized liquidity. Our main net was a huge step towards that. We’ve already built the underlying framework and the proprietary tech that governs our liquidity aggregator; now, we’ll continue to build to create the portal to the digital asset market.

Once again, thank you for your support to date: all terminal feedback is reported back to our development team and is addressed in order of level of priority. Over the last week, the team have prioritized the following:

  • Our main focus this week has been on stability. We’ve fixed many bugs since launch with the help of the Orion Terminal users in our Technical Support Group.
  • We’ve implemented additional layers of monitoring of multiple metrics and parameters into the protocol, which improve the time and reaction to potential problems in the system.
  • If an order is in ‘filled’ state, the order has already been executed and the price is fixed. Users simply need to wait to settle the transaction on the blockchain, which sometimes can take time due to blockchain congestion. This is something we’re working to address through the implementation of multiple chains.
  • We’ve significantly reduced the number of failed transactions to almost zero.
  • Our governance mechanism Decentralized Proof of Broker is being continually optimized ahead of main net staking. Our most recent update has been to improve the mechanism to enable more uniform and precise distribution based on staked amount.
  • The development team is currently working with the Ledger/Trezor development teams to facilitate hardware support on the terminal. Currently, there is an issue with select wallets supporting the signing method, but our team is working with their respective teams on a compatible workaround as a priority. Meanwhile, we are working on additional wallet support.
  • We’ve solved any issues with arbitrary rejected orders upon submitting.
  • We’ve improved the efficiency and speed of handling of blockchain transactions across both chains.
  • Working with our inaugural brokers, we’ve improved the stability of our broker software to allow for further onboarding.
  • We’re working closely with KuCoin and other brokers to bring deeper liquidity  to the Terminal.
  • Binance Bridge integration has now been completed. We are now in final testing and will deploy this to the terminal soon.
  • We are finalizing our terminal dashboard to showcase Terminal volume and other data. As our B2B solutions become live, the volume through these solutions will be showcased here too.

While we continue to build and develop Orion Terminal, we have an exciting week ahead of us, with a number of major partnerships, products, and integrations to be announced. 

 


 

April 5th, 2021: It’s been just over five days since trading began on Orion Terminal. Despite a hectic start (with hundreds of thousands of visitors to the terminal within seconds), we’re incredibly pleased with progress so far and will continue to build to meet the demands of our traders on our road towards the future of trading. 

We’d like you to consider for a moment why there are so many clones or forks of Uniswap, but few projects building their own proprietary tech. It’s a huge task to build a project from the ground up - one that will revolutionize trading - but that’s what we’re doing. Development takes time, and we’re committed to delivering a revolutionary solution that addresses key industry issues: fragmentation, centralization, and liquidity.

Since launch, there have been a number of areas raised by traders that we’d like to address:

Infrastructure: In response to rapidly growing demand, we're hard at work building a solid, performant, and secure foundation for our users. A lot of work goes into our internal tooling to allow developers to deploy more features faster and more efficiently, as well as detecting any possible issues before they reach our users. Many conversations are happening internally about opening up parts of our infrastructure for more transparency and community involvement, as we move towards our goal to become open source. In the meantime, we have to prioritize security and satisfaction of our users first, increasing visibility as we mature as a platform.

Volume: We’re incredibly pleased with the volume so far (outpacing a number of DEXs already) and will continue to work to drive more volume to the protocol in our work towards main net staking. Before the end of the month, we will share terminal metrics and volume in a Terminal Performance Dashboard. Meanwhile, we’re making progress with several of our B2B solutions, each of which will drive significant volume to the terminal.

Pairs: It's important to note that there's just a lot more to our token/pair onboarding than there there is for a traditional exchange. This technology is completely unique, and so we want to be sure we have stress tested every single token we add - as well as every single possible trade of that token with every other token. Naturally, this process will speed up and become more automated over time.

Currently, there are 33 tradable assets on the terminal across two chains, resulting in 516 tradable pairs via complex swap. We will have two methods of adding new tokens to the terminal in order to accelerate pair growth:

  1. High Volume Assets: We will be adding pairs periodically based on several factors including availability, liquidity, and volume.
  2. Popular Assets: Alongside adding pairs ourselves, we’re developing an on-chain voting mechanism in order to add new pairs to the terminal. In the meantime, we’ll be hosting voting on our website here.
  • There will be weekly voting on select assets for BSC and Ethereum
  • The top voted assets on each chain will be added the following week
  • This results in two new assets per week, leading to hundreds of more pairs being available on Orion Swap (582 tradable pairs after week one, 652 tradable pairs after week two, and so on)
  • This will start today, Monday April 5th, with the most voted assets added the following week
  • This process will continue for new tokens and new chains will be added to the voting process
  • We'll be adding assets periodically in addition to the voting

Binance Bridge: The development team is close to launching a seamless integration of Binance Bridge into the terminal, the first BSC partner to do so. This will allow MetaMask users to trade assets on BSC while being connected to the Terminal on the Ethereum network. We plan to have this bridge live by the end of the month. 

Staking: We’re also working hard on the implementation of main net staking on the Terminal. Our complex network of brokers, non-broker stakers and proprietary staking mechanism makes our system unique to any other staking in crypto. We will reveal timelines closer to launch. Leading up to this time, we will guarantee the community and our ORN token holders that they can continue to earn competitive rewards through our CEX pre-staking and liquidity mining program. 

 

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