DeCommas Update — Current Development Focus

DeCommas
5 min readApr 27, 2023

It’s been quite the year in defi so far, with massive events shaking up the industry, dynamic price action, lucrative airdrops and game-changing innovations coming our way. DeCommas remains focussed on uncomplicating defi through automation, innovation and user friendly experiences.

In this article we’ll be shedding some light on the current development focus for DeCommas. In the recent months the development focus has shifted somewhat, but the end goal stays the same; moving defi forward by providing easy-to-use interfaces for complex actions that brings defi users value and access.

Let’s jump right in!

New Swap powered by LI.FI

One of the first major developments in 2023 has been our completely rebuilt Swap functionality, which we’ve built together with our friends at LI.FI. Enabling users to execute Swaps with a minimum amount of effort, risk and costs is a fundamental need in the defi ecosystem.

DeCommas Swap is envisioned to be the most comprehensive asset swapping tool out there, providing swift, secure and cost-effective swapping across all major blockchains. At this moment, 14 chains and a multitude of assets are supported. Let’s take a look at the chains supported:

  • Ethereum
  • Optimism
  • BNB Chain
  • Gnosis Chain
  • Polygon
  • Fantom
  • Moonriver
  • Arbitrum
  • Avalanche
  • Aurora
  • Boba
  • Velas
  • Celo
  • Chronos
  • Moonbeam
  • OkexChain

The new Swap functionality has been very well received by the DeCommas community, reaching $1,000,000 in volumes in a matter of days. Swap could become a staple in your Web3 toolbox too, try it out yourself here.

Pathfinder — the “Skyscanner” for defi

The Pathfinder algorithm is a powerful tool that efficiently navigates the world of decentralized finance. Its functionality includes scouting optimal routes for bridging, swapping, lending, borrowing, and any other necessary actions to facilitate the smoothest and most cost-effective path from point A to B. By utilizing the Pathfinder algorithm, users can confidently explore the landscape of defi with greater ease and efficiency.

Pathfinder is a defi tool that functions similarly to how Skyscanner allows you to find and book routes through the sky. It identifies optimal routes for users to reach their desired destinations within the defi landscape. The algorithm scans multiple aggregators, exchanges, bridges, and protocols to find the most efficient and cost-effective path. Users are presented with a clear and concise interface displaying estimated travel time, cost, and recommended options. Once a preferred route is chosen, Pathfinder handles the execution and eliminates the need for users to navigate multiple protocol pages and smart contracts

The DeCommas team is currently full speed ahead on Pathfinder development, and we could see an MVP to be available as early as May. Stay tuned for its launch!

Exploring AI possibilities for DeCommas

It’s inevitable AI will be playing an enormous role in the digital landscape in the years to come, and it’s already having a fundamental impact on our economy. The DeCommas team is actively investigating how AI might play a role in the future of defi. To explore this new wave of technology, OpenAI API and LangChain framework have been put to the test. Let’s take a look at some of the avenues we’re exploring.

One of the first applications of AI that could change the way users interact with DeCommas and its products is using text as input for finding the right Swap or even routes, without the need to interact with interfaces.

A user would only have to input queries and hints to what they’re looking to achieve, and the AI would find and present feasible options for successfully performing the action they are looking for.

There has already been a select group of community members testdriving this new feature and the response has been very positive. It also provided ample of feedback, and in a final version the AI will be able to ingest more simple inputs like tickers, or something more complex like an “assignment” to find a certain APY or opportunity.

The next thing that DeCommas users will be able to get their hands on very soon is DeCommas Chat. Ever had that DYOR-guilt where you know you should read up on the Notion docs of a project, but just can’t find the focus to do it? DeCommas Chat solves this for you! DeCommas Chat uses OpenAI technology to ingest the notion docs and other knowledge documents in its “brain”, and provides an interface for DeCommas users to access it.

With the pace it’s moving now, it’s incredibly hard to tell what this AI thing will turn out to be for defi. One of the end-stations one could envision for DeCommas is utilizing AI technology as a financial advisor providing not financial advice. It could scan your wallet and make a thorough analysis of what kind of defi user you are, what you focus on and what your blind spots are. Based on this analysis it could show you the way to opportunities you are missing out on, diversifying or deepening your approach to defi or the broader blockchain space.

Community remains a focal point for our development

Whilst building all this, DeCommas remains focused to be a community-centric project. Over last months new ways to interact and engage the defi community have been set up:

  • “Big User Survey” — Giving users the opportunity to shape the future of DeCommas by providing their view on the future of defi and their needs
  • Swap April Incentives — Incentivizing users to get familiar with Swap by providing USDC rewards and a Gas compensation program.
  • DeCommas x DefiCalendar — Engaging the defi community through a collaborative quests on Zealy.

In the next few weeks expect new initiatives in this area too. One of the things that’s coming soon is a new and exciting program that will be put in place to find new additions to our Community Council. Along the way exciting rewards as NFT’s, Zealy XP and USDC rewards will be up for grabs.

That’s all for now DeCommunity! We’d love to hear from you, head out to our Discord and let us know your thoughts. Want to show the community you have actually read this and earn some easy XP along the way? Just drop “The future of defi is now DeFam!” in Discord.

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