Over the past year there has been a wave of new talent entering the blockchain field changing dynamics of the “blockchain startup” we are used to seeing, this is causing disruption but also a precursor of expansion. We are reaching breakthroughs in scalability, inter chain, off chain, privacy and more which will be first noticed by institutions (as they already have) followed by the general public — (pushing the next phase of mainstream growth)
There a few things to take away from this, one is that there is no difference whether these protocols have an existing brand, history, vision etc (they will simply be a means to an end). Especially with the open source codebases & forks in the space, proprietary X open source hybrid projects will begin to be quite common as we mature. This difference in perspective vs strict protocol developments will be natural as entrepreneurs begin to see blockchains as tools to achieve larger goals vs strictly creation of these tools themselves.
Tech giants already have dedicated teams working to understand these new mechanisms. Once they begin use themselves these will be the first “conventional” players to enter our space & as all blockchains by nature are open source it will be important to differentiate, work, and create value with these newcomers as they arrive. They will bring new found public confidence, excitement, and ideas disrupting nearly every major industry.
As many have noticed there have been some changes to the roadmap recently, specifically the addition of a hardware & scientific team. Here are a few key points ahead on whats to come.
XSN Lightning Swaps
We are excited to announce our dev team is successfully executing lightning swaps from BTC to LTC chains. We are now working on the scripts and executables necessary for XSN support and will add this feature to our XSN Light (Wallet) which will be the beginning of our XSN DEX
XSN Light (Wallet) 2018
A multi-currency wallet that will be serve as the initial platform for the decentralized exchanging of assets (DEX ). Initial version now being prepared for private testing. The wallet will also be able to function as a mobile application when ready and also API directly to stakenet.io allowing users to access and interact with their online profiles directly from within the wallet.
XSN Excalibur (2018/2019)
This will be a custom hardware device where you will be able to store digital assets safely and securely. We will also have a focus on supporting cold storage interactions (staking, exchanging, payments ect). The device will interact with custom mobile applications particularly our coming stakenet.io mobile app, giving a rich user experience.
Updates and additions of coins to our cloud platform stakenet.io we are ready to launch our next staking coin PIVX, as well as launch the official XSN RSB platform
Having been fortunate to collect some specific specialists to our team we have assembled a group drafting a preliminary white paper & proposal on EPoS — which will combine our teams existing expertise in decentralized ledgers, with leading figures in the field of science, medical, health, fitness, and more. This pursuit will immediately get us in the door and open opportunities as it puts us in a unique position of a new type of hybrid hardware X software/bio data protocol.