Orion Terminal Development Updates

May 24th: From an internal standpoint, Orion Main Net Pre-Staking mechanism is ready, but the full-scale security audit is still on-going. While it is close to completion, we had anticipated the audit to be completed by this point based on previous audits. However, the system we have built is unique in market and therefore has required more time to ensure it is fully secure and immune to malicious actors in the space.

While we want Main Net Pre-Staking to be live as soon as possible and understand the community do too, security is of utmost importance. With the expected increase of TVL on the terminal, ensuring the full-scale security audit is carried out and successfully completed is critical for us to continue to protect users’ assets. Our mission has, and always will be, to allow users to interact with the crypto space while ensuring the safety of their assets. 

This will never waiver, and we will continue to prioritize safety across our protocol. We have been informed by the team that the audit has almost been completed and we will be sure to continue updating the community on its progress.

With the audit in mind, we’ve crafted a module that will make it extremely easy to transfer your liquidity from uniswap to Orion. This will enable existing Uniswap LPs to automatically transfer liquidity, making it significantly easier and quicker to begin Main Net Pre Staking from existing pre-staking initiatives.

Looking forward

More liquidity: Looking forward, there are a number of exciting developments in the pipeline. Once Orion AMM is live, we will be integrating a number of major swap pools into Orion Terminal, including Uniswap, PancakeSwap, and SushiSwap. Furthermore, we have a growing number of third party projects ready to self-list on Orion Pool's launch, bringing new assets and greater liquidity to the Terminal.

More volume: Driving volume to the protocol is of utmost importance to us, and our B2B solutions play a critical role in that. The team has made significant process on a number of B2B solutions ahead of our roadmap, and we are underway with onboarding a number of our clients

More chains: Our next major milestones beyond main net staking include integrating new chains into Orion Terminal. With several chains having already been announced including Polkadot, Fantom, Avalanche, Elrond, HECO, Cardano, and more to come, Orion has a dedicated team working on progressing with integrating new chains into the terminal to scale our offering.

We will continue to honor the 7 day notice period to allow holders to unstake from existing CEX staking initiatives.



April 27th: It’s been almost four weeks since the launch of Orion Terminal. The focus of the last week has been on increasing the stability and security of the system in response to both external and internal factors:

  • Two maintenance upgrades on Binance (the second of which we underwent without any impact on the terminal or our order books)
  • We successfully conducted an update to our servers to handle far more simultaneous requests and execute orders faster
  • Heavy volatility across the market saw an increase in trades and volume on the terminal, with the daily protocol volume reaching nearly $35 million
  • We have now implemented Open Orders balance in Terminal, protecting users from submitting orders for which there is not enough balance. Meanwhile, we have changed the condition of limit order execution to remove any issues with buy/sell limit orders
  • We’ve successfully resolved minor issues around failed orders on the terminal
  • Partial filling of orders is now possible on the terminal

This week, our focus is on:

  • Adding deeper liquidity to the terminal in the form of brokers and pairs
  • We have successfully integrated Binance Bridge into the Terminal in staging and will be deploying this within the terminal imminently. This will allow MetaMask users to trade assets on BSC while being connected to the Terminal on the Ethereum network.
  • The team has worked incredibly hard to resolve the issues with hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor not supporting our current signing method. We have developed a solution and will be deploying this on the Terminal as soon as possible
  • We’re building on our existing volume dashboard to showcase deeper insight into the terminal’s performance, including most traded pairs

Our next major milestone is launching Main Net Pre-Staking on the terminal via Orion AMM. This will be live in May.

  • We will consolidate all of our staking initiatives onto Orion Terminal via Orion Pool, while increasing rewards for stakers. Two staking options will be enabled: Liquidity Providers (multi-asset staking) and Governance Stakers (simple staking). 
  • This liquidity will create Orion Pool: our AMM solution integrated directly into the current swap interface to create a seamless experience for the end user.
  • Beyond launch, we plan to grow our pools significantly - third party projects will be able to self list their token on Orion Pool. This will enable liquidity for new assets and pairs to be added to the terminal - increasing assets and pairs exponentially. Fantom has already been announced, with many other projects in the pipeline.

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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