Grant Application - Ladder trading via the CoW programmatic order framework

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This integration looks to be a promising programmatic framework. I am interested in the views of the other Grant Committee Members.

Hi @svanas,
This looks super interesting! Can you kindly please elaborate on how you intend to integrate the programmatic order framework with ladder?

I think what is not clear from the application so far is any dependencies / external infra assumptions etc.


Hello @mfw78. I haven’t really figured out all the tech details, but I can see us using this repo and then have the software ask the user for a private key or a seed phrase, not a (CEX) API key. Who knows, maybe we can improve on the go-cowswap repo while we are consuming it.

@svanas thanks for your proposal, I find it interesting.
I think that in order to more concretely consider funding this proposal, we’d have to first iron out those missing technical details.

There would probably need to be a milestone for writing and auditing the smart contract code for the proposed ladder orders.
Then building a user interface for those orders is something CoW Grants can definitely consider funding if it is developed as Open source code.

@middleway.eth I did not realize interfacing with the programmatic order framework requires deployment of a smart contract, but I do have some experience writing them. Can someone point me to the POF docs, if any? I would like to get some research started.

The GUI will probably be a console app because that is what Ladder is, but I can develop and release a native app to the Microsoft and Apple App Store, if needed.

Everything I do is open source.

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You can find exhaustive reference for the programmatic order framework at

I think what may be helpful is if you scope out some architectural overview of what it is that you’re trying / wanting to achieve, then we can do a gap analysis from the tech side, and this would allow you to more accurately scope the grant?

@netrunner.eth @mfw78 @middleway.eth For some reason unknown to me, the staff keeps flagging my post as spam and then remove it. I am unsure who is in charge, but can you please stop doing this? I am trying to submit a serious proposal.

@mfw78 I will be looking at soon.

Sorry about that, we are encountering some kind of bug with your post and we’re not able to remove the flag somehow. Maybe repost your proposal as a comment so people can see it.

I suspect the forum software is flagging the post as “spam” when large bodies of text is pasted in.