First and foremost, we want to thank everyone for their support during the launch process of the $ZCX token — we couldn’t have asked for a better community and launch! However, this is just the beginning for Unizen. The engineering team is growing rapidly with some of the strongest technical resources available; with deep academic backgrounds and previous positions at reputable, multinational companies, such as Google.
This is a privileged position to be in but it makes the dynamics in setting timelines rather volatile, and we stress the importance of a timely delivery of the platform — along with the individual milestones.
We know that the community has requested some insights and we’re now in a position where we feel more confident in nailing down a cautiously optimistic roadmap and giving the community a window into what they can expect to see from the Unizen team in 2021.
As such, we expect to deliver on each of these milestones in a timely fashion, and also want to stress that re-prioritization may occur. In certain instances, new features (requiring a higher cadence) may get introduced into the development cycle. We’re still exploring some very exciting integrations with unannounced partners that will eventually also make their way into the roadmap, however, our time frame from TGE to full product launch will be exponentially faster than what a lot of people are used to in this industry!
To give ZCX holders utility as soon as possible, we’ve decided to structure our release-cycle into the following subsets of Unizen v1.
Dynamic Multi-Asset Staking on Binance Smart Chain (Q2)
This initiative aims to support prominent networks in the space, while simultaneously fueling Unizen innovations and rewarding ZCX holders alike. These multi-asset funds will be sourced through the ZenX Labs incubator, paid listings as well as a Unizen hosted and maintained node pool initiative.
Furthermore, staking ZCX will also allow stakers to gain access to early seed and pre-sale rounds for hot up and coming projects in the space. The allocation will be determined by a fixed ratio based on a wallet’s set allocation of the TVL of ZCX staked.
i.e If a user has staked 10% out of the total amount of ZCX staked (100%), he/she will be entitled to 10% of both allocation as well as 10% of multi-asset yield.
A user can add or withdraw any amount of ZCX at any point of time. There are no lockup periods or cooldowns, but he might lose access to an active incubator allocation.
Dynamic sources for rewards
Unizen will set up a variety of blockchain nodes of multiple projects and will distribute the rewards partially or completely to users that are staking. The reward distribution type can vary.
Some projects might allocate a specific amount of their own token as part of the payment to Unizen. Some or all of these tokens might be vested to existing stakers.
The ZenX Labs incubator program will be a benefit for stakers. Each staker will be eligible to obtain a share of an exclusive sale (seed sales, / IDO, etc), based on their current share of the total value locked (TVL). If a user decides to purchase these, he will be able to pay for his allocation after a staking period, within a given timeframe. After the timeframe closes and the start of the vesting period is reached, the user will be able to claim tokens based on the vesting settings and the amount of share he obtained / paid for.
The big benefit for stakers is that they won’t just be getting a single token as a reward, but a multitude of different tokens. These rewards will be erc20 tokens in most cases and get distributed „automatically“ via the smart contract when a user decides to claim their rewards. In addition to that, a user will also be able to gain native — mainnet — tokens as a form of rewards. In these cases, a user will need to add a mainnet public address of the used blockchain to the distribution contract. After adding this address, the individual will be eligible to receive these airdrops — automatically — via distribution outside of the smart contract. It will work similar to Ethereum Name Service (ENS) in this case.
ZenX Labs incubation initiated (Q2)
ZenX Labs website will go live and the first incubated projects will be revealed. The application form will open for new projects to apply to the incubation chamber or accelerator program.
Unizen CEX module (Q3)
The Unizen CEX module will go live on the ecosystem. This will let ZCX holders derive further utility from the ZCX token and enable traders to interact with Binance shared liquidity and trade Unizen CEX listed tokens.
There will also be dark mode across the entire ecosystem.
First Unizen CEX module listings (Q3)
The first Unizen CEX listings will go live. One of these tokens is $DAG (Constellation Network) that won the first round of #TheTournamentOfAlts. This will coincide with some unannounced listings that we know the community will be very excited for.
First third-party DeFi module (Q3)
In Q3 we will also onboard the first third-party DeFi module that allows users to interact with deep decentralized liquidity pools, directly from the Unizen Ecosystem and experience the full product innovation of the team behind said DeFi innovation.
This will spark a parallel track of continuous onboarding of modules and general expansion of the ecosystem as a whole.
Trade aggregation across modules (Q3)
The first piece of the Unizen Ecosystem’s custom logic will be introduced. This will allow users to leverage our trading engine and trade aggregation algorithm to find the best trades across any module that gets onboarded onto the ecosystem.
To enable this, we will onboard DeFi data from all chains that carry smart contract logic and DeFi dApps and aggregate that in realtime. Our architecture will enable the aggregation also on top of aggregators such a 1inch and Matcha.
This will help us push user-centric innovation in the DeFi space, by providing a platform with trade data and statistics enabled through the aggregation algorithm and our ability to map out the trading personas that interact with it. This will help bring awareness to the DeFi dApps that present the most cost effective trades, for the most popular pairs and increase the volume and liquidity in their pools.
First implementation of Social Sentiment Indicators (Q4)
SSI will be introduced as part of the Unizen Custom Logic and will be an overarching source of trader intel presented at the right time. Unizen will leverage Lunarcrush raw datapipelines as part of our partnership and tailor indexes that taps into all the relevant social feeds and presents them at the right time.
This is a toggleable feature that’ll be enabled for some individuals that weigh in social sentiment as a part of their trading strategy.
Second and third, third-party DeFi modules gets onboarded (Q4)
Module SDK’s (Q4)
Integrations of third-party modules will initially be conducted by the Unizen technical team. These integrations will be realized by interacting with audited and battle-tested liquidity pools deployed across a multitude of blockchains. In Q4, the Unizen technical team will release a public SDK for dApp providers to integrate directly with the Smart Exchange Ecosystem.
To cater to varying architectures and in some cases limited integration possibilities, there’s a necessity to meet these demands without jeopardizing the product innovation. Therefore, the SDK will be made available in a couple of different shapes and forms. Each with their individual benefits to best cater to the architecture of the module onboarded and the experience of interacting with it through Unizen.
DAO Governance (Q4)
To further strengthen the utility of ZCX and to decentralize the direction of the platform. A DAO will be introduced to Unizen in Q4.