EXPANSE NEWSLETTER Vol. 3, No. 15 – 08/15/2018

Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the Expanse Newsletter for 2018. This publication is a bi-monthly newsletter issued on the 1st and 15th of each month to share happenings within our community. Here are a few highlights in this edition:  

  • PEX Airdrop update
  • New Chinese Community Manager
  • Tokenlab Update
  • New Exchanges: Beazy.com, Bitexbay.com
  • Luna Wallet Beta-testers Wanted
  • Exchange Dev Update
  • Borderless Bedlam
  • Compelling Quotes

PEX Airdrop Update

 

The PEX airdrop is right around the corner. Be sure to move your EXP and PEX into a wallet where you hold the keys by August 31. (PEX will be airdropped to exchanges, but we cannot guarantee that the exchanges will distribute them to you.) The blockchain snapshot will take place at 9 a.m. UTC on August 31. The PEX will arrive into your wallets within 24 hours. For more information, visit the PEX website at www.expex.io

If you participated in the final token sale for Tokenlab and do not know how to view your LAB, please send an email to [email protected] for assistance. You can also submit a help ticket at https://expanse.freshdesk.com/. Visit out PEX discord channel to network with the community.


New Chinese Community Manager

We are thrilled to introduce Alex Zhao as our new Community Manager for the Chinese community. Alex is an experienced technical project manager with a history of working in the media production industry. He is skilled in cross-functional team leadership, troubleshooting, product management, integration, and electronics.

Alex holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Technology Management from the University of Bridgeport, CT, and he is fluent in English and Chinese.

“It is my goal to make Expanse and LAB very successful in China,” said Alex. “My goal will be to build a China community of between 10,000 and 100,000 participants and to increase the number of miners. I also plan to get Expanse and Tokenlab on large  Chinese exchanges.”

Alex will bring on two bilingual colleagues over the next few week to assist him in meeting his ambitious goals. You can learn more about Alex here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mr-zhao-a47b3099/


Tokenlab Update

In addition to securing listing commitments for two new exchanges, (see below), the Tokenlab project is meeting many development goals, including:.

  • EXR and Lab had been integrated into the dev environment.
  • Tokenlab modules for KYC are complete.
  • Tokenlab modules for Token Creation are complete.
  • The Tokenlab,Airdrop Module is complete and will be used for the PEX airdrop.

Take a look below at the sample screens Asim has provided to demonstrate our Tokenlab progress.

Tokenlab KYC

Dashboard

Airdrop Integration

 


New Exchanges for Expanse and Tokenlab

We are pleased to announce two new exchanges for EXP and LAB:

  • Bitexbay.com – Bitexbay is a fairly new exchange, with roots in China and offices in Los Angeles, CA. The listings will activate within a few days. The fees have been paid and the development is complete, with just final touches needed on the mobile version. Watch for an announcement as soon as we get the word!
  • Beaxy.com – Beaxy aims to create the ultimate all-in-one cryptocurrency exchange, with more tools at your disposal than ever before, and a user experience that is unmatched. Among the features are:
    • Lifetime referral rewards
    • Coin staking
    • Loyalty program
    • Instant FIAT deposits
    • 24/7 customer support
    • Robust charting tools on exchange
    • Mobile app functionality with custom alerts
    • Unique trading pairs
    • 4 layers of security architecture
    • Enhanced transaction throughput

We reached agreement with Beaxy last week, with an active listing scheduled within a few weeks for EXP and soon thereafter for LAB.


Wanted: Luna Wallet Beta-testers

The Luna wallet apha-testing is complete. We are now setting up for beta-testing. We are inviting our community members to participate.

Here’s how it works:

  • Complete the participation form available on this link: Beta Testers Form
  • Receive and complete a non disclosure agreement (NDA) via email.
  • Receive an invitation to the private Luna Beta-testing channel in the Expanse  Discord.
  • Receive a promotion in rank in the Expanse Army.
  • Asim and his team will deliver the latest builds to the software.

Although the initial assignment is beta-testing the Luna Wallet, in the future it will be the PEX and Expanse exchanges and Tokenlab—anything we need people to test.


Exchange Developer Update


As we reported in the last newsletter, we have secured the services of an outside development team to build our exchanges. There will be two:

  • The decentralized exchange, EXPEX (PEX).
  • A centralized exchange, Expanse Exchange,

The development team is adhering to a strict development schedule, and today they provided the screen sample above.


Slips Project Update

The design work for the Slips project is almost all done (desktop and mobile). Take a look below at some of great design work already completed.  


Borderless Bedlam

A while back, Christopher Franko had an idea for a book set in a Blockchain world. The book is complete, and is called Borderless Bedlam. It can be downloaded for free for a limited time here: https://www.batwhaledragon.com/giveaway

The book answers the question, “What would a world dominated by blockchain technology look like?” It explores the question in the most campy way possible, featuring technobabble, a feud between friends and factions, a very mysterious mystery, the antics of Gubrick, and more…

Proceeds for the book go to Borderless Charity, http://www.borderlesscharity.org/


Compelling Quotes from Our Discord Community

Here is a collection of compelling quotes posted over the last two weeks in our various Discord channels:

I imagine Slips to be a platform offering new ways to gamble, specifically on streams. The large focus of sports gambling will most likely focus on large sporting and e-sporting events.. but with the rise of gaming streams.. I see so many ways of creating new and fun ways to challenge the streamer, their viewers, and the larger video game community.. not only that, but the frequency of gaming streams offer a greater volume of events than say a season of NBA Basketball or Football. And the audience of gaming streams is growing at a steady rate.”  Posted by a Slips team member..

OK guys, so the crypto market is getting totally rekt, but don’t worry short term chart-gazing. It’s no big news, just scammy ICOs dumping their ETH and tokens from their treasury to extend their runways. Real projects are busy building exciting, cool stuff.” Posted by a community member.

In regard to the Twitter war between Expanse and Binance, a community member posted this: “Good job, Franko, on the Binance listing fee issue, This will definitely bring Expanse to the limelight and show the Expanse team’s integrity and transparency. It’s a plus for Expanse.”

“I’ve seen projects hold 48-hour hackathons building apps/dapps with prizes in crypto.Is this something Expanse would consider, which would help with awareness?You could give PEX as the prize for best apps/dapps for each category.” This great suggestion was posted by a very active (and much appreciated) community member.


Join our Discord

Expanse Discord is live and kicking! Discord is a great communication platform, better than Slack. Join our growing community on Discord and you can also speak directly with the Expanse team or others in the Expanse community. Sign up for Discord today!. Thank you.

https://Discord.me/expanse


The Expanse Ambassador Program is designed to provide support and guidance for those of you who would like to help us spread the word about Expanse by hosting local meet-ups—wherever you are in the world.

Getting involved is easy. Simply download and complete the Ambassador Program application at this link: https://expanse.tech/join-the-ambassador-program/

The Expanse team are available to answer your questions and will also assist you by:

  • Providing Expanse-branded apparel for the meet-up host (the ambassador).
  • Guiding you through the process of selecting a location.
  • Supplying Expanse giveaways for drawings or contests.
  • Assisting with presentation materials.
  • Providing a small allowance for food and libations for your meet-up guests.

Expanse is thrilled to have you in the Expanse Army. Be sure to join Discord if you are not already part of it at this link: https://Discord.me/expanse – and grateful to all who would like to join the Ambassador Program!


 

EXPANSE NEWSLETTER Vol. 3, No. 14 – 08/01/2018

Welcome to the fourteenth edition of the Expanse Newsletter for 2018. This publication is a bi-monthly newsletter issued on the 1st and 15th of each month to share happenings within our community. Here are a few highlights in this edition:

  • PEX Airdrop Update
  • Our Journey from Ox to PEX
  • Introducing Guardian Network
  • EXP added to MapleChange Exchange
  • Slips Update
  • Gameboard Update
  • Compelling Quotes

PEX Airdrop Update

The PEX airdrop to our EXP and LAB token-holders is set to take place on August 31, 2018. As you know, EXPEX (PEX) is a fork of the decentralized exchange standard, Ox.  The contracts for PEX have been launched and the Expanse decentralized exchange is in development. The new exchange will launch on the Expanse blockchain. There is a new PEX channel for our Discord community where you can ask questions and read comments from our community members. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:

  • A snapshot of the blockchain will take place on August 31 at 9 a.m. UTC. All LAB and EXP token-holders at this time will receive PEX.
  • LAB token-holders will receive 10 PEX for every LAB. (10:1)
  • EXP token-holders will receive 15 PEX for every EXP. (15:1)
  • It is best to store your EXP and LAB in an address that you control by August 31st, e.g., MEW, MyCrypto, Coinomi, etc. Even though PEX will be air-dropped to exchange addresses, it’s up to the individual exchange to let you have your PEX.
  • EXR holders will receive the airdrop.

We  are still looking for Ox developers. Send a direct message (DM) to Christopher Franko to apply. Watch for the promotion and build-up to the airdrop over the next few weeks. Follow developments in our Discord channel, https://Discord.me/expanse


Our Journey from Ox to PEX

Out of the two types of cryptocurrency exchanges in operation today, the decentralized exchanges have captured the imagination of crypto investors, traders, developers and enthusiasts alike. The primary reason is that they run on the basic philosophy on which blockchain technology is based – decentralization. So while centralized exchanges operate as “brokerage houses” doing all the heavy lifting for you in exchange for fees, a decentralized exchange, or DEX, is more of a “do-it-yourself” platform, where you make the trades and hold the funds in your account. The biggest advantage is that there is no intermediary to whom you entrust your funds. Most large and well-known exchanges are centralized.

