On The Horizon

4 min readJan 13, 2019


from the ECC Team

Patience is not simply the ability to wait — it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. — Joyce Meyer

Dev Update

The current release, as I’m sure many of you have already seen, is version The exchanges have, but it’s not yet available to everyone else. Most people are currently running version 2.5.11.

All further updates (including prior to the upgrade to are optional. will be the next mandatory upgrade. The next few updates are focused around adding additional experimental features and some performance optimizations. Upgrading from to should result in:

  • extra security features (on by default) added to RPC
  • some socket features work which makes the UI’s perform better
  • service related identifiers for which management recommendations/instructions/general information will be posted later on. — — node identifier — — routing identifier
  • ability to search for a node on the network via its identifier
  • a change to a more higher performing hashing algorithm (SHA56 most likely)
  • RPC calls to manage new features and identifiers and such
  • some other technical stuff including dependency, documentation, and configuration updates
  • minor bug fixes and performance improvements

This was directly communicated by Dylan (@Dolaned) and Griff recently via Reddit and can be seen here.

Sapphire Is Looking Great

Dylan (@Dolaned) and Nick (@zuc0001) have continued their awesome work on the Sapphire repo. Here are a couple of unpublished screenshots of the new Sapphire that you haven’t seen in Discord yet (note that these are not yet official).

Sapphire theme (color scheme) options.

The image above shows an option for the new light theme that Nick (@zuc0001) has been working on, and the image below is what the general overview looks like in the light theme.

Sapphire’s overview (color scheme of the light theme).

Aside from new themes, most of the devs’ focus over the past two weeks on Sapphire is removing a LOT of code from ANS because it is getting entirely rewritten. This is so the code base is almost at a point where we can start rebuilding the features, and will make adding pages easier in the future. Nick (@zuc0001) has stated that the entire app has nearly all been re-written at this point for a more optimized user and developer experience.

Marketing Update

Glenn (@Breakingdead) has a call this week to finalize ECC being added to Blockfolio Signal. This is similar to our listing on Delta Direct, but Blockfolio Signal has a much larger reach.

A graphic detailing the reach of Blockfolio compared to other leading cryptocurrency portfolio apps.

We started this process back in July to be added, and we were officially approved for listing in November. The last step to finalizing the listing is a conference call with their leadership. More to come on this in the next update.

ECC Coins

Community member @Cisco recently had 500 physical ECC coins produced that he has offered for sale. Check them out:

Front of physical ECC coin.
Back of physical ECC coin.

The coins are for sale for 100,000 ECC apiece (That’s about $11 USD at today’s prices). This includes shipping to anywhere in the U.S.

All of the ECC from the first 300 of the 500 coins minted will be donated to either the ECC dev fund (once they are merged into one fund) or to The ECC Foundation — buyer’s choice. If you live outside of the U.S. please work out the cost with @Cisco directly as shipping costs will be significantly higher.

Please contact @Cisco on Discord or Telegram if you are interested in ordering a coin and helping ECC grow. Thank you for all of your support!

While we all are dealing with the downs of being inside of what is now a year plus bear market, ECC has not slowed down with development one bit. Anyone who has been involved with ECC for more than a year knows how far we have came. Progress has been made, mistakes have been learned from and great things are just on the horizon.

See everyone in two weeks!

Brent (@Mr. Plow) and Lyndon (@MrCryptoCarlton)

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