We are continuing to make progress toward implementing the Secure Node Tracking and Payment System which will do the Challenge and Response for secure nodes, as well as the Tracking and Payment. As part of this, we are also building a full feature Block Explorer and Secure Node Reporting System.
We have good developers in the ZenCash community, and in order to provide an opportunity for our community developers to help create the Secure Node Tracking and Payment System the ZenCash team has contracted for software development project management.
Allan Dumaine is an experienced developer and project manager, is a member of the ZenCash community, and is eager to assist in getting the system working. The ZenCash team has contracted with Allan to do the project management for the Secure Node Tracking and Payment System.
One of the first things he is going to do is refine and improve the specifications for the Secure Node Tracking and Payment System that are written at the forum post. After the specifications are written, Allen (also known as @devman on the ZenCash slack) and BlockOps will solicit and review proposals from developers interested in creating the different parts of it. The software development will be paid for from the ZenCash treasury, as is the project management. Ongoing support and operation of the system will be paid for in ZenCash as well.
The preference is to work with our existing developers if they have the time and capability to get the work done quickly and effectively. We have very good developers and operations people in the community, and by organizing efforts and contracting with developers for the different systems we can get Secure Nodes up an and going relatively quickly.
In parallel with developing the Secure Node Tracking and Payment System, Team Veritas (experienced C++ cryptocurrency development team) is working with ZenCash to implement OpenSSL in the Zen node software. @devman is not working working on the project management for upgrades to the Zen node core software.
Secure Nodes are an important part of the ZenCash system and the software development, testing, implementation, and operation of the Secure Node Tracking and Payment System is a priority for the ZenCash team.
More about Allan Dumaine:
Allan Dumaine has over 25 years experience in the IT industry focused on software development. He was one of three founders of a software consulting company providing business process tracking applications to companies nationwide.
His role was CIO and he was responsible for building internal applications, internal and customer support teams, a catalog of template applications, and led the design and development of an award-winning utility program.
He has performed similar duties for subsequent companies where, with his team, he continued to design, develop, implement and support tracking applications such as: oil recycling pricing tracking; sales commission; customer pricing modeling; sales dashboards; and many others.
Allan had been working independently for the last few years and some of his recent projects include building web server back-ends in a variety of areas such as: auction sites; brain-puzzle sites; commercial building environment(temperature, power usage, etc.) data-acquisition; and mining profitability.
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