Here’s another progress report on the two-week time period (8-21 October 2018). Before reading this material, you can familiarize yourself with other progress reports to see what IT development methodology is used by the Giant team and look at how our priorities changed overtime.
First and foremost, the Giant.Exchange underlying asset price dynamics graph has seen major improvements. The underlying asset graph will provide a relevant information for the Giant.Exchange users and will be both easy-to-understand for newcomers and familiar for experienced traders. The following is an excerpt from the actual task set by the Tech Lead.
All this has been implemented and then upgraded by using the modern classic trading platform graphs as a reference. For example, the rendering of the price motion line was redesigned in accordance with the best practices of fiat exchanges. While digital assets are indeed financial innovation, nobody told that their measurement tools must be based on completely new economic principles which, in turn, means that it would make no sense to ignore the trading interface design achievements of Internet forex exchanges and other fiat platforms.
Secondly, we have introduced the updated Giant wallets for all the major operational systems! Please note that this update is not mandatory - you old wallet clients will still work. The new Windows, Linux and Mac client versions have changes mostly connected with the Giant brand design. Note that if you are a Windows user and have an Intel processor, the 32-bit version of the wallet will work less unstable even on the 64-bit operating system.
Other long-term tasks including careful preparations for Giant smart contracts mainnet introduction have not been ignored by the team throughout this sprint as well. Check the backlog of this sprint to see the list of our global goals which objectively take longer than two weeks.
The Giant Command Line Interface (CLI) will soon see a major addition because we have completed the task dedicated to the methods of engagement with smart contracts. It is now pending the review of the Tech Lead.
The community members diversity can become a serious advantage of Giant, and to make our community even bigger and motivated, we have focused a lot of attention towards it this sprint.
To further improve our relations with the community and see more feedback, a new survey has been created. In less than 24 hours, we have seen 50 respondents. The survey has not ended yet - you can still take part here and thus improve the Giant project strategy.
A new thread on BitcoinTalk has been made. One of the oldest cryptocurrency discussion platforms online now has a thread with actual specifications of our blockchain and cryptocurrency. This was the main need to change the thread — the old one was created at the PoW phase and contained the elements of old brand design. Our Facebook page has been updated as well.
Google Analytics tell that Germany is the third country in the list of most interested in our project. One of our fans who owns a Giant masternode will now translate the most important news into German and even made a separate German BitcoinTalk thread.
From this sprint forward, we have decided to post more minor Discord announcements regarding the work objectives of the Giant team - Giant Inside. Giant Insight is another new type of informational material - they tell about the opinion of the Giant team on current cryptocurrency trends.
On Discord, we have separated the Giant blockchain news feed and the Giant.Exchange news feed. Giant is not binary options only - as a matter of fact, Giant.Exchange is only a demonstration of the Giant blockchain and smart contracts capabilities. In the future, you may create an even better and useful product by using the Giant environment.
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