The Exchange is a criminal organization that was active 300 years ago and was possibly the most powerful of its time. They dealt in spice smuggling, extortion, weapon trafficking, slave trading, and bounty hunting. The organization was active on many planets and employed notorious bounty hunters. During the First Jedi Purge, they posted a huge bounty on live Jedi, large enough to purchase an entire planet. Today the Exchange is engaged in a galaxy spanning crime war with the Hutt Cartel centring on Nar Shaddaa. Many operations run by the Exchange are going bad or turning out to be ambushes because it did not work on good terms with the other syndicates which included the Hutts.