What Is Vela Exchange? Complete Guide To VELA Token Cryptocurrency

What is Vela Exchange? Learn about its operating mechanism and outstanding features along with detailed information about the tokenomics of VELA Token!

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What is Vela Exchange?

Vela Exchange is a decentralized derivatives exchange (Derivatives DEX) built on Arbitrum focusing on developing spot products (Spot) and perpetual futures contracts (Perpetuals). Currently, Vela Exchange supports trading of many types of assets including Crypto, Forex and Market Capitalization.

Vela Exchange

Vela Exchange is rebranded from Dexpools – a decentralized platform that conducts OTC transactions. The vision when restructuring the brand is to expand outstanding products such as Spot and Perpetuals to meet the high demand of users in today’s cryptocurrency market.

Products of Vela Exchange

Vela Perpetual Exchange

Vela Exchange supports many different assets including Crypto, Forex and Market Capitalization. Each asset type will have different Funding Rate and Open Interest rates. In the future, the liquidity pool increases, Vela Exchange will consider adding other currency pairs based on demand from the community.

Trading interface at Vela Exchange.

When trading futures at Vela, users need to deposit USDC to open a position.

Since its launch, the total trading volume on Vela Exchange has reached 2 billion USD.

Statistics of trading volume at Vela Exchange. Source: Dune.xyz

Vela Stake

Vela provides staking interface for VELA, eVELA and VLPs as follows:


USDC, VELA & eVELA Staking interface.

VLP: Users stake USDC and mint out to VLP. Holding VLP will enjoy 50% of the transaction fees on the platform. VLP mint fee is currently 3%.

VELA & eVELA: Stake VELA or eVELA to receive rewards.

Highlights of Vela Exchange

With the newly launched Beta version on Arbitrum, Vela Exchange has gained traction, reaching a total transaction volume of more than 2 billion USD on the platform. It is worth noting that Vela Exchange accounts for 10% of on-chain activities on Layer 2. Shows the level of interest and trust from the community in this eternal exchange.

Related: What is Arbitrum? Things to know about Arbitrum

Multi-chain Deposits

Multi-chain Deposits is a new feature at Vela Exchange. This feature allows users to deposit, withdraw, swap tokens, mint VLP on many different blockchains simply and quickly.

Multi-chain Deposits is the product of a partnership between Vela, Axelar and Squid. Helps users no longer need to transfer money manually, thereby saving time and transaction costs.

Fiat On/Off Ramps

Vela Exchange has partnered with Transak to provide an on-site fiat and cryptocurrency exchange interface. Makes Cash In and Cash Out assets from real life into crypto and vice versa more convenient and easier for traders.


Interface to convert fiat to crypto right on Vela Exchange.

Friendly interface

Vela Exchange also has a friendly, easy-to-see interface, helping users easily find features on the platform. The floor also provides clear graphical tools and statistical charts to monitor price situations and execute transactions quickly.

Many trading campaigns

In addition to focusing on a friendly interface, the Vela team also designs many attractive trading campaigns to encourage traders to trade on Vela.

Flash Trading Competition at Vela.

What is VELA Token?

Basic information about VELA token

  • Token Name: Vela Token

  • Ticker: VELA

  • Blockchain: Arbitrum

  • Token Contract: 0x088cd8f5ef3652623c22d48b1605dcfe860cd704

  • Token Type: Utility

  • Total Supply: 10,000,000 VELA

  • Circulating Supply: 7,015,933 VELA

VELA Token Use Cases

When staking VELA and eVELA Tokens into the platform, users will receive reduced transaction fees. In particular, the discount factor will range from 2% – 50% when staking from 500 – 500,000 VELA or eVELA tokens. More details are as follows:

  • VELA: Stake VELA to receive rewards

  • eVELA: escrow VELA is generated when a user locks VELA into the protocol and receives eVELA in return. To convert eVELA to VELA, users must wait 6 months of linear vesting.

  • VLP: token intended to serve liquidity needs in VELA. Stake USDC to mint VLP and enjoy transaction fees. VLP can be staked again to receive additional rewards in the form of eVELA.

VELA Token Allocation

VELA is allocated proportionally as follows:

  • Community Incentives: 30%

  • Growth Fund: 19%

  • DXP Bridging: 18%

  • Core Team: 16%

  • Investors & Partners: 10%

  • Marketing: 5%

  • Advisors: 2%

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