Welcome to the eighth edition of the Expanse Newsletter for 2017. This
publication is a bi-monthly newsletter issued on the 1st and 15th of
each month to share happenings within our community. Keep in mind that
breaking news can come at any time, but the Expanse Newsletter is a
great overview of progress, news, and our current focus.
In this Newsletter, we will share how Expanse has been accepted as an Alpha Startup for the Collision Tech Conference, and we will be exhibiting there. We will go over development updates and share about our new marketing partners in China.
To start off, Expanse has been selected as a prestigious Alpha Startup for the Collision Tech Conference in New Orleans! Only 10 percent of startups that apply are accepted. This gives us the opportunity to present Votelock™ and Expanse.Tech at this huge conference―not just sponsoring, but demonstrating our technology to a massive audience. Collision is “America’s fastest growing Tech Conference” with 20 thousand attendees comprised of approximately 3000 CEOs and representatives from 4500 companies from over 110 countries. This is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase Expanse. (Expanse is planning to announce some important new developments at this venue, as well.)DEVELOPMENT UPDATES FOR EXPANSE.TECH
The immediate goal for the development team is to improve Expanse tooling. For the past two weeks, they have been busy improving the experience with the Parity wallet and vastly improving the Block Explorer. The need to work on the Explorer arose as Parity needs to get the transaction history. A Perfectly reliable source is needed for that. They are using cutting edge technology for the Explorer, including reactjs, websockets, and semantic UUI for tooling.
The team has also set up nodes for Parity and GEXP with our partner, Microsoft Azure. They are working on adding sections for the Expanse Advisory Board and the new development team to the main page; improving the experience with the Expanse official pool; launching Gander so that Expanse will be able to integrate into any app or application; and developing API for other developers so that third party devs can easily work with Expanse.
A new “Bond Explorer” is being built to explore the Expanse Bond System (EBS) and an updated EBS wallet GUI is also on the way. The EBS system itself is being enhanced and will update at block 600,000. There are other things coming on the Roadmap, but these improvements and updates are needed first to increase the quality and utility of the project. To date, the EBS has been successful at getting people to remove Expanse from exchanges and into smart contracts. As we expand this blockchain of simulated smart contract staking, there will be less resistance on the order books and more potential gains for loyal Expanse holders.
All the main nodes to GEXP 1.6.0-beta-1. Everyone will need to update their nodes by block 600,000 because we are upgrading to the latest ETH protocols.
To keep it short and sweet, Hongico.com is the same Chinese marketing team that helped make PIVX a huge success. James Clayton. Expanse co-founder and community manager is working directly with their ambassador, SOOPNON. They have a proven track record of being the best at bringing attention to Cryptocurrencies that do not have great exposure in China. Soopnon, along with the team at Hongico.com, will be getting Newsletters translated, information shared, discussions started, and spreading all of the exciting news from Expanse to the massive crypto market of China! This process has already started and our attention in Chinese markets is going to be increasing dramatically as these translations are completed. This is a long-term partnership, and we will be continuing to market to China and working with Soopnon and his dedicated team. Note: Soopnon has also helped make Supernet and Komodo a success in China and is being added to the Expanse Team list.
Why did we choose to base Expanse on Ethereum instead of building
projects or ICOs on it instead? The main reason is simply that it allows
us total creative freedom and the ability to experiment with the
amazing open source code from the Ethereum team. Rather than just
copying Ethereum like some and “making better decisions,” we wanted to
try different experiments with the code, creating something truly unique
while having total compatibility for Dapps. This allows Ethereum Dapps
to be ported to Expanse and Expanse Dapps to be ported to Ethereum,
growing the ecosystem in a respectful synergistic way. Gavin Wood of
Ethereum built our first version of Parity, and we greatly respect the
team and the project they have built. Expanse, by the way, is the
original first surviving fork of Ethereum. From the start, we created a
custom difficulty algorithm and block timing design to have minimal
orphans and a more resistant blockchain at lower hash power than
Ethereum. Other early forks did not plan ahead and have not survived
using Ethereum as their core code. (We were the second fork of Ethereum;
the first is now based on Lisk.)
DOWNLOAD THE EXPANSE BOND SYSTEM (EBS)
HOW TO BUY BONDS USING MIST AND THE BOND DAPP
HOW TO USE THE EBS CONTRACT ON MIST:EXP
If you have not already joined the Expanse Slack, please do so. Take advantage of the friendly community of over 1800 people. This is the best place for providing feedback on developments like the new EBS. You can also ask the Expanse team and community questions directly.
We have recently launched our Expanse.Tech Linkedin page. Be sure to follow Expanse on Linkedin. Thank you in advance! Additionally, our lead marketing director, Marcia, is now taking lead at expanding and improving our Linkedin presence, as she is the most experienced with fortune 500 companies and Linkedin standards.
LIST OF CURRENT PARTNERSHIPS
This is a list of negotiated Expanse.Tech Partnerships. Partnerships are formed when the various companies agree on the term “Partnership,” usually in exchange for promotions and additional visibility in the world of Blockchain, or some type of mutually beneficial relationship.
INTERLEDGER PROTOCOL OF RIPPLE XRP
Expanse is one of the first Alternative Blockchain projects to join ILP, Interledger protocol of Ripple. There are a few “Internet of Blockchain” projects out there, but this is perhaps the most promising of them all. Expanse is staying ahead of the curve and ready, just in case this works out and is a success. It is an open source project and anyone can join. The Expanse team was one of the first to sign up to be a part of it back in September 2016.
SHOPPING WITH EXPANSE MADE EASY BY COINPAYMENTS
You can shop at many merchants right now using the Coinpayments Platform. We are one of the Alternative Tokens listed on Coinpayments, and they are a reliable trustworthy payment provider that works much like Bitpay does for Bitcoin.
BEST IN BLOCKCHAIN STARTUPS 2018 PARTNERS AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
DOWNLOAD BORDERLESS TECH ALPHA PREVIEW HERE
Current features include Marriages, Status updates, Web Of Trust, Notary, Citizenship, and many more features on the way soon!