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Maker/taker should go live asap.

There is no one willing to make a proposal atm, it seems. We'll have to wait.
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Maker/taker should go live asap.

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update


Bitshares Blockchain to be available in Microsoft Azure
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,21115.msg282759.html#msg282759
Status: Done ✔
Developer: Fox

MKR and DAI Focused BitShares Front End
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,21778.msg283693.html#msg283693
Status: Done  ✔
Developer: Nexus
Link: https://x.makerdao.com/

Moonstone Wallet
Currently waiting to be released!
Practically no Fees, Integrated Market with External Exchanges, One Click Sign Up to External Exchanges, Secure Client Side Encryption, Live Updating Interface, Ability to make your Own Backups  - https://moonstone.io/
Status: Alpha
Developer: Bitsapphire
Link for Alpha test: https://app.moonstone.io/register

Smartcoins Point Of Sale (POS) & BitShares Wallet for Android/iPhone
Wallet currently being submitted for approval on app stores
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,20762.0.html
https://steemit.com/crypto-news/@kenCode/smartcoins-wallet-roadmap
Status: Alpha
Developer: BitShares Munich
Estimated Cost of Development and Implementation: -
Estimated Time of Development and Implementation: -

Maker/Taker
This is the first of many new proposals that don't cost the BTS stakeholders much of anything to get powerful new features.  In this case all the stakeholders must do is grant permission for a hardfork that implements a new feature.  100% of the new feature is self funded. 
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=20482.0
https://github.com/cryptonomex/graphene/issues/475
Status: Needs further discussion
Possible Developer: CNX
Estimated Cost of Development and Implementation: 100000 BTS
Estimated Time of Development and Implementation: -

Rate Limited Fees
Free transactions proportional to user's stake and transaction frequency
http://bytemaster.github.io/article/2016/02/10/How-to-build-a-decentralized-application-without-fees/
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,21462.0.html
Status: Ongoing
Possible Developer: abit
Estimated Cost of Development and Implementation: -
Estimated Time of Development and Implementation: -

Negative Fees
As a mean of Subsidizing Market Liquidity. Allows people to get paid for orders sitting on the order books for more than 24 hours for example. This is done to prevent abuse and people buying/selling to themselves. A worker is needed for a specific market. This worker will pay for this negative fees. I think this could be seen as a loan, we pay now, to increase liquidity which will reward BitShares later.
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,21544.0.html
Status: Needs further discussion
Possible Developer: -
Estimated Cost of Development and Implementation: -
Estimated Time of Development and Implementation: -



Bitcoin Sidechain
Bitcoin could be used as collateral for example. It is speculated this would help improve liquidity as atm collateral for MPAs is currently ~200% and with Sidechains, collateral would be reduced to 100%. More MPAs on the market as its creation would have less restrictions.
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,21263.0.html
Status: Needs further discussion
Possible Developer: CNX
Estimated Cost of Development and Implementation: $200000
Estimated Time of Development and Implementation: 3 months

Bond Market
Seems to have been delayed. In order to properly work needs deep market depth. We are not there yet.
Update: on the 2016-02-26 Hangout, @bytemaster mentioned he would start to work on a Bond Market proposal. Discussion here: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,21700.0.html
Status: Needs further discussion
Possible Developer: CNX
Estimated Cost of Development and Implementation: $60000
Estimated Time of Development and Implementation: -

MetaTrader4 Integration
The key feature of MT4 is the ability to buy, create and run your own trading bots - this is a massive source of liquidity and trading volume and there are vast libraries of such bots available on the metatrader marketplace https://www.mql5.com/en/market/mt4
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,19816.0.html
Status: Needs further discussion
Possible Developer: -
Estimated Cost of Development and Implementation: -
Estimated Time of Development and Implementation: -

Autobridging
The BTC → BTS and BTS → USD can be synthesized into a synthetic BTC → USD. The real and synthetic BTC → USD order books can be be further synthesized into single combined order book.
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,21781.0.html
Status: Needs further discussion
Possible Developer: -
Estimated Cost of Development and Implementation: -
Estimated Time of Development and Implementation: -




Others:
- Ethereum Virtual Machine. Ethereum Contracts, but faster.
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This road map is copied into bts Basecamp - https://3.basecamp.com/3319348/buckets/621127/documents/88397031 for easier reference, share and update.

