Shift: Work on the blockchain side of integration is finished
Biweekly update 1st February — 15th February
This is not financial advice.
During the last two weeks, Shift team made some progress with development. The expansion of the block format to contain the network statistics requested from the Phoenix storage layer has now been completed. With this achievement, work on the blockchain side of integration has now been finished. The next development milestone will focus on a Proof-of-Spacetime algorithm. 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. These weeks the number of subscribers of Shift social media channels slightly decreased, but the number of subscribers of Shift new subreddit increased by more than 7%.
There are also private GitHub repositories.
From Official Discord channel:
- Werner Heisenberg (Vice-president and Operations manager) on February 15th, 2019:
“The expansion of the block format to contain the network statistics requested from the Phoenix storage layer has now been completed. With this achievement, work on the blockchain side of integration has now been finished. All that remains are some finishing touches to be made to Phoenix, as well as writing automated development network tests in order to analyse the functional storage mechanism as a whole, and the new Shift Core will be completed!”
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.”
From Official Telegram Group:
- Werner Heisenberg (Vice-president and Operations manager) on October 23rd, 2018:
“The concept of conferences is something for the future”.
Partnerships and team members
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.”
- The Shift Team has updated the Project Roadmap on October 17th, 2018.
- 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.
- 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.
Social media metrics
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.
Bitcointalk.org — Last post — on February 07th, 2019: FAQs, latest news, videos, exchanges etc.
During the 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 more than 7%.
The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Shift Reddit subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook likes.