August 2016 - 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 August, 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.  Development of Sentinel and porting current dashd architecture to use Sentinel (as a pre-requisite for Evoluiton)
      2. On-boarding new developers
    2. Dash Evolution Web-Mobile Platform (lead developer: Andy Freer (Unlicensed))
      1. Evo client prototyping & design
      2. design & development
      3. On-boarding new developers
    3. Dash wallet for Android - updated features (lead developer: @HashEngineering)
      1. Some users continue to report that the app is crashing after sending a transaction. We were not able to replicate the error, but found a temporary solution based on many user reports. The solution is to turn off Wifi/Networking, then reset the blockchain, then turn Wifi/Networking ON.

      2. An update was made to the wallet that is under testing with no negative feedback on the fixes for encrypted sweeping paper wallets or the problem in #1. This update includes updated translations for 8 languages. Testing will continue until the middle of September before it is published to Google Play.

      3. The dashj Java Library was published to a Maven repository at: The library allows developers to easily import Dash functionality into their Android or Java applications.

    4. Dash iPhone Wallet (lead developer: Former user (Deleted))
      1. Work on acceptance of the Dash wallet in App Store (we were rejected another time)
      2. Ryan Taylor (Deactivated) uses his private channels to clarify the reason and help understand what are conditions of being listed on the Apple's approved crypto-currency list. 
    5. Electrum-Dash wallet development (PM: Robert Wiecko (Deactivated); external vendor: Tyler Willis (Unlicensed))
      1. Software has been developed and tested on Linux and Windows. 
      2. There is a dependency with Dash v.12.1, therefore a release of the new Electrum-Dash version will be in parallel with Dash v.12.1 release. 
      3. Detailed status reports are available in this location: /wiki/spaces/DAS/pages/41975863
    6. Jaxx integration
      1. After sucessful integration and new Jaxx wallet release, Apple requests to remove Dash from their App Store
    7. Mycelium integration
      1. Implementation concept on Mycelium side evolved and triggered schedule changes. 
      2. New schedule (v.1.1) is available in the project documentation repository: /wiki/spaces/MI/pages/59277324
      3. Leo (Mycelium team) works to adopt bitcoinj library, using our SVP server (for Bitcoin operations). At the same time Tomasz (Dash team) develops the same functionalities for Dash.
      4. Detailed status reports are available in this location: /wiki/spaces/MI/pages/70516826

  2. Business Development

    1. Fiat Gateways (including Lamassu) project (PM: Daniel Diaz (Unlicensed)external vendor: GitGuild)
      1.  New partnerships established (official announcements to be published soon)
    2. ProtonMail Integration (PM: Robert Wiecko (Deactivated), Lead developer: Jon Kindel (Deactivated)
      1. Software and test infrastructure prepared on Dash side.
      2. Documentation and information about being ready for testing round sent to ProtonMail
      3. Actual integration work will be started at the end of September (due to the other work on ProtonMail payment system and vacation of the staff)

  3. Marketing and Communication

    1. Atlanta Bitcoin Meetup
      1. Former user (Deleted) and Evan Duffield (Unlicensed) presented Dash to the meetup audience and answered number of questions
      2.  Presentation slides avaliable in the following location: Atlanta - 24th August 2016
      3. Presentation video: 
    2. Warsaw Block Meetup
      1. Robert Wiecko (Deactivated) presented Dash to the Warsaw Bitcoin community and addressed questions related to Dash features, mining and investment opportunities
      2. Presentation slides available in the following location: Warsaw Block - 25th August 2016

  4. Project Organization

    1. Presentations and materials for August events
    2. General Dash presentation created and shared with the community:
    3. Improvements in Project Management Framework 
    4. Setup of JIRA and Confluence for Evolution development team