New technical developments from 0x Labs and the 0x ecosystem
Every month, the 0x Labs team hosts a live video call that is open to anyone interested in learning and discussing our current initiatives and technical roadmap. You can view previous calls on our YouTube channel and GitHub.
In addition to YouTube, we publish the recording here on our blog, along with the agenda, presentation slides, and relevant links to learn more.
Watch the November Developer and Governance Update recording below, follow along with the slides, and subscribe to the developer mailing list to get notified about upcoming calls and news.
Topics covered in this month’s call:
- Roadmap [1:06] Regular snapshot of the current 0x development roadmap, including what has changed since last time. Share ideas or suggestions on what you think the 0x developer community should work on in the forum.
- Road to 0x V4 [04:22]: The first half of the call was dedicated to the progress on v4, the new version of the 0x protocol. The specifications are available here, in a new dedicated domain. They can also be accessed through the forum post dedicated to feedback. During the call, we went through the major changes around the order formats, the functions available in the first release, and the most significant differences vs. V3. We also highlighted the easy upgradability of this new release. Once audited, deployed, and accepted by the community, it’ll be possible to add (or rollback) atomic features without introducing breaking changes to the entire ecosystem, therefore avoiding monolithic, yearly updates.
- [Gitcoin bounty #01] ZRX wallet refactor update [21:15]: iamonuwa completed the very first 0x community Gitcoin bounty! After a quick intro, he walked us through the steps he’s taken to address the task, which has been deployed in production in mid-October and has already enabled hundreds of ZRX Portal users to log in through WalletConnect.
- [Gitcoin bounty #02] Instant bounty update [25:59]: Theo from 0x Labs just shared that the team ported Instant to a dedicated repository so that JoaoCampos89 — the assignee of the bounty — can start working on the task.
- [Gitcoin bounty #03] ZRX onchain voting bounty [26:22]: 0x Labs opened the third 0x community Gitcoin bounty (more info here). This task consists of integrating ZRX Portal with the Compound’s GovernorAlpha interfaces. This contract architecture (also adopted by Uniswap) is one of the most concrete candidates for 0x’s transition to onchain-binding governance.
- Ecosystem spotlight — 0x Tracker [28:24]: Craig presented the latest features shipped in 0x Tracker, the analytics platform dedicated to the 0x ecosystem. In particular, Craig dug deep in the new “apps” attribution engine, which allows for more precise and detailed attribution of trades. This new system brings to life the concept of networked liquidity: you can check, for example, the liquidity filled in Metamask that originated from Matcha limit orders. Or the orders filled in Zapper.fi originated from 1Inch. During the call, Craig also shared how to contribute to the attribution definitions directly in the 0x Tracker repo. Subscribe to the monthly newsletter to keep up-to-date with 0xTracker’s new features and general data updates on the 0x ecosystem.
- 0x ecosystem job opportunities [46:06]: A new section in our monthly meeting where we advertise open positions in all teams building on top of 0x protocol. There are already several opportunities out there: if you’re looking for a new gig in crypto, look no further (slide 18). Reach out to Brent or Theo over Discord if you’d like to advertise openings here.
- “How can I contribute?” [47:10]: Placeholder slide if you ever wondered how to get started with 0x. There are several ways for you to get involved and contribute — and no, that doesn’t necessarily require you to code. That depends on whether you are a developer, an enthusiast, a ZRX token holder, a market maker. Slide 19 contains all the pointers (with links) to have an impact.
See you next month! Subscribe to the developer mailing list or watch the GitHub repository to be notified of the upcoming meeting date and time.