From humble beginnings: just two builders hacking at a desk in Tokyo, with no venture funding, famous backers, nor experience running a start-up: Orca has grown to a household name in the Solana ecosystem.
Today Orca is a DAO, with powers delegated to a DAO council, established through a vote. Holders of the ORCA token can engage with governance, by formulating, discussing and refining proposals (see Orca for Holders), and help plot Orca DAO's course through the DeFi seas.
On Orca, you can trade tokens cheaply, quickly, confidently (thanks to the Fair Price Indicator), and with low slippage (thanks to the capital efficiency of Orca's CLAMM pools). As a liquidity provider, you can take advantage of permission-less pools (see Community Listings): a simple UI enabling anyone to create a pool for the vast majority of SPL tokens, with adjustable fee tiers.
As a builder you can tap into the most efficient source of liquidity on Solana, build quickly and easily using Orca's double audited, open-source smart contract and open-source SDK, and join the growing number of projects that are integrating with Orca.
You can read more about Orca's voyage through 2022, in Ori's look back at 2022.