The BitShares Newsletter is coming out within the week I was told. It has a section all about the music project.
For those interested in acquiring Notes, the only way to do that will be through the online (centralized) exchanges that support it. Pre-sale has been over for 2 weeks now.
I'm actually typing up, as we speak, an update to the site + a newsletter set to go out first days of January.
The goal is to let everyone know just what we are up to. The problem with having a project that is on one side open sourced/decentralized/P2P and the other side is a for profit corporation going up against giants in a shark infested ocean! Quite the juggling act
We could go ahead and release everything we have so far, in order to satisfy the crypto community but if we did that, we open ourselves up to tremendous risk from the competition. I'm not talking the crypto competition here like ethereum or BitTunes or anything like that. I'm talking about YouTube, Apple, Spotify, etc.
The BitShares Music Blockchain depends on PeerTracks and PeerTracks depends on the blockchain. At least in the early stages. PeerTracks must stay closed source in order to come out the gates swinging. And BitShares Music must be open sourced for the obvious reasons.
So here is my solution for the short term.
We are writing up a detailed schedule of everything happening within the first quarter of 2015. That way you all know what to expect and you aren't left in the dark.
One thing is certain even today, we are launching in March. So going back from there, you will know what dates we will be showing off the wallet, the PeerTracks platform, and of course all the code for the blockchain.
Regarding the back end, BitShares 1.0 needs to be out for us to send our people down to Virginia to work directly with the core team.
In the meantime they are working on everything else. The Music project has evolved into something much bigger than just a DPOS blockchain. It will actually be a entire stack of technologies working together. For now the only info available regarding code, is the C++ version of hyperledger that BitSapphire just converted and of course what the BitShares core team is doing.
The wallet BitSapphire did is still closed source, so is the PeerTracks website, etc.
So the closer we get to march, the more secret sauces will be revealed until everything is out there.
All this to say that in the first days of January you will be presented with a detailed schedule with the main milestones clearly stated. This will be posted in the forums, it will be a newsletter in itself and the sites will be updated accordingly as well.
Happy Holidays till then!