With two major streams of work emerging for the NavCoin Core team, we have divided our roadmap to make it clearer to understand how the pieces fit together. We will be publishing more information soon on each of these projects to showcase why they are an important & exciting part of our future and how they will work.
Cryptocurrencies are complicated, and it’s our mission to change that. We are striving to make NavCoin the most usable cryptocurrency on the planet.
Our project roadmap continues that journey. It lays the foundation for NavCoin to be an industry-leading cryptocurrency, by building better money.
Implementing lightning network transactions to allow instant, cross chain, atomic swaps between NAV and other supported cryptocurrencies.
Using a combination of lightning network transactions and exchange integrations, NavChange is a Valence powered application which facilitates instant exchange between NAV and other currencies.
A payment gateway powered by Valence, which enables users to spend NAV at any business which accepts any currency supported by NavChange.
We are working on partnerships with existing Point of Sale operators who are interested in integrating multi-crypto payments into their existing systems using NavDelta.
Allowing for NAV, which are stored offline, to sign staking inputs will greatly increase the security of funds used for staking.
NavCoin 5.0 "Kauri"
Rebuilding NavCoin Core wallet as an Electron Application which extends on the current functionality to handle multiple accounts, pin numbers, recurring payments and other functions which you’d be used to seeing inside a banking application.
NavTech 2.0 “Rimu”
Redesigning NavTech to be a Valence powered application which will make our private payment system completely trustless and distributed.
Strategic Plan @ 75%
We are working to define and align our strategic plan for moving NavCoin forward. Once formalised, we will create a content series to communicate our vision.
NavMorph @ 60%
Formally Polymorph, NavMorph is a fusion of NavTech Private Payments and instant exchange technology to enable users to send any supported cryptocurrency privately.
Community Fund @ 40%
The Community Fund is live on the testnet and undergoing testing and community review of its core functionality. After this, the user interface for voting and proposal submission will be built and tested.
NavPi 2.0 "Kowhai" @ 35%
After the success of the NavPi, we are working to make the user experience even better by implementing an install wizard and a fully redesigned user interface.
Website Refresh @ 20%
Starting with the roadmap, we will be rolling updates throughout the website to align its content with our strategic plan and having clearer information about each of our product lines.
Knowledge Base @ 15%
To consolidate troubleshooting tips and general information about NavCoin, its products and services, we are launching an official knowledge base. The content will curated by the core team and our ever-helpful community moderators.
Automated Deployments @ 5%
Our diverse product line spans a wide range of programming languages and environments. Streamlining and unifying the build and release process of all our software will make the process simpler, faster, and more scalable.
Development Containers @ 5%
Another challenge of having a wide range of products is maintaining the development environments. As our team grows, having containered development environments for each product is necessary for productivity.
NavStatus @ 5%
We are working on a suite of network monitoring tools for our products to alert the team when any service is experiencing an issue which we need to address.
NavPay is a fork of the Bitcoin Copay mobile and desktop wallet which implements our additional privacy features and enables NavTech Private Payments.
The NavTech 1.2 update addresses metadata inference of NavTech transactions when the system is running at low volume. It implements split transactions and time delayed outputs to obfuscate inference.
NavCoin Core 4.0
Upgrading NavCoin Core to align with the Bitcoin 0.13 source code. This will increase NavCoin’s stability, capabilities and ability to integrate with other services. By updating we will get some great technical benefits including the capability to have a NavCoin Insight API and Segregated Witness.
A low-energy NavCoin staking solution based on the Raspberry-Pi platform. The NavPi offers a more energy-efficient way to earn NavCoin rewards and participate in transaction verification.
NavCoin has been added to Coin Payments merchant gateway. This allows merchants to accept NavCoin in their physical stores and also on their websites.
Redeveloping our flagship NavTech system using NodeJS enables us to distribute the system to anyone who wants to run a NavTech Private Payment Processor.
NavTech Private Payments are scheduled to be released on the NavCoin Blockchain in March 2015. NavTech enables a dual blockchain based private payment option inside the NavTech wallet which can’t be tracked on the NavCoin blockchain.
Building blockchain applications can be difficult. We believe you shouldn’t need to have a PhD in Economics and Math just to deploy applications on the blockchain.
Valence is a Blockchain Application Platform which allows developers to easily integrate the best parts of blockchain tech into their websites and apps.
Forming the backbone of the network, Valence Masternodes ensure reliable, fast, and scalable infrastructure to route private application data and seed selective blockchains.
Encrypted Communication Protocol
Valence offers a range of public, private and permissioned blockchain storage options. Valence’s ECP combined with the Masternode Network provides our highest level of privacy for apps and users.
App Store & Console
The decentralised and autonomous registration of Valence applications will take place on the blockchain and be accessible through the Valence App Store.
This smart contract-driven crowdfunding platform is designed to protect the funders of Valence Applications by allocating governance of raised funds to the parties who put the funds forward.
These features are just the beginning of the the Valence Roadmap. We will be adding all the major Valence projects to this list soon.
Technical Whitepaper @ 90%
This is the result of our research and development efforts and describes the technical aspects of the main components of the Valence Blockchain Application Platform. Due to be published in Q1 2018.
Strategic Plan @ 50%
A supplementary document to the Technical Whitepaper, the Strategic Plan addresses the problems we are aiming to solve with the Valence platform and the direction the platform will progress.
Brand Development @ 20%
We are working with world class designers to create a strong visual brand for the Valence Blockchain Application Platform, and its user interfaces.
Compliance Guidance @ 15%
Since the Valence Blockchain Application Platform involves a lot more complexity than a simple cryptocurrency, we are in the process of seeking guidance around any compliance or regulatory concerns it may face.
Valence Prototype @ 10%
We are building a network for the development team to begin prototyping and testing Valence features and functions.
With a lot of exciting projects in the roadmap, we have spent some time planning the structure of the team we require to achieve our goals.
Collating the findings of our research into a document which will be used by the team to write the Technical Whitepaper and Strategic Plan.
Investigation of how best to expand the capabilities of the secondary blockchain NavCoin users to process NavTech payments to allow for other applications to be built on top of it.
Analysing the current landscape of blockchain application platforms and defining the problems experienced by businesses, developers and users so we can begin to solve them.