When 2018 started, SmartCash was about six months old with the genesis block being mined on July 11th, 2017, so it was an important first full calendar year for the project. A lot has happened throughout this time! The SmartCash blockchain network continues to be stable and fast with a robust SmartNode network and new wallets. Additionally, new features were released such as InstantPay and SmartVault, the SmartCard and SmartPay app, all of which are available to use globally. Additionally, more than a dozen events were attended or sponsored around the world.
Many people were involved in SmartCash this last year. More than 70 proposals have been proposed, voted upon, and successfully funded by the SmartHive Project Treasury. Combined with the release of version 1.2, the SmartHive also further decentralized into six teams from the original three, adding Web, Quality Assurance, and Outreach Two alongside Outreach, Development, and Support. SmartRewards have also moved to be fully calculated by the SmartNodes and sent directly to recipients as newly created block rewards, rather than using an escrow address and off-chain process for distribution.
More features moved on-chain, including SmartRewards
There are numerous projects and services built on the SmartCash platform that have expanded on the SmartCash payment ecosystem this last year, and many exchanges and 3rd party services like Trezor, Exmo, Changelly, General Bytes, Bitbacker, Iozeta, Edge Wallet, and Atomic Wallet, among others, have implemented support for SmartCash. There are now also multiple fiat trading pairs to SmartCash, including USD, EUR, BRL, and RUB, making it easier for businesses and users to exchange SMART. A partnership with Kamoney enabled direct fiat settlement from SmartCard payments in Brazil
Businesses can use SmartCard to settle in Fiat in Brazil
Regional support for SmartCash has continued to grow worldwide, with meetups taking place across the world to introduce new people to cryptocurrencies like SmartCash. In particular, Brazil has seen a rapid rate of adoption with the release of the SmartBand, partnerships with Kamoney, HugPay, Casas Lotéricas of Caixa, and most recently, the popular store Taco, all of which accept SmartCash payments through SmartPay. The House of Nakamoto in Vienna, Austria also included a SmartCash section, ATM, and payment acceptance.
SmartCash regularly was showcased on youtube shows
More people are also talking about SmartCash in media. These include Naomi Brockwell, Roger Ver, Trace Mayer, Adam Kokesh, Llambo Llama, Crypto Lark, Crypto Love, and HardCore Crypto. SmartCash also started its own SmartTalk Radio podcast, inviting guests such as the Iozeta and Anarchaforko founders to share their ideas and their work.
Finally, the SmartCash blockchain snapshot for the Bitcoin Confidential airdrop took place in December, setting the seed in 2018 for a future a choice for uncompromising financial privacy. Similarly, privacy was removed from SmartCash so there would be no impediment with business usage and acceptance.
Overall, there has been quite a lot of activity by many people working towards a common goal worldwide, with SmartCash forming an active, innovative, community that fosters growth. For a closer look at news along the way check out the SmartCash Publication Archives available on the website.
SmartCash is an easy to use, fast and secure cryptocurrency that supports everyday use such as business payments and daily transactions. SmartCash is meant to be a currency and our vision is to replace centralized fiat currencies. SmartCash is a coin with its own blockchain that uses the Bitcoin base code. Learn more at www.SmartCash.cc.
2018 in Review Summary
Core Upgrades for Faster Syncing
Send by Email & SMS
Updated SmartCash Web Wallet
NFC support for SmartCard
Bitcoin Confidential Announcement
Achieved 100 TX/S
Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference in Kiev, Ukraine
3° Bitcoin Summit
Salon de la Crypto in Montreal, Canada
NextBlockConference in Kyiv, Ukraine
TokenSky Tokyo 2018
Crypto World Zug
Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Paris, France
Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Kiev, Ukraine (September)
FLAIA (Meeting of the Americas)
Fiat Trading Pairs
3rd Party Services
House of Nakamoto