Ethereum Push Notification Service

On Dec 20th, DXdao will have the Ethereum Push Notification Service (EPNS) join its Weekly BizDev Call for a Show & Tell with Q&A.

The DXdao community has an interest in exploring a collaboration with EPNS for several reasons:

  • There is a possibilty to utilize the protocol for governance proposal notifications.
  • Another interesting use case is to notify farmers at end/beginning of liquidity mining epochs in Swapr.
  • Furthermore, there’s also near $5m TVL in a wETH/PUSH pool in Uni v2 on mainnet, and the Swapr community could consider incentivizing a farm in Swapr on Eth mainnet, or even on xDai and/or Arbitrum.
  • DXventures

The protocol is currently running on Kovan testnet, and just 2 days ago it was announced that the planned mainnet launch is set to happen before the end of the month.

The Ethereum Push Notification Service (EPNS) is a decentralized communication protocol that enables any dApps or smart contracts to send blockchain agnostic, incentivized and dynamic notifications.
EPNS is building the open communication layer for the Web3 ecosystem, first for Ethereum and then for L2s and other blockchains.

The EPNS Protocol is a group of smart contracts that enables validation and governance through ‘EPNS Core’ contracts /residing on mainnet/, and communication through ‘EPNS Communicator’ smart contracts and SDKs /residing on multiple EVM & non-EVM compatible chains/.

‘Push’ nodes interact with the EPNS Core and Communicator smart contracts to enable decentralized communication — aka the missing piece of Web3. Push nodes are already working in a test environment, and their decentralization is planned after mainnet launch.

In order to ensure active participation and true decentralization of nodes, so it’s open for users who can rely on it, the protocol will utilize a rawards and penalties game theory via staking and slashing.

Push Nodes are the central piece of the network that enables the blockchain of Web3 notifications to work. In essence, they are validators that can be run by anyone in the future with staking and slashing.

It is technically possible for DXdao to utilize EPNS?
When and how could that happen?
Join us next Monday, and together we’ll seek the answers to some of these questions.

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