Chainpoint 2018 Review

Chainpoint saw strong growth in 2018. We’re thrilled that so many organizations are using Chainpoint in real business applications. Our team worked hard to make Chainpoint the fastest and easiest technology for developers to anchor data to Bitcoin. We continue making progress toward our mission of building a global proof engine to safeguard the world’s data.

Highlights

  1. The Chainpoint Network grew to over 6,000 public Chainpoint Nodes and several hundred private nodes in 2018.
  2. Chainpoint is being used in live software applications. We’re thrilled that Chainpoint is not just being used in proof of concepts, but in real applications for real customers. The majority of the applications are outside the blockchain industry.
  3. The Chainpoint Node software was rearchitected to improve performance. Each individual node is capable of generating over 50 million proofs per day on inexpensive hardware.
  4. The first and second place winners of the Consensus 2018 Hackathon used Chainpoint. This highlights the ease of use and broad applicability of Chainpoint.
  5. Chainpoint has seen strong organic growth. Anyone can use Chainpoint like a global utility without a contractual arrangement with a third party.
  6. Chainpoint has become even easier to implement. Developers typically complete an integration in an afternoon with no professional assistance.
  7. The Chainpoint Web Client makes it easy to add the ability to create and verify Chainpoint proofs to any website or mobile application.

Challenges

  1. Regulatory uncertainty has cast a shadow over the entire blockchain industry and slowed everyone’s ability to deliver innovation. We hope this ambiguity is clarified in 2019 and are encouraged by developments such as the Token Taxonomy Act.
  2. Many customers have migrated from the original Tierion application to the Chainpoint Network, but several still haven’t made the switch. The original Tierion application will be available until Q2 2019 to give customers additional time to migrate.
  3. Through out 2018, the markets and the community saw chaos. Many projects had to counteract phishing attacks, misinformation campaigns from speculators, and other tactics seemingly designed to move token prices. Our team chose to counteract this trend by consistently delivering great technology, focusing on real world adoption, and minimizing any forward looking statements. We felt this was the responsible approach given market conditions.

Goals for 2019

Publish the first roadmap for Chainpoint

The broad decline in crypto markets has shaken out speculators. We now feel more comfortable publishing forward looking plans. The first Chainpoint roadmap will be published in Q1 2019.

Chainpoint Logic App Launch

The Chainpoint Logic App developed in conjunction with Microsoft is scheduled to launch in January 2019. This will make Chainpoint accessible to millions of new developers.

Increase Adoption of Chainpoint

We’re thrilled with the real world adoption of Chainpoint. Our goal in 2019 is to accelerate adoption and make it even easier for developers to integrate Chainpoint into their applications.

Multiple Core Operators

We’re focused on growing the network of independent operators of Chainpoint Core in 2019.

Chainpoint Roadmap & Highlights 2018

Below is the Chainpoint Roadmap & Highlights for 2018. We’re proud of the real progress and market adoption. Note that this document is published on the final day of the year. This demonstrates our commitment to avoid hype and deliver real technology to the market.

1/6/2018

  • Chainpoint JS Client released
  • Chainpoint Node 1.3.4 released
  • 4000 public Chainpoint nodes

https://blog.tierion.com/tierion-network-update-january-5-2018

1/19/2018

Xero first previewed Chainpoint Integration

https://twitter.com/Tierion/status/954250361346318337

1/19/2018

  • Chainpoint Node 1.3.5 released
  • Reward Increase

https://blog.tierion.com/tierion-network-update-january-19-2018

1/26/2018

  • 5000 public Chainpoint nodes
  • Discord live

https://blog.tierion.com/tierion-network-update-january-26-2018

2/4/2018

Chainpoint API Tutorial released

https://blog.tierion.com/tierion-network-update-february-4-2018

2/15/2018

https://blog.tierion.com/tierion-network-update-february-14-2018

2/27/2018

  • Rewards Increase
  • 6000 public Chainpoint nodes

https://blog.tierion.com/tierion-registration-update

3/9/2018

Peerkey integrates Chainpoint

https://twitter.com/mubashariqbal/status/972321982653063169

3/13/2018

Ultimus integrates Chainpoint

https://blog.tierion.com/ultimus-integrates-tierion-for-blockchain-digital-process-automation

