SpartanDEV: 03JAN22 - 09JAN22
Welcome to the new year Spartans! Business as usual with the #Buidl over here read all about it in this weeks update.
It may seem like a quiet week compared to recent ones, however, stepping back, we can see a significant amount of Spartan sweat grinding away with the constant #Buidl!
- SecondLive Gift Boxes
- #FridayFor300 Quizzes
- $SPARTA most traded in top 1000 wallets
- SecondLive Boosting Carnival
- December SpartAnalytics report
- and of course the usual constant #Buidl activity over in the GitHub repos (do they ever sleep?)
SecondLive Gift Box Festivity
The SecondLive festivities got underway this week kicking off with a Gift Box bonanza. All 500 whitelisted wallets still have up until the 12th to create their SecondLive account, link their email address, download the SecondLive client and login to the MetaVerse to claim their gift box. View the guide here to help perform those steps.
Fair Launch Project
Let's take a quick moment here to remember what Spartan Protocol is all about. A community open source project with a fair launch & automated on-chain DAO functionality run by its liquidity providers. Check out A.O's tweet here giving us all a little overdue reminder! Don't forget your roots Spartans!
Last week we had a 'guess the number' contest aligned with helping Spartans find and use the new guide on 'analyzing Spartan pools' where we asked you to:
Guess the day's total 'Swap Volume' in the BUSD pool for Friday 7th of January 2022
Final result: BUSDp Volume for 07JAN2022 = $176,389
Congrats to the 3 lucky Spartan winners!
Our new quiz is open now for everyone to enter! The new question is:
How much of the initial SPARTA token distribution was dispersed via team allocations?
Perform the gleam tasks and enter your answer + BSC wallet address to be in the running to win some $SPARTA! You might have noticed the previous news item above actually answers this quiz question (Thanks A.O) 😉
WhaleStats $SPARTA Most Traded
We tend to avoid price talk, but the past week was a 'red' one with BTC dipping down and the entire market following it. Although $SPARTA had its moments going against the grain & surprising us like it tends to do. We had some impressive CEX & DEX swap volume days last week & even a little price pump during the BTC downward action which I'm sure helped alleviate the week's overall pain for a lot of Spartans.
Another metric that surprised us during this period was the trade volume between the top 1000 BSC wallets (whales). SPARTA topped the list (of all BSC projects) for a day or two there, flipping ETH and showing some strong activity. It would seem we have some active Spartans out there!
SecondLive Boosting Carnival
Coming back to the SecondLive campaign, we also had the Boosting Carnival kick-off, where Metaverse users can visit their favourite project booth to show their support with a 'boost' (kind of like a big virtual 'like' button in the Metaverse). Any Spartans who are SecondLive citizens (or would like to be) please go visit our booth and give it a boost (you can boost 5 times per day) until the 12th of January. In doing so you also get a chance to win extra rewards.
Our community collates the public Spartan Protocol data into a PDF report each month covering Google Search (impressions, clicks, devices, keywords & geographical) & Twitter analytics. You can find the full December report here.
GitHub Activity - Spartan <> Bram NFTs
Completed, all that remains is distribution! Please be patient and allow the contributors time to work out how these NFTs will be distributed. In the meantime please check out Bram on Twitter and show your support!
- Plan & distribute the NFTs
GitHub Activity - Spartan UI Library
No Github activity on this repo for the week.
GitHub Activity - Spartan DApp
- Updated contract addresses & relevant commit hashes
- Removed stale stylesheets & font imports
Liquidity Page Chart Changes
We now scan the metrics data for the pool and assess whether it is 'stale'. This is currently set at 7 days. So if there hasn't been swap activity in a pool for 7 days, we will show
No swap activity for 7+ days underneath the chart
PU Dashboard Changes
EmptyPoolscomponent (this component was created before the contracts were completed for V2 before there was a handy feature to ensure a pool can never be 100% empty which made this component redundant)
- With that gone we were able to make the initial PU view only the RPCs list and remove the
isLoadingdependencies. (This means if we are having RPC issues we can load this page and assess a lot faster than before which RPCs are performing okay)
- All other PU components/tools are dependent on the RPCs working and have now been siloed into their own tabs
Pools Page Changes
We had some overall challenges this week with APYs being displayed in the DApp incorrectly. At one point they were showing way higher than made sense and another time way too low and then of course they were showing 0% for a while to really rub it in! This was due to our changeover from calling the data required for the APY from on-chain to now calling this from a Subgraph. Changes have been made on that end and also on the DApp end to accommodate & the APYs are now displaying probably more accurate than they ever have before with rolling 30-day figures.
