State of the Layer: Apr 13 2018

Community

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen an increase in community emails about where and how users can trade or sell some of the property tokens they hold. While traditional changes do sometimes offer a larger orderbook/market they may not always carry the property market you are looking or they may delisted the market you wanted to use. With this in mind we wanted to remind all users that the OmniDex is always available and allows you to post trades of one Omni Protocol token for any other Omni Protocol token. If there is a matching order on the book your trade is completed instantly, otherwise it’ll stay open until another user posts a matching trade. Check out the full getting started guide for additional information: https://github.com/OmniLayer/omniwallet/wiki/Using-the-OmniDex

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Project Updates

OmniExplorer/OmniAPI

The second round of updates and tweaks to the UI are now out. Addresses should be easier to copy and overall localizations should be a bit better. Updates to api data/calls to support additional data filtering is underway in preparation for the next release.

Omniwallet/OmniEngine

This past month we’ve rolled out some additional Property Management features within Omniwallet. First, Managed properties are now available in Omniwallet. Users now have the ability to create a Managed property as well as access to the Grant/Revoke utilities of these tokens. Additionally the Change Issuer functionality is also now available. These features are accessible from the My Assets page within your Omniwallet account.

Roadmap

State of the Layer: All Hands – Feb 13 2017

State of the Layer: Apr 13 2018

State of the Layer: All Hands – Mar 13 2018

Community

After nearly a month of dedicated work we are pleased to provide this months update.  As promised our initial 2018 roadmap is now complete and available below. Along with this we are also excited to announce updates for several of our hosted projects.

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Project Updates

OmniExplorer

The first phase of the redesigned Omni Explorer is now complete and in final review/testing. We anticipate it should be ready for release tomorrow. Built on react boilerplate this is a ground up rebuild. Designed to have a minimal initial load, data is loaded from our api server as needed. The next phase will finish the majority of the ‘coming soon’ placeholders. But for now the core dataset (address balances, history, transaction details, and property information) is available. Here is a little sneak peak of what to expect with the release:

Teaser

OmniAPI

Now operational, our hosted api service is feeding data to the newly redesigned OmniExplorer. Over the next several days we will be updating and documenting available routes, endpoints and example calls to provide integrators with initial access to protocol data.

Omniwallet/OmniEngine

In preparation for the new explorer, our backend parser (omniEngine) has been updated and now supports unconfirmed/pending network transactions. This data is accessible and usable by both the new api server as well as Omniwallet. Users should notice pending transaction data a little more quickly now within wallets when receiving transactions from outside services.

Omnicore

As previously stated we are currently looking for additional c++ developers familiar with bitcoin technology who would like to participate in and contribute to the project.  Any interested applicants can contact jobs@omni.foundation

Roadmap:
  • Omni Core
    • Fees distributed to Omni holders from decentralized exchange
      • Decentralized trades not involving Omni are subject to a 0.05 % fee
      • This fee is distributed to all Omni holders
    • Optimizing transaction size
      • Shorter marker
      • Merging version and type fields
      • Using LEB128 to compress numbers
    • Non-fungible tokens
      • Creating, managing and sending uniquely identifiable tokens
    • Send-to-many transactions
      • Allows to bundle transactions
      • Requested by and very useful for exchanges
    • Crowdsales supporting bitcoin
      • Currently only tokens can be collected
      • Opens the road for native bitcoin based ICOs
    • Updating the architecture of Omni Core
      • Useful for thin clients
      • Paves the way for verification with VerSum or similar
  • Omni API
    • Update api documentation
    • Improve/add
      • Exchange information
      • Statistics and usage information
  • OmniExplorer
    • Refine UI/Styling
    • Improve Mobile design/rendering/size
    • Evaluate reporting/graphing/statistics/info options
  • OmniWallet
    • Refactor to use new OmniAPI
    • Enable better portability/usability in stand alone configurations
    • HD address/wallet support with recovery phrase
    • Hardware wallet integrations
  • Other items
    • Possible Electrum integration
      • Show token balances
      • Create and transfer tokens

 

State of the Layer: All Hands – Feb 13 2017

State of the Layer: All Hands – Mar 13 2018

State of the Layer: All Hands – Feb 13 2018

Community

Want to engage more with Omni?

Check us out on Reddit Telegram, and Twitter.

Project Updates

 

OmniExplorer

Work on layouts and component structure continues. Getting ready for data integration from api

Omnicore

As previously stated we are currently looking for additional c++ developers familiar with bitcoin technology who would like to participate in and contribute to the project.  Any interested applicants can contact jobs@omni.foundation

 

OmniAPI

Initial api service is running. Streamlining, optimizing and legacy OE route integration work underway.

 

State of the Layer: All Hands – Feb 06 2017

State of the Layer: All Hands – Feb 13 2018

State of the Layer: All Hands – Feb 06 2018

Community Updates

Rather quiet week as most team members have their head down focusing on projects.

Public Service Announcement: We do want to take a moment to remind the community to please double check all transactions before you send them. We’ve been seeing an increase in users who are unfortunately sending their Omni Assets (like Maidsafe and Tether)  to deposit addresses on platforms that do no support that particular Omni Protocol asset. While we try our best to help these users recover their funds there is ultimately little we can do. The Omni Foundation/Omniwallet/Omniexplorer do not have any control over addresses that are created by other platforms/services.

