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.
|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|
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.
Global Community Development: The goal of the community organization is to identify champions within the DigitalBits ecosystem, and provide a streamlined approach for them to get involved with DigitalBits. As community members complete more tasks, they will be presented with more opportunities to take on initiatives with the Foundation.
Developer Evangelism Organization: The goal of the developer evangelism organization is to encourage and reward developers who build products on top of the DigitalBits blockchain.
Enterprise Education: Launch of novel enterprise blockchain program that continues the momentum from the Early Adopter Program
Partnership Milestone: Partnership with global blockchain association
Partnership Milestone: Partnership with blockchain development firm #1
Partnership Milestone: Partnership with blockchain development firm #2
Partnership Milestone: Partnership with open source community #1
Partnership Milestone: Partnership with open source community #2
Exchange Listing: New Exchange Listing #1
Exchange Listing: New Exchange Listing #2
Partnership Milestone: Integration into new wallet #1
Partnership Milestone: Integration into new wallet #2
Partnership Milestone: Partnership with institutional onramps #1
Partnership Milestone: Partnership with enterprise onramps #1
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.