Once again I will start with an apology for the long wait, there were supposed to be many more updates in the past month but we were going full steam into finalizing architecture and getting staffed up so there wasn’t much to report. Over the month of February we have been building user stories and getting our front-end interfaces planned out.
Although we have built out a fair number of demos and POC’s on a standard web3/jQuery/Express stack, we have decided as a shop to move over to React/Redux for our front-end stack and are looking at some of the beginnings of the Truffle Drizzle project to help us abstract away from the blockchain node further to assist in code reusability and to speed up the process of on-boarding new devs from around the world.
Speaking of which, I can finally say with complete confidence that our tech team is finally at functional capacity with our backend, frontend, UI/UX, sysadmin, and around the world needs met. It has been a long and time consuming process getting up to scale and we went through hundreds of resumes and interviews but we finally have a core team that I am more than excited to be working with. The skill and passion these individuals bring each day makes coming to the office one of the easiest things I do each day and leaving one of the hardest. More importantly, we have some things we want to show off that are coming down the pipe over the next few months that will make the wait for our products completely worth it.
Since we are active on the application layer, we also see many opportunities to bring in financial industry standard technologies into our stack including KDB+ for our backtesting engine, a FIX API for getting pricing and correlation data from traditional markets, and a possible licensing deal with XE for non-fix based traditional market data. Expect an excellent post on how KDB+ can help blockchain exchanges from our resident traditional fin-tech veteran, Keith.
On the Ethereum side, we have been running tests on cFiat as well as have been building out a ‘dynamic web wallet’ plug-in utilizing redux-reducers for our own sites. A modular version of this will be released on our public git shortly.
In the meantime, you can see the progress we are making on our back-end contracts here.
Finally, David has been working with Smart Sense Solutions to build out a fully functional Oraclize integration so all of our contracts down the line will be fully data-aware. More on this later.
Have an excellent weekend everyone and expect a deep dive into our cFiat system on Monday followed by some of our first test-net enabled AMP screens next week!