Shadow Development Update

Update: Thursday, Juli 2 2015

HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) Wallet Testing Has Started!

Our developers have made significant progress with the HD wallet development in terms of code refactoring, unit testing and bug stomping. The HD wallet implementation will be a key part of the new update because the BIP32 structure will also be used to create the ShadowMarket categories. This will allow the creation of an infinite tree of categories for the market place. From a wallet perspective this will also allow you to recreate your entire wallet from the single passphrase, which means you will only need to write-down/remember the passphrase once.
Yes that means no more worrying about regular backups and secure storage of wallet files.

We will be completing our final testing in the upcoming weeks. Once complete this will be the first native implementation of a hierarchical deterministic wallet within the satoshi forked codebase.

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New And Improved ShadowCore GUI

Ever since the first version of ShadowCore was launched, we have always made sure to be in tune to our users adaptive needs. Taking into account your requests and feedback we have implemented some changes, refreshed and improved our GUI. While doing so, we tried to focus on some of Shadows upcoming features like ShadowMarket that will require a lot of new elements. ShadowCore’s improved GUI will break new ground in cryptocurrecy software by bringing more controls to your fingertips and provides a completely new user experience.

Here’s a list of some of the changes. A detailed list will be posted with the live release.

- Full responsive design
- New slide-in sub-level sidebar big/small version
- Better data tables
- New options/settings screen with tabs (wallet)
- New options/settings (market)
- Marketplace listing
- Improved send and receive pages
- Help functions (popups) for new SDC users
- New search / modal
- Market category filters

The new version of ShadowCore is currently undergoing final testing and debugging. We expect to be able to release around the end of this month. Below you will find a sneak preview of the improved GUI + ShadowMarket feature.  Many enhancements have been made to increase end-user productivity and pleasure. Our goal is to create a visual representation of a ecommerce platform that users can easily relate to.

*We will upload a 2nd video that focusses more on ShadowMarket’s look and feed + user interface later this month.

Moving Forward

Now that Q2 has ended we wanted to take some time to thank everybody that has contributed and supported us over the past months. We can look back with gratitude to the many that put their faith in Shadow by supporting the technology, buying SDC, and more. We’re proud of what we’ve been able to do together so far, and are very excited about the tremendous growth and change for Shadow’s technology and adoption. The past months have been an exciting journey, with a bigger and better development team and supportive community, there is no telling what Shadow will achieve by the end of Q3.

Now, before we get to emotional. Let’s take a look at some of our future plans as we enter the next phase of the Shadow project.

- ShadowCore 2.0
- ShadowGo V2 (android)
- HD wallet implementation
- Multisig support for ShadowTokens
- BIP65 (smart escrow support)
- ShadowMarket feedback and rating system
- ShadowMarket Back-end/front-end integration
- ShadowMarket alpha testing phase

That covers our development updates for now. If you have any questions regarding recent or upcoming changes you can contact us via IRC, SLACK or Github. You can stay up to date with our progress by registering to ShadowTalk, subscribing to the Shadow blog or following us on twitter.

The Shadow Team
Rynomster (lead developer)