News

From Obyte Wiki

Very brief headline items only, with links to each announcement, usually on Bitcointalk as a permanent record.

2019

  • Sep 25: Version 2.8.0 released[1]
  • Aug 7: The first Ocademy (Obyte Academy) student graduates[2]
  • Aug 5: Sports oracle updated to work with Autonomous Agents[3]
  • Aug 1: "What's next for Obyte" blog launched[4]
  • Jul 18: Autonomous Agents protocol upgrade released on Testnet[5]
  • Jun 11: Version 2.7.2 released[6]
  • Apr 30: Obyte Foundation Establishment announced[7]
  • Apr 20: Version 2.7.0 released. Includes prosaic contracts.[8]
  • Apr 16: 2nd independent witness candidate announced[9]
  • Apr 10: New method of identity verification launched for residents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and e-residents of Estonia.[10]
  • Jan 17: Byteball rebranded to Obyte[11]

2018

  • Dec 12: Announced third Byteball Use-a-thon, a Bot War[12]
  • Dec 1: Byteball developer resources site launched at https://developer.byteball.org[13]
  • Oct 15: Smart Vouchers for Real Name Attestation introduced[14]
  • Oct 14: Filter added to Explorer[15]
  • Sep 23: Dice bot added to the Bot Store[16]
  • Sep 23: Version 2.6.0 released. Includes ability to hide unused and junk assets[17]
  • Aug 28: Nousplatform ICO added to Bot Store[18]
  • Aug 23: Release of grant-funded Byteball.js, the JavaScript library for Byteball[19]
  • Aug 20: Version 2.5.0 released, includes sending to @username[20]
  • Jul 27: Version 2.4.2 released, includes full backup and restore for iOS[21]
  • Jul 16: Version 2.4.1 released, a bugfix to handle the causes of the network crash July 13-15[22]
  • Jul 12: Wallet version 2.4 released. Includes sending money to Steem username and spending unconfirmed funds[23]
  • Jul 10: General Roadmap published, including funding for 18 months using one third of undistributed funds[24]
  • Jul 2: Apple finally approved Byteball wallet for their iOS App Store[25]
  • Jun 23: Wallet version 2.3 released. Includes sending blackbytes as textcoins[26]
  • Jun 7: Added team member Valerius Coppens (@Suirelav) as Head of Marketing and Strategy Development[27]
  • May 29: Added Private Chat Room bot to the Bot Store[28]
  • May 28: Added Exchange Bot for Dual-Chain Tokens to the Bot Store[29]
  • May 26: Added Milan Horvarth to the team as Community Manager[30]
  • May 11: Added team members Elena Tairova (Communications/PR) and Luke Angell (Partnerships/Events)[31]
  • May 8: Added @usb.ve (Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela) as white-listed email domain for attestation[32]
  • May 8: Announced first Byteball Use-a-Thon, at Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela[33]
  • Apr 26: Added World Community Grid linking bot to the Bot Store[34]
  • Apr 20: Added Accredited investor attestation bot to the Bot Store[35]
  • Apr 12: Added "Buy Bytes with Visa or Mastercard" bot to the Bot Store[36]
  • Apr 4: Paul Murray (@byteballjesus) added to team as Head of Digital Content[37]
  • Mar 26: Launching a Telegram quiz bot that rewards a pass with $5 in Bytes[38]
  • Mar 23: Exchange bot for ICOs added to the Bot Store[39]
  • Mar 20: Wallet version 2.2 released. Includes sending funds to multi-addresses and directly to attested emails[40]
  • Feb 18: March 2 and future airdrops terminated[41]
  • Feb 15: SilentNotary ICO added to Bot Store[42]
  • Jan 26: Free fun-coins faucet added to Bot Store[43]
  • Jan 18: Byteball partners with Jumio to offer secure identity verification, which can be linked to a Byteball address and used on demand[44]
  • Jan 13: 1000 x $10 in textcoin to go to World Crypto Economic Forum attendees[45]
  • Jan 13: Eli Taranto now onboard as PR and Marketing director.[46]
  • Jan 8: How to mass send textcoins using MailChimp.[47]
  • Jan 7: First name-registry recognized by the main hub. Reg policy.[48]
  • Jan 7: Our ICO bot now supports BTC and ETH.[49]
  • Jan 3: CFD Trading (Trustful) bot added to bot store.[50]
  • Jan 3: Wallet version 2.1 released.[51]

2017

  • Dec 14: Textcoins enabled in server-side wallets for bulk emails.[52]
  • Dec 9: Wallet version 2.0 released.[53]
  • Nov 21: Sports Oracle now supports UFC.[54]
  • Nov 14: Byteball-Altcoin Exchange Bot added to Bot Store[55]
  • Nov 11: Wallet version 1.11.3 released[56]
  • Nov 3: First real-world project with ICO on platform: TitanCoin[57]
  • Oct 18: Wallet version 1.11.0 released[58]
  • Oct 2: LuckyBytes lottery bot added to Bot Store[59]
  • Sep 29: Sports Betting bot added to Bot Store[60]
  • Sep 7: Slice&Dice MUD game bot added to Bot Store[61]
  • Sep 5: First Cashback merchants added[62]
  • Aug 27: Buy Blackbytes bot added to Bot Store[63]
  • Aug 25: Sports Oracle now supports MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and soccer[64]
  • Aug 23: Wallet version 1.10.1 released[65]
  • Aug 23: Cashback API for merchants is ready[66]
  • Aug 7: Cashback program launched[67]
  • Aug 1: Wallet version 1.10.0 released[68]
  • Jul 29: Flight Delay Insurance bot added to Bot Store[69]
  • Jun 30: Wallet version 1.9.1 released[70]
  • Jun 22: Grants program launched[71]
  • Jun 5: Rosie chatbot added to Bot Store[72]
  • Jun 1: Bot Store launched[73]
  • Jun 1: Wallet version 1.9.0 released[74]
  • May 28: Crowdin now used for wallet translations[75]
  • May 19: Sports oracle P2P betting on soccer launched in Bot Store[76]
  • Apr 26: P2P insurance on smart contracts launched[77]
  • Apr 18: Wallet version 1.8 released[78]
  • Apr 7: P2P gambling using smart contracts launched[79]
  • Apr 5: Wallet version 1.7 released[80]
  • Mar 18: Binding payments to oracle-posted events launched[81]
  • Mar 18: Wallet version 1.6 released[82]
  • Mar 6: Wallet version 1.5 released[83]
  • Feb 22: Wallet version 1.4 released[84]
  • Feb 11: Wallet version 1.3 released[85]
  • Feb 10: Chinese WeChat group "Byteball 中国" launched[86]
  • Feb 3: Transaction Explorer now shows all blackbyte details as only "Hidden Payments"[87]
  • Feb 3: Wallet version 1.2 released[88]
  • Jan 19: Wallet version 1.1 released[89]
  • Jan 17: Byte-BTC Exchange bot now live[90]

2016

  • Dec 25: Live network launched. Wallet version 1.0[91]

External links

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