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A running log of key milestones for Storecoin to-date

November 2018
We announce that we’re working on a layer 2, tokenized application platform - Tweet
We attend Coindesk’s Consensus: Invest conference. At the VIP party, the feedback for our Platform design is very positive - Tweet
We now speak Japanese! - Tweet
We now speak Chinese! - Tweet
We now speak Korean! - Tweet
We now speak Russian! - Tweet
Our sponsorship to request public peer review for our Governance of decentralized checks and balances goes live on Token Daily - Tweet
For the first time in 10+ months, we message our Wallet owners - Tweet
Research on the Storecoin layer 2 Platform takes the next step - Tweet
Creator Chris McCoy shares The Storecoin Story with 1,200+ high school entrepreneurship students in Washington State - Tweet
The project welcomes its first Community members accepted through Storecoin’s Proof of Community application - Tweet
First draft of Connect is released for internal peer review. Connect Architecture is like Facebook Platform but for zero-fee $STORE-powered payments in the public internet. It’s the bridge for apps to gain secure permissions to bring $STORE into their environment as programmable, zero-fee payments and zero-fee incentivized API calls.
October 2018
Storecoin releases its Governance spec for public peer review - Learn More
First version of the Storecoin Wallet released - View
The Storecoin Team grows to 25+. Our latest team member is Charles Belle, our Director of Compliance who is working on global banking relationships, MTLs in the U.S. and more - Read the announcement
Our BlockFin consensus algorithm evolves. The technical whitepaper gets closer to public release - View progress
First draft of the Secure Currency Transfer Protocol (SCTP) is released for internal peer review. SCTP may serve as an external interface for DyPoS to connect Storecoin’s zero-fee payments architecture with the public internet - Learn More
First draft of WebC - a zero-fee, $STORE-enhanced public internet is released - See the early spec
Storecoin begins sharing research around its monetary policy and its path to becoming sound money - Learn More, Tweet
Storecoin's economics research uncovers how Proof-of-Stake and Proof-of-Work will lead public blockchains in efficiency as costs decrease for storage, bandwidth, and CPU resources - Learn More
Storecoin releases Proof of Knowledge to identify Community members well-versed in the project and qualified to take on operational and leadership roles - Learn More
Storecoin announces its first GovCon to be held in San Francisco in May 2019 - Learn More
September 2018
Storecoin presents its project research and technology in San Francisco - Tweet , Tweet
Research to minimize protocol threats evolves - Learn More
Product development begins as staking research progresses - Learn More
Storecoin completes its next iteration of BlockFin research focusing on Byzantine fault tolerance - Learn More
Storecoin Creator Chris McCoy gives a presentation to a group of 50+ investors - Read the transcript
Governance research shows how approved changes are reviewed and deployed to dWorker nodes without manual intervention - Learn More
Storecoin releases the story of its creation - Read
Early designs for ecosystem tools to bring zero-fee $STORE into the application layer and eventually the cash register are released - View
Early designs showing how $STORE owner will stake their tokens to secure the p2p blockchain are released - View
Storecoin’s CTO Rag Bhagavatha shares the project at the Crypto Finance Conference in Half Moon Bay CA
Research on DyPoS and security evolves. The project will use the Bezier curve for its configurability. - Tweet
BlockFin goes into internal peer review. The latest research is constructed based on smaller building blocks, which have been validated with the prior work done in academia - Learn More
August 2018
Creator Chris McCoy explains the benefits of Storecoin's DyPoS protocol during a panel discussion on scalability at Bitcoin Magazine's Distributed 2018 Conference - Article - Video
Storecoin presents "Can Decentralization and High-Throughput Co-exist?" at the Futurist Conference in Toronto - Photo
Venture Capitalist Matthew Ocko joins Storecoin Team as investor, advisor - Learn More
The first design iteration for the API-layer of WebC -- the internet powered by zero-fee, p2p, $STORE payments -- is finished. - Tweet
Our BlockFin consensus algorithm begins the next phase of engineering and development - Photo
Storecoin releases the next version of its research - Read the Visual Whitepaper
The Alphabit Fund joins Storecoin as an investor and strategic partner
Storecoin’s Telegram organically grows to 1,900+ and the   tee-shirt begins to spread around the world - Join
Launched the Telegram Supergroup for discussion on Storecoin's Governance - Join
