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Development progress and product changes from district0x
The past two weeks of development have flown by for the district0x project for a variety of reasons. Although the majority of our deliverables in the last two weeks were surrounding our in-progress applications — Ethlance and the District Designer — most of our time was actually spent brainstorming new ideas as discussed in our last update.
As a quick recap on development initiatives, Ethlance remains in development as some of our developers cycle between various tasks to get the front-end across the finish line. One of these involves a re-approach of our GraphQL libraries under a new small framework, upgrading an insufficient integration we committed to a few months ago.
Alongside this, remaining focus has revolved around the user stories remaining in our stack involving some remaining items with our async DB was well as a bunch of open tickets regarding small front end fixes. As of this morning, only a slider implementation requires completion there.
We noted previously that we were going to be spending development time in the coming weeks brainstorming on new ideas and new directions as a team. Ultimately, we’re seeking a path forward that marries both our original vision of decentralized, community-governed marketplaces alongside the demands of the wider cryptocurrency space in 2020. We see the extensive issues caused by high gas prices, especially with respect to applications like ours, consumer-facing apps with no direct profit motives or incentives.
We’ve closely watched the developments in scalability, and have investigated all manner of zk-rollups, OMG, payment channels, and the like. While these all may offer us some benefit were we to reach a certain scale of users, they’re all effectively extra barriers to bootstrap when user and transaction count is low. As of yet, there appears to be no solution in sight. In fact, ...
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