March 2016 - Dash Core Team Monthly Report

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 March, grouped by the four strategic areas of focus for 2016.

  1. Software Development

    1. Dash core wallet - version 12.x (lead developer: Evan Duffield (Unlicensed))
      1. the development work in progress
      2. version 12.1 will fix existing governance issues (contracts, controls)
      3. Evan worked out a new roadmap with detailed steps for development (to be published soon)
    2. Dash Evolution Web Wallet(lead developer: Andy Freer (Unlicensed)).
      1. the team is making a good progress on the design work - majority of the technologies were already selected and tested. Lots of proof of concept delivered.
      2. the team have set up a Jira board for each aspect of Evolution. 
      3. stories are created and progress is being made. 
      4. Skelton framework for the SPA has been completed and and @acidburn will progress with this.
      5. An early prototype to demonstrate the new architecture has been completed to prove that the selected technologies will work well together.
    3. Dash wallet for Android - updated features (lead developer: HashEngineering):
      1. multiple issues with the core part of the wallet fixed by HashEngineering
      2. new look and feel improved by @tomasz.ludek
      3. testing on different Android versions and devices in progress
    4. Dash iPhone Wallet
      1. work on new wallet design is in progress
      2. as foundation name has been changed, after it is published officially, the team is going for re-approval on Apple Store
    5. Electrum-Dash wallet development (external vendor: Mazaclub)
      1. Estimates for the work are collected
      2. Development work started in close cooperation with the Dash core dev tam
      3. MN operations functionality should be ready by the end of first week of May.
      4. Dash network started to support Electrum-Dash server operations
    6. Lamassu integration (external vendor: Deginner)
      1. Project is significantly delayd in time
      2. Alpha version of the wallet finished
      3. video with the Dash transaction performed on Lamassu ATM published:
      4. Work on improvement and bug fixing in progress
    7. Armory wallet (lead developer: moocowmoo (Unlicensed))
      1. project development postponed until moocowmoo (Unlicensed) is done with the new forum delivery 

  2. Business Development

    1. Fiat Gateways project launch: Parts of the project are:
      1. Fiat gateway (
      2. Coinapult Integration
      3. Open Source Backend Tools Development
      4. Development of the following open source tools for DASH:
    2. Work on integration with Exodus in progress
    3. Established contact with Liberland authorities

  3. Marketing and Communication

    1. Presentation at the Internet Freedom Festival by Fernando Gutierrez (Unlicensed)
    2. Bitcoins and Gravy podcast with Fernando Gutierrez (Unlicensed)
    3. New Merchant Buttons added to the Dash Promotional Graphics package:
    4. Work on a new website
      1. Project is delayed comparing to the original timelines
      2. Work on the website structure is in progress
      3. More detailed report available here:
    5. New forum in domain.
      1. testing version of the forum is up and running (kudos to moocowmoo (Unlicensed) for an unbelievable involvement and excellent work done in this area)
      2. work on the migration of the content from the current forum in progress
      3. majority of the plugin-related issues resolved

  4. Project Organization

    1. New Dash Governance by Blockchain templates: /wiki/spaces/DOC/pages/31326281
    2. Launch of work on the Dash projects management framework (framework to control and help with proper execution of the projects)