Development Update July 2017
vDice Game 50,000+ Bets Processed
This development update July celebrates that we passed 50,000 bets on the Ethereum main-net. This is a huge milestone and makes vDice the most used Ethereum Dapp.
In terms of the main Dice game, we’ve seen healthy growth in betting in 2017. While it took a 1 year + to pass 50,000 bets, on current projections we’ll hit 100,000+ much sooner. On current estimates, within half that time!
Emerging Market Promotion
We’ve ramped up the promotion in emerging markets. This is focusing on both the game and also VSL token. This is reflecting in the token price and also the betting.
Also, the communication channels that emerging markets prefer; Telegram and WeChat are picking up.
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The 3rd party audit of Slot Code by New Alchemy revealed one medium level issue with the Smart Contract code. We have fixed that and also integrated a few optimizations that were suggested.
We expect to receive the all-clear from our code auditors, on the final iteration of the game code, shortly. We’ve been testing the code on the main-net ourselves, in anticipation of that.
In terms of the front-end code, node script is now done, using all features Oraclize provides, including API. Now we are just finishing the interface.
We underestimated how long Web3 integration would take. But not by too much and we are almost there. Web3 documentation is still a little thing on the ground. But front-end is 75% done.
The User Experience
A lot of new people have come to Ethereum lately that are less technical. This has been revealed in the quantity and quality of support tickets we are receiving lately.
So the idea here is for vSlots to be the first game in the space with no real technical knowledge to play. To that end, we’re abstracting away the technical parts with the most intuitive UI and we believe we’ve done a good job of that, given where the technology is at currently.