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.

SmartCash Sprouting

 

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.

About SmartCash

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

Features

SmartNodes Release

InstantPay

Core Upgrades for Faster Syncing

Send by Email & SMS

Updated SmartCash Web Wallet

SmartBand

Electrum Wallet

SmartCard

SmartPay App

NFC support for SmartCard

Bitcoin Confidential Announcement

iOS wallet

SmartVault

Achieved 100 TX/S

Events

Anarchapulco

Anarchaforko

Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference in Kiev, Ukraine

TalentLand 2018

3° Bitcoin Summit

Salon de la Crypto in Montreal, Canada

Libertopia

BitConf

NextBlockConference in Kyiv, Ukraine

TokenSky Tokyo 2018

Crypto World Zug

TakeHumanAction

Anarchaportugal 2018

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Paris, France

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Kiev, Ukraine (September)

FLAIA (Meeting of the Americas)

Consensus 2018

Exchanges

Crypto-Bridge

STEX

Bitcoinp2p

LocalBitcoinCash.org

Coinbr.net

Ebitcoinics.com

BarterDex

Stratum.hk

TradeSatoshi

Bitebtc.com

CoinBene

Bitscoin.co.kr

Bleutrade

Braziliex

Criptohub.com.br

Troca.ninja

Newc.com.br

Cryptopia

EXMO

Exccripto.com

Fiat Trading Pairs

BRL

EUR

RUB

USD

3rd Party Services

Coinomi

House of Nakamoto

Kamoney

GeneralBytes ATMs

Bitc.ch ATMs

Changelly

Trezor wallet

Atomic Wallet

Peer2.krd

Peer2.cash

Pungo Wallet

SmartPort.cc

BitPrime.nz

Coinswitch

Blockfolio

CoinGecko Beam

SatoshiSolutions.online

3xBit

Edge wallet

Iozeta

BitBacker