Development Update #3
A wrap-up of Chainlink Oracle Reputation's development. - 2020-09-03
We have had an exciting few months since our previous publication. From our segment at SmartCon to new feature releases, we have plenty of news to share.
For those who tuned in to SmartCon last weekend, you would have heard our presentation where we spoke about our development plans for reputation.link. Just before SmartCon, Chainlink announced that they have awarded us with a grant to allow us to continue building out reputation.link to become a Chainlink block explorer.
We’re looking forward to allocating these funds to expand and improve upon reputation.link’s services. Our roadmap contains several significant features that we plan to release over the coming months to ensure reputation.link captures the universally connected smart contracts on the Chainlink Network. We have been working hard at optimising our infrastructure to handle an ever increasing demand for different real-time and historical data insights relevant to the Chainlink Network.
Real-time transaction streaming
We have decided to take full advantage of our in-house data pipeline to enable live transaction streaming on oracle pages. While it is more of a developer’s tool in its current state, we aim to expand this into a fully-featured block explorer with advanced filtering and querying. We also hope to add support for transactions pending in the mempool in the very near future.
Better gauges for oracle quality
We have expanded our oracle pages to allow users to assess oracles at a glance by displaying key metrics for each registered oracle. Node operators and Chainlink users can now view performance statistics for each oracle, with the ability to filter the data according to different time intervals. PS: It’s great to see that we now have all 41/41 active oracles registered on reputation.link!
Aggregated price breakdown
You’d all be familiar with the historical aggregated price that reputation.link displays for each contract on the Chainlink network. To better visualise the aggregation as well as oracle qualities, we have added the option to compare oracle responses to the aggregated price.
Behind the scenes
While focusing on feature development, the team has also been working hard on improving the core components of reputation.link’s backend. To accommodate for increased traffic over the past months we have optimised our database ops and introduced caching, while simultaneously scaling our resources. The infrastructure and reputation.link data pipeline will prioritise performance as we grow with Chainlink’s rapid adoption.
In future releases you will witness reputation.link transform into a Chainlink block explorer that monitors, visualises and contextualises all Chainlink related activity. Our first step towards capturing Chainlink’s universally connected smart contracts is to highlight the total value secured by the Chainlink Network, in relation to the integrated protocols, price feeds and oracles.
We’re currently looking for a product designer and backend developer with industry experience to help us execute on all our goals for reputation.link. So please jump on our Discord and start a conversation. As always, we’re eager to hear about what you’d like to see from reputation.link in the months ahead!