What Happened in January?
January’s been a quiet month on the marketing and social front for Cirus, but there’s been a ton going on behind the scenes!
Cirus Browser Extension:
Our Product Engineering Team continues to forge ahead in their ongoing sprint / QA cadence. After the first update to address the initial reported bugs, we continued collecting and investigating reported issues (thanks to the continued ticket submissions by the way, they’re are a huge help!). Many of the reported issues with registering and logging-in have been addressed, though we’re still tracking down and troubleshooting a couple more.
Since then, a few minor UI and backend tweaks have been made over the last month (you’ll notice that we’re up to V 1.0.6 in the extension stores).
Here’s a (very) condensed list of some of the items on the horizon update-wise.
- Minor and Major UI/UX changes (these will happen in phases)
- Compatibility certification with a few more browsers
- Continued development of the “Build Your Profile” section
- Ongoing work on the backend for stability, scalability, future-proofing, wallet integration, etc.
Cirus DeFi Platform
Initial development on the Cirus Platform (for staking) is done. The work is being audited by two separate security firms. We want to make sure that we get things done properly. Stepping into DeFi brings with it a whole new level of risk (we’re sure you’ve noticed), so we’re letting the professionals have a go at it (audits, penetration testing, etc.) before we publish. Much safer than the alternative.
The Cirus Device
In parallel with the ongoing work on the browser extension, a push was made to finalize the firmware and management software for V1 of the Cirus Device (The ISP version). We’re pleased to say that we got it done on time, and official deliveries to the ISP will start within a month.
We’ve also started 3D printing work to, among other things, fine tune the form-factor of the D2C (retail) version of the device, i.e. the one that looks like this:
Also, one more time and a bit louder for those in the back: The ISP device (V1) that we’re about to deliver has a more traditional router form-factor — it looks more like a regular router and all the fun stuff is on the inside. We’re saving the fancy design for the D2C (retail) devices.
We’ll keep you posted on how the deliveries and design-work are progressing on the hardware front. You can expect a more formal announcement after the routers have shipped.
There’s lots of work happening internally as well. We’ve added a few team members and are in the middle of onboarding them. You’ll meet them later on, once they’re settled in. We’ve also been assessing and working on some internal processes, with scalability in-mind so we can be ready to push and grow as efficiently as possible over the coming months and years. We have a lot on our plates, so we need to make sure nothing gets missed.
Speaking of which — as we mentioned earlier, it’s been a quiet month on the social front, but you’ll start seeing and hearing from us more regularly across all channels, including our newly-opened Discord Channel , going forward. Go check it out!