DEX has many advantages that make it attractive:

  •  It is more resistant to hacking
  •  Regulators cannot shut it down
  •  No central server that can become compromised
  •  Higher degree of privacy
  •  You control your funds, not an intermediary
  •  Faster, since you do the trades yourself.

Ox is the industry standard for decentralized exchanges built for the Ethereum virtual machine. Earlier, it raised an undisclosed sum from some big funders to get a jumpstart on other decentralized exchanges. The founders told the community at that time that the exchange will operate as a non-profit foundation.

At Expanse, we recognized the potential for having an Ox exchange on EXP, but when we reached out to Ox, their team was less enthusiastic since we wanted to launch it on Expanse.Tech. This reaction went against the grain, and everything a DEX stands for, giving pause to their commitment to the value of open-source. In fact, at the time of raising funds from Polychain Capital, Blockchain Capital and Pantera Capital, along with Chinese investment firms Jen Advisors and FBG Capital, Ox co-founder and CEO Will Warren was quoted as saying, “We don’t extract any value from people who use it. Essentially, it’s an open protocol. We don’t extract value from people who use this protocol, and people can build their own applications on top of it however they please.”

We then decided to create our own DEX. We forked the Ox blockchain to create PEX. PEX and Ox share a lot of similarities, but what makes PEX different is the fact that PEX will be controlled democratically by the new Expanse Guardian Network our team is developing.

Also, PEX is all inclusive and cross chain. The PEX-eth and PEX-etc variants will remove the Ox token completely and instead just use a wrapped version of the native token.

We, at Expanse, have always based all of our activities on the fundamental principles that birthed the revolutionary blockchain technology. We believe that this technology cannot be, and should not be, monopolized. It is for the benefit of all, and as such, should be used to transform every aspect of human endeavor.

We created the Expanse platform so that people can use its limitless capabilities to create dApps that will offer novel solutions to real world problems. We are less focused on the financial aspect of monetizing the platform. We feel pride and happiness when we see passionate developers create novel applications on the Expanse platform. Expanse is for the community and will forever remain that.


Introducing the Guardian Network

Expanse.Tech is proud to introduce the Guardian Network, which is a masternode-inspired solution to a decreasing-full-node problem. The difference between Guardian Network nodes and masternodes is that Guardian Network nodes are completely deterministic and are stored in their own state object on-chain. They open the door to new and exciting functionality beyond anything that currently exists in the industry today.

By way of background, a blockchain’s data integrity is maintained by two entities, the miner and the full node. Miners are responsible for making sure the data in the blockchain is computationally expensive to manipulate. Full nodes are responsible for increased fault tolerance and data integrity. A blockchain isn’t a blockchain without those two components.

In the traditional blockchain protocol, miners are rewarded for their contributions, but full nodes are forced to be altruistic. The problem with that model is, over time, the cost to run a full node is ever growing and the incentive to be a full node decreases, creating systematic risk to the integrity of the stored data.

The Guardian Network solves this problem through a special multicast network of semi-trusted nodes that are incentivized to maintain a steady uptime. In the future, these nodes could also help facilitate atomic cross-chain transactions, encrypted communication channels, privacy smart contracts, and more. We think this unique development will give us something to set us apart and result in a competitive advantage. Watch for updates as this project evolves and contribute your ideas in our Discord channel.


EXP Added to MapleChange

Expanse (EXP) is now listed on MapleChange, a Canadian cryptocurrency asset exchange. MapleChange was established in 2018 and bills itself as revolving around the concept of community, fast customer experience, reliability and swiftness of deposits and withdrawals. It is soon to provide cross-platform compatibility offering  users of both Android and iOS devices the ability to smoothly (and swiftly) exchange the coins of their choosing from the comfort of their handheld devices.

Expanse is proud to partner with MapleChange and anticipates listing LAB on their exchange in the near future, as well.


SLIPS Update

The SLIPS project is using the grant funding provided by Expanse to continue their development of the proof of concept. Some of the funds have also been used to expand the team. Work towards the first milestone deadline (31-Aug-2018) is proceeding as expected, and the team plans to demonstrate their progress to the Expanse community at the end of the month.

In other SLIPS news, as well as a development update released last week (https://medium.com/@slipstoken/slips-update-funding-proof-of-concept-progress-report-our-first-hire-and-more-c63771a1dea), the team also announced a project roadmap which outlines the remaining milestones they are working towards. We will include the team’s roadmap in an upcoming newsletter.

Gameboard Update

We are very excited about our Expanse Grant and have been working hard to incorporate the blockchain into this gamification playground. It makes a lot of sense because in the mechanics of gamification points become a currency or token that has value. So, integrating this into the Expanse Network is the next huge step for the project. In this week, Gameboard made progress regarding:

API design and development is 85% ready. This allow us to have user creation, plays definition on a playbook and their execution, points, and levels and badges. We are working right now on quest management and designing the new points wallet to exchange for rewards. Also, regarding our infrastructure, we implemented docker for our servers to be able to attend as fast as our user base grows and the OAuth 2.0 for more security.

The UX/UI design is finished and at 40% integration to the angular version. One of the most beautiful accomplishments this week is that we added themes to our platform so every new client can have their own look and feel. We are very happy about what this Grant allows us to accomplish and adding every other transaction to the Expanse Network.

Our beta test release will be on August 16. We can’t wait to show you our new version.


Compelling Quotes from Our Discord Community

Here is a collection of compelling quotes posted over the last two weeks in our various Discord channels:

“The interesting thing about crypto is it can exist in many states at once. It can be a currency, property, a store of value, a remittance vehicle, a network.” From Christopher Franko..

“It is difficult for people to not look at the token dollar price because of the years of brainwashing that governments, banks and media have done to us. Most people who have invested in crypto hope to make some profit and then convert back to fiat so the dollar amount is important. It may take decades to fully live in a digital world, if ever….”  From a very active community member.

“BTC and all cryptos are so volatile that it’s impossible to use it as a daily currency. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait to see cryptos taking over, but it’s a bit of a utopia to think about using crypto as a currency right now.”  From another devoted community member.
Hyperledger is where I’m putting most of my energy and research currently. There’s no substitute for the speed. No data limit either, but you have to come to a happy medium on that since it is coming from a database.” From a community member.


Join our Discord

Expanse Discord is live and kicking! Discord is a great communication platform, better than Slack. Join our growing community on Discord and you can also speak directly with the Expanse team or others in the Expanse community. Sign up for Discord today!. Thank you.

https://Discord.me/expanse


The Expanse Ambassador Program is designed to provide support and guidance for those of you who would like to help us spread the word about Expanse by hosting local meet-ups—wherever you are in the world.

Getting involved is easy. Simply download and complete the Ambassador Program application at this link: https://expanse.tech/join-the-ambassador-program/

The Expanse team are available to answer your questions and will also assist you by:

  • Providing Expanse-branded apparel for the meet-up host (the ambassador).
  • Guiding you through the process of selecting a location.
  • Supplying Expanse giveaways for drawings or contests.
  • Assisting with presentation materials.
  • Providing a small allowance for food and libations for your meet-up guests.

Expanse is thrilled to have you in the Expanse Army. Be sure to join Discord if you are not already part of it at this link: https://Discord.me/expanse – and grateful to all who would like to join the Ambassador Program!


 

EXPANSE NEWSLETTER Vol. 3, No. 13 – 07/15/2018

Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the Expanse Newsletter for 2018. This publication is a bi-monthly newsletter issued on the 1st and 15th of each month to share happenings within our community. Here are a few highlights in this edition:

  • Key Developer Updates
  • New Gander Release
  • Tokenlab Updates
  • Meet Luna, the Next Generation Expanse Wallet
  • Behind the Tech – Asim Ashfaq, Chief Architect
  • Compelling Quotes from our Discord Community

Key Developer Updates

Chief Developer Christopher Franko and Chief Architect Asim Ashfaq have provided the following updates for various initiatives now underway. Read on to learn details about other major Expanse and Tokenlab projects in development.

PEX Airdrop Timeline

A timeline for the PEX airdrop is now set. As you know, EXPEX (PEX) is a fork of the decentralized exchange standard (DEX), Ox. The contracts for PEX have been launched and the Expanse decentralized exchange is in development. The new exchange will launch on the Expanse blockchain. We are finalizing the software for PEX airdrops to our Expanse and LAB token-holders, now set to commence on August 31, 2018. Watch for the promotion and build-up to the airdrop over the next six weeks.

We are still looking for Ox developers. To that end, we have added 500M PEX to the EXP.Grant fund that we will use to reward the Ox developers who come on board to work on relays. Send a direct message (DM) to Christopher Franko to apply.

EXP Upgrade

EXP has been upgraded to the latest version of eth. According to Christopher Franko, this upgrade includes a LONG list of updates. Everything from 1.8.12 to 1.7.2 was implemented into EXP. Use this link to learn more:

https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/releases

Expanse Faucet

Our Islamabad team is developing the faucet version of Expanse. This will provide the ability for our community to easily test dApps on the Expanse network. This feature, we believe, will be an excellent addition to the Expanse repertoire and a huge step forward in enhancing the usability of the network .


New Gander Release

Thanks to all who provided feedback on the new Gander Explorer during the beta test. The information submitted was very helpful, and we were able to release Gander Explorer V. 1 on July 8. You can access it at  https://gander.tech.

Of note, we are happy to announce that we have established the Expanse node with the DEBUG feature enabled. Through this feature, DEBUG API of the Expanse network is now accessible. This provides the ability to help DEBUG any transaction on the network. This feature is vital in helping dApp developers debug their transactions on the Expanse network and to assist them in rectifying errors or bugs in their code.