Launched a Twitter account for discussion on Storecoin's Governance - Join
Storecoin finalizes its long-form project description - Read
July 2018
Storecoin makes advancements in economics and security research, bringing $STORE closer to having properties of hard money and high degrees of Store-of-Value properties - View
Storecoin introduces a long-term Treasury giving the protocol Genesis block Treasury to use for +1,000-years - Learn More
Creator Chris McCoy presents on the Scalability Panel at Bitcoin Magazine’s Distributed 2018 Conference in SF - Photos
Storecoin advances product and engineering work on Govnodes, the dApps hosting Storecoin's Governance while also keeping it censorship resistant - Learn More
Storecoin adds a Chief Compliance Officer to work on money transmitter licenses in the United States and global KYC compliance for its dWorkers - More
Storecoin introduces a long-term Treasury giving the protocol Genesis block Treasury to use for +1,000-years - Learn More
Bitcoin.com highlights Storecoin’s governance of checks and balances - Read the article
Creator Chris McCoy takes Storecoin to the island of Malta, presenting the technology at Coin Agenda: Europe - Photo, Photo, Photo
Storecoin releases its new logo - Photo
June 2018
Storecoin grows its team of full-time contractors, consultants, and advisors to 25 - Photo
Testing on BlockFin, Storecoin’s consensus engine, grows to 220 validator nodes and 40 message nodes - See Github Repo, Photo
Storecoin’s    tee-shirts begin reaching Community members around the world - Photo
Storecoin’s economic research pushes yearly inflation to 2% maximum and pegs it to the percentage of staking and store-of-value on the blockchain - Learn More
Storecoin finalizes its economic thesis on how protocols grow in value over the long-term - View
Creator Chris McCoy joins the Scalability panel at CPC’s Crypto DevCon in Mountain View - Watch the panel
Tech media legend Tony Perkins interviews Storecoin Creator Chris McCoy on blockchain, tokenizing data and Storecoin's unique system of using dynamic inflation to fund zero-fee transactions for users of the network
Research begins on solving chargebacks and fraud in payments with a new type of decentralized worker -- the sAgent - Learn More
Creator Chris McCoy takes Storecoin to Singapore, presenting our technology and economics at Coin Agenda: Asia - Learn More
Blockview — SQL for Blockchains — is the first ecosystem project to begin engineering and development
May 2018
Storecoin begins testing a version of BlockFin peer-to-peer (p2p) core built using "feeds" and "follow" model of data replication. - Learn More
Research on security and economics evolves, focusing the project on incentivizing high values of Store-of-Value to achieve decentralization and on-chain security. - Learn More
Proof-of-Community, the way for Storecoin followers to become official Community members, is launched. Members from 12 different countries instantly request to host STORE meet-ups - Read More
The STORE Manager, Storecoin’s tool for dWorkers to manage their staking on the blockchain, goes into development - Learn More
Storecoin’s Telegram channel organically grows to 300 members - See More
The Storecoin Engineering Team launches its Twitter account , begins sharing weekly - View
Storecoin launches its Facebook Page - Like
Storecoin launches its Linkedin Page - Follow
Storecoin makes its Github and development of BlockFin partially public - Star
Cryptowire — a Storecoin Ecosystem project — begins publishing weekly updates on the cryptocurrency space on a new website - View
Storecoin pioneers the concept of Fork Tolerance for consensus algorithms - Learn More
April 2018
Storecoin publishes Basil, an open-source proposal to increase the throughput and decentralization in the open source Tendermint BFT consensus engine -View on Github
BlockFin— the fork tolerant, auditable, leaderless, high throughput, and decentralized consensus protocol invented by Storecoin — officially becomes patent pending
Storecoin submits an open source improvement proposal for improving the decentralization and throughput of Tendermint -- the consensus mechanism for the Cosmos project and the Tendermint Foundation
Storecoin releases its 8-year roadmap detailing how the public protocol can evolve from from apps, to smart contracts, to the cash register and beyond -Learn More
Plans for the Storecoin Ecosystem Fund begin. . It’ll be run by Footprint Ventures and will focus on making equity-based investments into projects that can grow the adoption, security, governance, and decentralization of Storecoin. -Learn More
Long-term custodianship of token-based Treasury is put into place
The v3 spec for a Governance with United States-inspired Checks and Balances is released
Storecoin grows its team to 14+
March 2018
Storecoin achieves 10,000+ Transactions Per Second in a 21-validator node set-up and 159,000+ TPS in an 8-node set-up
