Shift: Phoenix has successfully been integrated with the Shift blockchain

Biweekly update 15th February — 1st March

This is not financial advice.

During the last two weeks, Shift team made great progress with development. Phoenix has successfully executed a verify_PIN function through consulting the Shift blockchain, resulting in a fully integrated PIN transaction being sent for the first time. This news means that Shift major milestone of blockchain integration with the storage network has now officially been completed. The team soon will be ready to conduct their testnet launch. As for marketing and social encounters, the team is still fully focused on development. These weeks Shift showed little activity in media landscape. Shift community grows slowly, social media dynamics shows that it remains virtually unchanged.

Development

GitHub metrics

There are also a private GitHub repositories.

Last commits on public GitHub were made on February 13th, 2019: in shift-wallet repository (Shift user-interface submodule) and shift-js (JavaScript library for sending Shift transactions from the client or server).

Developer activity (from Coinlib.io)

From Official Discord channel:

  • Werner Heisenberg (Vice-president and Operations manager) on February 25th, 2019:

“The Phoenix storage cluster is now talking to the Shift blockchain, and they’ve quickly become friends. That is to say, Phoenix has successfully executed a verify_PIN function through consulting the Shift blockchain, resulting in a fully integrated PIN transaction being sent for the first time. This exciting news means that our major milestone of blockchain integration with the storage network has now officially been completed! With this achieved, and following the conclusion of an external code audit that begins this week, we will be ready to conduct our testnet launch!”

Source: @ShiftNrg.
  • Ralf S (Shift President and Lead Developer) on February 1st, 2019:

“In response to the market downturn, we began minimizing team expenses a good deal of time ago. This is perhaps something that has been evident in our decision to focus on development rather than marketing. In light of that decision, we have been able to sustain progress on the Shift Project, and have the funds necessary to continue in this manner long term, if necessary.”

From Official Ryver chat:

  • Ralf S (Shift President and Lead Developer) on December 20th, 2018:

“Still making progress on the backend every day. But I admit it’s an awful lot of work. We’ve received various request in DM to show something to the public. But it’s mainly code work we’re doing now, no eye candy. But I guess I can share a bit of what we’re working on right now. I will paste some screens in our Discord channel.”

Social encounters

From Official Telegram Group:

  • Werner Heisenberg (Vice-president and Operations manager) on October 23rd, 2018:

“The concept of conferences is something for the future”.

Finance

No updates.

Partnerships and team members

No updates.

Roadmap

From Official Discord channel:

  • Werner Heisenberg (Vice-president and Operations manager) on February 1st, 2019:

“The next development milestone will focus on a Proof-of-Spacetime algorithm that is used to verify whether storage providers are hosting the content they should be hosting. Based on those results storage providers will be rewarded (at the blockchain level) for their services.”

Development:

100% completed:

  • Proof of Concept: New Shift Website
  • Introductory White Paper (First of Four)
  • Storage Cluster Optimization
  • Hydra Decentralized CMS: Pre-Alpha Release
  • Shift Core 6.7.1t
  • Shift Core 6.7.2t
  • Shift Core 6.7.3t: Block Reward Division
  • Shift Core 6.8.0t
  • Shift Core 6.8.1t: dApp Ready
  • Decentralized Blockchain Explorer
  • Shift Core 6.7.1: Emergency Patch
  • Shift Core 6.8.2t
  • Shift Core 6.8.2
  • Fully Stable Sidechain

Hydra Decentralized CMS: Alpha Release — Q2, 83% completed.

Phoenix — Q4, 90% completed. Priority.

Blockchain Integration with Phoenix — Q4, 83% completed. Priority.

Nano Wallet Update v2.0.0 — Q4, 33% completed. Priority.

Atomic Swaps — TBD, 0% completed. New.

New Shift Core: New Consensus Algorithm — TBD, 37% completed. 
Phoenix Websocket Communication — TBD, 0% completed.

Decentralized Cluster Consensus — TBD, 5% completed.

Improved Shift Chain — TBD, 33% completed.

New Shift Website — TBD, 50% completed.

Public awareness:

100% completed:

  • Animation Series: Blockchain
  • Collaboration: Coins and Steel
  • Screencast: Phantom dApp Quickstart Guide

Shift Project Progress Report — Q4, 80% completed. New.

Partnership: To Be Revealed — Q4, 0% completed. New.

Phoenix Pilot Program — Q4, 0% completed. New.

Screencast: Decentralized Storage Solution — Q4, 0% completed. New.

Applying for New Exchange Listings — TBD, 0% completed. New.

Introductory Business White Paper — TBD, 90% completed.

Financial White Paper — TBD, 0% completed.

Rumors

zumpani00 on February 27th, 2019:

“@ralfs @Heisenberg guys pls reply, there was no reaction to my important question: is this here possible with websites hosted by shift`s tech?: Why/why not? “hijacking DNS records on a massive scale, by rerouting users from a legitimate web address to a malicious server”
This article lays out the issues of current DNS infrastructure.
I just want you to explain to us how Shift would be positioned against those DNS root attacks the article describes and how Shift eventually could solve/prevent/make it harder for those DNS attacks? thanks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Root_Server_Network

And Werner Heisenberg (Vice-president and Operations manager) answer on February 27th, 2019:

Source: Official Discord channel.

Social media metrics

Social media activity
Social media dynamics
Social media dynamics

During last two weeks the number of subscribers of Shift social media channels slightly decreased, but the number of subscribers of Shift new subreddit increased by about 3%.

Telegram — Discussion about updates, voting, marketing and coding.

Facebook (since March 2016) — announcements, 10–30 likes, 1–2 shares.

Twitter (since February 2016) — Average number of retweets is 25–50 for one post (tweet about new decentralized website got 351 retweets, December 31st, 2017).

Ryver — discussion on voting, roadmap, and bounties.

Reddit — The longest thread in 2018 is about 1 million stolen Shift from the team’s dev fund (it has 29 comments).

Information from Cryptocompare.com

Bitcointalk.org — Last post — on February 24th, 2019: FAQs, latest news, videos, exchanges etc.

See also unofficial Shift forum.

The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Shift Reddit subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook likes. The information is taken from Coingecko.com.


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