We will, of course, show how this feature can be used and accessed so that developers know the status of how their transactions happening on the network. Available in the coming week, statuses shown include:

  • Succeeded
  • Deleted
  • Out of Gas
  • Reverted
  • Pending

The Gander is indeed the backbone of the Expanse.Tech™ network. It shows all of the transaction counts and history for a user’s account, as well as details about the miners’ activities on the Expanse network.

Later on, in V. 2, we will display more great information regarding dApps and smart contracts running on the network. The development of the API documentation for Gander.tech is also underway. It will help developers integrate Expanse into their websites, mobile apps and other applications.


Tokenlab (LAB) Update

Exchange Listings

As we announced last week, Tokenlab™ (LAB) is now listed on the BOA Exchange: HTTPS://BOAEXCHANGE.COM/MARKET/LAB_BTC. The BOA exchange has just launched, and they were anxious to have Expanse, a token with a three-year history of stability, added to their listings. With LAB, they get a utility token with unlimited growth potential and a well-established, committed team and community behind it.

“BOA is a new exchange, but I’m very familiar with their dev team and trust them. It’s a good opportunity for us to grow together,” said Christopher Franko, Expanse Founder.

As we reported earlier, we have an agreement with the Cryptobridge Exchange to list EXP and LAB this month. We are currently waiting for their listing manager to report back with a firm date. We will announce the date as soon as we know it.

In case you missed it, you can read more about our exchange listing journey in our recent blog, https://expanse.tech/overcoming-the-exchange-listing-challenge-what-we-learned-along-the-way/

Tokenlab Developer Update

As you know, Tokenlab is about to release a series of self-service solutions to support every aspect of the ICO process. A large milestone was recently achieved when the user interface designs were approved. Developers have now started creating the html and css versions of these pages.

From the backend perspective, developers have already developed APIs that will make it all extremely easy and quick to integrate, followed by a beta release. We will provide ongoing updates about the impending beta release in both this newsletter and our Discord channel. Announcements will also appear on the Tokenlab website, https://Tokenlab.io. Watch for the dedicated Tokenlab newsletter coming soon.


Meet Luna, the Next Generation Expanse Wallet

After having successfully developed version 1.0 of our Mist wallet, we are now in the process of completely revamping it. Our new wallet is called “Luna.”

Luna provides users the ability to:

  • Generate a wallet
  • Import the wallet via private key /JSON keystore file
  • Generate and import BIP39 mnemonic codes to create the HD Wallets

We have successfully completed testing on MAC OSX. Currently, we are in the final stages of testing on Windows and Ubuntu. The Luna wallet beta release is set for Wednesday, July 18. Watch for it.


Behind the Tech – Asim Ashfaq

Hello guys! This time around, we are featuring Lead Architect Asim Ashfaq in our Behind the Tech series.

Asim holds a Bachelors Degree in Software Engineering from Riphah International University, a 4-year Bachelors Program. Right from his school days, Asim has always been fascinated with technology and decided to learn it more so than trying to make a career out of it. Not content with simply pursuing his education, he decided to test his knowledge and skills by taking up a part time job during his 3rd semester.

After getting his degree and armed with the rich working experience he got out of more than two years working part time job for an IT company, he went on to become a Full Stack Developer and mastered the craft of working both on the backend and frontend of any technology.

Asim entered the crypto sphere in early 2011. He had read about blockchain technology and its truly transformative capabilities. Amazed by the limitless possibilities this technology can afford to any sector and industry, he decided to learn more about it. Over the last seven years, he has directed his veritable skills and deep technological insights to using blockchain technology to create meaningful applications to solve real world problems.

Asim is lost for words when trying to explain his initial experiences with Expanse. He started working for Expanse as a dApp developer. But Christopher saw the potential in him and offered him the huge responsibility of being the lead architect at Expanse. Asim says that Expanse is the best thing that ever happened to him professionally and this experience is getting better with every passing day. He has immense respect and gratitude for Christopher Franko for having faith in him and allowing him to establish a dedicated team for Expanse. “Christopher gave me, and continues to give me, great growth opportunities as a person and as a professional,” says Asim.

Asim currently works as a lead developer and architect at Expanse and works closely with Chris as the domain expert on the various projects on the Expanse platform. He manages a team of 20 people from his office in Islamabad, Pakistan. From UI to the production release, Asim is responsible for all the tech.

Asim is enthusiastic about the research department that they are in the process of establishing. This department will be tasked with exploring new avenues of applications and infrastructure that can be developed on and for Expanse.

On being asked what excites him about Expanse, Asim can barely curb his excitement. “The dream Christopher and Marcia have for Expanse is difficult to put into words. I share with them the vision and mission of Expanse and I am happy that they have allowed me to be part of this wonderful journey. I see Expanse more as an extended family and a place where the opportunities are boundless. All work here is play and I enjoy every moment of it.”  

Asim is very optimistic about the future of blockchain technology in general and Expanse in particular. “From where I stand, I see great potential in Expanse in the coming years as we are working on some great projects which will increase the usability of Expanse among the community and by making Expanse as the most sought after dApp platform in the crypto sphere.”

Asim is still in awe of the decentralized technologies and the infinite possibilities they hold to change the way we live. He says he has a lot to learn and much more to achieve in terms of fully appreciating what could be truly done with this technology. “Every single day is as challenging as it is exhilarating. My hunger to learn more about disruptive technologies is insatiable and this is what drives me to achieve greater things for myself and for Expanse,” says Asim, signing off.


Compelling Quotes from Our Discord Community

Here is a collection of compelling quotes posted over the last two weeks in our various Discord channels:

“The interesting thing about crypto is it can exist in many states at once. It can be a currency, property, a store of value, a remittance vehicle, a network.” From Christopher Franko..

“It is difficult for people to not look at the token dollar price because of the years of brainwashing that governments, banks and media have done to us. Most people who have invested in crypto hope to make some profit and then convert back to fiat so the dollar amount is important. It may take decades to fully live in a digital world, if ever….” From a very active community member.

“BTC and all cryptos are so volatile that it’s impossible to use it as a daily currency. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait to see cryptos taking over, but it’s a bit of a utopia to think about using crypto as a currency right now.” From another devoted community member.

“Hyperledger is where I’m putting most of my energy and research currently. There’s no substitute for the speed. No data limit either, but you have to come to a happy medium on that since it is coming from a database.” From a community member.


Join our Discord

Expanse Discord is live and kicking! Discord is a great communication platform, better than Slack. Join our growing community on Discord and you can also speak directly with the Expanse team or others in the Expanse community. Sign up for Discord today!. Thank you.

https://Discord.me/expanse


The Expanse Ambassador Program is designed to provide support and guidance for those of you who would like to help us spread the word about Expanse by hosting local meet-ups—wherever you are in the world.

Getting involved is easy. Simply download and complete the Ambassador Program application at this link: https://expanse.tech/join-the-ambassador-program/

The Expanse team are available to answer your questions and will also assist you by:

  • Providing Expanse-branded apparel for the meet-up host (the ambassador).
  • Guiding you through the process of selecting a location.
  • Supplying Expanse giveaways for drawings or contests.
  • Assisting with presentation materials.
  • Providing a small allowance for food and libations for your meet-up guests.

Expanse is thrilled to have you in the Expanse Army. Be sure to join Discord if you are not already part of it at this link: https://Discord.me/expanse – and grateful to all who would like to join the Ambassador Program!


 

Overcoming the Exchange Listing Challenge – What We learned Along the Way

First, the big news: Tokenlab™ (LAB) is now listed on BOA Exchange: https://boaexchange.com/market/LAB_BTC

In the current environment where ICOs run rampant and new projects are evolving by the minute, one of the biggest challenges for any project is the foreboding process of finding an exchange to list your token.

What to Look for In an Exchange

Stability. Security. Credibility. Affordability. It really comes down to those four things. In an ideal world, it should be pretty easy to develop an exchange scorecard based on these factors. Not any more. New exchanges are popping up every day and there are lurid stories of start-up exchanges running off with the proceeds. Plus, given that exchange listing can dictate the viability of the token, and thus the project itself, most exchanges are charging a premium. In some cases, in the time that passes between notification of acceptance of your token and testing the wallet, the price has risen dramatically. Not fair, but the exchange is in the driver’s seat. It happened to us. Buyer beware.

How Do Exchanges Decide Which Tokens to List?

All of the characteristics you would expect come into play when exchanges evaluate a token for listing:The reputation of the project principles and the influence of investors and promoters have always been key factors. Another major consideration is volume if the token is already listed somewhere else.These common-sense factors aside, they are all meaningless if a token is not compliant with regulatory stipulations as set forth by the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) in the U.S. Exchanges are now routinely audited to ensure that their listed tokens pass the Howie test. Most exchanges are only interested in listing utility tokens. We won’t go into detail about regulatory compliance here, since there are volumes of articles and references provided by experts available to guide you.

Back to the Big News

Tokenlab (LAB) and Expanse (EXP) are now listed on BOA Exchange. In addition to all of the selection criteria outlined above, we credit this development to persistence, patience and a little bit of luck. And sometimes it just comes down to who you know.

EXPANSE NEWSLETTER Vo. 3, No. 12– 07/01/2018

Welcome to the twelfth edition of the Expanse Newsletter for 2018. This publication is a bi-monthly newsletter issued on the 1st and 15th of each month to share happenings within our community. Here are a few highlights in this edition:

  • Gander Beta Version Launches!
  • Meet our newest EXP Grants recipients
    • Slips
    • Gameboard
  • Borderless Charity – Remembering Miguel
  • Compelling Quotes from our Discord Community

The Beta Version of Gander, the Expanse Explorer, Has Launched

We are excited to announce the launch of the beta version of our new Gander Explorer. The beta site is available for access at https://beta.gander.tech. Once we find that the beta is performing well, we will officially launch Gander by July 15, 2018.

