PikcioChain has published a retrospective for 2018 as well as an outline for its intended development milestones this year.
For 2019, PikcioChain claims that will continue to focus on expanding its technology and commercial interests, which includes increasing its number of users.
To facilitate the expansion of the PikcioChain ecosystem, the team will reportedly introduce a Pikcio-Browser later this year. Described as a “decentralized and completely private web search browser,” the application will allow dApps to be “seamlessly integrated” into the user’s browsing experience.
Its end goal is to facilitate adoption of PikcioChain’s decentralized applications by offering it through the ubiquity of a web browser. The app may also serve as a “decentralized alternative” to the established brands in the space of browsers and search engines.
The browser’s first iteration is due to be released in Q1 of this year, with numerous planned updates to follow its release.
The first version will allow users to search in the usual way along with an added privacy mode to protect search history. Its “anonymous search” feature is claimed to be powered by Matryoshka technology and personalized AI to ensure that user data and information is kept secure.
The next version will reportedly see “decentralized and encrypted” chat functionality added to the application stack, along with social networking features.
The third, fourth and fifth versions will allow users to tip with cryptocurrencies, send and share documents, manage cryptocurrency wallets, and interact with payment gateways.
A release of “Testnetversion[FE1]” will be deployed at the end of February, which will coincide with the open sourcing of the platform’s code and the release of an SDK. These additions will reportedly lead to an eventual marketplace of dApps that can be accessed through the Pikcio Browser.
When released, it is intended that the planned suite of applications will interact with PikcioChain’s PKC token as a source of fuel for the ecosystem. Each application will therefore consume PKC and will reportedly incentivize the token’s use case.
Other Development Goals
The team also announced that it will be releasing an article covering its masternodes program soon, which will allow users to be rewarded for helping to support the PikcioChain network.
A mobile wallet feature was also announced. The application will let users access their accounts without having to manage private keys or remember their credentials. Instead, users will reportedly be able to scan a QR code to login as all information will be stored locally.
Other milestones this year include expanding PikcioChain’s mobile node and supporting the network’s “decentralization capabilities.” The expected arrival for the Pikcio Browser on Android phones is Q3 2019.
Signing off, PikcioChain stated that its goals are centred on application development as well as expanding its team roster.
Applications to work for the platform can be made through the team’s Discord channel.
The full report can be found at the below link:
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