The team behind Ocean Protocol continues to improve the software and services at all levels: smart contracts, libraries, and marketplaces / applications. This page shows progress made thus far, where we’re headed, and Ocean whitepapers. The 2021 roadmap blog post has further detail for 2021.

Seed distribution

November 2017


February 2018


March 2018

POC data market + testnet

August 2018

  • Proof-of-concept data marketplace released (Pleuston)

  • Test network created (Spree)

v1 Alpha

December 2018

v1 Beta

April 2019

v1 Production, in POA Mainnet

Q3 2019

Enterprise Marketplace (beta)

Q1 2020

  • Decentralized, non-custodial data marketplace

  • Customizable for data providers

  • Deployed with a strategic enterprise partner

v2 Compute-to-Data

Q2 2020

  • Unlock private data while preserving privacy, by bringing compute to the data

  • Integrated with Enterprise Marketplace, to enable buying & selling private data while preserving privacy

v3 Datatokens + Pools + Ocean Market

October 2020


December 2020

Fix gas costs, via Polygon

Q1 2021

  • Deployed Ocean to a second chain -- Polygon

  • Ocean Market users can buy and sell data on Ethereum mainnet or Polygon

  • Addresses high gas costs on Ethereum mainnet

  • Includes an OCEAN bridge between Ethereum mainnet and Polygon

Better dev onboarding

Q1 2021

Compute-to-Data in Ocean Market

Q1 2021

Fine-grained permissions

Q2 2021

  • Each 3rd party market can control the credentials needed to view and publish assets in that market

  • Data providers can control the credentials needed to consume a data asset

  • Via Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). This blog post has further details

Multichain assets not siloed

Q2 2021

  • Ocean Market now has a unified interface to see data assets on several chains at once

  • This blog post has further details

Deploy to Moonriver and to BSC

Q3 2021

Deploy to Energy Web Chain

Q4 2021

V4 Solve Rug Pulls + Data NFTs + Community $

Q1 2022 *

  • Solve rug pulls and reduce impermanent loss, via one-sided staking

  • Data NFTs: NFT-ize base IP to enable transfer of base IP, support >1 revenue streams, and more

  • Help community monetize: 3rd party markets can earn fees on from swapping, staking, and consuming, and have more control over fee rates

Launch H2O stable asset

Q1 2022 *

H2O in Ocean Market

Q1 2022 *

  • Ocean Market supports H2O

  • Reduces data price volatility in the data marketplace

Launch Data Farming

Q1 2022 *

Federated Analytics and Learning

Q1 2022 *

  • Do analytics and build AI models across data silos

  • While preserving privacy and decentralized control

  • Via Raven Protocol collaboration

Continuous improvements & growth

Ongoing *

  • Improve OceanDAO: towards greater scale, stability, and decentralization. Here's the roadmap

  • Improve multi-chain: deploy to more chains, improve UX, and more

  • Improve data services: support more data services, including IDS Connector, WebSockets, Chainlink, TheGraph, Streamr

* Software is sometimes hard to predict, so there might be delays. We will update projected dates once we are closer to a milestone's completion.

Ocean Papers

Technical Whitepaper

Thorough description of Ocean Protocol, in an academic flavor.