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0x Mesh

0x Mesh is a peer-to-peer network for sharing orders that adhere to the 0x order message format.

WARNING: This project is still under active development. Expect breaking changes before the official release.

Overview

0x Mesh has a lot of different use cases for different categories of users:

  • Relayers can use Mesh to share orders with one another and to receive orders

    from market makers. This allows them to increase the depth of their order

    books and provide a better user experience.

  • Market makers can use Mesh to reach a broader audience. Their orders will be

    sent throughout the network and are more likely to be filled.

  • Mesh allows for a new type of relayer called a "serverless relayer". In the

    serverless relayer model, each user runs Mesh in their browser and there is

    no backend server or database. Instead, peers share orders directly with one

    another. (There are pros and cons to this approach and it is probably not

    suitable for all markets).

0x Mesh is intended to be entirely automatic. It takes care of all the work of receiving, sharing, and validating orders so that you can focus on building your application. When you run a 0x Mesh node, it will automatically discover peers in the network and begin receiving orders from and sending orders to them. You do not need to know the identities (e.g., IP address or domain name) of any peers in the network ahead of time and they do not need to know about you.

Developers can use the JSON-RPC API to interact with a Mesh node that they control. The API allows you to send orders into the network, receive any new orders, and get notified when the status of an existing order changes (e.g. when it is filled, canceled, or expired). Under the hood, Mesh performs efficient order validation and order book pruning, which takes out a lot of the hard work for developers.

Deployment

The Deployment Guide will walk you through how to configure and deploy your own 0x Mesh node.

Usage

Once you have deployed a 0x Mesh node, the Usage Guide explains how to interact with it using the JSON-RPC API.

Development

We love receiving contributions from the community :smile: If you are interested in helping develop 0x Mesh, please read the Development Guide. If you are looking for a place to start, take a look at the issues page and don't hesitate to reach out to us on Discord.

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