Tokenlab v2.0 is Here!

The rumors are true. Tokenlab v2.0 is here. After rigorous testing, the upgraded system launched today.

Description of New Features

We’ve worked hard to build competitive advantage and ease-of-use into the Tokenlab functionality. We strive to offer a system that anyone can use fluidly. With the edition of many new capabilities and UI enhancements, we are closer than ever before.

Here are just a few of the new and improved 2.0 features, many of which evolved from community suggestions:

  • New Pricing. We have moved away from the two-coin payment requirement, landing on payment of only 1000 LAB to mint a coin. (There is still a 1 EXP requirement for gas―this we cannot control.) Using the system now helps to enhance the utility of LAB and incent more developers to choose the platform for their projects.
  • Platform Choices. Tokenlab users now have the option of choosing between two platforms: Expanse or Ethereum. After defining the token characteristics, users can choose to launch on either platform. We hope users choose Expanse each time, but having two options is a plus for our customer base.
  • token Wizard Protocols. Tokenlab now supports four network protocols: ERC20, ERC223, ERC644, and ERC621.
  • token Deployment Methods. token Wizard now supports three methods of token deployment, including deployment through Metamask, Automated deployment and Manual deployment. Instructions for each method appear when you make your selection.
  • Manage token Screen. A new module provides functionality that enables  you to manage your token once deployed onto the Expanse platform. You now have the ability to transfer your token to anyone, view the balance or supply, and generate Coupon Codes.
  • Coupon Code. The system provides the ability to generate a promo code to offer discounts (or free) use of Tokenlab features. This function is accessible on the Manage token screen.
  • Tool Tips. Tool Tips appear when you move your cursor into a data entry field. Tips define the field requirements.
  • FAQs. Frequently asked questions and answers now appear on most screens to help you navigate and to explain complex concepts.
  • UI Enhancements. Many minor system enhancements are now in place to improve the overall user experience. For example, when the token is deployed, a user can now copy the ABI and token address directly from the manage or view screens.

If you haven’t minted a token for your project, now is the time. We think we’ve achieved a best-in-class status for token creation and management. We hope you agree. Give it a whirl, then tell us what you think when you visit our Tokenlab Discord channel.

Developer Updates

Gander v3

A new project has been initiated to update Gander. In addition to tracking all transactions, among the enhancements are tracking of:

  • Double-spent transactions
  • Transaction fees
  • Every block


Other new features include websockets for developers, an API with the ability to submit transactions to the node, and multiple UI enhancements.

GEXP Update

GEXP is the GitHub for Expanse.You can access the latest version here:

https://github.com/expanse-org/go-expanse/commit/5433a50a09db510e55e8350ac539ad6323f62251

The Luna wallet is the GUI that interacts with GEXP. Asim’s team has been very focused on GEXP enhancements, fixing bugs, enhancing the UI and rectifying a broken chain signal issue in Luna for Windows.

Expanse Hard Fork

Christopher Franko, Lead Developer, is working on a new hard fork for Expanse that will bring Expanse to Constantinople, change our proof of work algorithm to Frankomoto, and introduce reorg protection (Chain Aegis or block lock). It is scheduled for block 1,800,000 as of now, but if that changes, it will be 1,830,000 or about 35 more days, which is respectively EPOCH 61.

Tokenlab

Given the number of enhancements and new features, Tokenlab is about to undergo a thorough QA process, followed by beta-testing. Our goal date for the new release is 4/15.

Also underway is the development of a Tokenlab video walkthrough for minting and managing your tokens.

Product Roadmap

There have been a few changes to our roadmap since last published. Note that, while we are hesitant to commit to exact release dates, (that rarely works), we have provided the projects in order of anticipated release timeframe.

  1. Token Creation Wizard (Launched): Using smart contract technology, create utility tokens for your project. Let the wizard lead you through creating, naming and setting parameters for your Token. Launch your Token on the Expanse blockchain.
  2. Tokenlab 2.0: Token Manager and coupon functionality
  3. UKYC™: Use the Universal Know Your Customer (UKYC™) Identity Verification module for user identity verification wherever it is required.
  4. EXPEX: Our new decentralized exchange, EXPEX, launches inside the Luna Wallet, allowing peer-to-peer trading services.
  5. Luna Wallet, 2.0: The next generation of the Expanse Luna Wallet with rich new features.
  6. Module Marketplace: Find useful utilities (dApps) to help you manage and market your Token-based business.
  7. Tokenlab Crowdfunding: The Tokenlab crowdfunding platform provides a variety of solutions for crowdfunding. License our software to run on your own servers or use the self-service portal available from our website.

