2017 In Review + 2018 Roadmap!
Wow, what a year Vertcoin has had! We began the year as a skeleton crew running on dreams, and ended as one of the largest and most active crypto communities in the space. 2017 was a year of team growth, technical milestones, self-discovery, and explosive breakout. In this article we are going to review the unprecedented amount of voluntary community support that we have received and the milestones that were achieved by our hard working team members and made possible by you. Read until the end and we will share what’s in the works to make 2018 even better. There is a lot to list, so without further ado…
- BIP34, 66, 65, CSV, and Segwit activation
- One-Click Miner launched!
- Successful on-chain atomic swap with Charlie Lee (LTC)
- LIT Lightning Network activation on main-net
- Electrum wallet and Electrum TOR
- Vertcoin Core Updates (Keeping up with Bitcoin Core)
- New Vertcoin.org website
- Targeted donation platform created
- Road Map created
- Vertaddress.org (generate paper wallets)
- P2Pool 2nd network, proxy network, node scanner created
- iOS wallet in beta
- Insight fork for VTC main and test-net
- Localvertcoins.org created
- Block reward halving! Happy 4th B-Day VTC :D
- New exchanges (Upbit, Bittylicious)
- Ledger support!
- New media outlets (Instagram, Medium)
- Created a Slack server, then switched to Discord
- A new community for traders
- Lead dev James Lovejoy getting interviews under his belt
- New team member Pknight
- New team member Star (Godwits)
- New team member Bryan (Goodminer)
- New team member Gert-Jaap
- New team member Alex (turekaj)
- Returning team member Adam
Annual KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
- Reddit.com/r/vertcoin: 30,639 subscribers, +641%
- Discord: 13,222 members, New!
- Twitter: 71,700 followers, +151%
- Instagram: 2,282 followers, New!
- Price: $6.59, +19,280%
- 55,048 VTC total received in 2017!
We have been working hard to bring you what we know will be some of the biggest technical releases in 2018. These things take time and diligence, but your patience will be rewarded with some very cool new toys.
- New multi-platform Lightning based wallet incl. stealth + atomic swaps
- Vertwallet (temporary iOS wallet)
- Establish the Vertcoin Foundation
- AMD Miner, built from scratch!
- New exchange listings
- New website
- Trezor support
- Expanding VertDocs
- Make LND, Eclair, c-lightning forks for VTC
Let us give a big thanks to all who have helped with the project so far. We love our community and have been amazed at the response to the project. Help us make 2018 the year of Vertcoin by joining any of our social media outlets. Spread the word. Pitch in. After all, we are the people’s coin.
Links and Resources
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vertcoin
- Donations: vertcoin.org/donate
- Roadmap: https://trello.com/b/RbsKPeGw/vertcoin-roadmap
- Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/Yb6EHNy
- Official Website: https://vertcoin.org/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vertcoin
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vertcoin/
Credits: Jern Jernsen Author; KingZen Graphics
Originally published at medium.com.