This past week/weekend, we finished up building internal processes and began to prepare both the development team and company itself for onboarding new people. As of Monday, we have begun to prepare to get our first testnet contracts up for crypto-fiat.
Likewise, we have begun to ramp up our development of ‘vertical slice’ apps and demos in order to grab the interest of market makers. More on this later… we are more than excited to begin sharing some screen shots about these.
Internally, we have begun using Pivotal Tracker to plan and execute on our development. Since Proof has been a small team until our recent on-boarding, building scalable development resource and protocol is essential for the creation of software that will sustain, especially in the highly volatile and stormy seas of blockchain.
The creation of sustainable protocol extends beyond protocol. Knowing when to be flexible and knowing when to ‘hold a course’ in this space is the difference between a platform that people use and a Customer Service Team that wants to push upper management off of a bridge.
For instance, in the interest of security, I mandated that we create simple smart contracts that require a centralized service to connect them while David was uncomfortable with that imbalance of centralization. So we have begun building a library/chain-storage architecture variant so we can have an extensible architecture on the chain-based backend. As I type these words, I can already feel the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and the cortisol building up in my fingernails.