Dash roadmap 2017-TBD

Dash team has big planes on near and far future; look inside for more information
19 July 2017   1462
Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks.

Recently, Dash crew posted it's official Roadmap. Let's have a good look at it and figure out, what are they planning to do in the future. 

September 2017

DashPay Wallet Alpha

  • Dash version of CoPay, pre-Evolution functions, on test-net
  • Will lead to full Evolution wallet (not merely a web wallet)
  • DashCore 12.2 Release (September 2017)
  • 2MB block size increase, activation in November 2017
  • 2MB / 5MB block research documentation
  • Launch of a read-only/view-only portal for project documentation which will be open to the entire community (to ensure transparency)
  • Launch a read-only/view-only portal to view current tickets, projects the teams are working on

November 2017

DashPay Evolution Wallet Testnet Release

  • User signup and friending process (Signup procedure for Evolution on testnet // reservation testnet)
  • Basic support for purchase agreements
  • Evolution Account Management (Create, Review, Update, Delete)
  • DAPI testnet release

December 2017

DashCore 12.3 Release

  • HD wallets, rehaul of networking code, etc etc (other Trac items)
  • Evolution Alpha Release to Partners (testnet, December 2017)
  • Integration partner testing
  • Merchant and app testing
  • API & SDK testing
  • Multi-stage escrow transactions
  • Support for user/merchant ratings via maintenance quorums

February 2018

DashPay Evolution Wallet Livenet Release 

  • Signup and Friending Process Evolution on Livenet
  • Evolution Account Management on LiveNet
  • DAPI Livenet Release

June 2018

13.0 - Evolution v1 - Mainnet

  • Public DashPay, DAPI, DashDrive, DashCore v13.0 release
  • Fourth Hiring Wave - Full-time developers
  • 500K daily-users supported
  • Ethernet networking requirement 
  • 1TB HDD / 128GB SSD Req 
  • 64TX/SEC && 5.33MB blocks 
  • Quorum-based DAPI implementation 
  • Proof of service / Proof of blockchain
  • Governance object support for users, groups, accounts
  • Email-based invitation system 
  • State transitions 
  • Encryption of object data
  • Offices in Arizona, Europe (CORE), and Asia (Dash Labs)
  • Age-based quorums 
  • Friending system / Semaphore-based approval system 
  • IPFS DashDrive implementation / Limited sharding ability
  • Official user-friendly Wallet
  • Masternode blocks 
  • Multi-key spork technology 

To Be Determinated

14.0 - Evolution v2

  • Fifth Hiring Wave - Full-time developers
  • 5M daily-users supported
  • 2TB HDD / 256GB SSD / high-end processor
  • 128TX/SEC && 10.67MB blocks 
  • GB Ethernet-handoff / Co-located level networking requirement
  • Ability to move money between public and private accounts 
  • DashDrive v2 3
  • Governance objects for multi-user accounts (multisig)
  • Masternode redundancy planning 
  • Third-party add-ons for customer DAPI objects / wallet schema versioning
  • Automatic form filling for delivery addresses using encrypted blobs
  • External storage support to offload blob storage for payment request history and other information
  • Fiat / Credit card support from within wallet, seamless design 
  • Unofficial Evolution wallets with custom features 
  • Evolution marketplace / Add-ons / Rating system 
  • Hardened entropy-based wallet seeding system 
  • Collateralized mining 

15.0 - Evolution v3

  • Sixth Hiring Wave - Full-time developers
  • 50M daily-users supported
  • 10 GB Ethernet-handoff / Co-located networking requirement
  • 256TX/SEC && 21.34MB blocks 
  • DashDrive sharding / 4TB HD / 512GB SSD
  • GPU based block accelerator
  • Masternode shares via governance objects
  • Group-based masternode shares program 
  • Group-based voting system for picking / dropping hosting providers on group owned masternode
  • Group-based voting for network proposals

16+ 

  • Custom ULBA hardware, PCI-EX or high speed USB 3.0 
  • Complete end-to-end open source masternode hardware / with custom silicon for processing high volumes of payments and other information. Important for maintaining exploit free hardware systems.
  • Fully open source / ahead-of-curve solutions for ASIC creation, allowing fair distribution and removing proprietary individual investment which creates imbalances in mining hardware 
  • 10% of network transactional fees should go toward budget system
  • v16 - 42.68MB 512TX/S
  • v17 - 85.36MB 1024TX/S
  • v18 - 170.72MB 2048TX/S
  • v19 - 341.45MB 4096TX/S

This roadmap was posted at official GitHub of Dash. You can have more info with footnotes there.  

Crypto Trading Desk to be opened by eToro in London

eToro, a broker that proposes cryptocurrency trading in addition to foreign exchange, is to start a new over-the-counter cryptocurrency trading desk in London
18 June 2018   207

Over-the-counter supports any financial trading activity that does not take place at an exchange. Things that are traded in this way are commonly subject to less regulation and transparency than they would be if they were listed on an exchange, but for most investors there is no significant difference. 

In his interview to Business Insider CEO Yoni Assia claimed that most interest was coming from the owners of hedge funds.

We’ve actually set up our corporate team here in the UK to start setting up accounts to trade on eToro. We’ve announced that we’re launching the exchange as well so, between the exchange and the OTC desk, we’re also starting to serve more potential institutions and financial institutions. I think there is growing institutional demand and interest of public investors to understand whether they can join the party. That is something we definitely see out there. We see more and more public market players and big banks who are interested in this space and feel left out because they’re not allowed to invest in crypto or ICOs
Yoni Assia,
CEO, eToro

As a social trading broker, eToro suggests its clients the option of copying the trading behaviour of other customers, that is good if they are too occupied or not experienced. It proposes trading in foreign exchange, stocks and CFDs. About 500 specialists are engaged on the firm, the company keeps offices in the UK, Cyprus and Israel.

The company was established in 2007 and started offering Bitcoin trading in January 2014. Cryptocurrency had become popular by 2017, and the firm reported a 4,500% jump in trading volume by April, and on one day in December it acquired more new customers in a day than it had in the whole previous year. In March 2018 the firm raised $162 million to fund an expansion into Asia and in May it got into the US market with that same money. It suggests Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Dash, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, Ethereum Classic, NEO, and EOS for trading.

Several months ago at a conference Yoni Assia claimed: “The use of blockchain and crypto is and will become a way of life.”