Gander is set to become the backbone of the Expanse.Tech™ network. It will show all of the transaction counts and history for the users’ accounts.

The new Gander Explorer will also show details about the miners’ activities on the Expanse network. Later on, in V. 2, we will also display some great info regarding dApps and smart contracts running on the network.

Expanse is what it’s community wants it to be, and Gander is no different. We invite all our community members to check out the beta version of Gander and then post your feedback and suggestions in the new channel set up for Gander in the Expanse Discord. Your opinion is very important, so send in your invaluable feedback on how best to improve it and also information about any bugs you may encounter.


EXP Grants Selects Two More Grant Recipients; Challenges Everyone to Put Forward Big Ideas

The EXP Grants review board met recently to cull through the myriads of applications we’ve received from entrepreneurs focused on building projects to launch on the Expanse blockchain.

This time, there are two that stand out, and we have decided to awards grants for both projects. As you know,
the EXP Grants Program is open to anyone with a great idea on how to use the Expanse platform to create something truly amazing. You can learn more on the EXP Grants Program and how to apply here: https://expanse.tech/expanse-grants-lifecycle/.

Grant Recipient: Slips

One of the teams selected to receive a grant is called Slips. The project they submitted, also called Slips™, is a social betting platform for gamers and streamers.

Slips is a blockchain project that will launch on the Expanse.Tech platform, allowing eSports gaming fans to bet against each other while watching the streams they love on platforms such as Twitch and Mixer.

If you love eSports, unless you go to a large event, you’ll most likely watch the action on a stream. There are sites that allow you to bet on the results of these matches, but they are very restrictive—you can only bet on certain streamers (that the sites select based on popularity) and certain games (games that they can obtain results for via an API). However, betting is more fun when it is unrestricted and when people can be more creative with what bets they can make and how they can challenge their own friends.

Slips fixes these problems and more. It is a dApp and browser plugin that overlays existing platforms. You watch the stream that appears on Twitch, YouTube or Mixer, but you can also make challenges while doing so. Slips also has an intelligent moderation system which neatly solves the API issue. In addition to building the betting platform eSports fans have been crying out for, it also provides stream owners with a new revenue stream— besides the donations they already receive to keep their channel running.

Team Slips was co-founded by Husain Fazel, CEO, and Kyle O’Neill, Creative Director. Slips is essentially a two-man team that prides itself on doing more with less.They have produced some amazing work on a shoestring budget.

Husain, who is a full stack developer, has worked for a number of start-up organizations over the last 10 years. He got into the cryptosphere a little late, (middle of last year), but was fascinated by the space. He writes a blog called Orphan Blocks.

Kyle is a Communications Designer and has been working for a start-ups creating UI for mobile applications, web designs, marketing materials, etc. Most recently, he created a private social networking platform for businesses and universities called Qrosity. Kyle has been working on blockchain-related projects for the past year.

“We feel we’ve come up with an extremely interesting concept, and we have a huge target audience,” said Kyle. “We’ve been working diligently on building our proof of concept, (as opposed to throwing up a smart contract to raise funds), and connecting with our audience. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel and create our own blockchain. We plan to look to Expanse for that. We have entirely different problems to solve (user experience + adoption).

 

The team is happy that by leveraging the network and scaling improvements that Expanse has created, it can focus their efforts on building the project. And since Expanse already has its own token, EXP, the team doesn’t need to create a different token, but can simply use EXP as a way for users to make bets on the Slips platform.

It’s a win-win collaboration in that Expanse also benefits from having another blockchain project with a real world use-case launching on its network. Team Slips is 100 percent focused on adoption, and it hopes to be a real success story for Expanse.

When asked how he felt about receiving the grant for his projects, Kyle said, “I am very excited about the prospect of working with Expanse. Chris and his team are enthusiastic and extremely supportive of builders like us that are trying to create the blockchain solutions of tomorrow. It was very reassuring that they understood the problems we face on our journey and are committed to helping small teams like us overcome them and succeed.”

“Rarely do you see a team come to light that is as prepared to launch as the Slips team is,” said Christopher Franko, Expanse Founder. “They came to us with the complete package—white paper, website, pitch deck—you name it. We congratulate Team Slips on receiving the grant, and we shall extend all the help they need to launch their robust solution that will offer value to e-sports enthusiasts as well as to the Expanse community.”

Slips is beginning the proof of concept now, so they can put their dApp to the test. Given the recent supreme court ruling on sports gambling, the team thinks their project has some serious potential as a profitable blockchain technology product.

Check out their website, https://slips.io. Read the “lite paper” here: https://slips.ams3.digitaloceanspaces.com/slips_litepaper.pdf
Read Husain’s blog here: https://medium.com/@orphanblocks

Grant Recipient: Gameboard

The next project to receive a grant is Gameboard™, brought to us by the Guatemalan company, Power Development. CEO Omar Alvarez, is also a key member of the Expanse.Tech team. In fact, we first met Omar when his company came on board as an Expanse partner.

Although Omar’s Expanse title is Creative Director, designing and building awesome websites is only a fraction of what he accomplishes. He is the creator and Community Manager of the Expanse Spanish Discord channel, which is a very active community with a lively mix of games, camaraderie and support. Omar provides an endless stream of creative schemes that serve to keep community members engaged.

Let’s talk about Omar’s real passion, the blockchain-based Gameboard project. It is an incentive-based gamification system that allows the tracking of an individual’s gaming actions—measuring and comparing each member, team or department—using a rewards system to award points and badges at various levels. The rewards earned are incentive to play on the gamification playground now accessible on the www.gameboard.tech website.

On the Gameboard platform, you can register your company and create your teams and players, configuring departments and their teams. Each player is given a name and unique ID. You can then define internal actions to perform based on your company priorities and procedures.

For example, completing an assignment on time may get you ten points; selling a certain product may get you 15 points, and so on. You can then create levels and badges for the leels. All of this information is recorded, and a leader board is created that is sent to management, as well as all other eams to keep up the competitive spirit. This creative, fun approach to work is called gamification.

Gameboard is a great way to gamify mundane work, keep employees motivated, enhance reputation among peers, earn compensation for a job well done, and remove any possible perception of biases from the minds of employees. The result is a platform that brings about unparalleled transparency.

Gameboard is now integrated on the Expanse blockchain, and players on the platform can get rewards in the form of EXP tokens, thereby greatly enhancing the real-world use of EXP and providing value to the Expanse community.

“We believe in a world where people need to play,” said Omar. “Gameboard is a tool to make more productive teams. Together with my Gameboard partners, CFO Andres Garcia, we are setting out to put the ‘play’ factor into the world of work.”

“Omar and his Gameboard partners continue to amaze me with their creative approach to getting the job down and achieving record productivity,” said Christopher Franko, Expanse Founder. Omar, in particular, has brought the Expanse Army concept into our Expanse community, achieving high levels of engagement and rewards to the community just for playing.”

You can visit the Gameboard website, https://Gameboard.Tech to learn more. Read the Gameboard pitch deck here. Many congratulations to Omar and his team at Power Development.


When Kindness Triumphs Over Everything Else

Note from the Editor: Christopher Franko’s passion for blockchain technology is only exceeded by his devotion and commitment to giving back to those in need. Christopher founded the Borderless Charity, a 501(c) (3) organization based in Washington, NC. Its mission is to empower humanity by providing access to nutrition, housing, education, and healthcare. I was so touched by a recent blog about just one of the initiatives the charity took on, that I felt compelled to share it here. Sometimes we all benefit by focusing on what’s really important…

Remembering Miguel

What binds us all as humans is far greater than what divides us. What is common within us is far greater than what differentiates us. At a greater level, we aren’t all that different. Call it a miracle of creation or the marvel of evolution, all sentient beings are united by a force that is stronger than anything else in the Universe. And that is the power of goodness and compassion; to empathize with the pain of another living being and the innate ability to respond at a micro level.

The story of Miguel Mallari Jr., while common to the countless stories of suffering in the world, is also outlined by the silver lining of hope and is a testimony to the undying spirit of the human being against apparently insurmountable odds.

Miguel M. Mallari Jr., a 54-year old man living in The Philippines was diagnosed with diabetes that had taken over most of his body. He was admitted to the Loving Mother General Hospital two months ago. He soon found out that his hospital care and medication bills were very expensive and for a man of meager means as Mr. Mallari was, it became extremely difficult for him to cope with the financial adversity that was thrust upon him. Friends and well-wishers came forward to offer financial aid. They chipped in with what they could but it still wasn’t enough. A dear friend started helping him pay the hospital and medication bills but still fell short of the expensive treatment Mr. Mallari was getting at the hospital. Many more friends and family members came forward to help financially or to volunteer to be beside him in the hospital and provide him in whatever ways they could. However, the situation was out of everybody’s hands and expenses kept piling up.

Just before he was scheduled to undergo a leg amputation surgery, because his legs were infected owing to his uncontrolled diabetes, the hospital authorities told him that they could not perform surgery on him unless he clears all of the pending bills of the hospital. The situation, it seemed, for Mr. Mallari was that of pure doom.

Providence, it seems, has a way out of every dark situation. Friends of Mr. Mallari found out about the Borderless Charity and immediately approached Mr. Christopher Franko, the founder of Borderless Charity and the Expanse.tech platform. They shared with him the critical situation Mr. Mallari was in. Without hesitation, Mr. Franko committed himself to help Mr. Mallari through the Borderless Charity. The charity donated half of Mr. Mallari’s hospital bills.

Mr. Mallari decided to live with his friend at his home. He decided to spend whatever time he had surrounded by people he loved and who loved him back. He requested leave from the hospital because he did not want to stay at a place that wasn’t empathetic to the needs of a patient in dire conditions. He chose to live in his friend’s home and his food and shelter was provided by his friend and his loving, caring family.