Developer Updates

Tokenlab

Tokenlab 2.0 is about to be handed off to beta-testers. This version brings many updates and new features, including:

  • Additional templates/protocols
  • New deployment methods
  • Ability to use a coupon code for payment
  • New token management tools through the Admin Panel

Beta-testing begins this weekend, with deployment of 2.0 happening in time for the next newsletter, 3/1.

UKYC

We could not be more proud of the progress made on the alpha version of Universal Know Your Customer (UKYC). Christopher Franko wrote the specifications, followed by wireframe design by Omar Alvarez and coding by @Bitjohn. It’s exciting to watch this BIG Idea come to life.

UKYC is trustless identity middleware. Customers can enter their identity information one time and receive verification badges that are transportable to other systems. This eliminates the hassle of inputting KYC information on multiple platforms and decreases identity fraud possibilities in that information is entered in only one place, with the information encrypted and verified by only one entity. Customers receive badges based on the verification results. Companies can then create gateways they can use to filter traffic based on badge identity criteria.

Exchange Listing Update

Expanse (EXP) and Tokenlab (LAB) are both now trading on Graviex Exchange, Graviex.net. At press time, Beaxy Exchange has communicated that Expanse will be announced as a round-three listing next week. EXP will be available for trading when the Exchange first launches later this month.

Tokenlab A – Z

Technology Expert Fills a Client Void – A Tokenlab Story

One of our esteemed community members and Expanse Army officer @AndrewKoski, started in technology at an early age and grew his expertise throughout middle and high school. Over time, he found he was able to monetize certain technology trends that were scalable / repeatable. Since then, he has focused on three distinct markets: cryptocurrency, rapid prototyping and project management.

By any measure, Andrew is an early adopter in regard to blockchain technology in general and cryptocurrency in particular. Back in 2011, a friend of his, Adam Fathelbab (owner of Southlake Computers), told him about his Bitcoin investment ($20 a coin). After doing his own research, he took on Litecoin, which was 50 cents at the time. It has truly been a roller coaster ride that continues for him today―even through the close of Mt. Gox and BTC-e. He continues his involvement in the blockchain community by managing projects, consulting with various businesses and participating in blockchain roundtables and discussions.

@AndrewKoski

Andrew has followed Expanse for a while and is optimistic about the impact Tokenlab will have for his clients’ businesses. The ease with which he can now mint tokens for their projects promises to shorten the path to achieving their business aspirations. Plus, once he introduces clients to the Admin Panel, they have the ability to manage and share their tokens independently and to take advantage of the utility token dApps accessible through the Module Marketplace.

Tokenlab is a great resource, especially since it makes writing tokens to the blockchain so easy,” said Andrew. “There is nothing else like it out there.”

Developer Update

It’s been an eventful two weeks since the last newsletter:

  • Tokenab launched on 1/23.
  • EXP and LAB Listed on Graviex Exchange.
  • Beaxy Exchange recommitted to listing EXP, with the announcement coming next week in regard to which listing tier EXP is in.

Over the next few weeks, we will launch another version of Tokenlab, incorporating the feedback from community members and Tokenlab users. The Admin Panel is almost ready to go, and Chris is working on Universal Know Your Customer (UKYC) utility. Last but not least, EXPEX is also set to launch first quarter.

Tokenlab, A to Z

Down on the Farm – A Tokenlab Story

Michael is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and a self-taught programmer. (He likes to say he knows just enough to be dangerous.) By day he works on his family’s farm. When he has time at night, he frequents the crypto forums to gain as much knowledge as he can and to keep up with new developments in the space.

Most of his evenings are spent doing paperwork for the farm. Believe it or not, it’s a complicated business to track, with his biggest challenges arising around taking his produce to market. For each food category, he must track the timing and path from harvest to table, with stops at graineries and farmer’s markets along the way.

Michael has an entrepreneurial mindset, and it did not take long for him to realize that there is a point where the two worlds collide: Blockchain technology is the perfect tech to leverage to track and verify his harvest from the fields all the way to the table, ensuring as little waste and product loss as possible.

He found a developer that agreed to take his current processes, using spreadsheets and various miscellaneous planning software programs, and develop a real supply chain management utility dApp  to track and validate his products throughout the stops required in the go-to-market process. Not only will it simplify his life, it can be marketed to others in the industry..