The first-ever podcast interview with Storecoin Creator Chris McCoy and CTO Rag Bhagavatha is released - Listen
Storecoin releases its technical white paper for BlockFin to its internal team of technologists and advisors
Storecoin publishes a visual presentation on BlockFin, to be used for future public presentations - See the preso
Storecoin’s legal team builds a KYC/AML and Global Securities Law-compliant plan to grow the project to +21,000 wallets before public launch
Storecoin open sources its internal research on consensus protocols - View
February 2018
Storecoin releases its first spec for BlockFin, a leaderless, high-throughput, and decentralized consensus algorithm that sits underneath DyPoS - See
Research for Storecoin’s Governance reaches version 2 for internal peer review
Govnodes, a new type of decentralized worker to host the votes and communication for Governance and keep it censorship resistant, go into product development - Learn More
Storecoin releases a v1 spec for Level 2 scaling through Masternodes (encrypted agents)
Storecoin professionalizes its Treasury Management, committing to keeping 75% in USD and 25% in cryptocurrencies. It also moves over to an enterprise-grade multi-signature
Storecoin CTO Rag Bhagavatha begins working full-time on the project
Second milestone-based token sale is completed
January 2018
Michael Arrington and XRP Capital, Ari Nazir and Neural Capital, Anthony Pompliano and Full Tilt Capital, plus 200 others close out Storecoin’s second, invite-only token sale
Creator Chris McCoy and CTO Rag Bhagavatha commit to an 8-year vesting schedule, the first of its kind in the cryptocurrency market - Learn More
Working with Amazon’s Blockchain Strategy Group, Storecoin begins securing its code base, private keys, and more with Project Fort Knox - Learn More
Storecoin launches its public Telegram Super Group - Join
Creator Chris McCoy introduces Storecoin to the Crypto Finance Conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland. - Watch the video
Storecoin launches its Instagram - Follow
Footprint — the operating company that started Storecoin - re-focuses to becoming the *ConsenSys for Storecoin* -Footprint
Storecoin adds two new executives and grows its team overall by 4 new members, including Noah Ruderman, Stephen McKeon and Nathaniel Lubin as advisors for technology, economics and communications, respectively
December 2017
Economic R&D evolves the project from solving blockchain for franchise and chain stores into solving the problem of p2p, zero-fee, programmable payments
First load testing results of Storecoin’s DyPoS protcol are released - See the results
Internal technical peer review begins for BlockFin , Storecoin’s consensus algorithm
Plans begin to transition Storecoin, Inc. — a Delaware C-Corporation — into a non-profit foundation by the time the protocol launches in 2019
November 2017
The v2 spec for a Governance with Checks and Balances launches
Storecoin welcomes Mark Ramberg as advisor on security, platforms and digital delivery systems - Learn More
October 2017
The v1 spec for a Governance with Checks and Balances launches
Storecoin hires patent attorney Rajiv Patel of Fenwick and West in Mountain View - Learn More
September 2017
The v1 economic and project spec for a Decentralized Security Guard network (dGuards) on Storecoin launches
Storecoin releases Where the Dynamic Proof of Stake Protocol Fits In - View
First milestone-based token sale is completed
August 2017
Techcrunch publishes Storecoin Creator Chris McCoy’s thoughts on the future of tokenization - Read the article
Ari Paul joins as a strategic advisor
BlockTower Capital joins as an investor
The first, invite-only token sale completes with 20 partners
Storecoin begins research on a dynamic Threat Level system for on-chain security - Learn More
July 2017
Storecoin applies its Dynamic Block Rewards model to Security and has a massive research breakthrough on the potential of inflationary rewards incentivizing decentralized workers to not only process a blockchain but also to secure - Learn More
June 2017
Storecoin begins building the economic model for Dynamic Block Rewards -- or Uber Surge Pricing for Block Rewards - Learn More
The scope of the project begins to expand past franchise and chain stores into becoming zero-fee programmable payment infrastructure for the globe - View
May 2017
The @Storecoin Twitter account launches - Follow
Research for BlockFin, our underlying consensus algorithm of DyPoS, begins
The economic principles of Uber Surge Pricing are introduced for inflation-based block rewards - Learn more
Dynamic Proof of Stake (DyPoS) -- our protocol that encompasses economics, governance, and security with consensus -- is invented - Learn more
Storecoin, research from Footprint Labs, Inc, is formed as a public blockchain for franchise and chain stores - Learn more

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