3/24/2018

  • Chainpoint Node 1.3.7 released
  • Rewards increase
  • 500+ more nodes

https://blog.tierion.com/tierion-network-update-march-2018

3/27/2018

Partnership with Liaison

https://blog.tierion.com/liaison-partners-with-tierion-to-secure-enterprise-data-using-blockchain-proof-technology

4/11/2018

  • Rewards queue launched
  • 7500 nodes

https://blog.tierion.com/tierion-network-update-april-11-2018

4/18/2018

Dell integrates Chainpoint into Boomi

https://twitter.com/Tierion/status/986722957173997568

4/19/2018

Partnership with Xero

https://blog.tierion.com/xero-integrates-with-tierion-to-secure-accounting-data-using-chainpoint

4/24/2018

Tierion presentation at CockroachDB

https://blog.tierion.com/tierion-uses-cockroachdb-to-scale-to-100-million-blockchain-proofs-per-day

5/3/2018

  • Chainpoint Node 1.4.1 release
  • Chainpoint Node UI launch

https://blog.tierion.com/tierion-network-update-may-3-2018

5/11/2018

Consensus 2018

https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/996391870627491840

5/14/2018

Proof Announcement

https://blog.tierion.com/the-original-tierion-application-is-retiring

5/14/2018

Consensus 2018 Hackathon — AnchorSupply and Veriphresh

https://blog.tierion.com/consensus-2018-hackathon-winners-use-chainpoint

6/11/2018

Partnership with EVRYTHNG

https://blog.tierion.com/evrythngs-blockchain-integration-hub-integrates-chainpoint-to-track-supply-chain-provenance

6/18/2018

SignRequest uses Chainpoint for document time stamping.

https://blog.tierion.com/signrequest-uses-chainpoint-to-anchor-documents-to-the-bitcoin-blockchain

6/22/2018

  • Chainpoint Node 1.5.0 released
  • Open Registration
  • Calendar optimization 33%

https://blog.tierion.com/chainpoint-network-update-june-2018

6/29/2018

Accredible uses Chainpoint for educational credentials.

https://twitter.com/Accredible/status/1012603071363469312

7/8/2018

TokenSoft integrates Chainpoint to improve regulatory compliance in token sales

https://blog.tierion.com/tokensoft-uses-chainpoint-to-improve-compliance-in-token-sales

7/30/2018

  • Chainpoint Node 1.5.2
  • Redis and Postgres to RocksDB

https://blog.tierion.com/chainpoint-node-1.5.2-release-notes

7/31/2018

Tierion Joins Hyperledger and Linux Foundation

https://blog.tierion.com/tierion-joins-hyperledger-and-the-linux-foundation

8/2/2018

Featured Company in One World Identity

https://twitter.com/Tierion/status/1025004569577902080

8/20/2018

  • Chainpoint Node 1.5.3 released
  • Full transition to RocksDB. A single Chainpoint Node with this modest hardware configuration was able to receive over 1000 hashes per second and return over 600 proofs per second. In a hybrid test where the node simultaneously received hashes and requests for proofs, the node was able to receive over 250 hashes per second and return over 500 proofs per second.

https://blog.tierion.com/chainpoint-node-1.5.3-release-notes

9/12/2018

Chainpoint Web Client Preview

https://twitter.com/WayneVaughan/status/1040003505212219392

9/13/2018

SilverStripe integrates with Chainpoint

https://blog.tierion.com/silverstripe-module-uses-chainpoint-to-anchor-data-to-bitcoin

10/24/2018

KrakenIM integrates Chainpoint

https://twitter.com/Tierion/status/1055186408833347584

11/12/2018

Chainpoint Roughtime Service

https://twitter.com/Tierion/status/1062089643993321474

11/27/2018

Messari Launch Partner

https://twitter.com/MessariCrypto/status/1067422674064945154

12/10/2018

Jungla integrates with Chainpoint

https://blog.tierion.com/jungla-uses-chainpoint-to-improve-the-auditability-of-genetic-data

12/20/2018

  • Chainpoint Node 1.5.4
  • HTTPS Support (experimental)
  • finalize the migration to RocksDB

https://blog.tierion.com/chainpoint-node-1-5-4-release-notes

Thank You

We’d like to thank everyone that used Chainpoint and supported the community throughout 2018. Our team is thrilled Chainpoint continues to gain real traction in the market place. We look forward to showing you what we have in store for 2019.