The team behind Ocean Protocol continues to improve the software and services at all levels: smart contracts, libraries, and marketplaces / applications. Here’s the progress made thus far, and where we’re headed.

We use the Ocean Protocol Technical Whitepaper as a guide.


November 2017


February 2018


March 2018


August 2018

v1 Alpha (Trilobite)

December 2018

v1 Beta (Tethys)

April 2019

v1 Pacific


Enterprise Marketplace (beta)

March 2020

  • Decentralized/non-custodial data marketplace

  • Customizable marketplace for data providers

  • Deployed with a strategic partner

v2 Compute-to-Data

May 2020

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

  • Integrated with Enterprise Marketplace: buy & sell private data while preserving privacy

v3 Datatokens

October 2020

  • Platform refactored for simplicity featuring datatokens and Balancer pools

  • Running on Ethereum Mainnet

  • Updated token design in smart contracts including incentives and staking

  • Ocean Market (beta) as a community marketplace to buy & sell datasets, and introducing Initial Data Offerings (IDO)


December 2020

Compute-to-Data in Ocean Market

Early Q1 2021 *

  • In Ocean Market: buy & sell private data while preserving privacy

  • Mitigates risk of buyer-supplied malicious algorithms, via whitelisted algorithms or workflow for publisher to vet algorithms

v4 Better IDOs

Early Q2 2021 *

  • Updated smart contract design for better Initial Data Offerings, alongside Balancer v2 pool contracts

  • More flexible fees and datatoken templates

  • Production-ready Ocean Market

Ocean Data Farming

Start in Q2 2021 *

  • A program to incentivize a supply of relevant and high-quality data assets

  • Earn py providing liquidity to OCEAN-datatoken pools

  • Amount earned will be multiplied by degree of dataset consumption

* 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.