Future Plans

Milestones

The Kylin Network plans to become a parachain for the Polkadot network. We have some preparations for auction and we may design a possible community-wide IPO.

Phase One

Our goal is to achieve all the basic functions of current data feeding and verification solutions, in addition we will begin to build our array of non-traditional data sourcing options for Dapp builders to utilize and the functionality of a one-stop shop for data sourcing needs without manually calling each http.

Phase Two

Our goal is build a cross-chain (such as parachains and parathreads) data querying and data structure tools just like the cross-chain version The Graph on Polkadot. It will be the absolutely necessary data infrastructure as the ecosystem of Polkadot is growing rapidly.

Phase Three

As the maturity, stability and reach of the data marketplace begins to create opportunities for analytics, we will engineer analytics tools to extract meaningful data findings, patterns, interpretations, while implementing low-cost commercialization functionalities for the public.

Phase Four

Finally, our ultimate goal is to provide an essential Open API and SDK from a high-level perspective with the above tools, fully powering the data economy on Polkadot.

Technology Integration

The Kylin Network team is already looking toward furthering research in the field of decentralized Oracles. Several solutions have already been identified as potential ways to increase the security and speed of the Kylin Network Oracle.

Zero-knowledge Submissions

Zero-knowledge proofs (ZKP) allow for parties to prove that they know a value without revealing the value. For the Oracle, parties could submit a ZKP for the mining solution along with a hidden query value. Once the five parties are chosen as successful miners, they are then required to post the unhidden value (Oracle query) which corresponds to the hidden value submitted with the ZKP. This could help us save gas costs for submissions, prevent mirroring, and further incentivize miners to compete for the median value.

TLS Notary Proofs

TLS Notary Proofs give assurances that a website was queried accurately and that no error was returned. The Kylin Network Oracle has plans to utilize different levels of assurances that can be returned (or stored) with the query to ensure that miners are accurately reporting data from the requested query.

Optimistic Implementation

The implementation of a complementing non-mining oracle system that allows for data submission by any party for the data requests. This complementary system assumes data submitters have the best intentions. This optimistic approach can allow for disputes by requiring a PoS and/or can be based on submitter reputation. This implementation would be considered less secure and would cater to projects/Dapps/users that may not be time-sensitive and can “shop” around for data.

Automatic Reporting and Monitoring

Off-chain analysis for detecting outliers and reporting these to “gain” the “bad” miner’s stake. For example, reporting a value/miner, if the mean differs from the median by a certain amount.

The Kylin Network Oracle provides a decentralized option for high-value off-chain data. Kylin Network plans to deploy our current contracts on the Kylin chain in the future and to continue research on creating a secure, scalable, and on-demand Oracle to help smart contracts achieve their true potential.