When he went to the doctor for follow-up, the doctor gave him three months to live because the infection had now spread to his kidneys as well. And yet, Mr. Mallari showed extreme courage and grace under these circumstances although he was saddened by the news of his impending death. He was extremely thankful for the grace and blessings his friends and family had showered upon him. And most of all, he was full of gratitude for the help extended by the Borderless Charity. He said that he will always pray for his friends and the Borderless Charity’s success.

At Borderless Charity, we live by the philosophy that the means of living a better life should not be concentrated with a select few. The disparity among us and our brethren should never stop us from extending a warm, helping hand to those in need. After all, how different are we from them and what stops us from not being in a situation similar to theirs?

Unfortunately, within two months of leaving the hospital, Mr. Miguel Mallari Jr. passed away. He will, no doubt, travel to a better place. However, how we live in this world determines how we travel to the next plane. It also determines what memories and legacy we leave in this world. The greatest achievement of a human is not how much wealth he accumulates but how much kindness and love he receives throughout his life. If you have even one person who truly loves you by your side when you leave this world, your time on this planet was worth its while. We are sure that Mr. Mallari had more than one person with him when he left the world for his eternal journey.


Compelling Quotes from Our Discord Community

Here is a collection of compelling quotes posted over the last two weeks in our various Discord channels:

The first one comes from our CEO, Christopher Franko. He says,

“Crypto is being manipulated and most likely by the people claiming to ‘investigate into it.’ Removing intermediaries is terrifying for intermediaries. For millennia, intermediaries have ruled the world, and they will do anything it takes to undermine anyone looking to unseat them from their throne.”

On a lighter note, someone from the Spanish Channel posted this:

“The General Channel is on fire. Chris is so f***ing mad…..I like it!”

Another wise guy had this to say:

“Sorry, not rich anymore, now I am eating only ramen!

One loyal and enlightened community member said,

“Every newsletter has more good news than most any altcoin… Expanse has one of the strongest teams out there…. real development… no games and strong commitment to their community. Problem lies in utility and exposure. With utility and exposure Expanse will blow up.”


Join our Discord

Expanse Discord is live and kicking! Discord is a great communication platform, better than Slack. Join our growing community on Discord and you can also speak directly with the Expanse team or others in the Expanse community. Sign up for Discord today!. Thank you.

https://Discord.me/expanse


The Expanse Ambassador Program is designed to provide support and guidance for those of you who would like to help us spread the word about Expanse by hosting local meet-ups—wherever you are in the world.

Getting involved is easy. Simply download and complete the Ambassador Program application at this link: https://expanse.tech/join-the-ambassador-program/

The Expanse team are available to answer your questions and will also assist you by:

  • Providing Expanse-branded apparel for the meet-up host (the ambassador).
  • Guiding you through the process of selecting a location.
  • Supplying Expanse giveaways for drawings or contests.
  • Assisting with presentation materials.
  • Providing a small allowance for food and libations for your meet-up guests.

Expanse is thrilled to have you in the Expanse Army. Be sure to join Discord if you are not already part of it at this link: https://Discord.me/expanse – and grateful to all who would like to join the Ambassador Program!

Si quieres escuchar un resumen del Newsletter en Español puedes hacerlo aca. ESCUCHAR EL NEWSLETTER EN ESPAÑOL

 

EXPANSE NEWSLETTER Vo. 3, No. 11– 6/15/2018

Welcome to the eleventh edition of the Expanse Newsletter for 2018. This publication is a bi-monthly newsletter issued on the 1st and 15th of each month to share happenings within our community. Here are a few highlights in this edition:

 

Expanse Awards First EXP.Grant

In our last newsletter, we wrote about the EXP.Grants program and how to go about applying for a grant for your project. Well, we have our first grant recipient who successfully secured the first funds from our EXP.Grants program. His name is Denis Yurash and he hails from the Ukraine. Denis applied for the grants program for a platform, a mobile Android app, he wants to launch on the Expanse blockchain. It is called the Expanse Faucet.

Denis and his team envisage their app, Expanse Faucet, as the binding link between all the community members of Expanse. In his opinion, and we tend to agree with it, with this app, more and more users will be attracted to Expanse. Every new user needs to have an Expanse address to get paid, so as more users use the app, more new wallets will be created and more transactions will be done through it.

The app will also facilitate transactions occurring over the Expanse platform, especially the distribution of EXP tokens for various activities. For example, for viewing one ad, admins get $0.01, and the user gets $0.009 (in EXP tokens). All payouts will be on Expanse, so we need to convert fiat to Expanse. Then a bot buys the right amount of coins on the exchange to pay everyone using the Poloniex or Bittrex API, accordingly, and sends this back to the user’s Expanse address.

The main function of Expanse Faucet is to view ads, and the second function is to complete tasks. Admins can add new tasks or change old one as they proceed. Later, a Twitter widget can be added for likes\retweet tasks, reddit upvotes, exchange votes, etc. And, depending on the future need, new tasks can be added. For example, Scotti, our Community Manager, wants to publish the latest Newsletter with some interesting info, he can simply add a new Task – «Like and Retweet Newsletter» with the link to it and send notifications to all users. This will increase the reach of the newsletter amongst the audience. Once the app is ready, Denis and his team will promote it to help bring more users into the Expanse community.

Denis was thrilled to accept the very first EXP.Grant that will enable he and his team, ecorp, to create the app they have envisioned.

“I have been a community member, supporter and frequent contributor to Expanse for some time now. Now, with this grant, I am being given the opportunity to actually work on an Expanse blockchain project. For that I am truly grateful. Thank you, Expanse,” said Denis.

We, at Expanse, congratulate Denis and his team for securing the funds through a successful Grants application, and we wish them all the very best as they embark on the journey of creating a platform that will help make Expanse more accessible to an even broader user base.


 

New Tokenlab Website Launches

Check out the new Tokenlab website that went live today, www.tokenlab.io. This is the first iteration of the website that will host the new Tokenlab self-service ICO platform currently in development.

Click through the site to learn about all of the solutions we are creating to make running your own ICO your way possible. We understand the ICO process and its challenges and have created use cases for all of the necessary functions. Our developers are well down the coding path, and we will begin to release the individual components soon.

We will be adding content to the website along the way, including FAQs, information about licensing our software, and more. Watch for more announcements to follow, including the announcement of our new Tokenlab newsletter coming soon. Join our Discord channel to stay up to date on our progress.


 

Expanse Islamabad Team Expands; Secures New Office Space

Our development team in Islamabad, Pakistan has recently moved into new office space, having outgrown the former facility. This office is the home base of our Architect and Senior Developer, Asim Ashfaq, who, along with his amazing team, creates magic for Expanse and its various platforms.

The office is situated in the business district of Islamabad and comes loaded with all the important amenities designed to maximize productivity. There is a large open workspace with workstations and a separate meeting room where Asim brainstorms ideas with his team.

The team is comprised of handpicked experts, including:

  • A team lead
  • A Solidity developer
  • Five Golang developers
  • Three frontend guys
  • Three JS developers
  • Two project managers
  • One UX designer
  • One Human Resource and Administrative aid
  • One devops expert
  • One Researcher

When Asim started working with Expanse almost 18 months ago, they were a team of four. Today, the team is 19-strong, all eager to learn new technologies and working as a well-oiled machine to accomplish common goals. To keep the team motivated and hungry to achieve more, incentives such as the Employee of the Month award is given to one outstanding team member. The office also has a recreation area that has a Playstation to play games and will soon have table tennis and snooker tables so that team members can chill out and take a much-needed break from work to recharge and refresh themselves.

Asim also believes that a well-appointed office will play a crucial role in attracting outstanding talent. This will help the team to grow exponentially. A presentable office space also creates a good first impression.

Currently, the team is focussed on creating the following:

  • Gander
  • Tokenlab Self-Service Platform
  • Mist Wallet
  • Mobile Wallet
  • Online Wallet
  • Exchange

Asim is particularly fond of Gander, as he believes that it, being an explorer, is the backbone of the Expanse cryptocurrency, the EXP tokens. Asim sees a great future for Expanse. As someone who has been as deeply involved in the development of Expanse as Asim is, he is excited and confident of the limitless possibilities that Expanse, as a platform to create awe-inspiring enterprises, affords the crypto community.

Asim says that he and his team are privileged to be working with stalwarts like Christopher Franko and thanks him for this opportunity to be associated with Expanse where everyday is a learning experience. He thanks Christopher for making him part of his grand vision, which he and his team live by everyday.


 

Expanse – Behind the Tech

Hey guys! Welcome to the next article in our Behind the Tech series. This time we are featuring the story of our Chief Administrative Officer, Marcia Lewis (Danzeisen). Hope you all enjoy it and maybe take some inspiration from it.

Marcia has a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Business Spanish. She also has certifications in Blockchain Technology and Strategic Planning. After college, she started out as a technical writer writing software documentation and also wrote for various technology magazines like Byte and ComputerWorld. She also had a monthly column on technology in the workplace for PC Magazine. Later, she evolved into running large corporate communications and marketing organizations, mostly in banking and Fintech environments, a typical career progression often seen in case of talented, intelligent and ambitious people. But this is where Marcia’s story takes a turn for the better; a classic case of “reverse integration.”

Marcia has been with Expanse from the very beginning. She met Expanse Founder Christopher Franko in 2013 while working as Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer for a blockchain technology start-up. She immediately formed a genuine rapport with him and describes him as an inspiration to her. Later after Expanse was born, she helped out when Christopher needed press releases, help with the newsletter or any other type of communications.

