Zeitgeist's Monthly Report: March 2022

March is a significant month for us. With a target of Q1 2022, March of course meant that we needed to try and launch before its conclusion. Unfortunately, code audits have caused a few delays. We’ve been in the final stages of mainnet launch since the beginning of March, and hopefully the final batch of code audits can be finalized soon.

Once finalized, we’ll be able to launch our mainnet and begin the TTE process. In the meantime however, here’s what else has been on the go at Zeitgeist HQ in the month of March…

(Please note: All of the Github commit links can be found in the original report authored by Whisker, here: https://github.com/Whisker17/Zeitgeist-Report/blob/main/Monthly-Reports/202203-en.md )

TECH

Subsquid integration

March saw us expanding our Subsquid integration, with 27 Github commits submitted, including the following:

A migration to subsquid v5(#77)

Upgrade indexer Update indexer gateway image Add metadata for all spec version Migrate mapping handlers listed in balances Update scripts, related configuration files and dockerfile Adapt to v14 metadata changes (#82)

Fix assetId for scalar markets (#83)

Create asset for scalar outcomes Perceive currencyId for scalar markets Leverage market.outcomeAssets for creating asset Manually fix balances to record activity unavailable via event/extrinsic data (#89)

Process & map ParachainStakingRewardedEvent (#90)

Identify pool account and add pool-Id to account (#94)

Add account info in trade data (#99)

Compute value of each asset in an account (#102)

Compute sum of all asset values in an account (#104)

The Primary Zeitgeist Protocol

March also saw important changes to the Zeitgeist protocol. These changes included asset optimisation and the implementation of a democratic governance pallet. These changes are crucial preparations for our imminent launch, and as a result saw 23 commits being submitted.

Here are key update details of those submissions:

Add StorageVersion due to Substrate update (#472)

Remove the txfilter module and use the abstract basecallfilter for filtering (#441)

Remove panickers from Rikiddo code, abstract some redundant code (#470)

Update dependencies to polkadot-v0.9.16 (#458)

Ensure that there's no activity on pending proposed markets, ensure you don't leave orphaned pools on chain (#432)

Clarify and implement numerical limits for bpow and bpow_approx (#474)

Add the calculation method of Maxinratio and Maxoutratio parameters to restrict the operation (creation or removal) of the large-scale asset pool (#475)

Add amount to Bought/SoldCompleteSet event (#491)

Prepage migrations for parachain-staking (Moonbeam) (#488)

Add democracy (#494)

Add democracy pallet Add Tech & Council collective & membership Add weights and add vote proportion origins Modify relevant configuration

SDK

Our SDK (Software Development Kit) had a fantastic March, and iterated rapidly, with the version 0.4.8-alpha.2 upgraded to v0.4.10. These upgrades saw 15 commits submitted, including the following:

This month, the SDK continues to iterate rapidly, and the version number is from v0 4.8-alpha.2 iterations to v0 4.10, a total of 15 commitments were submitted. Below are key update details:

Upgrade and adapt subsquid V5 and release SDK v0 4.8-alpha.3 (#171)

Fetch the historical price of assets through subsquid and release SDK v0 4.8 official version (#173)

configurable ipfs client url and release SDK v0 4.9 version (#175)

Modify some functions to support scalar markets and release SDK v0. 4.10 version (#176)

Add the interface of getting historical account balances from subsquid and release SDK v0.4.11 Version (#177)

App Optimization

Most of March’s new work has been devoted to the optimization of our app. Up until now, the app hasn’t been seen by very many people, but that will soon change as we get closer to going live. In terms of app optimizations, we can tell you that a total of 96 commits were made for app optimization.

Other development

As mentioned above, the big focus has been the final code audit before going live with our mainnet. Our marketing team have been working hard on some relevant websites that make up part of the wider Zeitgeist ecosystem, as well as developing some nifty NFT integration and functions, which will be revealed in due time.

Many users would have also noticed on our Twitter and Discord that our balance-checker is now reading ZTF crowdloan rewards, so be sure to check your Substrate address if you contributed to our crowdloan or even participated in our Beta campaign: Balance.zeitgeist.pm

MARKETING

The marketing team launched a Discord Server specifically for the growing Chinese community, which has been received well by all its new participants. Our Chinese team were also hard at work translating relevant Prediction Market wiki articles in order to provide helpful tutorials and info for their audience.

Many of you may have noticed our partnership with Karura, which allows for the use of aUSD on our platform in order to shield users from crypto volatility if they so desire. This partnership was carefully curated and timed strategically by both sets of marketing teams (Acala Foundation and Zeitgeist). This timing was in part designed to coincide with the Acala Foundation’s $250 million fund announcement, whereby projects with ideas to further promote the use of aUSD in the Polkadot ecosystem can apply for support or funding.

Another helpful integration for the marketing efforts of Zeitgeist is that of Subscan. Subscan of course is the data analysis suite, and the integration now means that users will be able to read our on-chain data and observe real-time info about our live Kusama parachain.

All of this is in addition to the planning of our launch strategy, which promises to be an exciting one intended to attract a myriad of users from across all ecosystems, niches and interests. Watch this space.

Conclusion

As you can see, our humble team has been hard at work ensuring we launch with a considerably robust protocol that stands up to the hardiest of user loads. We’re doing everything we can to prepare for the next momentous stage of the Zeitgeist project, and we absolutely can not wait to go live.

Holding thumbs.

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