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Stratis CEO Discusses Big News and their upcoming ICO Platform
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Stratis ICO Platform Full Release
Today we are pleased to announce the release of the Stratis ICO Platform. The ICO Platform is feature rich and enables users to deploy an ICO within minutes via the ‘Deploy to Azure’ button.
Features of the Stratis ICO Platform include:
• A highly customizable design, which enables you to ensure the ICO site conforms with your unique branding.
• The ability to accept funds in USD, BTC, STRAT and 50+ additional cryptocurrencies via Changelly, a service that enables ICO contributors to pay in many digital currencies.
• Integration with Onfido’s ‘Know-Your-Customer’ (KYC) service that screens contributors against anti-money laundering watch-lists and undertakes document checks.
• Support for Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallets, enabling issuers to collect funds securely. This means the funds collected during the ICO are not stored on the server itself.
• The Stratis ICO Platform is provided free of charge, overcoming the high costs of existing crowd-funding solutions.
Chris Trew, CEO of Stratis, commented: “With this platform we’ve drastically improved the user experience for both ICO issuers and contributors. Today’s ICO solutions tend to be either DIY, which comes with substantial security risks or they tend to charge a significant fee, but it doesn’t need to be this way. At Stratis, we are focused on making blockchain simple and accessible, which is why the core Stratis blockchain has been written completely from the ground up in the widely understood language of C# and the .NET framework. We want as many developers as possible to access the benefits of decentralised technology.”
The Stratis ICO Platform and associated documentation is now available on GitHub: https://github.com/stratisproject/ICO-Platform
Stratis Smart Contracts in C# Alpha Release
Stratis are proud to announce the alpha release of Stratis Smart Contracts in C#.
A significant amount of time and effort has gone into developing a new approach to Smart Contracts, ensuring the product is easy to learn and the most inclusive platform for developers and businesses.
Stratis has engineered the first smart contracts platform built entirely from the ground up in native C# on the .NET framework, the most popular enterprise programming language on the most widely-used enterprise framework.
This makes it easier to integrate into existing enterprise architectures than other platforms, Stratis Smart Contracts in C# opens many doors previously blocked due to computing language barriers. Stratis will soon also provide support for the functional programming language F#, particularly popular in the finance sector.
“We believe smart contracts are one of the backbones of blockchain as a transparent, decentralized marketplace, and that the more inviting you can be to get people to join that marketplace, the faster blockchain will be adopted” says Stratis CEO Chris Trew. “Our foundation in C# and .NET programming broadens the world of smart contracts immediately, and we look forward to seeing what people do with it.”
Several other blockchain companies have launched smart contracts offerings, but required development in an entirely different programming language or a new digital ecosystem with new languages, decompilers and integrated development environments (IDEs). Stratis Smart Contracts in C# builds upon an established and popularized framework, language and ecosystem. Therefore, it is more readily poised for wider adoption as a smart contract standard.
Below is a technical overview of the Stratis Smart Contract in C# offering at the recent Blockchain Expo, London.
“Stratis believes blockchain will change the world, and we are creating products that make this new world as inclusive and welcoming as possible,” Trew says. “Stratis Smart Contracts in C# is designed to welcome developers.”
To get started with Stratis Smart Contracts in C#, please refer to the below materials.
Documentation: https://smartcontractsdocs.stratisplatform.com Faucet: https://smartcontractsfaucet.stratisplatform.com/ GitHub Repository: https://github.com/stratisproject/StratisBitcoinFullNode/tree/sc-alpha Discord (Smart Contracts Support): https://discord.gg/3AA8PYm
Stratis Release Interim Wallet v184.108.40.206
Stratis Sidechains Alpha Release
Stratis are proud to announce the Stratis Federated Sidechains Alpha Release in C# on the .NET framework.
Stratis has focused on developing the sidechains infrastructure to ensure the product is easy to use and the most inclusive platform for developers and enterprises.
Enterprises can create their own sidechains whilst benefiting from on-going enhancements to the Stratis blockchain. Stratis Sidechains provide enterprises with the ability to provision custom sidechains with flexible modules such as consensus, block size and privacy; delivering scalable blockchain solutions.
