November 16, 2018 Development Update

This week was definitely a productive one when it came to development.

Mobile development

The full-stack team has transitioned into a full-on mobile development mode. Dev meetings took place throughout the week to train and familiarize the team with the stack and architecture and we’re beginning to make progress. A barebones build has been run on Android already, and we’re beginning to look at how we will implement various features.

Raspberry Pi development

We have successfully gotten the Divi Core CLI running on a Raspberry Pi 3b+ device. The end result of these trials will be a fully integrated image that is ready to go, out of the box, for staking or to run as a masternode.

Why is Raspberry Pi a focus? Isn’t that just for nerds?

While Raspberry Pi has a very strong, niche community of (mainly) developers and tech-savvy users, there are a number of benefits to offering this technology as an entry point for Divi.

  1. Distributing masternodes across these devices ensures further decentralization of our entire network.
    -- Currently, a majority of the masternodes are deployed via MOCCI to a cloud hosting provider. While the cloud solution is quick, simple, and reliable, it is important that we further decentralize the ecosystem across many different configurations and devices.

  2. The Raspberry Pi Community are ripe for becoming cryptocurrency enthusiasts.
    --There are discussions on their forums looking for ways to mine crypto on a microcomputer, which is obviously nigh impossible.

  3. This product allows us to experiment with vaulting technology.
    -- If you’ve taken a look at our roadmap, you’ll see that we have an item titled “Piggy Bank.” Down the road, we will sell vaulted nodes that act as a savings vehicle.

  4. Expansion on the MOCCI.
    -- We will be adding an “Advanced Mode” to the GUI in the near future, which will offer alternative MOCCI deployment options. The Raspberry Pi deployment will be one of the options.

  5. A more cost-effective alternative
    -- A Raspberry Pi device only costs around $60 for a full kit. This one-time fee pays for itself when compared to the monthly expense of server hosting.

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Have a great weekend!