April 2016 - Dash Core Team Monthly Report

Dear Community Members,

It is my pleasure to give you a next report of the Dash core team progress. Below, you will find the report covering activities performed through the end of April, 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. Work on sentinels is in progress. Main objects are done 
      2. Next step: interfacing them with dashd 
      3. in May there should be a testnet release available
    2. Dash Evolution Web Wallet(lead developer: Andy Freer (Unlicensed))
      1.  Web-wallet:  Completed client SPA framework with Backbone & Marionette
      2. SPV: Completed integration of various SPV frameworks for Web SPV wallet functions
    3. Dash wallet for Android - updated features (lead developer: HashEngineering)
      1. @HashEngineering and @tomasz.ludek are working together on functional and graphical 
      2. More testing on the app is needed to see if any of the UI changes caused any trouble or are missing any pieces
      3. Next steps are modifications to the code to allow the user to select the amount of "confidence" they want in InstantX transaction Lock votes. The first level will be disable IX.  The second level will be to trust that incoming IX Concensus Votes were verified by the test of the DASH Network.  The third level will maintain the masternode list and it will verify that consensus votes are from existing and valid masternodes (the votes are signed).
      4. After these two things are done (testing for UI, confidence), then there will be a final beta testing.  Then a release on Google Play.
    4. Dash iPhone Wallet
      1.  @Salmion is doing graphical re-design of the wallet 
      2. The foundation name has been changed and after it is published officially, we are going for re-approval on Apple Store (we will follow Coinomi path)
      3. Former user (Deleted) and Fernando Gutierrez (Unlicensed) are working on the Apple Store issue together
    5. Electrum-Dash wallet development (PM: Robert Wiecko; external vendor: Mazaclub)
      1.  Project charter for Release 3 (masternode operations) approved by the vendor: Electrum-Dash R3 Project Charter
      2. Masternode Integration proposal is up: https://www.dashwhale.org/p/electrum-trezor1
      3. Work started and very advanced (first testnet version will be available in May)
      4. Detailed status report: /wiki/spaces/DAS/pages/41975863
    6. Lamassu integration (external vendor: Deginner)
      1.  First demo was made and available at the beginnig of the month
      2. Vendor works on automated installation script
    7. Armory wallet (lead developer: moocowmoo (Unlicensed))
      1. Work suspended due to the moocowmoo (Unlicensed) engagement to the work on a new forum 

  2. Business Development

    1. Fiat Gateways project
      1.  Lamassu ATM initial working implementation completed.
      2. Adapting Lamassu new unreleased database structure and configuration method to the Dash integration.
      3. Dash market making has been automated for the following exchanges: Poloniex, Exmo, Btc-e.
      4. In test market markers are currently contributing 5-10% of the global daily volume of trade on DASH/BTC and DASH/USD pairs.
      5. Dash Shared Wallet plugin completed, will provide Dash hot wallet service via API.
      6. Broker service with USD instant conversion through CryptoCapital close to completion. (ETA 2 weeks.)
      7. DeShifty instant conversion button (a la Shapeshift) ready to plugin to the broker back-end.
      8. Node40 has volunteered to be one of the first public facing services to test FIAT integration through the broker.
      9. more info: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/fiat-gateways-project-status-update.8901/
    2. Integration with Exodus sucesfully completed! 
      1. More details available here: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/dash-now-on-exodus-wallet-%E2%80%93-announcement.8732/ 
    3. Work on ProtonMail integration in progress
    4. Shake debit card integration (led by Ryan Taylor (Deactivated))
      1. Testing cards released and feedback gathered - no major issues identified, 
      2. @HashEngineering is involved to help with the project

  3. Marketing and Communication

    1. Cooperation with 8BTC
      1. The team finally received a quote for the next year (3.33 BTC / month). First months will be funded from the remaining budget, after it is consumed, new proposal will be sent
      2. other china stuff is currently still being funded from marketing budget
      3. tungfa (Unlicensed) will work with Ryan Taylor (Deactivated) to create and submit a proposal to work with small promotional projects on Chinese market
      4. Alexy is in charge of "China operations"
    2. New forum
      1. New look&feel created
      2. New domain prepared, redirections from different domains created
      3. Improved security model
      4. SEO suggestions incorporated
      5. Old forum data migrated and tested
      6. forum launched: https://www.dash.org/forum/
      7. Work on improvement in progress
    3. New website design
      1. Work on the website structure in progress. Former user (Deleted) prepared mockupshttp://demo.dash.org/v2/
      2. Work on the design proposal launched. @TheDashGuy is working on the task.

  4. Project Organization

    1. Proposal of the Dash Project Management Framework submitted for discussion: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/project-management-framework-proposition.8693/