- Removed formatting from the parent
Poolscomponent down (fix the 0% APY issue when APYs are above 1,000%)
SynthItemnow perform their APY formatting function after the JSX conditional check for
> 0(fix the 0% APY issue when APYs are above 1,000%)
Swap Page Chart Changes
We now detect when an asset has just been changed and clear the chart data before loading the new asset's relevant data (fixed issue where chart briefly shows previous asset's metrics as asset changes over)
There was a lot of general header changes worked on and merged in last week too however they have now all been reverted as they don't work well in the web3 world if you want your DApp to work inside mobile apps like MetaMask. A new alternate 'live' branch will instead be created on the next attempt at this to see what rules can work with all the web3 apps without affecting the live DApp.
GitHub Activity - Spartan Subgraph
Some hardcoded variables throughout the codebase really ought to be added to the CONST file and exported out globally.
DIVI_EVENT_TIMESTAMP- The blockstamp of the first Dividend event
GENESIS_TIMESTAMP- Timestamp of the Swap event in the V2 pools
ONE_DAY- One day in seconds
ONE_MONTH- One month in seconds
The above allowed us to perform some minor refactoring throughout. In the Utils file, we were able to remove some redundant lines of code and make things more readable.
A major change we added here was a solution to 'empty days' where we have a pool that might not have any swap activity for a day or longer and therefore have a 'missing' bar of data. To solve this we simply check if the previous day exists, if it doesn't, create it with the adjusted and correct data (and in doing so continue to check each day before and create them too)
To reduce the expanding complexity here we refactored out the 'global' scope from the 'pool' scope in
checkMetricsDay. This means we now also have
checkPoolMetricsDay getting called at the end of
checkMetricsDay. This performs almost the same logic as before however with some minor refactoring & similar logic added to check 'previous day' and pad back the data where missing.
In that same function, we also commented out the
sync function to reduce the RPC call load within this graph. Might need to revisit the
sync function being called at least once a day once we have verified the accuracy of the mapped balances vs subgraph.
GitHub Activity - Spartan Resources
No Github activity on this repo for the week, however, some graphics & other relevant resources were created, they should be merged in soon.
GitHub Activity - Spartan Site
No public GitHub activity this week in the relevant branches, however, work continued off GitHub with the design side of things along with the website code. Hopefully see some of that shift into the public repo soon.
GitHub Activity - Spartan Arena Contracts
No public GitHub activity on this repo for the week however various contributors have been actively discussing ideas and helping create & wireframes whilst ironing out some initial details. Lots of documents like the below are forming with all the info from various groups being collated in.
GitHub Activity - Spartan API
No GitHub activity on this repo for the week.
GitHub Activity - Spartan Contracts
Master & Mainnet Branches
Everything was brought up to date with what's on mainnet on these two branches. Any pending work in these branches has been removed and are in their own public and private branches. (Spring cleaning 💐)
RouterRefresh & RouterUpgrade Branches
We have two new branches both tackling the same thing; to remove the no-longer-used 30day metrics (subgraph does this now). That metric function and all its dependent variables/mappings being removed can potentially lighten up the compiled code for the Router contract and present an opportunity to reduce gas in Router transactions such as swaps.
The two branches will be reviewed, compared and a final one will be decided upon at some point to be deployed onto the mainnet and become our new official router contract (hopefully with slightly cheaper-gas swaps)
- Website: https://spartanprotocol.org/
- DApp: https://dapp.spartanprotocol.org/
- GitBook (Docs): https://docs.spartanprotocol.org/
- GitHub: https://github.com/spartan-protocol
Spartan Protocol is at its core, a community-driven and led project. In this vein, the more contributors the better. There is a great opportunity for community members to contribute by making LP reward analysis tools, etc.
Recently, community members have been graciously funnelling in to contribute to explainer articles, ideas and even $SPARTA donations to support the growth of the platform.
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