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February 2016 - Dash Core Team Monthly Report

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  1. kot

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    Dear Community members,

    It is my pleasure to give you a second report of the Dash core team progress. Below, you will find our report covering activities performed through the end of February, grouped by the four strategic areas of focus for 2016.

    1. Software Development
      1. Dash core wallet - version 12.1 (lead developer: Evan Duffield)
        1. Development goals are:
          • Make the core wallet up to date with Bitcoin code-base again
          • Rewritten budgeting system for contracts to include it in 12.1
        2. Testnet for 12.1 will start in c.a. 2 months
      2. Dash Evolution (lead developer: Andy Freer).
        • The team have mapped out the full top-level Evo architecture
        • The team is currently working on a full specification for the Evo architecture before building begins
        • Prototypes / proofs of concept code for most of the areas were created (which are mainly Dash Social, Dash Wallet and Dash Pay).
        • Detailed report available under this location: https://dashtalk.org/threads/evolution-update.8184
      3. Dash wallet for Android - updated features (lead developer: HashEngineering):
      4. Dash iPhone Wallet (lead developer: QuantumExplorer)
        • Redesign in process
        • IX send available (button)
        • Foundation is still in the process of rebranding. This is done soon, we then will reapply to iTunes
      5. Electrum-Dash wallet development (external vendor: Mazaclub)
        • Mazaclub has many internal issues and struggle with implementation. We are planning a call with them to understand how can we support Mazaclub and help with maintenance and development of the wallet.
        • Meantime we have asked external vendors for quotes for the same development
        • There is a plan to build an internal team to develop this wallet. If you know any Python developers interested in supporting Dash, please let me know.
      6. Lamassu integration (external vendor: Deginner)
        • Project delayed.
        • Pre-alpha code is available but not yet suitable for use on a live machine. As per vendor report, few aspects of the work is more complicated than expected.
      7. Armory wallet (lead developer: moocowmoo)
        • moocowmoo works on this solution and made a great progress. Majority of the code is written - still some backend work needs to be done.
        • We are waiting for a testing release
    2. Business Development
      1. Proton Mail Integration in process
      2. 7pay Adopts Dash (Russia's most popular Crypto Payment Service)
      3. Cooperation with 8BTC - project is on hold. We should re-start this soon.
      4. Cooperation with Genesis Mining
        • Contact has been established
        • We are working on Memorandum of understanding document to start formal cooperation
      5. Cooperation and integration with BitLox
        • BitLox team is going to make the integration by themselves. Required materials and links were already shared with them.
    3. Marketing and Communication
      1. Dash participated in Satoshii Roundtable
      2. Work on a new dash.org website
        • Half of the budget was spent for 2 new design proposals (delivered by external vendors). The rest of the budget will be spent for the development
        • Currently internal team works on the Information Architecture and structure of the new website
        • When IA and structure is ready, we will propose third version of the design and select the final version
        • Next steps
          1. Finalize IA and website structure
          2. Select final design
          3. Development
          4. Testing
          5. Deployment and Roll out
      3. New forum in dash.org domain. Due to the numerous issues with the current forum and extremely limited availability of the site owner, we have started internal development of the new forum in the dash.org domain
          • New forum engine is the same as the current forum
          • New graphical design with some functional improvements was already prepared
          • Testing instance will be soon opened for the core team
          • There is an issue with the history data import, as the core team has no access to the current DT database
      4. Banner Advertisements (only doing it for 1 Month)
      5. More International Press/Translations. Samples:
      6. Dash Official Sponsore @ Anarcopulco (Tx to Juan Galt) + Presentation:
      7. SovereignBTC#84 (with Daniel Diaz): https://soundcloud.com/sovereignbtc/dan-diaz-dash-final
      8. The Tatiana Show with Daniel Diaz: https://liberty.me/live/the-tatiana-show-dash-digital-currency/
      9. Dash now on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/10424093?trk=hp-feed-company-name
      10. Dash now available on https://bitco.in/forum/threads/dash-digitalcash.891/
    4. Project Organization
      1. Launch of the monthly reporting
      2. Organization and coordination of the core team calls and sharing information
      3. Closure of the project and closure report after the Transform PR project: https://dashtalk.org/threads/transform-pr-project-closure-report.7962
      4. Dash 2016 Roadmap release: https://dashtalk.org/threads/dash-2016-roadmap.8068
      5. Coordination of internal projects

      Original report text is available in this location: https://dashpay.atlassian.net/wiki/display/OC/February 2016 - Dash Core Team Monthly Report
     
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  2. Ryan Taylor

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    If anyone doubts the direction this project is headed after reading that amazing list of accomplishments from just one month, they need their heads examined.

    The budget system is what is enabling all this investment... which is proving to be far more valuable than incremental mining that all other currencies allocate their block reward towards when their prices rise. It is going to be amazing to see where this thing goes the rest of this year!
     
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  3. buster

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    Very nice list of accomplishments ongoing and completed, progress looks to be moving forward as always. Great work to the people involved.

    I do have one question about Item #6
    Does this mean that they can not do it at all or that they are running into problems and plan on solving those problems? I voted yes for this proposal, so ideally I would like to see it through and finished. Just wondering if development will continue or if these guys have hit a wall they cant seem to get over? Thank you in advance for the response, any information you could provide on that would be appreciated.
     
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  4. kot

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    Hi buster
    There is a delay with the time (against original timeline) but there is no risk with the delivery itself. There is an extended period of testing needed to deliver stable solution.
     
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    kot okay that is good news. This was a big hit for DASH so would have sucked if they ran into that wall. Thank's again for the update, and the response to my question.
     
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    Hi.

    Nice list and great work.

    About new forum and database,
    why database access is a problem, does propulsion not want grant access to database or export its data?
    I think its crucial to get this valuable data to the new forum.

    BTW. Happy birthday to crowning !
     
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    Thanks. Small hint: it's an irrational day today :D
     
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    ??:eek:
    To me its beginning of winter holiday, 9h and take off:D
     
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  9. kot

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    AjM
    About the database - none of us has an access to the forum DB. Propulsion is the owner of the forum and DB.

    crowning - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
     
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    thanks for the detailed monthly report.

    crowning
    My cat wanted to give you something :

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    Happy birthday !!
     
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    Thanks for the update.

    Is there an estimate for how long the Lamassu project is delayed? Delayed is a nebulous description. As in, when did we previously expect to have this software to be ready to go live, and when do we now expect it to be ready to go live?
     
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    Minotaur can you please comment on this
    Tx
     
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    Sure, the original time estimate was 8 weeks, the project officially started on the 6th of January and by the original estimate should have been ready on the 6th of March. As the developers started to get into the weeds they discovered it would require more work. The new estimate is the first week of April so that is about a 30 day delay.
     
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    If it was possible to easily, accurately estimate IT projects I would have no job :D I wouldn't worry about this delay.
     
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    Thanks! Doesn't sound like too big a deal
     
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