📰 Blockmason Weekly Update: 2019–01–08
📰 Welcome to the Blockmason Weekly Update!
Hello, Blockmason community and welcome to 2019! Not only is a new year upon us, but also a new week. Which means it’s time for a new Weekly Update.
Our team is excited for all that we have in store for 2019, and we hope you are all looking forward to the new year.
In this edition of the Weekly Update, let’s take a quick look at all that we accomplished in 2018 and look forward to what’s coming in 2019.
Are you ready? Let’s get started!
Welcome Back for 2019!
As we move into our third year of operation, the team at Blockmason is preparing to make some exciting moves. As you know if you’re part of our communities, we have a HUGE list of new announcements lined up. We have a lot planned for Lndr, the Credit Protocol, and especially Blockmason Link!
For Lndr, we are continuing to add new and exciting features that will help get Lndr into everyone’s hands. We’re also working to add a bit of “polish” to the app, so get ready for a new look this year.
Now that the Credit Protocol is feature complete, we are putting more effort into helping development teams working with the Credit Protocol. We’re confident in our technology and excited to see the next wave of decentralized financial applications that use the Credit Protocol.
Finally, we have big plans for the future of our newest product, Link. We can’t wait to show how Blockmason Link will help to usher in a new era of frictionless DApp development and much easier blockchain adoption for any developer.
Let’s take a look at our current roadmaps:
Link Development Roadmap
Q1 2019 — Link “Developers” Release — Individual developers who want to use their own smart contracts with Link can apply for access and begin using Link. Features include: self-registration, polished and finished front-end user interface for managing Link apps, self-funding of Link accounts, and more.
Q2-Q3 2019 — Programmable Blockchain Support Expansion — Link will expand to include support for programmable blockchains outside of Ethereum.
Q3-Q4 2019 — Link “SMB” Release — Ready for small to medium-sized business clients who want to build or port some of their back-end infrastructure over to Link. Features including support for multiple users, access control, Link app usage analytics, deeper customization and more.
Lndr Development Roadmap
January 2019 — Send transactions to email addresses. If your friends aren’t on Lndr yet, you can send transactions and invites by email with Lndr v2.0. This update will also include a massive UI overhaul!
February 2019 — Group settlements. Want to settle a large bill with multiple friends? With Lndr 2.1 it will be easier with the addition of simple group settlement options.
February 2019 — TUSD Stablecoin support. The addition of TrueUSD will mark the second Stablecoin added to Lndr.
March 2019 — BTC support. The much-anticipated support for Bitcoin will be added in v2.2 of Lndr. Users will finally be able to use the worlds most popular cryptocurrency.
April 2019 — Crypto-crypto settlements exchange service. Lndr will be able to support crypto-crypto exchange natively.
April 2019 — Formal loan agreements. With Lndr, you will be able to issue formal loans with incremental payback and alerts.
We hope our community is looking forward to some of the things to come in 2019 (because we are!) Stay tuned as we start to unveil some of the biggest news soon.
Memories and Highlights from 2018
Starting off 2018, in January, Lndr UI Testing was launched, and in February, the Blockmason Credit Protocol Token (BCPT) was listed on several new Exchanges including HitBTC, UPBit, and Bittrex.
In March, the initial release of Lndr went live and with that, we broke a few records including the 1st consumer blockchain mobile DApp on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, and the 1st record of a debt obligation written onto a blockchain.
In the second quarter of 2018, April started with the launch of Lndr v1.06 — the first update for Lndr. In this update, support for more currencies and languages were added. Blockmason also joined the Global Blockchain Forum and attended the Women in Blockchain event. May had Blockmason at Token Fest 2018. In June, we released new product videos for the Credit Protocol and Lndr, along with the release of Lndr v1.1 which added multi-currency recording and settlement. We also had several new team members join Blockmason.
In July, we started off the third quarter of 2018 with a revamp to the Blockmason website and the Credit Protocol Virtual Hackathon. Blockmason then joined our peers at the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Chamber of Digital Commerce. Later in August, we saw the major release of Lndr v1.2 which included the ability for users to settle up in fiat currencies thanks to integration with PayPal. With September came the next release of Lndr v1.3, which was hunted on Product Hunt and featured UI and UX overhauls.
In the last quarter of 2018, October saw a refresh to Lndr.io along with the release of Lndr v1.4. The new update brought options for increased settlement limits and Know Your Customer (KYC) verification. November introduced the first addition to the cryptocurrency settlement options for Lndr in v1.5, Dai Stablecoin (DAI). With the introduction of Dai Stablecoin, our users gained a more stable means to settle debts sheltered from market conditions. BCPT also got listed on a new exchange, IDCM. In November we also launched the site for our newest product, Blockmason Link. Link is an ambitious new project that makes blockchain development accessible to anyone with traditional programming experience and busts the door wide open for greater blockchain adoption. Immediately following the addition of the first newly supported cryptocurrency in Lndr came the second in December. Binance Coin (BNB) support was added with the release of Lndr v1.6. In addition, we relaunched our website, Blockmason.io, with new dedicated pages for the Credit Protocol, Lndr and Link, as well as support for 5 different languages, with more to come.
And that about wraps up 2018. It was a fast-paced and busy year for Blockmason, as we got to bring several new products to market while building our community of developers, fans and followers.
Get ready for even more excitement coming in 2019 with more news and announcements than ever! Stay tuned as we hit the ground running this January!
Lndr is our peer-to-peer bill-splitting and expense-sharing mobile app for iOS and Android. It uses the Credit Protocol and the Ethereum blockchain to create, manage and settle casual debts and IOUs between friends. Essentially, “Venmo of the blockchain.”
Lndr supports dozens of currencies and allows users to settle debts in Ether (ETH), BNB, DAI stablecoin, as well as fiat currency.