He knows from his exposure to the cryptocurrency markets that he wants to tokenize his new dApp.That’s where the ecosystem around Tokenlab comes in.The first step is to mint a token for his BIG idea using the token Wizard. It provides the tools he needs to easily and inexpensively mint his own token to run on the Expanse Blockchain. Not only that, the Tokenlab Module Marketplace is a one-stop-shop he can access to find other utility software dApps to help him market his new software and run his business.

Should he need to raise money to pay his developer and package his product,Tokenlab provides the administration capability for crowdfunding, as well. And he can list his token on EXPEX, the decentralized exchange, for frictionless peer-to-peer trading (launching 1st ‘qtr 2019)..

Michael can now go to Tokenlab.io to mint his token.Tokenlab asks him to enter the following information:

  • token Name (Farm-to-Market Tracker)
  • Abbreviation (FXP)
  • Number to Mint, (Set by him)
  • Protocol (ERC20),
  • Address for his LUNA Wallet (to send the new tokens to)

Finally, to begin the minting process, Michael is prompted to send 1000 LAB and 1000 EXP to the address provided. After about 20 minutes, the smart contracts are created, the process is complete and the FXP tokens appear in his LUNA Wallet.

Michael can hardly believe it! The mysterious and magical part of the process required to bring his BIG idea to market, creating his own utility token, was super easy and inexpensive through the use of the Tokenlab ecosystem powered by Expanse. (Available January 23 at https://www.tokenlab.io)

Note from the editor: This story is partially based on real facts. Do you have a story about your BIG idea and how Tokenlab can/will help bring it to fruition? Send it to me, [email protected]

EXPANSE NEWSLETTER Vol. 3, No. 18 – 10/01/2018

Welcome to the eighteenth 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:  

  • Coming Back Soon: Streamcoins!
  • Behind the Tech — Christopher Franko
  • Bet with Expanse on CryptoSportsBet.World
  • Developer Update
  • Compelling Quotes

Coming Back Soon: Streamcoins!

As  some of you may know, Expanse launched a Streamcoins initiative some time ago that was extremely popular. Unfortunately, there was at least one bad actor who plotted to cheat the system and collected coins dishonestly. As a result, we had to stop the program.  

Now that the Know Your Customer (KYC) module of Tokenlab is complete, we can launch Streamcoins again. Participants will be forced to complete KYC before receiving their winnings, eliminating the possibility of fraud.

Chris and Asim are busy setting up the process flow, and Chris has challenged us to bring ideas for rich content we can add as it’s developed. Stay tuned for updates!


Behind the Tech with Christopher Franko

Hey guys! This time around we are featuring our CEO and the brains behind Expanse, Christopher Franko, in our Behind the Tech series.

Chris has an A.S. in Computer Science from Beaufort County Community College, Washington, NC. He went on to pursue a higher degree from East Carolina University, but dropped out midway to start his own company.

While in college, Chris was creating mobile apps, freelancing for various companies and writing automation software for affiliate marketing companies. He also used to record rap music under the name JEDISWIFT. Check out one of Chris’ creation here.

Chris is a true-blue millennial who was practically raised on a healthy dose of technology, especially the Internet. He grew up sort of enamored with technology. The family got their first computer when Chris was 10, and by 13 he was learning the Perl programming language. He always felt that technology, especially the Internet, was empowering.

As a millennial programmer, Internet money was a no brainer. One day when Chris was surfing through 4chan, an image-based bulletin board, he saw a thread about Bitcoin. His curiosity piqued, he researched it further, read the whitepaper and was simply blown away by the whole concept.

Talking about his experience starting Expanse, Chris says that at the time he was the lead developer for a cryptocurrency called Franko, and some of the ideas he was coming up with were just too cumbersome to create with the Bitcoin scripting language. He followed Ethereum pretty closely since its inception and felt like it was a better conduit for his ideas. However, he didn’t want to be tied directly to another platform. This led him to co-found Expanse along with James Clayton and Dan Conway.

Chris believes that it’s been an incredibly rewarding journey so far. Early on, the team saw a lot of success. “Now-a-days things are a little tougher, but not just for Expanse. The entire industry is fighting an uphill battle. I think one of the toughest things we have to accept is good things take time. This is especially hard in an unforgiving industry that wants everything now! An industry that only thinks something is good if it pumps the price and disregards all else.”

Christopher has come to realize that it is much better to focus on an exceptional user experience. “For much of Expanse’s life, we have been very good. But people lose interest in, and don’t talk about, something that is ‘very good.’ They want it to be exceptional, and that’s where we are focusing our attention now — on making exceptional software!”

