March, April 2017 - Dash Core Team Monthly Report

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 April, grouped by the four strategic areas of focus for 2017.

  1. Software Development

    1. Dash core wallet - version 12.x (lead developer: Andy Freer (Unlicensed))
      1. New releases: v.12.1.3; v.12.1.4; v.12.1.5
      2. Internal restructure partly due to growth and partly due to some opportunities w/personnel. We’ve also nearly doubled the size of the team with new recruits.
    2. Dash Evolution (lead developer: Jon Kindel (Deactivated))
      1. Whitepaper in the process of finalization. Version 0.1 of the Evolution paper released to the technical leaders for first review.
      2. Developing a cohesive DevOps strategy with an automated Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline. This will ensure that we move away from cowboy-style ops and deployment, and reduce bus factor (the organization is not dependent on any single person).
      3. Single Github org for Evolution development created and we are consolidating all repositories into that place.
      4. Established an agile workflow with daily stand-ups for the entire Evolution dev team. This lays the groundwork for enabling the Evolution team to more easily collaborate among sub-teams, as well as move forward quickly with development and releases and in an agile manner.
    3. Dash wallet for Android - updated features (lead developer: @HashEngineering)

    4. Dash wallet for iOS - updated features (lead developer: @QuantumExplorer)

    5. Electrum-Dash wallet development (PM: Balazs Kiraly (Deactivated))
      1. Mac + Windows Versions released: 2.6.4
    6. GUI Masternode TREZOR going live: /wiki/spaces/DOC/pages/106442151
  2. Business Development

    1. Wall of Coins

      1. Project released:
    2. Regulated Fiat Exchange adoptions

      1. Bitfinex started Dash Trading + Margin Trading
      2. BTC-e adds new trading pairs for Dash trading 
      3. Whaleclub offering Dash trading
      4. Kraken opens Dash (DASH) trading
      5. BlockCypher adopts Dash

      6. Euro based crypto broker BitPanda integrates Dash

      7. BitCart

      8. Cryptobuyer 

      9. CoinCheck (Japan)

      10. BitInka

      11. Russian Exchange Platform MaRSe Now Supports DASH

    3. General Biz Dev

      1. Freewallet Releases Wallet for Dash, Its Twelfth Cryptocurrency App
      2. now accepts DASH!
      3. DASH Price App - Android

      4. Data Recovery - Pay in Dash

      5. Goldmoney Accepts Dash for Purchasing Gold
      6. The biggest Russian off-line crypto-exchange has started working with DASH
      7. DASH Community sponsors -Davis Dos Santos / MMA Fighter
      8. Dash Legal Research - Marco Santori - Cooley LLP available now ! - /wiki/spaces/DOC/pages/105746048
      9. Dash now out of beta goes live on crypto hardware wallet KeepKey
      10. New ASIC Miner Released
      11. Jaxx incl Dash back on iTunes
      12. releases CC Card in Singapore
  3. Marketing and Communication

    1. Dash Is Now the Third Biggest Cryptocurrency by Market Cap

    2. This bitcoin rival nearly doubled in value in one week

    3. Dash now added to crypto exchange Bitfinex

    4. Cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e adds new trading pairs for Dash amid price surge

    5. DASH Makes Itself Available on Bitfinex Exchange Platform

    6. Amanda B Johnson In Acapulco
    7. Dash Reaches Dizzying Highs As Enthusiasm for Number 3 Crypto Grows

    8. Dash: A Viable Bitcoin Alternative?

    9. 3.6.17: Your morning briefing

    10. PR Decentralized: How Dash Succeeded in DAO-Powered Public Outreach

    11. Investors Who Missed Bitcoin Rally Go for Dash, Ether, .....

    12. Dash Core Team Q4 2016 Summary Call:

    13. Dash Price Rise, Explained


    15. Following Bitcoin ETF Rejection Dash and Ethereum Set New Records

    16. Bitfinex now opened margin trading for Dash

    17. Dash Surges to Record High, Claims $0.5 Mln Monthly Development Budget

    18. Dash Shock Growth Sees Altcoin $100 Barrier Breached

    19. To Celebrate $100 Mark, DASH: Detailed Goes Live

    20. Why Dash, Ethereum, Monero Will Continue To Strengthen Bitcoin Price

    21. Ep198: Are Dash and Ethereum Making Bitcoin Irrelevant?

    22. Bitcoin Step Aside, Dash Hits $100, Up 2,500% in 2017

    23. The Crypto Race: Bitcoin Problems, Dash Solutions With Roger Ver

    24. Dash Price Technical Analysis – DASH/USD Trend Intact

    25. Charlie Shrem Partners with Dash DAO to Produce Dash-Branded Debit Card

    26. The Dash Masternode Network: A Response to Critics

    27. Altcoins Prices Surge Amid Growing Investors Confidence in Cryptocurrencies

    28. Dash Finds Natural Niche at 10 Units Per Bitcoin

    29. February 2017 - Dash Core Team Monthly Report

    30. DASH Community sponsors -Davis Dos Santos / MMA Fighter - TKO MMA 38 - 7th April

    31. Russian Exchange Platform MaRSe Now Supports DASH, BitPanda Follows

    32. Dash Open House livestream ; )  + 


    33. New Russian Exchange !

    34. Top 6 Major Cryptocurrencies and the Differences Between Them


    36. Altcoin-Fiat Trading Rises, BitPanda Adds Dash-Euro Trading

    37. „ALLES KANN GELD SEIN“ Charlie Shrem Feature in FORBES Germany (Dash mentioned)

    38. Kraken opens Dash (DASH) trading

    39. Dash Cryptocurrency Signs on with Kraken

    40. Why Americans Need To Care About Digital Currency Accounting, Especially At Tax Time

    41. Ryan Taylor named Dash Core CEO as founder Evan Duffield transitions to senior advisor role


    43. Dash added as base currency to upgraded crypto trading platform Whaleclub

    44. Anonymous Platform Whaleclub Adds Dash As Base For Commodities Trading

    45. Why I Left A Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund For Dash

    46. “Technology Cults” Cause Crypto Divide Instead of Harmony

    47. Dash Teams Up With Irish Blockchain Startup BitCart

    48. Neocash Radio - Ep204

    49. Dash Focuses On Use As Currency With 3 New Partnerships

    50. Top 10 Altcoins: All You Wanted to Know About Bitcoin’s Contenders

    51. Companies of the future: No CEO, no boss, managed by blockchain

    52. RegTech for Fintech May Be the Next “Big Thing” in the Bitcoin and Blockchain Space

    53. International - Russian:

      1. 20 articles for March / 22 articles for April


    54. Telegram - 1116 members in our main Dash-ru chat now (+ 857 members in additional Trading chat)

  1. Project Organization

    1. Preparation of the on-boarding process for new developers
    2. Work on the Dash Core Dev Team structure
    3. Creation and maintenance of Dash Development Team Intranet
    4. Dash Core Team Organization Announcement

      1. Ryan Taylor named Dash Core CEO as founder Evan Duffield transitions to senior advisor role