Versus Technical Information
One thing that we are really proud of is the decentralized nature of Versus.
Versus is what we passionately refer to as a SODA. SODA stands for Serverless Onchain-data Distributed Application.
The nature of this type of decentralized application allows for censorship resistent onchain NFTs. Since the entirety of an NFT is stored on the Flow blockchain it will never change or lose its image. Versus NFTs are immutable and entirely under the control of it’s owner .
This system also means that the only way to interact with the Versus application and contracts is through the spending of Flow tokens from a third party wallet provider. Versus is currently built to support Blocto, but in the future we should be able to support any other large wallet providers. .
Versus contracts are entirely open-sourced at https://github.com/versus-flow/auction-flow-contract
A SODA has numerous advantages that will contribute to the longevity of the Versus platform.
Versus should not face the scaling issues that some traditional blockchain dapps have faced. As long as wallet providers and the Flow blockchain are able to accommodate increasing demand Versus will effortlessly scale.
In the future when Versus is stably built out the keys for the accounts that host the Versus contracts can theoretically be discarded, creating a truly immutable system.
As long as the Flow blockchain exists Versus will continue to thrive.
The first version of Versus is a combination of features that we felt necessary for a viable product. We have several ideas on how we can iterate over the concept and make Versus even better:
- Add royalities to the art NFTs minted on Versus so that secondary marketplaces can call a method on the NFT to let the original artist claim a part of the total sale.
- Protect who can instantiate the Versus marketplaces so that only some accounts may do so.
- Create a VersusClient resource that can be given to admins of Versus allowing them to add new drops or settle older drops.
- Create a VersusArtistClient resource that can enable trusted artists to self-serve on Versus. They could be able to add their drop to the queue and eventually settle it themselves.
- Expand Versus to other media apart from only static images (This heavly relies on a solution for on-chain storage that scales better than our current solution).
- Finalize a system that will artificially limit the amount of time an auction can go on for.