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This road map is copied into bts Basecamp - https://3.basecamp.com/3319348/buckets/621127/documents/88397031 for easier reference, share and update.

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This road map is copied into bts Basecamp - https://public.3.basecamp.com/p/qbYLmCbqG244epwXKwGyiFcE  for easier reference, share and update.

Edit: Updated link.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2016, 10:19:35 am by cube »
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I'm not sure how much even a large marketing campaign will help.  I know what bitshares offers yet I'm not using the exchange.  The perception is it's just an exchange w/ newly added bells/whistles.  ETH and MAID aren't being propelled due to marketing.  Instead, they have a compelling story, a fresh identity that's starting to become reality.

For the long-term viability of bitshares, I think we should start creating relationships outside our world.  Sidechains would be the place to start because a collaborative effort is needed anyways to get it to where it's a game-changer for bitshares.  We can initiate an open dialogue with Blockstream.  Why not us post on their forum?  The visibility would be more far-reaching than a take-a-look-at-us approach..

Working relationships would create and open new opportunities for future ideas.  Result:   automatic buzz, a sense that bitshares is working for everybody, great PR.  I can see CNX getting long-term work from it.

This thread just started by JonnyBitcoin is a good start.
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,21814.0.html

This makes a lot of sense to me.

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Ok, ok.  All this awesome thinking has goaded me into finally releasing this draft article.


Let me know if you can use any of it.
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every business needs marketing, even DACs. in the spirit of a DAC, though, we probably don't need a single coordinated marketing effort. maybe it's best if we break the effort into manageable chunks and have trusted members of this community run with areas they think they can best handle. as a finance researcher specializing in investments with a project management background, i think i can reasonably handle a low-level sustained campaign targeting traders. i also think this is one of the primary groups we should be introducing to our technology.

if someone can either help walk me through how to put together a worker proposal or at least point me to some resources, i'd consider running with this particular effort.

the plan would be to pay someone in this community to put together a reasonable marketing package targeted to traders, mainly highlighting the awesome features of the DEX, then i'd use social media and direct marketing to select retail traders and ultimately small institutions. I'd manage a loose team of freelancers to build and work through a database of candidate traders, and outsource contact.

i'm extremely busy, so this would be a low level effort meant to be sustained over a prolonged period with discrete outreach objectives.

thoughts?


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i tend to agree that a solid product is attractive to new users on its own, but i'd still consider experimenting with some marketing ideas. i also agree that for anyone who cares enough about Bitshares to be reading this forum, we ought to have some personal responsibility in getting the message out ourselves. i personally make it a point to use my twitter account to support the community and i have talked to plenty of friends and colleagues urging them to give it a try.

@cylonmaker2053 You are a perfect candidate to be a Meetup group host. Meetups are the best way to introduce new people to Bitshares and everything the platform has to offer. We have a mobile wallet now too and in a couple weeks we will have the first couple POS systems ready for launch as well so right now is the perfect time to setup a meetup at your local coffee shop, bar or whatever. It's friendly, social people like you who are our greatest asset! Check this out, it is very easy:
http://bitshares.meetup.com

thanks for the vote of confidence. i actually started a crypto club on campus last year, but there wasn't much support and i got buried in work, so i shelved it. maybe it's time to resurrect it and give it a Bitshares skew...

i also like the meetup idea for major cities, but the campus is where all the crypto action is around this small town (and that is not much yet), so i think it best for me to focus on the university club first and then perhaps expand to a general meetup.

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I'm not sure how much even a large marketing campaign will help.  I know what bitshares offers yet I'm not using the exchange.  The perception is it's just an exchange w/ newly added bells/whistles.  ETH and MAID aren't being propelled due to marketing.  Instead, they have a compelling story, a fresh identity that's starting to become reality.

For the long-term viability of bitshares, I think we should start creating relationships outside our world.  Sidechains would be the place to start because a collaborative effort is needed anyways to get it to where it's a game-changer for bitshares.  We can initiate an open dialogue with Blockstream.  Why not us post on their forum?  The visibility would be more far-reaching than a take-a-look-at-us approach..

Working relationships would create and open new opportunities for future ideas.  Result:   automatic buzz, a sense that bitshares is working for everybody, great PR.  I can see CNX getting long-term work from it.

This thread just started by JonnyBitcoin is a good start.
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,21814.0.html

This makes a lot of sense to me.

