Dragonchain: Current Dragon Net Statistics, Q2 Roadmap and Monthly Developer Update
Biweekly update 28th June — 12th July
Hello, Dragonchain fans! The team was burning the candle at both ends these weeks! A few days ago they published a blog post with metrics and ongoing product developments over the last month. Current Dragon Net statistics is impressive: there are 280+ nodes running on DragonNet and about 60 thousand transactions per month! Development is still in progress mostly in private repositories. There are 120 private repositories with over 6000 commits in the last 12 months! And the team hopes to release the core platform as open source in 2019. The Dragonchain Developer plan is still available and you can start building today on the most flexible and scalable blockchain platform and see what you can accomplish with BaaS! Check out Dragonchain latest Q2 roadmap and updates in their blog. It has been an exciting quarter! As for the social side, these weeks the team made a presence at several significant domestic and international events. Dragonchain CEO Joe Roets attended Seattle DevCon Blockchain, Sieng Van Tran was speaking at Asia Blockchain Summit 2019 in Taipei. And last but not least, registration for Dragonchain Academy’s first developer course and certification is still open. Dragon Den expects to see a full public release in Q3 2019. The Dragonchain community continues to grow. On August 1st, the team will reveal a corporate rebrand on their new talk show, with many unveilings and surprises throughout the month of July. Time is ripe for Dragonchain! Stay tuned! 🐉
Last commits on public GitHub were made on April 29th, 2019 in dragonchain.github.io repository.
Also, there are private repositories (~100 private repositories on commercial GitHub).
Dragonchain CEO Joe Roets in Official Telegram group:
“Dragonchain, Inc. began in 2017 and has been developing the enterprise and scalable platform on multiple private and proprietary repositories.
We’ve stated from the beginning that we intend to make the open source codebase network compatible with the commercial platform. We expect to do that sometime in 2019, and will involve an update to the open source codebase.”
Developer activity (from Coinlib.io):
A Snapshot of Current Dragon Net Statistics:
Monthly Developer Update:
Private GitHub Repos — Public Samplings
Dragonchain-inc / Dragonchain :
The following 2-week glimpse of commits from the Dragonchain-inc/Dragonchain repo. Captured morning of July 1, 2019. Some sensitive content has been stripped.
Dragonchain-inc / Dragonchain Changelog:
- Removed the interim matchmaking hack for old claim check compatibility
- Added changelog
- De-modularized the job processor
- Added and started enforcing stricter typing
- Added codeowners required for PR reviews
- Added issue templates for github
- Added committed/shared VSCode settings for linting/formatting
- Improved error handling
- Switched Dockerfile to be based on python alpine image
- Ignored more unnecessary files for docker builds
- Updated cicd for new AWS buildspec runtimes
- No longer send HTTP on certain 500 responses, only JSON
Dragonchain Developer Plan:
Dragonchain’s Blockchain as a Service platform is now more accessible than ever, thanks to the release of the Dragonchain Developer Plan. This plan allows users to get started on the Dragonchain Platform and interact with the console. By registering for the Dragonchain Developer Plan, new users will receive the necessary credits to spin up an L1 node and start building their own blockchain projects, applications and solutions. Users that make an account and receive verification within this initial release window will also receive 3 months of free access as a bonus for signing up.
To get started on your Developer Plan, follow the steps below:
- Select the Developer plan from among their price plans
- Fill out the sign up form and create a Dragonchain console account
- Check your inbox for the verification code sent by registration@dragonchain(dot)com
- Enter the verification code to complete the registration process
After completing the registration process, you will immediately be taken to the Dragonchain console and begin your 3-month free access period. From there, you will be able to post transactions and start building blockchain applications and smart contracts with full access to the Dragonchain Platform. If you want to know where to begin as a new user, the following tasks are a good place to get started and will help introduce you to the way that Dragonchain operates.
- Create a chain
- Create a transaction
- Build a smart contract
If you need help completing these or any other processes on Dragonchain, the team has some valuable resources to help you move past help obstacles. Once you’re registered, take a look at our Guide to Develop on Blockchain, which can provide you with instructions and examples related to different Dragonchain features. This page will also connect you to useful smart contract templates and our Dragonchain SDKs for Python and NodeJS.
To get a more personalized experience or address a specific issue, you can visit the Dragonchain Developer Forum. If you have any questions or want to receive more resources, feel free to contact the team.
Interview JOE ROETS about Dragonchain, Interoperability and Privacy & Identity || Bitcoinmagazine NL
Bitcoin Magazine NL interview Joe Roets after the Dragonchain meetup in Amsterdam!
June 29th, 2019: Seattle DevCon Blockchain, Seattle.
Transparent Path @TransparentPath on Twitter Jun 29:
IBM Food Trust’s Kurt Wedgwood discussing enterprise blockchain at #SeattleDevcon with @hashgraph‘s Cooper Kunz (hey @ManceHarmon!), @j0j0r0 of DragonChain, Jan Young and (Danny Wolf?!?) — at Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)
July 2nd-3rd: Asia Blockchain Summit 2019, Taipei.
