DIA Collaboration with Epics

Published on: 03.11.2022
DIA Collaboration with Epics

DIA, a multi-chain, end-to-end, open-source data and oracle platform for Web3, announced its collaboration with Epics, a decentralized crowdsourcing platform for incentivizing open-source software development.

DIA has entered into a new collaboration with Epics to provide an off-chain / on-chain automation solution via oracle on Solana to power the decentralized development platform.

Introducing Epics

Epics are a decentralized crowdsourcing platform that encourages the development of open-source software. Clients can create a Quest from a GitHub problem (Smart Contract). By resolving GitHub issues, developers can earn token awards (Quests). This ecosystem forces developers to concentrate on challenges in their areas of expertise. Clients will also be able to solve more complex challenges.

The more token awards there are, the more attention there will be paid to issues that need to be resolved. As a result, the quality of open-source software is increasing faster. Epics help software developers solve resource imbalances.

Oracle-based off-chain/on-chain automation

Epics have built a platform on top of Solana that uses GitHub pull requests to track project progress and fund developers. Tracking of specific work has been submitted or the PR has been closed because it was accepted and completed are two examples.

Epics requires real-time data about the state changes of pull requests, supplied on-chain on the Solana network, to run the protocol in a trustless and transparent manner. DIA are delighted to announce a new collaboration with Epics to deliver an off-chain/on-chain automation solution via a smart contract oracle to the decentralized development platform.

Shota Kishi, Co-Founder of Epics comments:

“We are very excited about this collaborative development with DIA. DIA’s customisable and transparent oracle infrastructure enables our Epics platform to operate as a decentralized application by using off-chain / on-chain data in a secure and smooth fashion.

We believe that using off-chain / on-chain data automation correctly can make blockchain technology more useful to society.”

How Does It Work?

To successfully fulfil Epics’ needs, DIA built a 2-step automation system:

  • Off-chain: DIA has created an API endpoint that provides real-time information on the status of the selected pull request. As soon as there is a change in the status of the pull request, the DIA API will trigger an update to the oracle.
  • On-chain: DIA has deployed a dedicated oracle smart contract on Solana. The oracle is triggered by the API and updates the on-chain status of the pull request with the new information.

The oracle provides the automatic connection between the status of the pull requests (off-chain data). And Epic’s protocol on Solana (on-chain) enabling the smooth operation of the decentralized crowdsourcing development platform.

Michael Weber, DIA Association President comments:

“We are excited to expand the capabilities of DIA’s customisable and transparent oracle infrastructure, to provide off-chain/on-chain automaton capabilities for Epics. We are excited to see the development of the Epics platform, incentivizing open source software development.”

About DIA

DIA is a multi-chain, end-to-end, open-source data and oracle platform for Web3. The DIA platform enables the sourcing, validation and sharing of transparent and verified data feeds for traditional and digital financial applications. DIA’s institutional-grade data feeds cover digital asset prices, NFT floor prices, lending rates, FX rates and more.

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About Epics

Epics is a decentralized crowdsourcing platform for incentivizing open source software development.



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