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October 2016 - Dash Core Team Monthly Report

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  1. kot

    kot Well-known Member
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    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 October, grouped by the four strategic areas of focus for 2016.

    1. Software Development
      1. Dash core wallet - version 12.x (lead developer: Evan Duffield)
        1. Testnet of 0.12.1 in progress.
        2. Issues with a fake masternodes identified and removed
        3. Watchdog functionality developed
        4. Work on Sentinel installation package
      2. Dash Evolution Web-Mobile Platform (lead developer: Andy Freer)
        1. Backend development in very advanced stage (Jon Kindel leads the work)
        2. Work on frontend re-started after sick leave of the lead developer
        3. Work on DAPI and Dash Drive detailed design in progress (Andy Freer leads the work)
      3. Dash wallet for Android - updated features (lead developer: @HashEngineering)
        1. Full Czech language translation of Android wallet added to transifex by Jan Machynka (Comodore)
        2. Update to add support for scanning QR codes that request InstantSend (is=1) which will by default check the "InstantSend" box on Send Coins.
          1. This needs to be added to the Request Coins screen of the app.
        3. Published a TestNet version (that quickly became obsolete due to an increase in the protocol version).
      4. Electrum-Dash wallet development (PM: Robert Wiecko; developer: Tyler Willis)
        1. No further updates on this project (waiting for 12.1 release)
        2. Detailed updates available in the following location: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/electrum-dash.8265/
      5. Mycelium integration
        1. The Dash integration part is on hold due to the changes on Mycelum side
        2. Detailed updates available in the following location: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/mycelium-integration.10541/
    2. Business Development
      1. Wall of Coins integration negotiated and proposed to the network
      2. Fiat Gateways (including Lamassu) project (PM: Daniel Diaz, external vendor: GitGuild)
        1. GitGuild were working on the deployment of Tigo CTM infrastructure
        2. The new software stack is being tested now (the CTM stack without Lamassu server: https://github.com/CTMGuild/DashLamassuProposal/wiki/MVP-and-Beyond (described as "CTM Goal" in the doc))
        3. Detailed updates available in the following location: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/fiat-access-gateways-project-description-and-update.10290/
      3. ProtonMail Integration (PM: Robert Wiecko, Lead developer: Jon Kindel)
        1. Documentation and improved code handed-over to the Proton Team.
        2. We are waiting for the feedback and results from Proton
      4. Shake integration
        1. Dash integrated with InstantSend support and service launched (active and support Dash)
      5. SpectroCoin integration
        1. Dash integrated and service launched (active and support Dash)
      6. Other debit cards operators that integrated Dash
        1. Wirex
        2. Uquid
        3. Bitwala
    3. Marketing and Communication
      1. Wachsman PR project
        1. Publications and support in preparations to laBITconf conference
        2. Media training delivered to the team members
        3. Detailed updates available in the following location: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/wachsman-pr-dash-pr-agency.11077
      2. Social Media Daily updates + dash.org News Section (Multi Languages)
      3. Wiki translations started (Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese) + French languages (new)
      4. Work on new webpage (dash.org)
    4. Project Organization
      1. Work on Crisis Management and Release Management processes
      2. Recruitment for Evolution developer backend role (2 candidates selected from 10 applications)
      3. Work on Dash Service Desk setup
      4. Work on the presentation and preparations to laBITconf
      5. On-boarding of 2 new PMs
    Original report is available here: https://dashpay.atlassian.net/wiki/display/OC/October+2016+-+Dash+Core+Team+Monthly+Report
     
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    Great, tanks! What means the ProtonMail Integration?
     
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  3. kot

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    It means that we are working with them to allow Proton's customers payments in Dash
     
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    What is going on with CryptoCapital and Coinapult? Wasn't this supposed to be done like 2 months ago and accepting Dash already? Where is the really impressive Trade Manager? Are we still looking for a spot for Daniel's ATM?

    So it looks like Dash is only focused on helping businesses that ask for money. How about Dash finds real businesses and gets them to accept Dash? Like Overstock, Newegg, Airbits, CheapAir, etc. And if they take InstantX they can confirm the transaction right away. Maybe add a video streaming service or game downloading store. If debit cards and ATMs are going to be the only way Dash will be used, then Dash doesn't need InstantX and users will probably just use the more stable BTC to load their debit cards anyway.

    Evan's speech was much better. Whatever training he got helped.

    Wasn't the website test version released. That can be added as an almost done right?
     
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    Coinapult integration of Dash seems like a mirage.
     
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    Thanks.
     
  7. tungfa

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    this is the october report - web testversion came out in november ;)
     

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