Roadmap

Open Source Infrastructure

DigitalBits is an open source blockchain protocol built to support consumer digital assets, specifically branded currencies.  Founder Al Burgio took notice of the numerous frictions that exist today within consumer digital asset ecosystems, including cross-program value transfer, asset autonomy, arduous rules and requirements as well as the exorbitant costs of program initiation and maintenance.  The emergence of blockchain technology provides an ideal solution for many of these issues, and thus DigitalBits was created.  Forked from the Stellar Protocol in 2017, DigitalBits introduces key amendments to facilitate a protocol layer blockchain capable of supporting enterprise-grade solutions.  Over the past three years we have witnessed successful proof-of-concept, the buildout of a robust partner ecosystem, as well as the emergence of an ever growing base of followers fondly referred to as the #XDBArmy.

 

ROADMAP

Q3 2017 TECHNICAL MILESTONE: The hard fork of the stellar network was Initiated. The Stellar Network was developed in 2014
Q4 2017 TECHNICAL MILESTONE: TestNet launched
Q1 2018 TECHNICAL MILESTONE: XDB Explorer
Q1 2018 TECHNICAL MILESTONE: MainNet launched
Q1 2018 TECHNICAL MILESTONE: XDB Portal Insight
Q1 2018 ORGANIZATION MILESTONE: DigitalBits Appoints former Cisco and Walmart Executives to Advisory Board Insight
Q1 2018 ORGANIZATION MILESTONE: DigitalBits launches Partner Ecosystem Program Insight
Q2 2018 PARTNERSHIP MILESTONE: Cogeco Peer 1 joins DigitalBits partner ecosystem Insight
Q2 2018 PARTNERSHIP MILESTONE: Caddle enters DigitalBits partnership ecosystem, Initial accounts to integrate Insight
Q2 2018 HIGHLIGHT REEL: NASDAQ Interview with founder of DigitalBits Insight
Q3 2018 HIGHLIGHT REEL: Larry King Panel Interview with founder of DigitalBits & Cardano Insight 
Q3 2018 HIGHLIGHT REEL: Interview with Al and Julie at futurist Insight
Q3 2018 TECHNICAL MILESTONE: Developer Portal Launched Insight
Q3 2018 PARTNERSHIP MILESTONE: LOBSTR joins DigitalBits partner ecosystem Insight
Q4 2018 HIGHLIGHT REEL: Asia Roadshow & AMCHAM Grand Partner
Q4 2018 HIGHLIGHT REEL: DigitalBits hosts LoyaltyLive conference Insight
Q4 2018 HIGHLIGHT REEL: Winner of the Axonomy Accelerator Vote Insight
Q4 2018 PARTNERSHIP MILESTONE: Metalyfe blockchain browser joins DigitalBits partner ecosystem Insight 
Q4 2018 PARTNERSHIP MILESTONE: ZAGG joins DigitalBits partner program Insight
Q1 2019 PARTNERSHIP MILESTONE: Brand Integration Platform Inception
Q3 2019 ORGANIZATION MILESTONE: DigitalBits completes successful private sale backed by notable funders Insight
Q3 2019 HIGHLIGHT REEL: Partner at Blockchain Futurist 2019, VP Michael Luckhoo delivers keynote speech
Q3 2019 COMMUNITY MILESTONE: First Listing of the XDB Token
Q3 2019 PARTNERSHIP MILESTONE: iCASH Rewards joins DigitalBits Ecosystem Insight
Q4 2019 PARTNERSHIP MILESTONE: Global listing of XDB on Pundi X Network Insight
Q2 2020 COMMUNITY MILESTONE: KuCoin Lists XDB and launches Enterprise Currency Desk (ECD) Insight
Q2 2020 ORGANIZATION MILESTONE: GDA joins DigitalBits partner ecosystem Insight
Q2 2020 PARTNERSHIP MILESTONE: Alpha Sigma Capital joins DigitalBits Ecosystem Insight
Q2 2020 PARTNERSHIP MILESTONE: Fireblocks Network adds DigitalBits Insight
Q2 2020 ORGANIZATION MILESTONE: XDB Foundation formed to Support DigitalBits Insight

Ecosystem Buildout

Sputnik represents the period of growth trajectory where the next wave of organizations comes to market, hyper focused on the XDB Foundation core pillars – ecosystem governance, global markets, enterprise adoption, developer evangelism, and global community development. The Sputnik Era began with the launch of the XDB Foundation, separating the governance of the open source DigitalBits technology, with the Foundation acting as an agonistic, neutral organization adding value to the ecosystem as a whole.

