The Sandblock project is initiated and the eight core team members join the adventure to build a decentralised consortium of merchants and customers.
Technical research of feasability on the potential blockchains (public and private). The first technical architecture is created using the best candidate, the public Ethereum blockchain and its Smart contracts.
The second and third revisions of the whitepaper is published and shared with the community. A bounty program starts to help the Sandblock project reach a broader audience.
We begin taking interest notice from merchants, retailers, brands and various service providers.
Protocol – private alpha
Development of the Merchant Token contracts, consortium protocol and loyalty protocol. Contracts are deployed on the Ethereum Ropsten test network for internal/private testing.
Mockup and design of the customer application focusing on a user friendly experience for all kind of consumers (including non crypto friendly users).
The Sandblock project runs a public crowdsale to emit the Satisfaction Tokens and create the liquity for the future merchant partners. SAT become tradable on exchanges.
Protocol – private alpha
Audit of the first implementations of the Satisfaction protocol. Development of the feedback protocol. Contracts are deployed on the Ethereum Ropsten test network for internal/private testing.
Development of the mobile application on iOS and Android. The first version includes the account and wallet setup, cryptocurrency payment using ETH, Merchant Tokens/loyalty programs management and merchant private feedback.
Development of the web dashboard dedicated to Merchants in order to help them integrate cryptocurrency payments, create, manage and configure their Merchant Tokens and its features.
Partnerships – 500+ shops
Partnership with 500+ points of sale and early adopters (brands, merchants, payment providers). Constitution of the merchants pilot group.
Protocol – public beta
Audit of the first public implementation of the Satisfaction protocol. Contracts are deployed on the Ethereum Ropsten test network for public beta testing.
Application – public beta
Release of the first version of the public application on the iOS appstore and the Android playstore using the protocol in beta phase on the test network.
Dashboard – private beta
Tests of the Merchant dashboard begin with the merchants pilot group.
Consortium – 2k+ shops
First public merchant offer is release, target 2k+ online and physical points of sale from merchants partners using the Satisfaction protocol.
Protocol – release
The first version of the protocol is released on the Ethereum main net. Pilot merchants programs are migrated from the test net to the main net.
Application – release 1.0
Release of the first version of the public application on the iOS appstore and the Android playstore using the protocol on the Ethereum main net.
Dashboard – release 1.0
Release the forst version of the public dashboard open to registration for merchants and brands.
Consortium – 10k+ shops
Intensify merchants acquisition, target 10k+ online and physical points of sale from merchants partners using the Satisfaction protocol.
Development and implementation of the advanced feedback protocol and the CSR protocol to help merchants engage more their customers through feedback and donations.
Application – release 1.1
Development and implementation of the Marketplace to barter Merchant Tokens directly within the application.
Dashboard – release 1.1
Upgrade of the merchant dashboard to handle automatic token generation and Smart Contracts deployement. Implement the new protocol features for merchants.