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 Marketplace: buy & sell private data, without compromising privacy

Community Marketplace

Q3 2020 (private), Q4 2020 (public)

v3 Data Tokens & v5

Q3 2020 (private), Q4 2020 (public)

  • Platform refactored for simplicity featuring datatokens

  • Updated token design in smart contracts and marketplace. Marketplace includes incentives and staking (v3)

  • On a permissionless substrate (v5)

v4 Community Funding

Q4 2020 *

  • Community funding for software development (core, applications, infrastructure), for community/ecosystem work, and to incentivize data supply (v4). Including grants to incentivize for data.

  • Funding comes from the network reward

  • Projects are proposed and curated by the community

* 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.