Sputnik introduces several new organizations and partnerships essential to developing a thriving and self-sustaining ecosystem. The Ecosystem Buildout will include organizations mandated to move forward each pillar of the XDB Foundation including community growth, developer evangelism, enterprise education, a startup ecosystem and an event organization. In addition, this Era will focus on introducing several technology and open source implementation partners.

ROADMAP

Q4 2020Global Community Development: Launch of the XDB Ambassador ProgramInsight
Q3 2020Partnership Milestone – The XDB Foundation joins the World Stablecoin Association
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Q4 2020Partnership Milestone – Stably brings white label stablecoin solution to DigitalBits ecosystem
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Q4 2020Partnership Milestone – Zytara joins DigitalBits ecosystem, announces Zytara dollar (ZUSD)
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Q4 2020Partnership Milestone – DigitalBits and branded currencies added to Messari Registry
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Q3 2020Exchange Milestone – Bitmart Listing
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Q3 2020Exchange Milestone – Uniswap Listing
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Q3 2020Partnership Milestone – Rivex joins DigitalBits ecosystem
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Q3 2020Institutional Partnership Milestone – 12 Peers CapitalInsight
Q4 2020Liquidity Milestone – LP Reward Program Launch
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Q4 2020Events – Michael Gord speaks at Family Office Summit
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Q3 2020Events – Rajiv Naidoo speaks at World Stablecoin SummitInsight
Q4 2020Events – Michael Gord speaks at Global Family Office Summit
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Q4 2020Events – Michael Gord and Al Burgio joined by Stably CEO Kory Huang and David Gokhstein at Blockchain Futurist Conference
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Remaining Objectives:


Q1 2021Exchange
Q1 2021Exchange
Q1 2021Institutional OnRamps
Q1 2021Mainnet Launch
Q1 2021Product Milestone
Q1 2021Product Milestone
Q1 2021Product Milestone
Q1 2021Partnership Milestone
Q1 2021Partnership Milestone

Commercial Adoption

Luna represents DigitalBits and the XDB Foundation’s official transition to facilitating commercial adoption of infrastructure for branded currencies using blockchain technology. This aggregates three years of development, inclusive of technology, community and a robust partnership ecosystem. Luna will see the implementation of blockchain-based solutions leveraging the DigitalBits Network as well as the launch of a venture capital ecosystem for DigitalBits. 

Venture Capital: The XDB Foundation will partner with an existing venture capital company who is interested in providing seed and growth capital to projects in the DigitalBits ecosystem. The goal of the venture capital firm is to identify products and services in line with the needs of brands and/or consumers. 

Brand Integration: The launch of new and porting of existing brand programs onto the DigitalBits Network. Branded currencies will exist in tokenized form, and able to implement all the benefits of blockchain technology.

 

ROADMAP

Q2-3 2021Issuance Milestone
Q2-3 2021Issuance Milestone
Q2-3 2021Ecosystem Milestone
Q2-3 2021Community Milestone
Q2-3 2021Community Milestone
Q2-3 2021Developer Milestone
Q2-3 2021Developer Milestone
Q2-3 2021Developer Milestone
Q2-3 2021Capital Milestone
Q2-3 2021Capital Milestone
Q2-3 2021Product Milestone
Q2-3 2021Product Milestone
Q2-3 2021Partnership Milestone
Q2-3 2021Partnership Milestone
Q2-3 2021Exchange Milestone
Q2-3 2021Exchange Milestone

Governance & Decentralization

Mars represents the expansion of the DigitalBits ecosystem from primarily the XDB Foundation Core team building out the infrastructure to the majority of products and tools available from a thriving community of builders, developers and investors. The XDB Foundation will continue to support the growth and adoption of the network, however, there will be significantly broader diversification in the ecosystem.  The network will be globally distributed across a wide ecosystem of node operators. Protocol upgrades and amendments will be decided upon with community contributors.