LikeCoin Progress Update 2021.01.18

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The team is actively reviewing the latest released Cosmos Stargate code, preparing for the next LikeCoin chain, FoTan upgrade.


LikeCoin chain

Cosmos Stargate and IBC are finally here! Stargate is the largest Cosmos upgrade by far. Our blockchain developer, Chung is actively reviewing the latest released Cosmos Stargate code, preparing for the next LikeCoin chain, FoTan upgrade. The expected timeline on Stargate and IBC ready LikeCoin testnet is in March.

LikeCoin chain, FoTan will also bring the long-awaited ISCN module, the core development of decentralized registry. Allowing creators to register content metadata and publish their content on the blockchain. Fotan will also incorporate most features brought by the significant upgrade of Cosmos SDK, such as efficiency gain up to 100x, much faster full node sync, and faster upgrade.

Stargate | Cosmos Network

LikeCoin chain statistics‌

(Difference from 2020.12.28)

LikeCoin Progress Update 2021.01.18
LikeCoin Progress Update 2021.01.18
LikeCoin Progress Update 2021.01.18

Progress

*LikeCoin chain SDK update

  • Upgraded chain to Cosmos SDK v0.40
  • Working on state migration from Shwungwan (base on Cosmos SDK v0.37) to Fotan

*Upcoming like.co features

  • Worked on ISCN signing widget and ISCN tx viewing the page in like.co. Built an API for signing ISCN creation payload to iscn-dev testnet
  • Worked on ISCN submission feature for WordPress plugin. Completed basic MVP flow, demo-ed to the team, and pending for UI/UX amendment
  • Clean up works done on like.co ISCN signing widget and hand over to David to help to beautify UI
  • Prepare ISCN testnet feature for new WordPress plugin release

*UI & Design

  • Further development on the ISCN plugin UX/UI design

*‌Working team: Chung, Blockchain developer, ​William (Full Stack Developer)‌, ​​David Ng (Frontend Developer)‌

Civic Liker

The revamped civic liker 2.0 subscription plan rolled out last month. We are actively conducting A/B testing, collecting feedback on the basic onboard experience of the sponsor link flow.

Statistics‌ and Insights

  • Pageviews of creators page is almost unchanged, but active creators increase to 6961(+10% when comparing to the previous period). Pageviews of sponsor links (https://liker.land/[Liker ID]/civic): 6493 (+33%), mainly due to the traffic is driven by the advertisement.
  • (bi-weekly) New app download : 431(-3%), app active users: 1383(+6.5%)
  • Civic Liker total: 1741; 67 new registrations in last two weeks
  • Social media (executed by community helper Daisy): 1. Facebook page engagement rate maintained 4%, page reach was 464 in the past three weeks. 2. Starting to record Twitter post-performance in 2021, tweet impressions up till Jan 18 was 15,900

Progress

*Marketing

  • Civic Liker 2.0 testing and feedback especially on the basic onboard experience of the sponsor link flow
  • Provide product text (Matters LikePay enhancement, Supporter list pages, and Civic Liker introduction page)
  • Updated the data of Dec 2020 to LikeCoin open statistics page
  • As the basic onboard experience has been tuned, we have tried to add more data by placing ads for 5 days already. Going to analyze the funnel performance with the given data

*Bug Fix

  • Fixed issues related to Civic Liker 1.0 and 2.0 subscribe, cancel, resume and migrate flow
  • Work on bugs and features requested by matters on LIKE pay and Civic Liker onboard flow

*Upcoming liker.land Features

  • Finished the new creator page
  • Updated notification email for Civic Liker 2.0. (likecoin/likecoin-edm#2)
  • Improved and fixed issues related to Civic Liker 2.0 onboard flow
  • Language settings between liker.land and like.co are now in sync
  • Implemented supporters list
  • Going to start UI implementation of the monthly email report
  • Implement the new Civic Liker entry page

*UI/UX Design

  • Completed the Civic Liker introduction page revamp
  • Designed a simple migration flow from Civic Liker 1.0 to 2.0
  • Reviewed settings UX which scattered in liker.land/settings and like.co/in
  • Tested and reviewed Civic Liker 2.0 on matters
  • Designing the monthly report for Civic Liker 2.0

*Working team: Edmond (Operations & Marketing), ​William (Full Stack Developer)‌, David Ng (Frontend Developer)‌ and JoshKIU (UX Designer)

WordPress Plugin

We have upgraded the LikeCoin WordPress plugin to incorporate web monetization as part of the objectives from Grant for the Web.

LikeCoin Progress Update 2021.01.18
https://wordpress.org/plugins/likecoin/

Progress

*Bug Fix

  • Fixed minor bugs in WordPress plugin reported by user, released to version 2.0.8.

*Upcoming plugin features

  • Added Web monetization function to LikeCoin WordPress plugin, released to version 2.0.7.
  • Worked on ISCN submission feature for WordPress plugin. Completed basic MVP flow, demo-ed to the team, and pending for UI/UX amendment
  • [upcoming] Continue to work on ISCN related features on the WordPress plugin, decouple Matters publish and ISCN publish
  • [upcoming] Start UI implementation of the WordPress ISCN plugin

*Working team: ​William (Full Stack Developer), David Ng (Frontend Developer)‌, and ​Phoebe (Business Development)‌

On governance

Community call #20210104 conducted to discuss the

  1. Optimal inflation rate. Validator Guanyun has collected enough feedback to raise proposal #7.
  • As a follow-up, validator Guanyun has raised proposal #7, 68.76% of online voting power has been voted Yes. The proposal voting period will end on 22 Jan.

2. Decrease minimum deposit for proposals.

  • As a follow-up, validator leafwind has raised proposal #8, decrease the minimum deposit for proposals to 100,000 LIKE. 59.97% of online voting power has been voted. The proposal voting period will end on 25 Jan.

On evangelism and others

  • Edmond delivered several presentations at the local newsgroup and CMEF events. Topics are around Civic Liker 2.0, and Decentralized Publishing.
  • We were at the UniDao Cosmos Demo day! Phoebe did a presentation on #DePub, the decentralized content registry.
  • LikeCoin team also received feedback from the community and shall provide more product and chain updates
  • Getting help from community volunteer Daisy to drive Twitter presence

*Working team: ​Edmond (Operations & Marketing), Phoebe (Business Development)‌

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