This proposal continues the monthly funding for DashDrive developers first approved in the August budget, updated for new costs and a higher exchange rate. The overall effect is a reduction in Dash terms.
We are presently building out the foundational elements needed for Evolution in Dash-Core and Dash-Evolution completely separately to accelerate the process. These pieces will be connected together in a later release for the full realization of Evolution.
On the Dash-Core side, we are currently testing v12.1 (which will be released soon for public testing). We are in parallel starting development on 12.2 (DashDrive).
Evan has been the workhorse behind the Dash-Core progress to date, along with some support from part-time core team developers. For the 12.2 DashDrive release, we are accelerating development by funding additional Dash-Core resources to work for Evan. The specific skill set is C++ programmers familiar with the Bitcoin and / or Dash code base. Evan has hired two developers and is busy onboarding them and familiarizing them with the code. In addition, they are helping with testing of 12.1.
The funding requested is $5,000 per month and is expected to continue through March. However, because of the price appreciation since the last proposal and leftover funds from previous periods, we are only seeking an additional $4,578 this month.
Requested funding is as follows for the September 4th budget cycle: