Orion Protocol: The one-stop crypto solution

Gabriel V. Gabriel V.
1 May 2022
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Orion Protocol - The one-stop crypto solution

What if there is a place where you can trade your assets, participate in launch offerings, trade NFTs, bridge assets between chains, on-ramp fiat to buy crypto, do margin trading and derivatives, stake and lending? Well, there is, and it is called Orion Protocol.

Let's break down all features and tools that make Orion Protocol a one-stop place for its users in this in-depth article.

Orion Terminal

Orion Protocol is here not to compete with any exchange or service, they are way ahead of competing. Instead, what they do is aggregate the liquidity available on centralized and decentralized exchanges and put them at users' disposal in a decentralized way. 

This means that you don't need to create an account at Binance or Kucoin, to trade the assets available at those exchanges. You also don't need to provide any personal information to access the liquidity of these exchanges. All you need is to have a wallet of your own, and the terminal does the rest, finding the best prices from several sources of liquidity.

This service provides the possibility to make arbitrage between exchanges without the need to have accounts on multiple exchanges. As is well known: "Not your keys, not your coins". While using Orion Terminal, ownership of the user's assets rests with the individual as all wallets are always connected to the terminal in a decentralized way.


The transfer of assets through trading on Orion Terminal takes place via secure smart contracts. This interaction between the trader and the smart contract remains accessible directly from the blockchain as Orion holds no funds. Through this exceptional level of decentralization, the user remains in constant ownership of their assets via their ability to hold their own private key and password information themselves. Connecting with your wallet on Orion Terminal means you, and you alone, control your assets.

The user can connect to Orion Terminal by using both hardware or browser wallets. The hardware wallets, such as Trezor, provide a further layer of protection to the user. And browser-based wallets, such as MetaMask, present the easiest and most efficient way of connecting to Orion Terminal.

Staking and Governance

The Orion Protocol's token is ORN and it is mainly used for governance and payment of the transaction fees with a discount at the terminal. Users can stake their ORN in a deflationary staking model that rewards ORN holders from protocol fees. New tokens are never minted for rewards distribution, and APR increases alongside protocol volume. 

Currently, users have the option to pay terminal fees in ORN (0.2%), ETH, BNB, and USDT (0.3%). Unstaking fees were introduced in January to disincentivize unstaking, while incentivizing and further rewarding staking. 

As an ORN holder, you receive the power to vote in the terminal's liquidity pools of your choice, the voting is used to determine the amount of reward that each pool gets.

This move towards a deflationary staking model coincides with a number of ongoing methods to reduce total and circulating supply.

Orion Bridge

The future of blockchain lies in the interoperability between chains, so bridging assets from one chain to another should be a basic service and be provided with ease. Until these bridges are integrated into trading platforms we will not see true cross-chain trading. 

Orion Bridge is the first and only bridge to be integrated into a trading platform, enabling true cross-chain, cross-exchange liquidity aggregation for the first time. Users can trade a growing number of ERC20 assets, with the benefits of the high speed and low network fees of Binance Smart Chain.

This is the first iteration of true cross-chain cross-exchange trading. The aggregation of liquidity across multiple chains and exchanges into one order book enables users to trade for the best price at any time and on any connected chain. All while securely connected to your wallet.

One of the main concerns regarding bridging tech development is security. We all have seen not one, not even two, but a lot of bridge hacks these last months. The Orion's bridge technology is made to prevent any kind of hack as it is the first bridge to be integrated into a trading terminal for true cross-chain cross-exchange aggregation, it’s the most secure bridge in the market, built on peer-to-peer atomic swaps. You can read a more in-depth article about it at this link.

Check this video below to see how easy it is to use the Orion Bridge:


The growing Orion's partnerships around the blockchain ecosystem are showing how unstoppable their team is. One after another, they are bringing together a bunch of solid projects and raising their reach.


MoonPay Integration

By integrating MoonPay, the leading fiat-to-crypto gateway, Orion Terminal becomes one of the first decentralized aggregators to offer fiat-to-crypto onboarding for its users without having to leave the terminal, enabling users to seamlessly buy and sell crypto on Orion Terminal with cash. MoonPay’s on-and-off-ramp suite of products provides an ultra-smooth experience for converting between fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies using all major payment methods including debit and credit cards, local bank transfers, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. Customers can pay with instant bank transfers using Open Banking in the UK and EU. You can see a list of countries supported in this link.

With this integration, Orion Protocol will unlock a wealth of new capital into DeFi, enabling support for all major payment methods on Orion Terminal. In doing so, Orion Protocol becomes a true marketwide gateway to DeFi.


Orion SolarFlare was built to enable democratic access to IDOs by holding ORN, without minimums, maximums, lock-ups, accounts, or pool caps, therefore, removing the barrier for entry to crypto fundraising. With Orion SolarFlare, users simply commit ORN to gain access to upcoming IDOs. The last two successful SolarFlares were the MMORPG Chumby Valley and the metaverse oriented Victoria VR.

Orion SDK

Orion SDK is a software developer kit that enables developers to immediately start building their own powerful financial tools, harnessing the power and liquidity of the protocol, acting as the first gateway between the protocol and third parties. This iteration marked the first step toward Orion Protocol becoming available for anyone to build on.

Orion Protocol 2022

Orion Protocol is building the decentralized gateway to the entire crypto market. Its liquidity solutions for crypto projects, blockchains, and exchanges are just an example of how they serve as a one-stop solution for its users. As always, the team is always sharing their development upgrades with the community showing that they are committed to delivering and building despite the market sentiment. 

Worth to say that you can trade and make use of the Orion Protocol swapping feature instantly and directly from the Crypto Nezo website homepage, as we were the first ones to integrate the Orion Swap Widget worldwide.

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Gabriel V.
Gabriel V.
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Crypto researcher, investor and trader. Technical and data analyst.