Whirlpools Rotation #18: December 15th — December 29th

A new Whirlpools Rotation storms onto the scene!

4 min readDec 14, 2022

🌊 Whirlpools Rotation #18 🌀

  • Duration: Thursday December 15, 2022 — Thursday December 29, 2022
  • Total Rewards: The rewards are detailed below for each Whirlpool with total rewards of ~15K ORCA per rotation across all pools. All Whirlpools are now open and rewards will begin on Dec 15th at ~24:00 UTC.
  • Orca made further progress this month in navigating its path toward further decentralization! There is an ongoing discussion in the Orca governance forum regarding conversion of treasury funds received from trading fees into USDC and SOL. Participate in the conversation and help shape the future of Orca!
  • Orca’s newly elected governance council also recently held their first meeting. Full written minutes from the meeting will be released soon, so keep an eye on the governance channels in Orca’s Discord server.
  • While following its own map towards full decentralization, Orca also supports the further decentralization of the Solana ecosystem as a whole. Liquid staking is one great way to help decentralize the validator network that makes Solana possible. Industry leaders Marinade and Lido have had great success helping to broaden adoption of liquid staking within Solana, but there is still lots of room for growth.
  • This rotation Orca is highlighting smaller or recently launched stake pools. Each pool incorporates its own strategy for generating returns to stakers and improving the resiliency and decentralization of the Solana network. Check out each provider to learn more and see which staking pool (or pools) fits your goals.

Whirlpools with New Rewards… 🌀

Whirlpools offer market-savvy LPs the opportunity to compete for higher yields

TAKI/USDC (1% fee tier) from Taki

  • Duration: December 15th 2022 — January 12th 2023
  • TAKI rewards: ~50K TAKI per week
  • ORCA rewards: ~50 ORCA per week

SAMO/USDC (0.3% fee tier) from Samo

  • Duration: December 15th 2022 — February 9th 2023
  • SAMO rewards: ~100K SAMO per week
  • ORCA rewards: ~125 ORCA per week

The following pools will earn rewards for at least one rotation until December 29th and may be refreshed or adjusted at that time:

ZBC/USDC (0.3% fee tier) from Zebec

  • Orca rewards: ~250 ORCA per week

amtSOL/SOL (0.01% fee tier) from Amulet

  • Orca rewards: ~50 ORCA per week

bSOL/SOL (0.01% fee tier) from Blaze

  • Orca rewards: ~50 ORCA per week

daoSOL/SOL (0.01% fee tier) from MonkeDAO

  • Orca rewards: ~50 ORCA per week

jSOL/SOL (0.01% fee tier) from jPool

  • Orca rewards: ~50 ORCA per week

laineSOL/SOL (0.01% fee tier) from Laine

  • Orca rewards: ~50 ORCA per week

scnSOL/SOL (0.01% fee tier) from Socean

  • Orca rewards: ~50 ORCA per week

The following pools from Solvent will earn rewards for the next four rotations (December 15th — February 9th):

svtDAPE/SOL (1.00% fee tier) from Solvent

  • SVT rewards: ~2,350 per week

svtDGOD/SOL (1.00% fee tier) from Solvent

  • SVT rewards: ~15,850 per week

svtFFF/SOL (1.00% fee tier) from Solvent

  • SVT rewards: ~1,650 per week

svtGGSG/SOL (1.00% fee tier) from Solvent

  • SVT rewards: ~12,850 per week

svtFLARE/SOL (1.00% fee tier) from Solvent

  • SVT rewards: ~500 per week

svtSMB/SOL (1.00% fee tier) from Solvent

  • SVT rewards: ~5,300 per week

svtCWM/SOL (1.00% fee tier) from Solvent

  • SVT rewards: ~450 per week

svtTHUGZ/SOL (1.00% fee tier) from Solvent

  • SVT rewards: ~150 per week

svtAURY/SOL (1.00% fee tier) from Solvent

  • SVT rewards: ~900 per week

🌊 Deepsea Insights 🌏

Something is brewing under the sea! Several pools have seen significant upticks in volumes and liquidity…what could it be?

It’s been an exciting month for Orca as the entire space creeps closer towards mass adoption. To the surprise of many, Stripe debuted a fiat-to-crypto payment onramp campaign. Solana is home to 11 of the 16 projects selected as launch partners, and Orca was on the list. This fiat-to-crypto onramp was built inside of the Orca UI. The onramp was made possible through an integration with Link (by Stripe).

On a separate note, co-founder Ori spoke on a panel about “How to Improve Web3 User Experience” at Taipei Blockchain Week, a yearly event bringing together industry professionals and blockchain enthusiasts from all over the world. The goal of the event revolves around educating the Taiwanese community on blockchain and celebrating Web3.

Lastly, Whirlpools Range Alerts are now available for everyone. In the past, only Orcanaut NFT holders could receive alerts via email, SMS, and/or Telegram when their Whirlpools positions moved out of range. This feature (powered by Notifi) is now available to all users.

While the markets continue to face waves of uncertainty, Orca continues to sail forward in the face of adversity. Happy Holidays. 🐋

Disclaimer: The content of this communication is not financial advice and should not be relied on by any persons as financial advice. This communication has not been provided in consideration of any recipient’s financial needs. We have not conducted any financial assessment based on the personal circumstances of any recipients. Before using the protocol, carefully review all relevant documentation and consider risks including total loss of funds.




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