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Development progress and product changes from district0x
Last time, we shared a quick update on how we’re viewing our tentative roadmap for the rest of the year. We mentioned, among other things, the deep dive into researching new DeFi products and how they might overlap with the district0x network. This work isn’t likely to cease any time soon, however, it has begun to take a back seat to more direct development pathways.
In particular, after shuffling around some of our developers, and proceeding through with the hiring process for new talent, we’ve been singularly focused on pushing Ethlance forward the last two weeks. The recent buzz around optimistic rollups has led us to take their implementation on Ethlance into second consideration. The largest challenge, based on our initial research, will be how to balance the 14 day block finality across a common user experience for all.
There are several development styles we’ve committed to with our applications that aren’t exactly supported by the optimistic virtual machine. For instance, many of our timed functions rely on block timestamp references, which are unlikely to work elegantly via optimistic rollups. That being said, these aren’t impossible to change or upgrade, just numerous and require some hand-tilling to develop a path forward.
Besides this, we’ve used the staffing shake-up as a chance to run through the entire Ethlance 2.0 repo and complete a full cleanup. This included several refactors to bring Ethlance components more in line with the rest of our library, as well as a complete refactoring of UI namespaces.
In addition, some new feature work, in the form of social signups via LinkedIn and the like, have been mostly completed. There’s quite a bit of fat left here that we have to bring the hatchet to, but for the most part it’s ...
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