Roadmap

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

November 2017

Whitepapers

February 2018

Pre-Launch

March 2018

Plankton

August 2018

v1 Alpha (Trilobite)

December 2018

v1 Beta (Tethys)

April 2019

v1 Pacific

2019

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)

OceanDAO

December 2020

Fix gas costs

Q1 2021

  • Deploy Ocean contracts and other components on a second chain -- Polygon

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

  • Addresses the exceedingly high gas costs found on Ethereum mainnet

  • Includes an OCEAN bridge between Ethereum mainnet and Polygon

Better dev onboarding

Q1 2021

Compute-to-Data in Ocean Market

Mid April 2021 *

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

  • Mitigates risk of buyer-supplied malicious algorithms, via pre-vetted algorithms

Permissioning

Q2 2021 *

  • Marketplaces can control which actors can publish assets in that marketplace, view assets, and consume data assets

  • Fine-grained permissions via Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Contracts flexibility (V4)

Q2 2021 *

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

  • Architecture for >1 datatoken type, for more flexible fees, pay-as-you-go C2D, and more

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

  • Incorporates Balancer V2

Frontend flexibility

Q2 2021 *

  • Enable non-OCEAN base tokens in 3rd party markets

  • OCEAN-backed stablecoin in Ocean Market

  • Better support free pricing flow for enterprise data sharing

Multichain assets not siloed

Q2 2021 *

  • Enable Ocean Market users to see data assets across >1 chains at once

Better staking / IDOs

Q3 2021 *

  • People can stake OCEAN in data pools without having to buy the data asset

  • Better align incentives of publishers, consumers, and liquidity providers

Ocean Data Farming

Starts Q3 2021 *

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

  • Earn by staking on datatoken pools; earn more on assets with higher consumption

  • Total OCEAN granted will start small, and grow as total data asset consumption grows

Ramp up Data Farming

Q4 2021 *

  • Build on the learnings from Q3 to further scale up the OCEAN allocated, to further catalyze data consume volume

Trustless and convenient urls

Q4 2021 *

  • In Ocean Market, retain Ocean Market’s current convenience while removing its having brief custody of urls

Continuous improvements & growth

Ongoing *

  • Improve OceanDAO: streamline user flows and grow the amount funded over time, while retaining quality

  • Improve multi-chain: deploy to more chains, enable Ocean Market users to see data assets across several chains at once, and more

  • Improve data services: support ever-more data services as data assets. Over time include 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.