Crypto trading app Orion Terminal expands to Polkadot with Moonbeam integration

As a chain-agnostic protocol, this follows recent announcements of integrations with Cardano, Fantom, BSC, Huobi ECO Chain, Avalanche, Elrond, and Ethereum...

Crypto trading app Orion Terminal expands to Polkadot with Moonbeam integration

Orion Protocol, a liquidity aggregator building a decentralized gateway to the crypto market, announced today Orion’s code has been successfully migrated to the Polkadot ecosystem via Moonbeam and is underway with building out the UI/UX for integration into its crypto trading app, the Orion Terminal.

The Orion Protocol team is building a non-custodial gateway to the entire digital asset market; aggregating liquidity across decentralized and centralized crypto exchanges and swap platforms in one, decentralized platform. In doing so, Orion seeks to solve the fragmentation of crypto markets, as well as assets from traditional finance and NFTs.

Orion + Moonbeam

Moonbeam is an Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform on the Polkadot network. Moonbeam’s deep Ethereum compatibility, including a full EVM, Web3 RPC, and compatible accounts, significantly simplified the process to port Orion’s Ethereum-based code to Polkadot.

Using the Moonbeam technology also means that all of the same tools and services, such as Remix, HardHat, Truffle, and MetaMask, can be used in deployment.

“Orion’s code has been successfully migrated to the Polkadot ecosystem, and we are currently working on building out the UI/UX for users to be able to access the Polkadot blockchain on Orion Terminal. We look forward to becoming the first live liquidity aggregator built on the Polkadot ecosystem.”
– Alexey Koloskov, CEO and Co-Founder of Orion Protocol

Orion’s Protocol integration with Polkadot via Moonbeam gives them immediate access to the many integrations already integrated, including projects in the DeFi and NFT space, while opening the doors for Orion to access other assets on Polkadot’s fast-paced, growing ecosystem.

“As we move into an increasingly multi-chain environment, liquidity is increasingly split across multiple chains. Protocols like Orion fill an important space aggregating liquidity, which also makes it easier for end-users and developers to meet liquidity needs.”
– Nate Hamilton, Director of Business Development at Moonbeam

Polkadot and Moonbeam developers will be able to use Orion’s decentralized gateway to access major CEX, DEX, and swap pools in one place. The Orion team is now underway with building out the UI/UX for the Moonbeam and broader Polkadot integration into Orion Terminal.

This integration is expected to be completed by Q2 2021, bringing enhanced interoperability and scalability to Orion Terminal, alongside low transaction costs, low transaction delay, high transaction concurrency, and cross-chain asset transfers.