Proposal “DashElectrumFeb2018“ (Closed)Back

Title:Сontinuing electrum-dash development and support in 2018
Owner:akhavr
One-time payment: 100 DASH (20261 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 100 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-02-17 / 2018-03-19 (added on 2018-02-19)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 0 Yes / 0 No / 0 Abstain

Proposal description

Forum thread: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/pre-proposal-continuing-electrum-dash-development-and-support-in-2018.28852/

Overview:
Electrum is probably the most popular open-source SPV wallet for bitcoin. Last year I've picked up maintenance and support for Electrum-DASH. Since then, I've assembled a small team (of me and one other developer).

Scope and deliverables:
So far we've done:
  • completely reworked and automated build and packaging process
  • 2.6.4 version within this new process
  • 2.9.3 version with follow on patch releases, up to 2.9.3.2
Execution and Schedule:
Work already performed or in progress. Deliverables are released publicly as soon as they are ready.

Roadmap:
  • keep up with the upstream development (now at 3.0.5)
  • improve our ability to support different OS and hardware wallets combinations
  • package for more Linux distributions, starting with Ubuntu and Mint
  • Tor support both for server and client
  • research and implement Dash-specific features like Instant Send, Private Send and Masternode monitoring
  • release android version
  • integrate with OpenBazaar and other shopping API
  • adjust priorities according community feedback

About me:

I'm active software developer for over 25 years and for last 15 years I develop mainly in Python. I'm in DASH since late 2014 (you can track my posts on the forum). I package electrum-dash for almost a year now.

Amount requested:
To execute this roadmap during 2018, I request 100DASH. As of Feb 11th, 30day SMA is 739.972$ per DASH, which makes team budget of $70297.34 and 5DASH towards proposal fee. This would allow us to operate for 6-8 months at current run-rate.
If DASH will appreciate during the year, as it was at 2017, I will submit next proposal only when these funds will dry up.

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,3 years ago
MNO Australia.
Voting YES.
Electrum is more easily manageable for noobs. Electrum once linked to my tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI8pli2xTfU
I am totally annoyed that the Dash Electrum wallet is not featured on Dash.org It was embarrassing navigating Reddit posts in front of a finance guy in NZ I was introducing cryptocurrencies to, in order to locate a legit Dash Electrum wallet. Holy FhCK!
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0 points,3 years ago
Thanks.

Soon dash-electrum would become available through dash.org/wallets too
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1 point,3 years ago
BRAVO
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1 point,3 years ago
I haven't used Electrum in a while, but I certainly see the need! Voted YES
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0 points,3 years ago
Thanks
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1 point,3 years ago
I have used the electrum wallet in the past.
Price seems reasonable / whatdoiknow.
Tor support? great!
Packaged for Linux Mint? YES
Roadmap looks great.
Voting yes.
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0 points,3 years ago
Thanks
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1 point,3 years ago
Dear akhavr,

this is an easy YES for me. We need a light wallet and can't be sending people to jaxx and the other crooks*. Also +1 for enhancing Linux and TOR Support.

Best Regards from Germany and good Luck

AnCapitol

*(Although I think the other light wallets are somewhat good because of the multicurrency support, their fees are way to extreme. That's why I refer to them as crooks.)
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0 points,3 years ago
Thanks
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0 points,3 years ago
Kinda steep for 6-8 months of just working on Electrum. How much of the user base is using Electrum for Dash? How will the release of Evolution impact the importance of Electrum?
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0 points,3 years ago
Also take into account, that part of the funds would be spent to buy hardware to test weird combinations of OS and hardware keys.
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0 points,3 years ago
It's difficult to estimate number of dash-electrum users, since we don't track installations (for obvious reasons).

Re Evolution: it's still unclear when it would be released and what exact functionality it would have. In any case, we need SPV wallet with hardware keys support until Evo arrives.
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1 point,3 years ago
Yeah, that's fair, but that ambiguity also plays heavily in to your favor...

Alright, I suppose since Electrum does factor heavily in to some systems lots of people use (hardware wallets, etc), it seems like the work you're doing is still pretty important. You got it.
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0 points,3 years ago
How many users does Electrum Dash have? For this money we could give away 1000 Ledger Nano S (not that I'm suggesting we do that).
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0 points,3 years ago
See above my answer to @Arthyron: it's difficult to estimate number of dash-electrum users, since we don't track installations.

Also, what's the point of giving away 1000 Ledger Nano, if there won't be a software that supports it? :)
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0 points,3 years ago
Ledger has softweat. and like most, it is better than Electrum...
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0 points,3 years ago
you have my support
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0 points,3 years ago
Thanks
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1 point,3 years ago
About this:

Roadmap:
     keep up with the upstream development (now at 3.0.5)
     improve our ability to support different OS and hardware wallets combinations
     package for more Linux distributions, starting with Ubuntu and Mint
     Tor support both for server and client
     research and implement Dash-specific features like Instant Send, Private Send and Masternode monitoring
     release android version
     integrate with OpenBazaar and other shopping API
     adjust priorities according to community feedback

Some managements:
I think Ubuntu, and Mint is a good choice, are the ones that are most commonly used.

I do think that it would be very interesting if it was possible to use InstandSend and Privetesend, which is something that identifies Dash.

Also, the possibility of having an Android version is essential.

I hope to see more suggestions from companions.

Thank you for you proposal
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0 points,3 years ago
Feel free to add more ideas on the project thread and vote for card priorities at https://trello.com/b/fcoZOZOm/electrum-dash
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2 points,3 years ago
Best of luck akhavr.You are doing some really good work and are an asset to the community.
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0 points,3 years ago
Thanks
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3 points,3 years ago
The electrum wallet is one of the most secure and multisig compliant wallets out there. Really hoping this passes. Good luck.
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1 point,3 years ago
I would like to see the website improved as part of this proposal (or separately if it's a cost problem). I think it's quite odd that's completely different than the rest of the dash.org website.
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0 points,3 years ago
While it's not us, who support the site, but I'll communicate.

It would help, if you would elaborate..
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1 point,3 years ago
I haven't used dash-electrum in quite a while but this is very necessary. I hope you're able to make significant progress along your roadmap.
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-2 points,3 years ago
Voting no. Not sure if we need instantsend on electrum..
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0 points,3 years ago
Thank you for your opinion. Please consider that this proposal is not just about instantsend.
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-2 points,3 years ago
How long is this budget supposed to cover?
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2 points,3 years ago
"This would allow us to operate for 6-8 months at current run-rate.
If DASH will appreciate during the year, as it was at 2017, I will submit next proposal only when these funds will dry up."
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0 points,3 years ago
Oops, somehow missed that
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