While many people are happy to see this year end, the XTRABYTES team can at least take pride at having made tremendous strides this year. That includes releasing the XCITE Mobile App, XCITE Desktop (Beta Release), and STATIC node registration. Nonetheless, the team is still coming to grips with Dave’s unexpected passing.
For now, we’re regrouping and taking inventory on how to proceed. Our determination to succeed remains strong. Moreover, the Leadership team continues to retain control over every aspect of the project. And we’re focused more than ever on achieving Dave’s vision.
To show just how far we’ve come in the past 12 months, I’ve created a retrospective of the past year:
In early January, we announced that XFUEL was being indexed on CoinCodex. This move provided XFUEL traders with easier access to the token’s price and trading volume. We also provided investors with a much more extensive review of how PoSIgn (Proof-of-Signature) works. And we explained exactly why we believe XTRABYTES to be ‘Quantum-Resistant”. Finally, we let it be known that we were creating the XTRABYTES Academy – most notably as a means of explaining this new technology.
February was a momentous month for XTRABYTES. To begin with, several USA team members traveled to South Florida to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements and learn more about the technology. As in Frankfurt, Florida visitors were videotaped discussing the technology after the event.
During February, we also revealed quite a bit more about XTRABYTES technology as well. For instance, we explained why XTRABYTES is focusing on data integrity protection as a primary competitive advantage. And we explained that we had created a Genesis Network to use as a decentralized testnet.
In May, we released our long-anticipated XCITE Mobile App for beta testing. We also began to promote the XTRABYTES Academy more aggressively. And we created a detailed explanation of how investors and developers could take advantage of XTRABYTES earnings potential. In a related move, we also began to allow new STATIC node registrations.
June provided some excitement for the casual investor. Since CREX24 was off limits to US investors, the XTRABYTES team decided to conduct a funding campaign for a new exchange placement. Eventually, the team was able to list XBY on the Probit Exchange. We also released our mobile app out of beta and conducted a new content creation campaign.
In July we ramped up the excitement a bit more with news that XTRABYTES would be featured on a Behind the Scenes, with Laurence Fishburne as a Documentary PTV Segment. With the need to ramp up our marketing, Dave hired Jesper Bentzen as XTRABYTES new Marketing Director.
In mid-October we explained the connection process for how STATIC nodes would be set up. The following month (November), we provided testers with the XCITE Desktop for Windows (Beta Release). And in December, we explained how XTRABYTES will provide everyday security solutions. Shortly afterward, we received the sad news of Dave’s passing.
Despite all, we look forward with high hopes to 2021. We actually have some very exciting plans now being formulated for next year! Last but not least, Merry Christmas!
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