Please ensure when sending an Omni Asset the destination address you are sending your assets to specifically supports what you want to send.

Project Updates

Omni Protocol

Dexx has started work on a plan to optimize transaction payloads with the goal being to reduce overall transactions costs. The first of a few different ideas we are looking into for this year.

OmniExplorer

Work on layout and base components continues.

Omnicore

As previously stated we are currently looking for additional c++ developers familiar with bitcoin technology who would like to participate in and contribute to the project.  Any interested applicants can contact jobs@omni.foundation

Omniwallet

Small bug that could affect some armory offline transaction creations has been patched.

OmniAPI

Initial api service is running. Streamlining, optimizing and legacy OE route integration work underway.

OmniPortfolio

Looking for an easy way to track many of your Omni Assets? One of our members, Sean, has been working on a project for just this dubbed OmniPortfolio: https://www.omniportfolio.org/ . At the moment there are clients for windows/osx/linux but an android port is underway.

State of the Layer: All Hands – Jan 30 2017

State of the Layer: All Hands – Feb 06 2018

State of the Layer: All Hands – Jan 30 2018

Community Updates

Last week we held our first AMA of 2018, Some highlights from the AMA include; What gives value to OMNI, Who are the devs, and Omni projects/structure/expansion. The full AMA discussion can be seen on reddit here.

For those who were at the d10e cayman islands conference we hope you had a chance to check out the UIT speech given by Craig. We heard it got a fantastic response from the crowd and he’s been having a hard time keeping up with the request for discussion from investors and advisors on new ico’s. He’s also been working on discussion with exchanges for enhancements to Omni and omni carried assets, including potential new relationships with other blockchains for omni integrations.

Project Updates

OmniExplorer

As previously mentioned OmniExplorer.info is slated for a relaunch in the coming weeks. We are currently working on a redesigned site that pulls from the existing OmniExplorer styling (to maintain familiarity) while also trying to incorporate some updates. We have decided to use the React Stack (React, React Router, Redux, Redux Saga) with Unit Testing (Jest, Enzyme), and Lint (ESLint) for the base. Our new UI lead Germán is currently working on the new App Layouts.

Omnicore

As the first step in getting ready for the next release Dexx has been working to clean up and clear out some old pull requests. Usable branches/code from previous developers will be maintained and pulled to new branches for any continued development.  As previously stated we are currently looking for additional c++ developers familiar with bitcoin technology who would like to participate in and contribute to the project.  Any interested applicants can contact jobs@omni.foundation

Omniwallet

Omniwallet continues with normal operation.

OmniAPI

Adam has been working on our new API service which will be taking the current api stacks from Omniwallet and Omniexplorer and combining them into one central usable service. At present we have spun up the existing Omniwallet api approx 85% and are working to incorporate the OE routes for a seamless transition.

 

State of the Layer: All Hands – Dec 23 2017

State of the Layer: All Hands – Jan 30 2018

State of the Layer: All Hands – Jan 23 2018

Community Updates

With the beginning of 2018 the Omni Foundation is kicking off the new year with a new attention to community. As our first course to this goal we are going to be holding an AMA on our reddit tomorrow, Jan 25, from 10am – 10pm UTC. We encourage you to join us with your questions about the Omni Protocol, the Foundation and the projects we are working on. We will have a few Team members from different time zones popping in/out throughout the day to respond to questions and discussions on Omni.

Project Updates

OmniExplorer.info

Our block explorer website, OmniExplorer.info, will be undergoing some updates and changes over the next few weeks. The current maintainer of the site is stepping away to focus on more personal matters going forward and will not be able to continue its development. Additional information about the re-release of the new explorer will follow in the coming weeks.

Omnicore

Our reference client is now on version 0.3.0. There are many new features (both client side and protocol side) that we are working on and want to get released to the community this year. As with most projects development and accurate testing are a huge factor when it comes to releasing anything new. To that end we are currently looking for additional c++ developers familiar with bitcoin technology who would like to participate in and contribute to the project.  Any interested applicants can contact jobs@omni.foundation

Omniwallet

Omniwallet continues on as usual. Once the OmniExplorer project is complete we hope to begin working on some much needed updates and improvements to streamline and improve the ease the use for most new comers.

 

State of the Layer: All Hands – Dec 19 2017

State of the Layer: All Hands – Jan 23 2018

State of the Layer: All Hands – Dec 19 2017

  1. Craig
    1. With 0.3 release complete need to start circling back up on Digital Objects (UIT/vAtomic )
  2. Adam
    1. Omniwallet
      1. Handling support
    2. Omnicore
      1. Helping with integrators as needed
    3. Planning for 2018 updates for Omni
      1. Increase social presence
      2. Brand awareness
      3. Looking for additional devs
  3. dexx
    1. During the last days, I prepared the 0.3 release with Z, uploaded the binaries, updated the website, sent out the announcements etc. Then I started with some rather large refactor of Omni Core to make it easier to get an understanding which parts are where.
    2. Working on the new website release
      1. Update released Dec 20

State of the Layer: All Hands – Dec 12 2017

State of the Layer: All Hands – Dec 19 2017