Here are some of ORION ‘s technical highlights you need to know!

There are thousands of development platforms. Why did you choose ORION as a developer? The technicality is certainly the primary factor.

ORION has always pursuing to be a “technological compositor”. Simply put, ORION seeks stability. Instead of seeking to create new technologies, ORION chooses the best ones to build the best blockchain platform.

So today let’s take a look at which best technologies ORION uses.


Libp2p is a network framework that enables users to develop decentralized point-to-point applications, and is also a general toolkit. With it, developers can use pluggable networks on distributed applications, supporting both non-encrypted transmission protocols (e.g. TCP, UDP) and encrypted transmission protocols (e.g. TLS, Noise).

Libp2p was designed as a modular fashion and can be deployed on different peer-to-peer networks from the beginning. Developers can update anything they want to add on libp2p, and the modular design ensures its backward compatibility.

Because of this, Libp2p is widely used in blockchains such as Ethereum 2.0, Filecoin, and Polkadot.

A foreign survey in 2020 showed that among more than 600 Web3 developers, 55% believe that P2P communication protocol is currently essential to Web3 at present, and Libp2p is their preferred choice.


Substrate is an application framework suitable for building distributed or decentralized systems. It argues that blockchain developers should not focus on things like network code or consensus code, but should on the direction of the blockchain and how to land it. Therefore, developers only need to use Substrate and set specific parameters when building a blockchain.

The virtual machine in Substrate can be automatically updated without affecting the use, making the client more smooth. So Polkadot mentioned that its chain never gets hard split.

Similarly, ORION uses the Substate framework for development. Runtime can run through Native and WASM, and the public chain is automatically upgraded, which greatly guarantees the stable operation of the system. Intelligent contract developers can also use the WASM virtual machine through multi-language development.


ORION integrates the EVM module and uses the contract pallet of Substrate to develop and operate solidity intelligent contracts. This not only facilitates the rapid development and invocation of intelligent contracts on its own chain, but also provides compatibility for future cross-chain transfers with Ethereum.


Hence the NPoS consensus. This consensus is likely to start with a relatively small number of nodes. For example, Polkadot started with 20 nodes and now has 100+ nodes. ORION has set 21 seats and will expand in the future. Later, NPoS verification nodes will increase indefinitely to maintain a higher level of decentralization.

At the same time, the NPoS mechanism of ORION does not require the largest amount of pledged ORI, but the highest number of nominations. This is a major improvement of ORION on NPoS, which helps to alleviate the problem of insufficient circulating ORI caused by excessive network pledge requirements.



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