About Acala Token (ACA)
Acala is an independent decentralized platform originally founded in 2019. It is widely considered a decentralized finance (DeFi) hub built to support the Polkadot decentralized network.
Acala is an independently developed parachain and blockchain on the Polkadot main relay chain. The platform was built using the Polkadot-specific substrate blockchain development framework.
In addition to its fundamental nature and design as a Polkadot network parachain, Acala is also Ethereum-compatible and optimized for cross-chain liquidity operations in an Automated Market Maker- or AMM-styled decentralized exchange (DEX).
Acala is the result of an official arrangement between Laminar and Polkawallet. The two entities joined together and aligned with the purpose of creating the DeFi hub, which presently has several different liquidity pairs and assets on its network to support trading and other liquidity-based functions conducted on the Polkadot network.
Acala Network was founded and developed by Fuyao Jiang, Ruitao Su, Bette Chen, and Bryan Chen. Its native cryptocurrency ACA is used for staking, as a payment token for transaction fees, and as a governance token for voting on decisions that influence the network’s progress. ACA price is updated and available in real-time on Binance.