A year ago, Marcia accepted the position of Chief Communications Officer at one of the largest banks in the U.S. She let Christopher know that it was going to be too demanding for her to help him out any more. But soon after she started that position, Christopher called and made her an offer she could not refuse. Marcia left her job at the bank that day and has been with Expanse full-time ever since.

An award winning marketer, Marcia’s background is in more traditional marketing, with large teams and huge multi-million dollar budgets, for large, conservative corporations. For her, transitioning first to crypto and then to a smaller organization like Expanse, was like a foray into the wild, wild west. Everything is digital now, budgets are minimal and staff resources are much leaner. She has had to transition from being a leader to being a leader and a doer. She found out that her hands-on skills were rusty. “Fortunately, I am surrounded by technology experts who have been very patient with me and willing to take on tasks that are simply not a part of my repertoire. I am very self-actualized, and when I know I need help, I ask for it,” she says.

As Chief Administrative Officer, Marcia is responsible for public relations and communications oversight. She acts as the liaison to the organization’s corporate attorneys and is responsible for patents and trademarks. She onboards new staff and prepares contracts for partnerships. Recently, she has become more involved in product development and relationship management for exchanges. She works directly with prospective clients and partners to help build enduring relationships.

When asked what excites her about her work at Expanse, Marcia has the following to say, “Expanse is a well-established brand now, after three years of consistent, secure operations. It’s an organization I am proud to be part of. What excites me is the constant stream of new ideas that come out of our corporate office in Washington, NC.”

She regards leading the team responsible for renaming and rebranding a $9B Fortune 500 company across 90 countries and 55,000 employees as her greatest achievement to date, where she literally travelled around the world to accomplish the goal. However, she is quick to state her future greatest accomplishment goal is to get LAB onto major exchanges and launch the new Tokenlab™ platform with great success.

Christopher Franko, CEO of Expanse, has no doubts about Marcia achieving the goals she has set for Expanse. “I’ve known Marcia for many years and I’ve always known her as a go-getter. She has this uncanny knack of knowing how to get things done. I admire her work ethic tremendously, and Expanse is incredibly lucky to have her on board because she brings a range of skills and experience this team really benefits from,” says Christopher.

Marcia is extremely enthusiastic and positive about the future of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in particular. She agrees with the experts’ predictions that by 2030, 15 to 20% of all global financial transactions will use Bitcoin or or other cryptocurrencies. “In my opinion, anyone who still thinks Bitcoin is an interesting anomaly is dead wrong. I still believe that cryptocurrencies are the one investment class where a relatively small purchase could literally make you a millionaire,” she says.

Outside of work, Marcia loves the time she spends with her daughters – Jana, 17 and Chloe, 15. Her hobbies include decorating, gardening and reading. “I always have two or three books going.” When asked about her thoughts on Expanse, she says, “I believe in what Christopher has to say about Expanse – ‘If you can dream it, Expanse can help you do it.’ I firmly believe that through Expanse, the world will be a better place.”


 

Airdrop Update

As you know, we are in the process of developing the software for airdrops to our Expanse and LAB token holders. The first token to airdrop will EXPEX (PEX). Christopher Franko, Expanse Founder and Chief Developer, created PEX, which is a fork of the decentralized exchange standard (DEX), Ox. The contracts for PEX have been launched and the Expanse decentralized exchange is in development.

The new exchange will launch on the Expanse blockchain. We are looking for Ox developers. To that end, we have added 500M PEX to the EXP.Grant fund that we will use to reward the Ox developers who come on board to work on relays. Send a private message to Christopher Franko on Discord is you are interested in participating. Watch for more information about airdrops in upcoming newsletters.


 

Compelling Quotes from our Discord Community

From the last newsletter, we started this section where we feature a few quotes we pick from our Discord Community. Here is a collection of compelling quotes posted over the last two weeks:

The first one is from a member of the Spanish Discord Community, which you might have gathered is a passionate bunch of people. He says, “Que bueno la Quiniela me ha quitado el stress del bajón de las cryptos.” which means that the good thing about ExpWorldCup is that it reduces the stress of this crypto dump.

Here are two fun quotes from our General channel. One community member had this to say, “I came here thinking this was a discord for the TV series The Expanse.” Well, all we can say that this Expanse is grander than the one on TV!

Another member says, “PM me if ur into Christian Sidehugs.” No responses to this one that we know of.

Finally, here’s a joke that was posted last week:

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asked a young Engineer fresh out of MIT, “And what starting salary were you looking for?”
The Engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.”
The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years say, a red Corvette?”
The Engineer sits up straight and says, “Wow! Are you kidding?”
And the interviewer replies, “Yeah, but you started it.”

Join our Discord

Expanse Discord is live and kicking! Discord is a great communication platform, better than Slack. Join our growing community on Discord and you can also speak directly with the Expanse team or others in the Expanse community. Sign up for Discord today!. Thank you.

https://Discord.me/expanse


The Expanse Ambassador Program is designed to provide support and guidance for those of you who would like to help us spread the word about Expanse by hosting local meet-ups—wherever you are in the world.

Getting involved is easy. Simply download and complete the Ambassador Program application at this link: https://expanse.tech/join-the-ambassador-program/ Then email it to Scott Williams, [email protected]

Scott and his team are available to answer your questions and will also assist you by:

  • Providing Expanse-branded apparel for the meet-up host (the ambassador).
  • Guiding you through the process of selecting a location.
  • Supplying Expanse giveaways for drawings or contests.
  • Assisting with presentation materials.
  • Providing a small allowance for food and libations for your meet-up guests.

Expanse is thrilled to have you in the Expanse Army. Be sure to join Discord if you are not already part of it at this link: https://Discord.me/expanse – and grateful to all who would like to join the Ambassador Program!


 

Recent articles and videos about Expanse

EXPANSE NEWSLETTER Vo. 3, No.10– 6/1/2018

Welcome to the tenth edition of the Expanse Newsletter for 2018. This publication is a bi-monthly newsletter issued on the 1st and 15th of each month to share happenings within our community. Here are a few highlights in this edition:


The Airdrops You Have All Been Waiting For

Our team of engineers in Islamabad has been busy developing use cases for airdrops planned for both EXP and LAB tokenholders. We are excited to report that development for the following airdrop categories is approved and well underway. Although the development is not complete, we expect to announce concrete plans in our next newsletter:

  • Tokens based on signing up for an airdrop opportunity
  • Tokens issued upon phone verification
  • Tokens issued for sharing the web site and blogs on social media
  • Tokens issued for contributions to the community.
  • Random issuing of tokens for free

We are very excited about this development and the opportunity to provide even more rewards to our loyal community.


Meet the Latest Additions to Expanse.tech’s Growing Team

This week we are announcing two new awesome team members. Although we’ve added many other new development engineers and opened a new office in Islamabad, they will be the focus of the next newsletter.

Meet our new writer, Jitendra “Jay” Rathod. Jay has a Master’s Degree in Microbiology. He was a professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology in a college where he taught these subjects to students of the graduate and post graduate courses, for eight years. He, however, realised that his passion was writing and quit his job to make a career in it. He has been a content writer for more than eight years now and has worked for many companies in a wide variety of industries. He has led content teams and has created, and successfully executed, content marketing campaigns for many clients.

Jay will lead the newsletter and blog development efforts for Expanse. Jay is also a passionate believer in the limitless possibilities of the blockchain technology and wishes to see a world seamlessly running on it.

Soyal Abjal Momin joins our team as a Consultant who will help us get Tokenlab and Expanse listed on more exchanges. Soyal has extensive experience and a long record of success in listing of coins/tokens on exchanges. He also supports the nitty-gritties of ICOs. Having inside knowledge of various exchanges, Soyal is in an enviable position to help blockchain enterprises save on listing fees of coin developers. He is based in India.

StreamCoins Alpha Launches


Stream Coins alpha has launched. You can access Alpha Here. The alpha is enabled on twitch.tv/ExpanseOfficial and with it, you can create a wallet and tip others. We will soon be enabling loyalty rewards and start migrating EXPB to StreamCoins.

StreamCoins is a platform that content creators always wanted but never got. Well, now they have one and it comes powered with a cryptocurrency. StreamCoins is a platform for content creators to integrate the EXP tokens into their streams. As a content streamer, you join the platform, create a wallet, fund it and invite the bot into your channel. It is essentially a Twitch Bot that rewards viewers with EXP tokens just for viewing a stream. It also has a tipping feature built within it. If you like the stream of a creator, you can tip him or her. Users can also tip each other if they provide something of value to one another.

Streamcoins Alpha is now live with limited functionality. Currently the wallet, twitch bot and tipping are enabled. When we are satisfied that the platform is indeed secure, we will be enabling the loyalty rewards.

So, stay tuned for more info about the progress of this exciting platform.


The Expanse Grants Program


Expanse.tech has created a $1,000,000 development fund to provide financial grants to innovative projects built in and around Expanse. Awards range from $5,000 to $50,000, and there are no strings attached: you continue to own your IP, are free to publish however you wish, and can use the grant funds without any restrictions or obligations to Expanse except all projects must use the Expanse network in some way.

The grant process is a linear lifecycle that starts with creating the funding opportunity, applying, making award decisions, and successfully awarding the grant.

The specific actions along the lifecycle are grouped into three main phases. Each of the three phases has its own page that provides a more detailed look at the process:

  • Pre-Award Phase – Funding Opportunities and Application Review
  • Award Phase – Award Decisions and Notifications
  • Post Award – Implementation, Reporting, and Closeout

Grant Pre-Award Phase

Application Review Process

Once the application submission deadline passes, the awarding team gets to work on reviewing the applications. The specific process for reviewing an application varies based on the type of grant you applied for. The generally applicable steps are as follows:

  • Initial screening to ensure application is complete
  • Programmatic review and assessment of the substance of the applications
  • Financial review of proposed budgets
  • Award decision and announcement

Initial Screening of Application

In the initial screening, sometimes called a basic minimum requirements review, the grants team will check each proposal to make sure it includes all the requirements to qualify for the grant. What the specific requirements are will vary for each grant, but common elements are – eligibility, whitepaper, stage of development and budget attachment.

