Reddcoin Development Update - 01 Oct 2017
2017 - Q3 Update
Coming out of hibernation
Firstly, my sincere apologies to everyone that Redd-ID has not been delivered in the expected timeframe (Q3).
The last 6 months have been exceptionally challenging on a personal basis after being required to return to full-time employment of which, the time investment required to engage in that role has been far greater than anticipated.
This unfortunately had a number of undesirable effects of which, eating into any available time for development, not being available to respond to reported issues or update configurations and impacting my ability to effectively communicate not only to the core team, but also to the broader and active community.
Effectively I went dark.
I accept that this not acceptable behaviour, especially from someone who has lead this project for over 2 years.
Since my last development update, a number of significant changes to Redd-ID have needed to be implemented to improve the overall design goal.
- incorporating electrum wallet (providing key-word recovery)
- reinstating electrum servers to provide backend support
- switching across to mainnet to support electrum infrustructure
- switching to externally hosted VPS servers to allow broader participation
- identifying code signing issues that needed to support the low_s signature requirements of BIP66
In order to get this project moving, the design phylosophy has switched from going to market with the perfect product over to MVP (minimal viable product).
In doing so will allow pushing out smaller incremental changes, that dont take as long to implement and can be pushed out more quickly.
Based on the issues presented above, and in an effort to provide up to date information more regularly there has been a push to identify key people who can help participate in the project in a more official capacity.
In the coming weeks, expect to see some announcments around the topic of offical community representation.
I also wanted to highlight that I have started conducting small cummunity meetups. The goal is to be able to conduct once a month in a suitable location in and around Sydney.
While not specifically Reddcoin related (There is always time to weave that information in) It is about educating the community on the benefits of blockchain technology, and how application (like Reddcoin) can provide a broad benefit to the community.
Thank you everyone for your patience.
It has been a tough year in missing launch dates.
And while it has been quite the ride up to this point, in this arena things do move fast. We are confident that you will enjoy what we will deliver.
As always, there is still plenty to do, and there is no time for resting.