ShardSpace is an asset and portfolio management platform designed to integrate with the Radix Wallet, extending its capabilities to desktop interfaces. The project is aimed at simplifying asset management within the Radix ecosystem by offering a unified dashboard for executing various cryptocurrency transactions including buying, swapping, sending, and staking.
ShardSpace was conceived with the objective of leveraging the technological prowess of the Radix stack to create a comprehensive tool catering to a diverse user base comprising individuals, businesses, and developers. The platform augments the Radix mobile wallet by offering an array of features such as seamless token transfers, swapping, and liquid staking options, accessible from desktop interfaces.
ShardSpace was founded by Andrew Rankine, founder of Avaunt. Initially involved in the Radix ecosystem as a Node Runner, Andrew envisioned ShardSpace as a tool to provide a better interface for asset management on Radix. With his background in IT infrastructure, Andrew gathered a team with diverse experiences to bring the ShardSpace vision to life.
ShardSpace's initial focus was the Radix Dashboard, which provided data for validators. However, recognizing the demand for a more comprehensive tool led to the evolution of ShardSpace.
The project has been under development with a focus on creating a user-friendly dashboard that would replace the original website Radix dashboard which was primarily a static informational analytics site. Unlike its predecessor, ShardSpace is engineered to empower users with the ability to perform a variety of transactions from the convenience of their desktops. The platform's development is being spearheaded by Andrew, known as Avant within the Radix community, who transitioned from being a node validator to taking on a more front-end and service-oriented role within the ecosystem.
- Token Swapping: Users can easily swap between various Radix ecosystem tokens.
- Token Management: ShardSpace facilitates easy management of Radix ecosystem tokens, enabling users to swap between different tokens using either Limit Orders or Market Orders.
- Trading Features: In collaboration with AlphaDex and Astrolescent, ShardSpace has incorporated Limit Order and Market Order trading functionalities respectively.
- Liquid Staking: Beyond asset management, ShardSpace offers Liquid Staking options, enabling users to choose between Validator Staking and Stake Pool opportunities.
- Developer Tools: The platform provides tools for both simple and advanced token creation as well as an Airdrop feature to aid developers in their endeavors within the Radix ecosystem.
Scheduled for early November, the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) launch is expected to unveil core functionalities like asset swapping, sending, staking, along with additional tools for token minting and network metrics monitoring. This launch is seen as a foundational milestone for ShardSpace, setting the stage for further enhancements and feature additions.
ShardSpace has partnered with AlphaDex for Limit Order trading and with Astrolescent for Market Order trading features. These partnerships aim to enrich the trading experience on the platform by offering greater control and convenience to users.
The ShardSpace community can be engaged through its Telegram channel, where enthusiasts and prospective users can interact and stay updated on the latest developments. Additionally, the community is also active on Radix's Discord and Telegram channels where Andrew (Avant) is a notable presence.
Challenges and Future Development
ShardSpace faces challenges in balancing a multitude of innovative ideas with time and resources constraints. To address this, they intend to adopt a feedback-driven development strategy, emphasizing gathering insights from users and the broader community.
The team has set key milestones for the project:
- Closed Beta Testing: Preparation for closed beta testing phase.
- MVP Launch: A release planned for early November, featuring core functionalities and tools.
- Community Growth: Emphasis on community engagement and feedback.
- Feature Expansion: After the MVP launch, the focus will shift to more advanced feature implementation.
- User Education: Initiatives to help users maximize platform capabilities.