The key for the initial screening is that the grants team is looking for the presence of the required element, not the quality of the element. If your application does not meet all of these basic requirements, then your application is likely to be rejected.

Programmatic Review and Assessment of Applications

The remaining applications undergo a thorough review and assessment for their technical and programmatic quality and competency. Again, this varies depending on the type of grant you applied for. We plan to open up the review process to the community later and allow for public voting.

A common format is a peer review panel of at least three people, who assess and score each application independently. Then, the peer review panel will convene to discuss the merits of the applications. A series of policies and assurances are in place to maintain a fair, objective process based on material facts in the applications and without conflicts of interest (COI) for the peer reviewers. The Expanse Grants staff monitor and participate in this review process.

Financial Review

While an application may have technical and programmatic quality, your budget also needs to be well-documented and realistic. The Expanse Grants team conducts a cost analysis, reviewing each line item and the overall proposed budget to ensure compliance with statutory and financial regulations. Additionally, the financial review also factors in the total budget for the grant program in relation to how much money each application requests.

GRANT AWARD PHASE

Once we complete the application review process, the Award Phase begins. The final award decisions rest solely in the hands of the Expanse Grants staff with fiduciary responsibility and legal authority to enter into binding agreements. Expanse Grants staff review and make award recommendations based on the programmatic and financial reviews of the applications. These recommendations are reviewed by a series of levels in the agencies to ensure high-quality, fair, and unbiased decisions.

NOTICE OF AWARD

Once the final award decisions are made, the awarding agency sends a Notice of Award (NOA) to the entities selected for funding. The NOA is the official, legally binding issuance of the award. When you or your organization accepts the grant (i.e., by signing the grant agreement or by drawing down funds) you become legally obligated to carry out the full terms and conditions of the grant.

GRANT POST AWARD PHASE

The post award phase comprises a significant amount of work over the duration of the award dates, which includes implementing the grant, reporting progress, and completing the closeout requirements. The Expanse Grants team that gives the award to you is also there to assist you and ensure that you or your organization complies with the grant terms and conditions. Your job is to faithfully and diligently carry out the grant program.

REPORTING

The agency monitors your progress and expenditures through various programmatic and financial reporting procedures, as well as using performance metrics per the grant agreement. While the majority of award recipients carry out the grants ethically and efficiently, these monitoring procedures are necessary to maintain transparency and to prevent fraud and abuse.
The awarding team typically has a grants management officer and program officer designated to each grant, both of which you will work with throughout the life of the grant. They are the ones who will review reports and conduct site visits, so we recommend you build an effective line of communication with these staff members. It is better to prevent issues by talking to your grant and program officers to clarify grant terms or expectations than it is to submit a report and wait for problems to be identified and recourse initiated.

The specific reporting requirements, schedules, and systems can vary for each grant, so please check with your grant management officer for the grant terms and conditions carefully for this information.

CLOSEOUT

The closeout step is where the grant process ends. In order to complete a closeout, you, the award recipient, must submit the final financial and programmatic reports. The receipt must submit all financial, performance, and other reports required under the grant within 90 days after the grant award expires or is terminated. The Expanse Grants staff will review these reports to ensure compliance will all the grant terms and conditions as well as to make sure you spent all the funds appropriately.

How do you know when a grant is officially over?

The Expanse Grants team will confirm that the recipient has completed all of the required grant work and all the applicable administrative tasks. Until the Expanse Grants team confirms this, you are still responsible for fulfilling all the terms of the grant. The closeout process can take several months if there are financial concerns or questions to reconcile. Also, if you or your organization acquired any property using grant funding, the closeout step is when you must make sure to handle this property exactly as the grant stipulates, which includes completing the appropriate reports on this property. Lastly, you are typically required to retain your grant records for at least three years from the date of the final expenditure report.


Strategic Partnership Between Expanse and AnyTrade


AnyTrades was born as a project that seeks to provide crypto users with access to the benefits of large capitals, regardless of the amount they have at their disposal. Thanks to the backup capital and the strategies they have designed / implemented, they can offer this service in which the user who wants to sell small quantities of cryptocurrencies simply registers on the platform and accesses excellent prices that only large volumes can get.

The business model of AnyTrades is based on offering the customer security, speed and fair prices. As mentioned above, when managing a backup capital, AnyTrades can afford to make immediate payments to their users without the need for them to wait for AnyTrades to collect both their cryptocurrencies and those of others. This is because AnyTrades receives continuous real-time feedback of the volume they collect daily and their reserves.

AnyTrades allows the user to obtain their fiat currency without the need to pay high commissions, expose themselves to possible scams or lose their funds irretrievably due to ignorance of the proper use of the different platforms.

AnyTrades has a large market within the Steemit community, made up of people who are committed to the growth of projects that have a solid purpose that allows them to change the lives of millions of people. AnyTrades has amassed a portfolio of more than 1,500 clients from various regions in just 2 months, the majority of whom are located in Venezuela, a country where there is great interest in the use and development of blockchain-based projects due to the great benefits that this technology provides in terms of quality of life.

AnyTrades and Expanse are both projects that share a common ideology; the philosophy that people must be allowed to turn their dreams into something real and they need only to be empowered with the wherewithal to achieve that.

AnyTrades wishes to make Expanse known to their community through their channels of direct communication with users – Discord, Steemit, Telegram, Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Email and their website.

Currently, they intend to start with two specific strategies:

  • Facilitate the fast and secure acquisition of subscriptions to the Expanse Twitch channel through AnyTrades platform.
  • Through the AnyTrades platform, user can buy Expanse through fiat currencies like Bolivars, Argentine Pesos, Chilean Pesos, Dollars or other currencies through PayPal.

AnyTrades is working on creating tutorials in Spanish on how to mine Expanse through Twitch and various articles that explain in detail the characteristics of the project to new users. This informative content, they believe, will reach a wider community that will benefit both AnyTrades as well as Expanse.

Compelling Quotes from our Discord Community


In every newsletter, we’ll be featuring a few awesome quotes by members of our Discord community. It seems only apt that the first quote be from our CEO and Expanse.tech founder, the General himself, Christopher Franko, in response to that ridiculous Weiss Report.

“The vision of Expanse is powerful. We are talking about open and honest elections, brand new form of governance, liberated equity, liquid identities and self sovereignty.. it’s no wonder why we have such an uphill battle… We are working on stuff that strikes them where it hurts. They don’t want to see us empowered.”

The second one is from a Discord Spanish Community member, who says that:

“En la mineria hace falta solo una cosa.. paciencia..” This means that “In mining, all you need is patience.”

The third quote is from another Discord Spanish community member, who says,

“Entre hacer y no hacer, siempre hacer,” which means “Between doing and not doing, always do!”

And finally, this fortnight’s final awesome quote is from Omar Alvarez, the Creative Director of Expanse and CEO of GameBoard.

“The socialist governments base their policies on collecting taxes from those who can pay and giving freebies to all equally. How does that make sense when everybody does not work with the same eagerness and strength? Such policies only create inequality and increases poverty. We hate socialist governments but we ask to be treated like this… Gentlemen, this community will not be built like that, it will be built upon the blood and sweat of all in a bid to improve our lives as we work. Nothing is free and there is no glory in getting what we want given to us as charity. Want a better Expanse and price? Then I invite you to work to achieve it!”

Join our Discord

Expanse Discord is live and kicking! Discord is a great communication platform, better than Slack. Join our growing community on Discord and you can also speak directly with the Expanse team or others in the Expanse community. Sign up for Discord today!. Thank you.

https://Discord.me/expanse


The Expanse Ambassador Program is designed to provide support and guidance for those of you who would like to help us spread the word about Expanse by hosting local meet-ups—wherever you are in the world.

Getting involved is easy. Simply download and complete the Ambassador Program application at this link: https://expanse.tech/join-the-ambassador-program/ Then email it to Scott Williams, [email protected]

Scott and his team are available to answer your questions and will also assist you by:

  • Providing Expanse-branded apparel for the meet-up host (the ambassador).
  • Guiding you through the process of selecting a location.
  • Supplying Expanse giveaways for drawings or contests.
  • Assisting with presentation materials.
  • Providing a small allowance for food and libations for your meet-up guests.

Expanse is thrilled to have you in the Expanse Army. Be sure to join Discord if you are not already part of it at this link: https://Discord.me/expanse – and grateful to all who would like to join the Ambassador Program!


 

Recent articles and videos about Expanse

 

 

EXPANSE NEWSLETTER Vo. 3, No.9 – 5/15/2018

Welcome to the ninth edition of the Expanse Newsletter for 2018. This publication is a bi-monthly newsletter issued on the 1st and 15th of each month to share happenings within our community. Here are a few highlights in this edition:

  • Expanse Booth on the Collision Conf 2018
  • Developer updates for the Gander 2.0 and Expanse Wallet 2.0
  • New exchanges and other important updates
  • CollabMining a new project on the Spanish Community

Expanse Booth on the Collision Conf 2018

Omar Alvarez and Marcia Danzeisen was at the Collision Conference 2018.  The Collision conference is a conference that takes place in the city of New Orleans, LA. and brings together large companies, presenters, and projects in the tech industry.  We had the opportunity that week to meet many enterprises interested in using Expanse. Although it is not an exclusive event of this topic, we have received many requests for integrations and collaborative work.