The one thing that excites Chris about Expanse is its incredible community. “Nothing makes me happier than seeing our community grow.” The team has been working on a project called “We are Expanse!” a community outreach program focused on reaching people in their native languages. Our first instance of this is SomosExpanse, and work is on for a similar project for China.

Chris is also pretty excited by the software that we are working on. “We are focused on delivering liberating software products that can truly change the lives of people who use them.”

When asked about his biggest challenges he faces at Expanse, Chris is quick to point to time management. “We are a modestly sized development team competing with platforms with hundreds and sometimes even thousands of developers. So there are constantly new priorities that we have to face.”

He says that there are so many amazing ideas that keep popping on a daily basis and sometimes ranking them by urgency is a task in itself. But he says he is happy sorting ideas on priority and losing some than not having them at all.

Chris is  extremely confident about the future of Expanse. “Ten years from now, Expanse will be a household brand. Millions of people will be using Expanse products and sometimes it will be unbeknownst to them.” He is also profoundly positive about the future of crypto and blockchain. “I predict nation-state cryptocurrencies, and supply chain apps, and governance services — all on the blockchain.”

While being positive about the future, Chris says that the current times worry him a bit. He believes that what we are seeing in the crypto space is an upheaval of sorts. With the ever-changing crypto landscape powered by regulations, legal intricacies, government policies and public perception, he feels that the churning will finally uncover businesses that provide real value to solve global problems. “Times are tough now, but it will turn around,” says Chris, as he signs off.


Get 25% Bonus When You Bet with Expanse on CryptoSportsBet.World

Are you a sports fanatic looking to place a few bets on your favorite teams?  Look no further. CryptoSportsBet.World provides the ultimate Internet sports betting experience — and it accepts over 45 cryptocurrencies, including Expanse. And, players using EXP will receive a 25% deposit bonus, from now through October, 19 2018.

Sense the atmosphere, hear the roar of the crowd, feel the occasion – all from the comfort of your own home. CryptoSportsBet.World brings you the most competitive odds around, so not only will you be having a good time you also stand a great chance of winning some money in the process.

Here’s how the 25% bonus for using Expanse works:

  • All deposits are to be in EXP to receive bonus.
  • All deposits in EXP will receive a 25% deposit bonus,  which will be available untill the 19th of October, 2018.
  • Players create account and deposit funds (EXP). Once funds are received and confirmed, a voucher code will be generated and emailed to email account attached to users account within 24 hrs.
  • There will be a 100% play through on funds including bonus. i.e., if you deposit $20 worth of EXP you will receive a voucher code for $5. For you to withdraw funds from your account, it will require bets = or > than $25. So you will have to make bets up to that value and the event has to conclude. Then you will be able to withdraw your balance if you wish as long as it is over the minimum withdraw amount ($15) in the currency you desire that we accept.
  • The Play through will start from time of confirmation of original deposit.
    Play through is cumulative, i.e., this is for each deposit made. They are added together and you are able to receive another bonus for depositing more EXP.

Offering a unique collection of different sports, leagues and hyper competitive live betting, along with the best betting strategies anywhere, CryptoSportsBet.World is unbeatable.


Developer Update

Asim and his team provided the following update:

  • Gander – focus on performance and tweaking the code for maximum efficiency.
  • Luna – New version to be released next week.
  • Streamcoins – Developing new program and processes.
  • Tokenlab – Finalizing KYC module to be used in Streamcoins. Tokenlab sign-up, log-in, dashboard, create token, and manage token functionality to be posted for beta testing by October 15.

Compelling Quotes  

On VoteLock

“Votelock is a killer app waiting to be unleashed. Getting this mainstream would be a huge accomplishment. With the uncertainty and fraudulent activities that went on with the last election, this could be the cure. Getting the Borderless identity Dapp to work in sync with Votelock  is key. The need for a secure voting system is of the utmost importance right now and states especially are looking for a new uniform way of making voting as streamlined and accurate as possible. I’d be interested in seeing how personal identity information on the block chain would be verifiable without being visible to the public.”

Ethereum  Vs. Expanse

“What about Ethereum and Expanse? The code is the same. You’re going to program the same way, but with Expanse you’ll have a cheaper, faster network and no possibility of high traffic clogging the entire network. Using the most widely-used network doesn’t have benefits other than being easy to code and the market, because in terms of the tech, it’s worst if it’s not scaled enough. it’s not like … ‘i’m going to sell my product on Ebay because it has more traffic and more people will see it’.  You won’t get more visibility for using ethereum.”


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.