Development Milestones

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Roadmap for Fall 2017 and beyond

  • Integrate "cloud rights-locker" functionality for media purchases into protocol (tokenly integration)
  • Finish embedding support for all major social media platforms
  • Release universal browser extension to turn the whole web into our front end
  • Release new version of Browser (web & decentralized)
  • Release a developer SDK
  • Release Autominer
  • Add support for discussion threads/comments on artifacts (discus? on blockchain? steem?)
  • Namespace registrations
  • Peer to peer mining rig rental system
  • Release CCFinder (creative commons finder) for autopublishing all found CC content
  • hardware authentication (Rivetz)


Fall 2017

Oct 08, 2017

Block Hash Rate Token Price Market Cap
2,356,440 86,134,170,066 86.1 GH/s $0.071472 $9,890,749

Summer 2017

  • new version of Publisher in beta testing, with support for bulk publishing, artifact editing, additional media types, support for service providers
  • introduce universal browser extension to enable consumption of OIP content everywhere on the web to beta testers
  • introduce TradeBotP2P to facilitate easy trades between autominers and users in need of Flo tokens (like publishers)

Spring 2017

  • service provider registrations added to protocol daemon (retailer, promoter, autominer & autominer pool)
  • start work on 'rebuilt from the ground up' versions of Browser & Publisher
  • front end for autominer

Winter 2016

  • eVue joins the OIP working group
  • WeGetMusic joins the OIP working group
  • Tokenly joins the OIP working group and begins building their front end on the Open Index Protocol,

Fall 2016

  • Added support for a number of new media types to web-publisher (Podcast, Book, Movie, Thing, HTML)
  • Integrated Coinbase's "Buy Widget" into paywall-web and tradebot-web to let end users buy Bitcoin using their credit or debit card.

Summer 2016

  • Selected as first alternates at Concensus2016 "Proof of Work" pitch competition.
  • Released v0.5.7 with web-publisher, embeddable artifacts, pinbotwizard
  • Demo walkthru of web publishing to NYC meetup group: [Click "demo walkthru 6/16"]

June 02, 2016

Block Hash Rate Token Price Market Cap
1,774,456 3,032,918,674 3.0 GH/s $0.001217 $160,279
  • Developed autominer api to automatically rent mining rigs depending on current conditions, by using the historian data that unidex pool has begun archiving into the blockchain. [Code]

Spring 2016

  • Forked LiteVault to add Florincoin support, launched [zero-knowledge hosted wallet] | [Code]
  • Forked BitPay's Insight blockchain explorer to add Florincoin support, launched [blockchain explorer] as well as Joseph Fiscella's [message explorer]
  • Added support to open source pool software to archive "historian" information into all blocks it wins. Forms the foundation of historian summary api. Launched [pool]
  • Developed formulae for relating publishing fees to the security of the index, as a function of how tokens are priced internally.
  • Developed blacklist protocols to give service providers and front end partners a means to optionally filter out NSFW content, and/or to mandatorily filter out pirated media and other illegal content where applicable.

Fall 2015

Oct 03, 2015

Block Hash Rate Market Cap
1397220 3,620,611,764 $97,720
  • Published first piece of media by a major media personality, Imogen Heap. The original publish message in the [[1]]
a more recent republish of the [[2]] and its [video].

Summer 2015

  • Released Alexandria version 0.5.0 with growing support for web interaction.
  • [[3]], [[4]] & [[5]] join the Alexandria project
  • Added "web-paywall" & "pin to play" function to demonstrate a proof of concept of "soft access control".

Spring 2015

Apri 12, 2015

Block Hash Rate Market Cap
1116328 4,069,391,845 $68,399
  • First cat video published and distributed with completely decentralized tech [[6]]
 *(Note, this video isnt presently visible in the browser, due to some upgrades to the protocol that we didnt care to provide backwards compatibility for - but the same media was republished using the new protocol [[7]])*
  • **4/17/15** - Released Alexandria client v0.4.0 Alpha with support for publishing videos using a completely decentralized software stack and no reliance at all on DNS or other central points of failure. Video (Choose
Block Date Hash Rate Market Cap
1127500 04/17/15 4,055,048,151 $61,172
**Apr 15 - Decentralized App demo [[8]]**) 
Block Date Hash Rate Market Cap
1150000 04/28/15 4,026,384,633 $67,096
  • **May** - Deprecated support for Bittorrent Mainline DHT in favor of Protocol Lab's fully open source peer to peer networking protocol IPFS.

Winter '14/'15

Block Date Hash Rate Market Cap
1005150 02/18/15 4,182,541,141 $11,595
  • **2/20/15** - The world's first example of media published and retrieved using a completely decentralized pipeline; bittorrent mainline DHT to transfer media files and a series of [[10]]
Block Date Hash Rate Market Cap
1008614 02/19/15 4,174,291,802 $11,848
messages to index meta data about the media files as well as the "magnet link" to find the files in the DHT *(Note, this video isnt presently visible in the browser, due to some upgrades to the protocol that we didnt care to provide backwards compatibility for - but the same media was republished using the new protocol [[11]])*

Fall 2014

  • Demoed a POC of 'clouds of history' from the twitterverse at Vegas InsideBitcoins, got fantastic responses to the idea of storing media files using similar methods, so that they are safely retrievable forever
Block Date Hash Rate Market Cap
740000 10/07/14 4,902,863,375 $45,155

Summer 2014

Block Date Hash Rate Market Cap
688912 08/09/14 5,118,935,900 $17,332

Spring 2014

  • **February** Devon Read & Amy Oliveira initially propose two ideas for ["ArchiveChain"] & ["Moviecoin"] on an Ethereum "DApps" discussion board.
  • **March** [Taylor], a web developer on ethereum and bitcoin magazine and so on, and [Fiscella], an early beleiver in Florincoin and one of the early voices in the coloredcoin discussion join the project.
  • **April** Blockchain Technology Group is founded and Devon presents the concepts that will eventually become Alexandria to an Ethereum meetup group in San Diego: [(Choose **Apr 14 - Introducing the Idea to a Meetup**)]

Winter 2013/2014

  • An anonymous developer going by the moniker SkyAngel releases a fork of Litecoin called [[12]], designed to support sending messages with transactions without altering consensus functionality at all and respecting the tx-fee functionality to attach a protocol-wide cost for data stored in the blockchain.