Dymension is a modular blockchain network characterized by its implementation of RollApps: rapidly deployable and highly efficient blockchains constructed via the Dymension RollApp Development Kit (RDK). The Dymension Hub, at the heart of the network, provides consensus, security, and liquidity for these RollApps, marking a distinctive approach to blockchain scalability and interoperability.
Scoring 16.36% on the innovation metric, Dymension stands out for its unique integration of RollApps, a type of application-specific rollup designed to enhance transaction throughput, minimize latency, and decrease the computational costs of blockchains. This novel approach uses a Sequencer, a RollApp operating machine, to validate, order, and execute transactions. Batches of blocks are then consolidated into a larger RollApp block, creating an optimized environment for transaction processing.
The architecture of Dymension, achieving a score of 20%, features the Dymension Hub: a specialized modular blockchain created to empower, unify, and service RollApps. This hub leverages the Cosmos SDK Proof-of-Stake blockchain and the Tendermint Core state replication model for networking and consensus, forming a backbone for secure and efficient interoperability among RollApps.
The Dymension architecture also introduces a novel dispute resolution mechanism, the RollApp Virtual Machine (RVM), which simulates a RollApp execution environment within the settlement hub to ensure operational safety.
Dymension’s code quality, evaluated at 25.45%, is impressive. The project is open source and utilizes efficient programming languages, contributing to a solid and dependable codebase. The code is well-commented, and the test coverage is outstanding, hinting at a high level of attention to detail and meticulousness on the part of the development team.
The product roadmap of Dymension shows a promising path toward achieving the vision. The team has already launched WASM and EVM-based RollApps on their testnet, and aims to launch the mainnet within the next six months. This planned mainnet launch contributes to a score of 0% for this metric, but this score will be revised following the successful mainnet deployment.
Scoring a full 5 points (9.09%) on usability, Dymension prioritizes user experience. The RollApp Development Kit (RDK), a pre-packaged set of generic modules, simplifies deploying a RollApp on top of Dymension’s settlement layer, improving usability for developers. For end users, including an embedded Automated Market Maker (AMM), facilitates better asset routing, price discovery, and shared liquidity across the ecosystem.
With a score of 7.27%, the Dymension team is competent and reliable. The team comprises more than three active developers with an intermediate Git background, demonstrating a solid coding style. Their contributions led to the creation of an innovative platform that merges application-specific rollups and modular blockchains into a robust network.
The Dymension project exhibits significant potential for scaling blockchain applications and offers a unique approach to tackling common scalability and interoperability issues. The strong code quality, innovative architecture, and focus on usability suggest that this platform could be a valuable addition to the blockchain space. We anticipate further growth and success as the project progresses towards its mainnet launch. Dymension scores 78.18% in our evaluation expecting to rise to 87.27% post-mainnet launch.
|Does this project need to use blockchain technology?||Yes|
|Can this project be realized?||Yes|
|Is there a viable use case for this project?||Yes|
|Is the project protected from commonly known attacks?||Yes|
|Are there no careless errors in the whitepaper?||Yes|
|Project Technology Score|
|Innovation (Out Of 11)||9|
|How have similar projects performed?||Good||2|
|Are there too many innovations?||Regular||2|
|Percentage of crypto users that will use the project?||6%-10%||3|
|Is the project unique?||Yes||2|
|Architecture (Out of 12)||11|
|Overall feeling after reading whitepaper?||Good||2|
|Resistance to possible attacks?||Good||2|
|Complexity of the architecture?||Not too complex||2|
|Time taken to understand the architecture?||20-50 min||1|
|Overall feeling about the architecture after deeper research?||Good||4|
|Has the project been hacked?||No||0|
|Code Quality (out of 15)||14|
|Is the project open source?||Yes||2|
|Does the project use good code like C,C++, Rust, Erlang, Ruby, etc?||Yes||2|
|Could the project use better programming languages?||No||0|
|Github number of lines?||More than 10K||1|
|Github commits per month?||More than 10||2|
|What is the quality of the code?||Good||2|
|How well is the code commented?||Outstanding||2|
|Overall quality of the test coverage?||Outstanding||2|
|Overall quality of the maintainability index?||Good||1|
|When Mainnet (out of 5)||0|
|When does the mainnet come out?||6 months after TGE||0|
|Usability for Infrastructure Projects (out of 5)||5|
|Is it easy to use for the end customer?||Yes||5|
|Team (out of 7)||4|
|Number of active developers?||3+||1|
|Developers average Git Background?||Intermediate||1|
|Developers coding style?||Solid||2|
|Total Score (out of 55)||43|