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Shift: The latest development update, Shift Yearly Progress Report release on November 21st 2018

Biweekly update 6th November — 20th November


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Development Update (By Shift Team in Newsletter on Nov 8, 2018):

-Phoenix Naming

-Bug Fixes:

1. Intermittent timeout

2. 100% CPU usage with net/rpc(*Client) input


Three of the improvements the team plans on implementing soon:

  • Parallel Relays.
  • Persistent TCP Connections.
  • Offline Peer Message Relay Correction.

-Jenga Update

-BurnTx: a security vulnerability

Shift (SHIFT) event: December 31, 2018:

  • Launch Phoenix;
  • Shift (SHIFT) Business White Paper (To Precede Mass-Market Release);
  • Shift (SHIFT) Financial Whitepaper;
  • Shift (SHIFT) Technical Whitepaper.

Social encounters

October 23rd, 2018 in Official Telegram Group: Werner Heisenberg (Vice-president / Operations manager):“The concept of conferences is something for the future”.


SHIFT is now listed on two, new international exchanges recently launched by Shifts’ existing exchange partners. This month Bittrex international exchange opened in Malta, with Shift listed with a BTC pair, while also UPbit international exchange has opened in Singapore.

Partnerships and team members

No updates.


October 17, 2018: The Shift Team has updated the Project Roadmap with new features and information, with translations to follow soon.


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.


November 15th, 2018 in Official Telegram Group:

Werner Heisenberg (Vice-president / Operations manager):
“We on the Shift Team would like to make a request.
As you know, over the past several weeks we have been working hard on the task of integrating the Phoenix Cluster with Shift’s blockchain, while simultaneously completing a report that covers our development progress over the last year. As we have worked, the depth and breadth of this report has grown simultaneously with our ambition to see it act as the best possible introductory document to those encountering the Shift Project for the first time. We are therefore committed to ensuring that you, and new investors, see it once we’re satisfied it is 100% complete. For that reason, we would like to ask for your patience and understanding while we give the Shift Progress Report its final touches, with its publishication coming one week from now on Wednesday, November 21st.”

Social media metrics

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Social media dynamics

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 retweet, 31 December, 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 — 6150 posts. Last post — on November 5th, 2018: FAQs, Phantom, latest news, translation of the whitepaper, videos, exchanges etc.

New communication channel — Discord (unofficial).

There is a slight growth in Shift community over time. 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

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