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What is Orca (ORCA)?

What is Orca (ORCA)?

Orca is a decentralised exchange platform designed for swapping cryptocurrencies without the need for a centralised authority. Built on the Solana blockchain, it offers users fast transaction speeds and lower fees compared to traditional, centralised exchanges. Orca distinguishes itself with its user-friendly interface, aiming to simplify the digital asset trading process for novice and experienced traders alike.

Decentralised exchanges (DEXs) like Orca operate using smart contracts that allow users to trade directly from their wallets rather than through a third party. This method enhances security and privacy, as users retain full control over their funds throughout the trading process.

Features of Orca DEX

Orca DEX offers several unique features that contribute to its appeal:

  • Whirlpools: Specialised liquidity pools designed to optimise yields for liquidity providers.
  • Fair Price Indicator: Helps users avoid slippage by indicating when the price of a swap is close to the market rate.
  • Magic Bar: A simplified interface for swapping tokens designed to make trading as straightforward as possible.
  • Solana Integration: Leveraging the high-speed, low-cost benefits of the Solana blockchain.

ORCA Token

The ORCA token is the native utility token of the Orca DEX platform. It plays a pivotal role in the ecosystem, offering holders several benefits:

  • Governance: ORCA token holders can participate in governance decisions, influencing the development and operational aspects of the Orca DEX.
  • Staking Rewards: Users can stake their ORCA tokens to receive rewards, which are distributed as a percentage of trading fees generated by the platform.
  • Liquidity Provider Incentives: ORCA tokens are used to incentivise liquidity providers, rewarding them for contributing to the liquidity pools necessary for the exchange's operation.


The tokenomics of ORCA is designed to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of the Orca DEX ecosystem. Details include:

  • Total Supply: The total supply of ORCA tokens is capped at 100,000,000 ORCA, ensuring scarcity and potential appreciation in value over time.
  • Distribution: ORCA tokens are distributed among users, developers, and the Orca treasury. A significant portion is allocated to liquidity mining and staking rewards, incentivising users to contribute liquidity and secure the platform.
  • Governance: ORCA holders can propose and vote on governance proposals, including changes to the protocol, token distribution, and the introduction of new features. This democratic approach fosters a sense of ownership and community among users.

SwissBorg integrates Orca in the Smart Engine

With the integration of Solana’s leading decentralised exchange, Orca , among other DEXs, SwissBorg has become the first platform to combine the power of Centralised (CEX), Decentralised (DEX), and Foreign Exchange (FX) platforms, all in one easy to use interface - the SwissBorg Smart Engine

Merging the off-chain and on-chain worlds has always been a mission we take very seriously at SwissBorg. We strongly believe in breaking down the barriers between traditional finance and decentralised finance to create something both practical and hopeful for the future of finance. We are proud to be the first to truly offer this experience to our community of SwissBorg app users.

SwissBorg's commitment to innovating and enhancing user experience has reached a new milestone with the integration of Orca into the Smart Engine. This pivotal move positions SwissBorg as the first platform to seamlessly blend the functionalities and benefits of Centralised Exchanges (CEX), Decentralised Exchanges (DEX), and Foreign Exchange (FX) platforms within a singular, intuitive interface. Our Smart Engine not only facilitates access to these diverse trading environments but also underscores our mission to bridge the gap between off-chain and on-chain financial worlds.

Adding to this, SwissBorg's platform offers unparalleled security, liquidity, and speed, ensuring our users can trade with confidence and efficiency. This integration reflects our deep belief in the synergy between traditional and decentralised finance, aiming to demolish existing barriers and forge a forward-looking, inclusive financial landscape.

We are proud to pioneer this comprehensive experience, reaffirming our dedication to empowering the SwissBorg community with cutting-edge tools and opportunities. As we continue to innovate and expand our offerings, the integration of Orca exemplifies our unwavering commitment to providing a holistic and superior trading ecosystem on the SwissBorg app.

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