Ledger Capital @Ledgercap on Twitter on Jul 2;
Managing Partner, Jonathan Ha, joined Jeff McDonald (@NEMofficial), Sieng Van Tran (@dragonchain), @MrMichaelNye (@Titan_Ventures), Emma Cui (@longhashhatch) and @RyanTerribilini (@formosaofficial) to discuss “How to Build Your Project’s Community and Ecosystem” #ABS2019
Sieng Van Tran @sieng on Twitter on Jun 18:
This is another one from the lab of my New York based Vietnamese Polymath buddy @Duy. I am interested to hear what you all think?
Dragonchain Academy’s first developer course and certification released at the end of the February: Learn how to write and deploy smart contracts on the Dragonchain platform. Sign up to Daragonchain Academy mailing list to get first access to this course.
Token holders and the number of transactions dynamics (from Etherscan.io):
There is a slight decrease in the number of token holders these weeks.
A Snapshot of Current Dragon Net Statistics:
Dragonchain Wyrm Holes give you the ability to transfer tokens from one blockchain network to another. Learn more here.
The first installment of the Dragonchain 2019 Roadmap:
- Time Products — Marketplace listing
- Marketplace — vendor enrollment features
- DragonDen — launch
- Patent — licensing standardization
- Commercial Platform — expanded dashboard features
- Privacy Products — Launch
- Dragon Factor — expanded features
- Commercial Platform — multi-cloud capabilities
Q2 Roadmap Goals
Time Products — Marketplace listing
Captured Time Lending Contracts (CTLC) payments have now been further developed to payout rewards automatically at midnight GMT, after the end of your contract.
Marketplace — vendor enrollment features
This quarter the marketplace turned out to be less of a priority due to developing business opportunities. And on top of that, the team had their recent switch to Kubernetes to further enhance their blockchain platform for developers and customers building on Dragonchain.
Dragon Den — launch
Dragon Den further expanded the beta and had major updates in both the frontend and backend. The blue paper for Dragon Den has also been updated with new information. Development of their crypto aware social platform is ongoing and expected to be spun off and launched this year.
A Lair ownership process is expected to roll out soon to beta participants, which will allow users to propose and own Lairs in various subject areas.
Patent — licensing standardization
Dragonchain loyalty on blockchain systems patent was granted and will be included in the process of further standardizing their licenses. They are in legal review for patent licensing which is expected to be integrated into the Tokenized Micro-license itself.
Commercial Platform — expanded dashboard features
Extended account services have been released. Work on the console is ongoing and will undergo a full transformation within 8 weeks.
Privacy Products and Dragon Factor — expanded features
Dragonchain showcased the Dragon Factor Consent Demo at an invite-only event on June 13th in Napa, CA. The team now has integration of biometric factors. In addition, they have partnerships lined up for further adoption of Dragon Factor.
Commercial Platform — multi-cloud capabilities
Together with their on-premises solution, the team is able to deliver Dragonchain to multiple clouds and data centers. Check out Dean’s demo about Blockchain as a Service at scale for Enterprises.
Partnerships and team members
On August 1st, the team will reveal a corporate rebrand on their new talk show, with many unveilings and surprises throughout the month of July.
What’s better than a Tesla worth of TRON ($TRX)?
10 winners will receive an exclusive rebrand merchandise package.
1 winner will be featured on the Super Happy Dragon Lucky talk show and will also receive a set of all Jojo t-shirts.
1 winner will get an NDAAMA (Ask Me Anything) session with Joe. Joe will answer any questions you have in private.
1 winner will get a 10-minute Q&A with Joe on camera.
All Good Things Come to an End
In branding and in life, nothing is constant but change. Throughout July, the team will release limited edition (mostly Jojo) merch leading up to the rebrand.
Feeling creative? Envision your own Jojo and send it to the team. If the team likes what they see, they’ll consider it for an official merch design.
Dragonchain Limited Merchandise:
On point? @dragonchaingang Chad
#dragonchain $DRGN #drgn #chad #blockchain
Discussions on Reddit:
Joe Roets — probably top 3 most accomplished.
Jonel (admin): “Don’t pay attention to rumors. There’s too many in this industry guys. Pay attention to our fundamentals. Pay attention to what we are doing. What we have public that’s public. What we don’t have public is because of legal NDAs.”
Social media metrics
Social media activity:
Social media dynamics:
Dragonchain community continues to grow. Despite the fact of growth in other social media, there is a slight decrease in the number of subscribers of Dragonchain Telegram channels these weeks.
Facebook — Announcements, publications with 25–50 likes, 5–10 shares.
Twitter — Average number of retweets is 50–100 for one post.
- Dragonchain Academy Twitter — since November 26th, 2018.
- Dragonchain Academy Medium — since January 10th, 2019.
- Dragon Factor Twitter — since November 26th, 2018.
Bitcointalk.org: since August 17th, 2017. Discussion on latest news, price, etc.
Dragonchain also has Kakao talk for koreans.
The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Dragonchain Facebook likes, Reddit subscribers and Twitter followers. The information is taken from Coingecko.com.