Bi-weekly Update #10 (2021/7/12~7/26)

In case you aren’t aware, we’ve announced our plan for the upcoming v2 update. Check the announcement here

Highlights in the last development sprint

🤝 Partnership/Marketing

  • V2 Announcement
    We announced the plan for Curie, the next update of Perpetual Protocol. Check the announcement here. Also, we hosted an AMA on 2021/7/2 (Fri.). You can watch the replay here or read the show notes.

  • Diamond Hand NFT by Galaxy
    If you’ve been holding 200 or more PERP every month from Jan 1 until July 1, 2021, UTC, and never transferred or sold, you’ve been awarded a diamond hand NFT! Go to this site and claim it. 

  • PERP Whitelisted on Bancor
    $PERP is whitelisted by the BancorDAO, which allows $PERP holders to provide single-sided liquidity with $PERP to earn swap fees while being protected from the impermanent loss.

  • Kraken Listing
    $PERP is now on Kraken. The deposit is open and trading will be live on 7/13. Note that due to restrictions by Kraken, trading is not available to clients in the US, CA, AUS & JP.

To-dos in this development sprint

📑 Smart Contracts

  • Building and Researching V2
    We have been building v2 for a while and will continue working on it in this sprint. Currently, the trading function for v2 is almost complete and we’re researching the best way to implement funding payments and charge traders transaction fees. 

🛢 Backend

  • Adding Support for V2
    To prepare for v2’s arrival, we’re modifying the existing backend so that we can support v2 once it’s ready. 

💻 Web

  • Mobile Web UI (🚧 still work in progress!)
    Progress is being made! 🔜 For now, if you want to trade on Perpetual Protocol on the go, please use the lite mode or trade.apex.win instead (note APEX uses Perpetual Protocol on the back-end, but positions will not show across perp.exchange and APEX.)

  • Desktop Web UI for V2
    We’re working on a new trading UI for v2, which accommodates new functionalities such as leveraged liquidity provisioning and (potentially) liquidity mining. This new UI follows the same design principles as the mobile web UI and will launch alongside it.

🤝 Partnership/Marketing

  • Referral Program
    Our referral program is growing and it’s almost time to launch phase 2 with an all-new dashboard to make it easy for referral partners and their traders to keep track of rewards, as well as help us scale the program.

  • V2 Marketing
    Expect a lot more podcast appearances and other events in the run-up to v2 testnet! We are working hard to get the word out and prepare to grow the protocol as much as possible once v2 is online.