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February 2017 - Dash Core Team Monthly Report


Masternode Owner/Operator

Dear Community members,

It is my pleasure to give you a status report of the Dash Core Team activities. Below, you will find our report covering activities performed through the end of February, grouped by the four strategic areas of focus for 2017.

  1. Software Development
    1. Dash Core - version 12.x (lead developer: UdjinM6)
      1. initial major release and 2 follow up minor releases (.1 and .2) https://github.com/dashpay/dash/releases https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/version-12-1-release.12985/
      2. GitHub activity: 57 pull request submitted/reviewed, 48 merged
    2. Dash Evolution API (lead developer: Jon Kindel)
      1. Whitepaper in the process of finalization.
      2. Begin work on Use Cases and Functional Requirements Specification for DAPI
      3. Preliminary implementation of SPV Methods (blockchain, DGW)
      4. Implementation of InstantSend using Bitcore Libraries (bitcore-p2p-dash)
    3. Dash Evolution Apps (lead developer: Chuck Williams)
      1. New, Old, and Renewed team members have ramped up mind-share with a strong team agreement on Evolution's design vision. Specific work with clear deliverables have been defined in JIRA to include an alpha (prototype) implementation using a team-agreed tech stack for interaction design, demo & review. Finally, a device agnostic "Dash-UI Design System" with example implementation in Vue.JS 2 and Bootstrap 4 is committed and will likely occupy the efforts of all evo team members for several weeks. Initial iterations expected early-mid April.
    4. Dash wallet for Android - updated features (lead developer: @HashEngineering)
      1. Upgrades of testnet and mainnet wallets
      2. Final Testing Stage: https://github.com/HashEngineering/dash-wallet/releases/tag/v4.65.12.1H
    5. Dash wallet for iOS - updated features (lead developer: @QuantumExplorer)
      1. new approach for re-submission of the wallet is being tested by the development team
    6. Electrum-Dash wallet development (PM: Balazs Kiraly)
      1. Electrum pulled from Webpage due to problems (working on new fixed releases)
    7. BitBar for Mac: http://bitbar.dash.do/
    8. Copay-Dash Wallet (Testnet Only / RC 0.1)
      1. https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/copay-dash-wallet-testnet-only-rc-0-1.12930/
  2. Business Development
    1. Regulated Fiat Exchange
      1. Launched trading on Bitfinex
      2. Work in progress on another exchange (software development in progress)
    2. DASH Business Development Strategy Update - FEB 2017
      1. https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/dash-business-development-strategy-update-feb-2017.13133/
    3. Dash available now on wallet.trezor.io
    4. Dash Partners with Wall of Coins
      1. http://paymentweek.com/2017-2-28-da...coins-to-help-users-exchange-crypto-for-cash/
    5. Dash teams up with BlockPay to enable point of sale purchases in over 36 countries - EconoTimes
      1. http://www.econotimes.com/Dash-team...of-sale-purchases-in-over-36-countries-557984
    6. Dash added to cryptocurrency derivative trading platform BitMEX
      1. https://www.cryptoninjas.net/dash-a...al&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
    7. Blockfolio now (finally) on iTunes
      1. http://www.blockfolio.com
    8. New localbitcoins for dash check out https://dashnearby.com
    9. Dash now available on KeepKey Chrome App (Beta)
      1. https://www.keepkey.com/2017/02/02/dash-now-public-beta/
      2. http://www.financemagnates.com/cryp...in-hardware-wallet-keepkey-adds-dash-support/
  3. Marketing and Communication
    1. ICE Totally Gaming conference
    2. Q4 2016 Dash Core Team call
    3. Two General Bytes DASH ATMs Go Online in Slovakia
      1. http://www.razor-forex.com/2017/02/first-general-bytes-dash-atm-goes.html
    4. rogerkver list of #Bitcoin competitors he diversified into for better privacy & cheaper transaction costs as of 6m ago #anarchapulco"
      1. https://twitter.com/ToneVays/status/835233366203072513
    5. The Cryptoshow with Daniel Diaz / Dash - and others
      1. http://thecryptoshow.com/listenlive/
    6. GeneralBytes ATM campaign
      1. https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/52838-bring-dash-to-your-local-atm
    7. Dash purchase process on GENERAL BYTES Bitcoin ATM.
    8. Bitcoin MeetUp in Panama on Feb 4.
      1. BTC.com is sponsoring the event but the Who's Who of the Panama Bitcoin https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@hilarski/epic-bitcoin-meetup-in-panama-feb-4
  4. Project Organization
    1. Q4 2016 call preparations
    2. Work on Bitfinex integration
    3. Work on Dash branding
    4. Onboarding of new team members
    5. Assistance in recruitment
Original report is available in the following location: https://dashpay.atlassian.net/wiki/display/OC/February+2017+-+Dash+Core+Team+Monthly+Report
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