Protocol 0x Prepares to Launch Its „Most Powerful Update“ Yet

V4 will be the most powerful version of the 0x protocol to date.

It will allow massive gas savings for the DEX aggregation.

The ZRX drops to $ 0.43 and is still down from its 2020 high

The decentralized exchange protocol 0x is gearing up for a major update to what it calls „the most powerful protocol version ever released,“ v4.

Much like DeFi, the team not only continued with the upgrade, but also put it through a governance vote. Between January 16 and January 23, ZRX token holders will be able to vote.

0x Labs has started experimenting with a new smart contract architecture for its public contracts that it aims to integrate into the new version. The improved design will facilitate DEX aggregation, enabling the provision of the best liquidity on a number of exchanges.

0x V4 is here and it’s time to vote!

On 1/16 at 8:00 p.m. UTC, $ ZRX holders can go to https://0x.org/zrx/vote to start voting to approve the upgrade.

In July 2020, the team launched their own DEX called Matcha, which enhanced then existing platforms and provided much needed liquidity aggregation.

Improvements in three main areas

The 0x v4 protocol will introduce major improvements in three separate areas, the blog added . The most important is the efficiency of the gas. Much has been focused on optimizing the gas consumption of smart contracts while achieving a clear improvement without sacrificing functionality;

Compared to v3, 0x V4 improves RFQ transaction costs by almost 70% (our simulations clocked 105k gas VS 320k on v3) and open backlog gas cost by 10%.

The post added that it was cheaper to trade on both Uniswap and SushiSwap using 0x v4, thanks to an optimized Uniswap router. Transaction gas prices are climbing again and the average is back to over $ 10, according to BitInfoCharts .