Ares Protocol will go live on the mainnet on October 3

Ares Protocol
6 min readSep 30, 2022

Dear Aresians, we have good news to announce: the Ares technical team has completed the development of the mainnet for Ares Protocol. After multiple rounds of testing with Gladios and smoothly running the 1:1 real environment prep network Odyssey, the Ares Protocol mainnet has been deployed.

The team finalized that the mainnet of Ares Protocol will be online at 69 Era with a block height of approximately 990766 (22:00 Singapore time on October 3, 2022), and the block-out bonus will be turned on at the same time.

The prep network Odyssey was successfully run

On July 21, Odyssey, a reserve network with precisely the same functions as the mainnet 1:1, was officially opened. It integrated the core functions of the mainnet: token staking, decentralized prophecy machine quoting function, data source retrieval function, etc., aiming to create a completely realistic mainnet environment.

After two months, the prep network Odyssey successfully completed its mission. The Odyssey test officially ended in the early hours of September 28, 2022, Singapore time, after 70 days of operation and over 900,000 cumulative blocks.

During the campaign, the Ares community responded positively with a steady annualized rate of around 200% of successful rewards according to the guidelines, with an average of 70,000–80,000 ARES rewards issued per day. Ground access to become a validator/nominator. Total stakings up to 12,215,400 ARES with an average staking amount of 757,843 ARES.

Countdown to mainnet launch

The Ares technical team has completed the development of the mainnet for the Ares Protocol.

Achievements

Implementation of Ares Oracle’s base functionality.

The Ares Prophecy Machine is developed based on the substrate framework of Polkadot Ecosystem, mainly including ares-oracle, oracle-finance, staking-extend, and three main modules (pallet), which are responsible for “offer integration,” “verifier reward distribution,” and The three primary functions are “verifier reward allocation” and “new validator compliance review.”

Ares-oracle integrates free quotes and paid quotes.

The validator initiates the data request under the chain, and after successfully obtaining the price, it is collected into the quote data pool. The average price aggregation mechanism is triggered when the data reaches the maximum depth (default DP). The median price in the quote pool is derived, and abnormal data is eliminated. At the same time, when the validator quotes the same price consecutively will jump the quoting right of that price to the next validator, increasing the fairness.

When you need to get a price as soon as possible or customize it, you can choose to pay for a quote. After the user has successfully reserved a deduction, the off-chain workers of all validators will receive the task synchronously, collect data from their respective data sources, upload it to the chain, and deduct the money from the user’s account after completing the quote.

Staking extends verifier compliance checks. Ares-oracle works with the candidate list interface provided by the staking-extends module (pallet) to check whether the user’s data source is working properly.

If the check passes, the ares-oracle will send a pass signal to the staking-extends module, and the validator can participate smoothly in the subsequent election process. Otherwise, it must wait until the next election cycle for the following review.

Several Ares Oracle products are online.

Warehouse quoting program

Decentralized transaction price weight configurable service with golang, providing individual price query, weight aggregation price query, price history query, price request history query, and price update interval setting

Get transaction prices

Get prices after aggregation

Get all prices by token

Get token history price

Get token request information

Get updated price history

Warehouse: http://warehouseui.aresprotocol.io/

AresScan Browser

Ares’ block browser supports querying all ARES on-chain transactions and on-chain data based on the prophecy machine function, etc. It is a high-precision query tool developed based on the Substrate framework.

AresScan: https://aresscan.aresprotocol.io/ares

Ares Wikipedia

The most comprehensive encyclopedia on the web about Ares Protocol consists of three parts: learning, building, and nodes.

Project information of Ares Protocol

Principle and compiled source code

How to build related programs as a developer

Wiki: https://docs.aresprotocol.io/en

Multiple rounds of tests run successfully on.

Gladios Test Network

The first test version of the Ares Protocol project. This network is used to test and optimize the project’s products and technologies and to prepare the ground for implementing the mainnet Ares Odyssey. There are three rounds of testing, systematically testing node block out, quote, on-chain data request function, replacing from aura consensus to babe consensus, adding quote verification and penalty mechanism.

Gladios testnet is still running for testing and upgrading of new features.

Gladios: https://js.aresprotocol.io/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fgladios.aresprotocol.io#/explorer

Odyssey Prep Network

The prep network of the mainnet integrates the core functions of the mainnet: token staking, decentralized prophecy machine quoting function, data source retrieval function, etc., in an effort to create a completely realistic mainnet environment.

Ares Odyssey is also a natural economic system where participants can 1:1 map ARES-ERC20 assets into Odyssey for staking, nominating, or experiencing the on-chain data request function. The proceeds earned will also be mapped 1:1 to ARES-ERC20 assets and distributed to participants.

Odyssey: https://js.aresprotocol.io/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fodyssey.aresprotocol.io#/explorer

Latest technical progress.

ARES can claim in the mainnet

Ares chain code is completed

Ares Protocol mainnet has been deployed, allowing all nodes to join

Data request function, verification, and penalty mechanism on the chain are running without errors

Mainnet Plan

Based on the above technical development progress, the team has finally determined that the mainnet of Ares Protocol will be online at 69 Era, with a block height of approximately 990766 (22:00 Singapore time on October 3, 2022), and the block reward will be turned on at the same time.

Odyssey testing has officially ended in the early hours of September 28, 2022, Singapore time, and you can still collect your reserve network rewards on the mainnet. To ensure a smooth transition to the mainnet, we will not approve new verifier access until the mainnet goes live. The technical team will open the Ares Protocol mainnet at 22:00 Singapore time on October 3, 2022, when we will open the Ares Protocol Odyssey mainnet to everyone!

After the official launch of the mainnet Odyssey, it will bring more milestones and empowerment to Ares Protocol.

After the official opening of the mainnet Odyssey, nodes will be officially rewarded with blocks.

The decentralized quoting feature is officially enabled when the mainnet Odyssey is formally opened.

After the official opening of the mainnet Odyssey, the on-chain governance function will be enabled.

The price prediction function will be run after the official opening of the mainnet Odyssey.

Optimist challenge mode will be enabled after the official opening of the mainnet Odyssey.

After the official opening of the mainnet Odyssey, the on-chain upgrade will be carried out, and the Polkadot heterogeneous parallel chain will be accessed.

After the official opening of the mainnet Odyssey, it will accept and send Parachain requests, broadcast Oracle prices, and process Parachain orders.

Let’s look forward to the new journey of Ares Protocol!

Ares Protocol, the decentralized cross-chain Oracle service in Polkadot ecosystem

Ares Protocol is a decentralized cross-chain oracle platform that introduces a truly new generation of cross-chain oracle service protocols with on-chain data verification and is the first to open a compensation channel for data users in case they suffer business losses due to the use of data provided by the oracle.

Ares Protocol is an oracle solution with security using VRF, developed on the Substrate framework, and it supports hybrid Babe and off-chain workers. It integrates Polkadot’s latest on-chain governance, brings the Optimistic Rollup challenge model into the oracle field, supports the Ink contract ecosystem, and brings better oracle services to DeFi Developers.

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