Building sidechains in C# makes it easier to integrate into existing enterprise architectures and opens the door previously blocked due to programming language barriers. Stratis sidechains in C# builds upon the established .NET framework, language and ecosystem. Therefore, it is more readily poised for wider adoption.
Stratis CEO Chris Trew states, “Sidechains provide a means to quickly provision, sandbox and deploy a bespoke blockchain tailored to specific enterprise processes. Because Stratis sidechains remain linked to the well-established Stratis mainchain, enterprises can be certain their blockchain implementations will continue to benefit from enhancements made by our core team of highly-experienced developers.”
Sidechains improve scalability of blockchains, a long-running challenge of decentralised computing. Aside from leaving the mainchain free to exchange funds, Stratis sidechains make it possible to specify both the block size and block interval, increasing the number of transactions in each block and/or reducing the time between each block.
Sidechain wallets will allow cross-chain transactions for users to transfer funds between the Stratis mainchain and the sidechains. This interoperability feature enables interactions across blockchains while giving users the confidence that any sidechain’s digital assets will always be backed by the Stratis token.
Stratis is also working on enabling enterprises to run smart contracts on their respective sidechains which will be implemented in a future release.
To showcase this technology, we have created a test environment named Apex on the Stratis testnet network. The Apex sidechain interacts seamlessly with the STRAT mainchain on the testnet network. Users can easily participate in testing this technology themselves by exchanging TSTRAT for TAPEX coins.
You can now try out the Stratis Sidechains Alpha Release by setting up Stratis and Apex wallets on the testnet network and use them for cross-chain deposits and withdrawals.
Stratis Q1/Q2 Development Roadmap Update
Stratis is pleased to share a summary of development milestones based
on the Q1/Q2 2018 roadmap. This update highlights the key releases
delivered by Stratis in the first half of 2018.
Full Node The release of the Full Node mainnet beta was a significant milestone for Stratis. Enhancements were made across core components such as the P2P code and consensus protocol.
Release Date: 28th March 2018
Stratis Core (Full Node GUI) Stratis Core was successfully released on mainnet, improving user experience and functionality. This release also included an updated instance of the Stratis Full Node.
Release Date: 11th April 2018
ICO Platform The Stratis ICO Platform was made available and is easily deployable on Microsoft Azure. This platform is feature-rich, including support for HD Wallet and integrated KYC support.
Release Date: 9th May 2018
Breeze Wallet with Privacy Protocol Stratis is aware of the excitement around the Breeze with Privacy Protocol release and appreciates the continued patience. Work is progressing on the project and further updates will be communicated in due course.
Release Date: To be confirmed.
Stratis Academy The Stratis Academy allows developers to gain an in-depth knowledge of blockchain technology utilizing the Stratis Platform. This release was well received by the development community and we will be carrying out regular updates to the content.
Release Date: 28th June 2018
Stratis Identity Stratis has added additional features to the Identity iOS App and have resubmitted the application to Apple for App Store approval. Stratis Identity is readily available for Android on the Google Play Store.
Release Date: To be confirmed.
Stratis Smart Contracts C# developers can now start building their own smart contracts in native C# and deploy them on the Stratis blockchain. This alpha release is the first smart contracts platform built entirely from the ground up in native C# on the .NET framework.
Stratis has designed an example that developers can follow on the Stratis Academy.
Release date: 16th May 2018
Stratis Sidechains The Stratis Sidechains alpha release unlocked the possibilities of scaling the Stratis blockchain using sidechains. This was achieved using a Two-Way Federated Peg solution that enables cross-chain transactions to and from a sidechain.
Release Date: 27th June 2018
Chris Trew stated “Our Q1/Q2 2018 development roadmap was intentionally aggressive in terms of what we wanted to achieve. I’m proud of what the team has delivered, with the introduction of important updates to the Stratis Platform. The ability to run smart contracts and to provision sidechains opens up a world of potential applications that enterprises can build on the Stratis Platform. I look forward to seeing the creative innovations third-party developers will realise.”
Stratis is looking forward to the second half of 2018 and will be publishing the Q3/Q4 roadmap in the coming weeks.