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Wanchain Turns One — Video from Founder and CEO Jack Lu

Jack Lu, Founder and CEO of Wanchain

Reflection on our 1st Year

The past year was definitely one to remember for everyone in crypto. We will all remember the market volatility, but also for the fantastic technological progress made across the entire industry. We are very proud of our contributions to the BUIDL movement this year, as we released three major product launches throughout the year. Now as we start 2019, we have Wanchain 3.0 live on mainnet. We have accomplished our roadmap that we laid out when we launched the company. Although we are very excited to be the leading provider of blockchain interoperability, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of mass adoption, excellent user experience, and bridging the traditional world to the Web 3.0 world. We thank you for going along this journey with us, and we can’t wait to share an even more exciting 2019 with you all. Please see below for an extensive overview of some of our accomplishments from Wanchain’s first year.

Sincerely,

The Wanchain Team

Year 1 Milestones and Accomplishments (by Month)

January

01/16: Wanchain Genesis Block

01/18: Wanchain 1.0 Mainnet Launch at BTC Miami

February

02/21: Wanchain India Tour (Delhi, Bangalore, Bombay)

BlockDelhi — Revolutionizing Blockchain in India

02/22: Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Bangalore

March

03/13: South by Southwest Austin, Panel Discussion

03/19: Jack Speaks at Token 2049 in Hong Kong

03/21: “Blockchain Beyond Ethereum: the Next Chapter” in London

03/23: WAN is listed on Binance

03/24: Co-Host blockchain technology and application forum in Beijing

April

04/04: Jack Speaks at Beyond Blocks Summit Tokyo

04/09: WAN gets listed on KuCoin

04/26: Wanchain first meetup in Malaysia

May

05/04: WAN listed on Huobi

05/12: Li Ni Speaks at First One Belt and One Road Innovation Forum (Xiamen, China)

June

06/29: Jack Lu Speaks at the World Blockchain Conference in Wuzhen, China

July

07/05: Jakarta Meetup and Announce Pundi X POS Listing of WAN

07/23: Wanchain 2.0 is Live

Wanchain 2.0 was the launch of the bridge to the Ethereum blockchain. The cross-chain mechanism uses Secure Multi-Party Computation (SMPC) to generate and store private keys in the transaction. These keys are held by nodes in the Wanchain network called Storeman nodes, using SMPC to split the private key across multiple nodes. Wanchain’s system can rebuild the private key using threshold key sharing even if some of the nodes are offline.

August

08/01:Wanchain Joins the Token Alliance in Collaboration with the Chamber of Digital Commerce

08/13: Meet the Wanchain Team

08/30: Wanchain Joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

September

09/13: Wanchain speak at an event about the future blockchain and interoperability in Melbourne, Australia

09/26: Wanchain join the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger

09/26: Wanchain Adds Integration with Binance’s Trust Wallet

October

10/11: MakerDAO’s Dai on Wanchain Becomes First Ever Cross-Chain ERC20 — Beta Testnet Now Open

10/29: Jack and Wanchain Team Present at the Austin Blockchain Collective Town Hall, including a Decentralized Exchange Demo

November

11/28: Wanchain Joins Binance Info’s Gold Label Projects

December

12/11: Wanchain 3.0 Launches Bitcoin Bridge to Ethereum — Continues Rapid Progression in Blockchain Interoperability Mission

Wanchain 3.0 is our next step in bridging blockchains and connecting the world’s digital assets. This product launch brings Bitcoin interoperability to Wanchain’s platform. This means any application built on Wanchain will have interoperability with Ethereum and Bitcoin. Additionally, any Ethereum-based dApp, DEX, protocol, or other project can connect with Wanchain to leverage Bitcoin’s blockchain and users. This will create massive increases in liquidity, demand, and volume for Ethereum-based projects.

12/12: Wanchain’s CEO, VP of Engineering, and VP of Product weigh in on interoperability, our recent 3.0 product launch, updates related to Wanchain’s Proof of Stake solution, and key priorities moving forward into 2019

12/13: MakerDAO’s Dai Stablecoin and MKR are Live on Wanchain, Bringing Interoperability with Bitcoin

12/18: Loopring LRC Token is Now Live on Wanchain, a New Milestone Towards a Decentralized Financial Ecosystem

12/20: Release of WanX — Making Wanchain Cross-chain Transaction Easier for Developers

12/28: Announcing the Wanchain Staking Pilot and 2019 Roadmap Overview

If you made it this far, thank you for reading! Have a fantastic 2019.

Sincerely,

The Wanchain Team

About Wanchain

Wanchain is a blockchain platform that enables decentralized transfer of value between siloed blockchains. Wanchain’s economic infrastructure enables cross-chain financial capability for distributed applications. Wanchain currently enables cross-chain transactions with Ethereum, Bitcoin, and ERC20 tokens. Going forward, we will continue to bridge blockchains and bring cross-chain finance functionality to companies in the industry. Wanchain has employees globally with offices in Beijing (China), Austin (USA), London (UK), Paris (France), and Madrid (Spain).

You can find more information about Wanchain on our website. Additionally, you can reach us through Telegram, Discord, Medium, Twitter, and Reddit. You can also sign up for our monthly email newsletter here.

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Chief Growth Officer @ Acala and Karura. Previously launched Polkadot and Kusama @ Web3 Foundation.