We have started talks with projects that are interested in partnering with Expanse.  Such projects include: geolocation – or applications for notification of indicators for trading, human resources platform – to have a record in the blockchain, a professional profile company – similar to Linkedin, and AIRTM – one of the largest exchange platforms in Latin America.

We will present an alliances upon each agreement and will welcome them to our community. There are very important projects that allow the growth of Expanse.  The Expanse team will be participating in other conferences and we invite you to visit our events section.

 

Developer updates

At least once a month in a newsletter, we want to provide our community with technical updates on the projects we’re working on to show the internal development and ongoing progress.  Members who follow these updates closely will be able to see how near we are to launching a new project.

Expanse Wallet 2.0

The new Expanse desktop wallet interacts with the Expanse blockchain to store, send, and receive EXP.  Version 2.0 will provide more features to compared to prior version

The following notes have been completed:

UI Designing UI designing of Send Funds, Receive Funds, Participate, Dashboard, Contracts has been completed
UI Development UI development of Send Funds, Receive Funds, Participate, Dashboard, Contracts has been completed
Frontend Development ElectronJS is used as a front end development framework and BabelJS
Features ● Get EXP balance

● Balance conversion to different currencies

● Contracts

● Watch contracts

● Watch token

● Expanse: accounts

● Expanse: blocks

Use Case Document Use Case document for wallet is in progress

Gander 2.0

Gander is a Blockchain explorer for the Expanse Blockchain.  This version will provide more details compared to previous versions.

The following notes have been completed:

Database Cluster of 2 databases has been setup. MongoDb is used as primary database and ArangoDb is used as secondary  database.
Real-time Messaging Queue Apache Kafka is used as a real-time messaging queue engine. A cluster of apache kafka has been set up and it has been tested with blocks data coming from expanse blockchain.
Real-time Processing Apache Storm is used as a real-time processing engine. Cluster of storm has been set up and tested with blocks data to pre-process data before ingestion to databases.
Search Engine Elasticsearch is used as a searching engine. A cluster of elasticsearch has been set up and tested with expanse blockchain data.
Micro-services Few micro-services has been launch to gather all data from expanse blockchain, passes data to messaging queue system, pre-process data and ingest data to primary and secondary databases.
SRS SRS version 1 for Gander
Use Case Document Use Case document for Gander
Technical Solution Document Technical solution document version 1
UI Designing UI designing of Home, Address, Transactions, Blocks pages
UI Development UI designing of Home, Address, Transactions, Blocks pages
Frontend Development Webpack (Javascript framework) is used for front-end development and it has been tested.
Release 1st release of Gander is on 6th of June 2018. The release will include all data ingestion of blocks data coming from expanse network and building of data pipeline for real-time ingestion.

TokenLab

Tokenlab is an ICO and smart contract management platform

The following notes have been completed or in progress:

Database Cluster of 2 databases has been setup. MongoDb is used as primary database and ArangoDb is used as secondary  database.
Real-time Messaging Queue Apache Kafka is used as a real-time messaging queue engine. A cluster of apache kafka has been set up and it has been tested with blocks data coming from expanse blockchain.
Real-time Processing Apache Storm is used as a real-time processing engine. Cluster of storm has been set up and tested with blocks data to pre-process data before ingestion to databases. Apache Spark will be used in parallel with storm for in memory data processing.
Search Engine Elasticsearch is used as a searching engine. A cluster of elasticsearch has been set up and tested with expanse blockchain data.
SRS SRS version 1 for TokenLab has been completed
Use Case Document Use Case document is 40% completed.
UI Designing Wireframe of pages is in progress
Smart Contract Development Learning 1 resource has been trained to write smart contracts and few others are planned to do so.
UI Development Dependent on UI designing
Frontend Development Webpack (Javascript framework) is used for front-end development and its has been successfully tested. Decore BIP39 javascript library is used for creating HD wallets and on we have put one resource for learning the framework.

Other updates

Expanse has been added in SimpleSwap.io a platform that allows easy and simple exchange between other cryptocurrencies

We have also been added to Xchange.me with thousands of other cryptocurrencies to exchange with.

  Having forms of market verification is very important, recently Expanse has more accurate information in Coinlib.io there you can find and compare with other platforms the price and market cap of Expanse, an excellent point of reference to keep you informed.

 

Expanse CollabMining

The Spanish Community started with the Collaborative Mining, in this activity seeks to encourage other miners to mine Expanse. To participate, the pool is configured and every participant uses the same Wallet. Expanse provides a prize for the first 3 miners that contributes with more power, the rest of the profits are divided among the participants in an equitable manner. In the first test 12 miners were mining for 48 hours and each team member received their share of the mining and prizes.

It is a learning activity for those who are just starting and want to learn how to mine Expanse, it was done in conjunction with MinandoAndo.com and it has been very rewarding.

 

 

EXPANSE NEWSLETTER Vo. 3, No.8 – 5/1/2018

Welcome to the eighth edition of the Expanse Newsletter for 2018. This publication is a bi-monthly newsletter issued on the 1st and 15th of each month to share happenings within our community. Here are a few highlights in this edition:

  • Expanse.Tech™ Exhibits at Collision Conference in New Orleans
  • The BiteBTC Exchange Lists LAB and Expanse. (There is more to this story.)
  • CryptoBridge Issues New Roadmap with LAB and Expanse Listings Set for July
  • CryptoDonate Set to Add Expanse
  • See the Expanse Roadmap At-A-Glance
  • Last But Far from Least: Introducing the New Tokenlab™ RoadMap.

Expanse Designated Featured Start-up; Merits Booth in Alpha Exhibits

For the second year, Expanse has been designated an Alpha Start-up. This distinction merits a branded booth where conference attendees can meet Expanse team members to discuss partnerships, ambassador programs, Expanse employment openings, and more. Hosted this year by Omar Alvarez, Chief Creative Officer, and Marcia Lewis, Chief Administrative Officer. Also in attendance from Expanse are Frank Lopez, MIchael Simpson and Carlos Zavala. Stop by to say hello at Booth 308, on Wednesday, May 2.

Omar Alvarez arrives in New Orleans from Guatemala ready to focus on everything Expanse  https://collisionconf.com

 


BiteBTC Exchange Lists Tokenlab (LAB) and Expanse (EXP)

Singapore-based BiteBTC officially communicated to the Expanse management team that LAB and EXP are listed on their cryptocurrency trading platform. Sure enough, they do now appear on the exchange. Here’s the catch: due to Singapore law, a strict KYC process must first clear users to enable trading and deposit of funds.


CryptoBridge Issues New Roadmap with LAB and Expanse Listings Set for July

Popular decentralized exchange, CryptoBridge, notified the Expanse team in January that they are planning to list EXP and LAB. In their new roadmap, they project that they will be ready to add ERC-20 token support for Ethereum clones (specifically naming EXP) in July. Let the countdown begin!

Excerpt of CryptoBridge New Roadmap


CryptoDonate Set to Accept Expanse

For those of you participating in the Twitch streaming experience now in place in the Expanse Discord channel (discord.me/expanse), get ready for an even more robust streaming experience. Soon we will have the ability to add even more virtual currencies to your stream and receive alerts when you receive tips from the community. Stay tuned for more information to follow, as we add more features to increase the benefits of your interaction with the Expanse community. .

 


Introducing the New Tokenlab™ Roadmap

There’s an oft-used saying:”Don’t rush things.  Anything worth having is worth waiting for”. This is the approach we have taken with re-engineering the Tokenlab Roadmap. We are extremely excited to present the plan, enhancements, and amazing new features.

“The Tokenlab design philosophies, we’ve made sure to focus on are self-service and modularity,” said Christopher Franko, Expanse Founder. “We’ve constructed a plan to ensure that anyone who wants to do a crowdsale can pick and choose the modules they need for their specific project.”

Our clients can take the modules they need and run them stand-alone or in combinations, launching them on the Expanse blockchain. It’s all about ICOs made easy.

Our lead architect, Asim Ashfaq, has built a phenomenal team of developers, project managers, and designers who are 100 percent focused on Tokenlab. Watch for a complete profile of Asim and his team in the May 15 newsletter. Also, we are planning several live-stream sessions focused on answering your questions and garnering input as we go down this exciting new path together.


Introducing the Expanse Roadmap

Expanse is the glue that holds us all together. Christopher Franko had the vision to share this philosophy, “If you can dream it, Expanse can help you do it.”

 


EXPANSE DISCORD

We recently launched Expanse Discord, Discord is a communication system much like Slack, but Discord has much better security and is safer for users. So due to greater security, we have switched from Slack to Discord for the community. To speak directly with the Expanse team or others in the Expanse community, we suggest signing up for Discord. Thank you.

https://Discord.me/expanse


GET INVOLVED BY BECOMING AN EXPANSE AMBASSADOR

The Expanse Ambassador Program is designed to provide support and guidance for those of you who would like to help us spread the word about Expanse by hosting local meet-ups—wherever you are in the world.

Getting involved is easy. Simply download and complete the Ambassador Program application at this link: https://expanse.tech/join-the-ambassador-program/ Then email it to Scott Williams, [email protected]

Scott and his team are available to answer your questions and will also assist you by:

  • Providing Expanse-branded apparel for the meet-up host (the ambassador).
  • Guiding you through the process of selecting a location.
  • Supplying Expanse giveaways for drawings or contests.
  • Assisting with presentation materials.
  • Providing a small allowance for food and libations for your meet-up guests.

Expanse is thrilled to have you in the Expanse Army.  Be sure to join Discord if you are not already part of it at this link:  https://Discord.me/expanse  – and grateful to all who would like to join the Ambassador Program!


RECENT ARTICLES AND VIDEOS ABOUT EXPANSE