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I'm not sure how much even a large marketing campaign will help.  I know what bitshares offers yet I'm not using the exchange.  The perception is it's just an exchange w/ newly added bells/whistles.  ETH and MAID aren't being propelled due to marketing.  Instead, they have a compelling story, a fresh identity that's starting to become reality.

For the long-term viability of bitshares, I think we should start creating relationships outside our world.  Sidechains would be the place to start because a collaborative effort is needed anyways to get it to where it's a game-changer for bitshares.  We can initiate an open dialogue with Blockstream.  Why not us post on their forum?  The visibility would be more far-reaching than a take-a-look-at-us approach..

Working relationships would create and open new opportunities for future ideas.  Result:   automatic buzz, a sense that bitshares is working for everybody, great PR.  I can see CNX getting long-term work from it.

This thread just started by JonnyBitcoin is a good start.
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,21814.0.html
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People are apprehensive about paying for marketing ever since Brian page fucked us.  Not saying that pay for marketing wouldn't work, but the last attempt set bts back massively.  It was false promise after false promise.

We also paid delegates like method-x to do marketing, in which he did absolutely nothing.

Fool me once, shame one you. Fool me twice shame on me. Fool me three times, kick me in the balls and tell me not to be so dumb.

Yeah... but I think you can agree that some of their lack of performance had to do with a less than marketable product. Or at least not being able to find a market that wanted/needed/could use that product other than those that invested.

What we had then to what we have now is like night and day.

We do not need to pay a marketer.. what we do need are tools to allow people to better market what we have and a roadmap to how people can profit for themselves using the refer program. Now mind you someone can design a program like this themselves and host their own wallet and then in turn be able to profit based on their performance. It's just that the barrier to entry on that front on the technical end is a bit more than most marketers are willing to stomach.

So there are two or three items I see that we could potentially consider if we were going to use a Worker in this regard:

1. Market research to better identify our target audiences so that we can target our messaging accordingly - intelligence
2. Develop the process/app of launching customized wallets to be more adoptable for marketers - tools
3. Have a management and development department with these tools to promote/manage/support marketers - execution

There is literally the largest army on earth of work at home affiliate marketers that can be employed if the right type of alignment is put in place as i have outlined.

That is where we should be focusing as a DAC platform.

To enable the masses with opportunities to prosper through Bitshares.

We can put together such a proposal for a 'roadmap' in this regard along with budgetary requirements and proposal to execute.

Perhaps with the introduction of no negative voting it might have some legs.

This all really depends on if you want to see Bitshares brand itself grow. Leaving it to anybody else only will result in the promotion of their own brand. Take for example Ronnie.. Openledger is the brand being promoted along with Obits... his efforts affect the price of obits, not really Bitshares.

If you want to see market cap and branding of Bitshares grow, then these are my recommendations based on 20+ years in business.

Thoughts?


Good suggestions, we can definitely make it easier to use our products. But I have my doubts that any market will build his MLM business based in BitShares. There are so many other good systems, schemes on the market for online markters to earn easy and fast money. BitShares market entry barriers are far to high. And as mentioned before, please show me a reasonable business plan where you can make profits through the referral program alone. The referral program profit center is to small! You need to invest thousands in marketing to get a few hundred in turnover.

I think we should focus on the frustrated Bitcoins users and show them our Technology. It took me 90minutes for one BTC transactions yesterday oO . Coindesk /Twitter is full of agree Bitcoin users who are frustrated. Why not trade BitBTC instead?

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Obviously every business that builds on top of Bitshares will do some form of marketing for their own business/brand.  But I agree with @Chris4210 that Bitshares itself very much needs a coordinated, focused marketing effort.  Isn't CNI going to be handling that?


We at BitShares Munich will have a talk with CNI this week to talk about these issues. CNX officially stopped market BitShares and Graphene Technology itself (see Xerocs comment). CNI will have a huge task to promote BitShares and they are not from the community itself.


@abit true it takes more people to get a worker in. But that is how we structured it right? We need to "apply" our marketing project to the DAC and win enough support to get started. That means, whoever is running the BitShares marketing project needs to develop a convincing gameplan for the next few months plus required funding to get the marketing going. It would be a plus to set up milestone workers too. I fully agree that nobody should get the marketing budget for free again. Workers need to deliver what the promised.


@lil_jay890 Do we have other, reasonable suggestions how to improve the BitShares brand? How could we use the worker funds efficiently?
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