# Roadmap


Learn about fundamental steps on a 4thTech fintech journey of innovation, as we present technical project development milestones and groundbreaking events formulated in a structured detailed roadmap starting in 2017 and detailed up to the year 2022.

# Q4 2017

  • dMail concept research & development

Initial research and concept development of the sensitive data file exchange lead to the BETA; (1) FOURwaL; (2) FOURdx protocol, and; (3) UI-platform.

# Q2 2018

  • Release of the Google Chrome FOURwaL client app with Ethereum MainNet support (version BETA)

FOURwaL serves as a blockchain gateway, a tool for 4thTech web platform access and provides a secure way to connect to the 4thTech blockchain protocols

  • FOURdx Smart Contract Kovan TestNet deployment

eployment of the FOURdx Protocol Smart Contracts on Ethereum Kovan TestNet enables 4thTech dMail testing.

  • FOURdx Smart Contract Ethereum MainNet deployment

Deployment of the FOURdx Protocol Smart Contracts on Ethereum MainNet enables 4thTech dMail interoperability with the EVM framework.

  • Release of the 4thTech UI-platform (version BETA)

The 4thTech UI-platform serves as an onboarding hub accessed by the user via a web browser with an installed FOURwaL blockchain wallet add-on. It connects and hosts all the deployed 4thTech protocols and services in one ecosystem, giving the user all in one access.

# Q2 2019

The 4thTech team worked on design improvements and resolved stability issues with the 4thTech blockchain gateway.

As part of the BETA 1.1 update, the 4thTech web platform improved its stability and connection.

# Q3 2020

  • FOURdx Smart Contract SI-Chain deployment (i.e., HashNet protocol)

SI-Chain is a national blockchain pilot infrastructure that offers EMV smart contracts and Ethereum compatible dApp environment. Built based on the HashNet protocol it explores supporting tools for implementing Blockchain services and outlines the technology infrastructures.

As a part of the update, the 4thTech web platform now adds the eNotary service. The FOURns Protocol leverage the power of blockchain to facilitate source and time confirmation for any data files exchanged within the 4thTech ecosystem.

# Q4 2020

The update adds the X.509 digital certificate standard support. FOURid can now provide wallet address verification of an individual or an organisation by creating a link between an X.509 digital certificate user’s online identity and blockchain wallet address.

  • Release of 4thTech Wiki (version 1.0)

Documentation library serves as a guide for developers and solutions users that are getting started with 4thTech. The documentation library also serves as a location to explore and understand the solutions and all the different resources available that can assist with integration or system usage.

# Q1 2021

  • FOURwaL production release (version 1.0.0)

Besides the extensive redesign, the FOURwaL update adds support for Firefox and all Chromium-based browsers, while the extension enables the support for Ethereum, HashNet and Substrate accounts. All connections to blockchains are now part of the platform.

  • FOURdx Smart Contract Edgeware MainNet deployment

Deployment of the FOURdx Protocol Smart Contracts on Edgeware network enables 4thTech dMail interoperability with Substrate framework.

Version 2.0 adds the Polkadot Edgeware Substrate. The codebase was rewritten with TypeScript and has overgone the crucial performance upgrade from Vue 2 to Vue 3.

# Q3 2021

  • 4thTech Wiki update (version 1.2.0)

Built-in the Markdown format the all-new WIKI project documentation library serves as a guide for developers and solutions users that are getting started with 4thTech.

# Q4 2021

FOURwaL 1.1.0 update adds the Solana account support.

  • The 4thTech web platform update (version 2.1)

As a part of the 2.1 update, the 4thTech UI platform adds Solana blockchain support and enables the FOURim protocol.

  • FOURdx Program Solana DevNet deployment

Deployment of the FOURdx Protocol programs (i.e. smart contracts) on Solana DevNet enables 4thTech dMail testing.

  • FOURim Program Solana DevNet deployment

Deployment of the FOURim Protocol programs (i.e. smart contracts) on Solana DevNet enables 4thTech dChat testing.

  • 4thTech governance

4thTech Governance is designed to enable FOUR token holders to signal their preferences on the project proposals and to gain insight into the most impactful decisions concerning the development and multiverse expansion.

# Q1 2022

  • FOURim Program Solana MainNet deployment

Deployment of the FOURim, instant messaging protocol programs (smart contracts) on Solana MainNet.

  • FOURdx Program Solana MainNet deployment

Deployment of the FOURdx, data file exchange protocol programs (smart contracts) on Solana MainNet.

  • 4thTech Discord Server

With the recent community and user rise, a more structured and spam resistant communication ecosystem had to be developed.

  • 4thTech Staging

4thTech Staging brings Kovan, SI-Chain and Solana DevNet support, enabling developers to test drive the protocols in a separate non-production environment.

# Q4 2022

FOURwaL 1.2.0 update brings design unification and includes numerous technical updates.

The 3.0 update brings design unification and FOUR token platform staking that will enable dMail & dMail TX discount activation and feature right to access. As a part of the 3.0 update, the platform front-end and back-end will be separated to achieve the first steps toward platform decentralization.

The 3.0 update brings design unification and FOUR token platform staking that will enable FOURdx reward activation and FOURim right to access. As a part of the 3.0 update, the platform front-end and back-end will be separated to achieve the first steps toward platform decentralization.

# DEV PIPELINE

Note

💡 4ThTech ill focus its development based on the service demand, enterprise client acquisition and grant funding.

  • TBA 4thTech web platform update (version 4.0)

The 4.0 update brings full web platform decentralization; (1) separating frontend and backend (part of the web platform 3.0 update); (2) deployment of the front-end client on the decentralized storage, and; (3) moving public key repository from database to the decentralized storage.

  • TBA FOURdx & FOURim decentralized storage R&D

Currently, the FOURdx encrypted data files are being stored temporarily on the 4thTech cloud storage, while the FOURim short messages are temporarily stored on the Solana blockchain itself. We aim to enable users to permanently store their data files or short messages on decentralised data storage where data isn't stored in centralized data centres but encrypted and split into pieces, and distributed into different chunks and stored inside various nodes of a peer-to-peer (P2P) network.

  • TBA 4thTech Mobile App

Developed for mobile users, the 4thTech cross-platform mobile app (i.e., android, ios) will act as a multi-chain wallet, data file exchange and short messaging service.

  • TBA 4thTech Desktop Client

Developed for more demanding users, the 4thTech cross-platform desktop client (i.e., win, os, Linux) will act as a multi-blockchain based digital identity, data file exchange, decentralized data storage and instant messaging software.

  • TBA 4thTech AP

The AP (i.e., enterprise access point) will provide 4thTech services access and will serve as a connection point between existing enterprise IT infrastructure (ERP) and the blockchain network of your choice.