# 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

  • FOURdx 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) web 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

  • Deployment of the FOURdx protocol Smart Contract on Ethereum mainnet

FOURdx leverages the trust sourced from the blockchain and provides a secure, immutable wallet A to wallet B data exchange, while FOURid connects wallets when data is exchanged and serves as the public key exchange point between users.

  • Release of the 4thTech web platform client app (version BETA)

The 4thTech web platform serves as an onboarding hub accessed by the user via a web browser with an installed FOURwaL 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

Design improvements, stability issues.

As a part of the update, stability and connection was improved.

# Q3 2020

  • Deployment of the FOURdx protocol with SI-Chain (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 FOURns service. The FOURns leverage the power of blockchain to facilitate source and time confirmation for any data files exchanged within the 4thTech ecosystem.

# Q4 2020

  • 4thTech web platform update (version 1.2)

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.

  • Deployment of the FOURdx protocol Smart Contracts on Edgeware blockchain

  • The 4thTech web platform update (version 2.0)

As a part of the 2.0 update, the 4thTech web platform now adds the Polkadot Edgeware Substrate support. The codebase was rewritten with TypeScript and has overgone the crucial performance upgrade from Vue 2 to Vue 3. New features and functions are embedded, so the user experience can be as intuitive as possible.

# 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.

  • Deployment of the FOURdx & FOURim protocol Smart Contracts on Solana blockchain

  • The 4thTech web platform update (version 2.1)

As a part of the 2.1 update, the 4thTech web platform adds Solana blockchain support and enables the FOURim protocol. The FOURim protocol leverages the Solana blockchain to serve as an immutable ledger exchanging encrypted short messages from FOURwaL wallet address A to FOURwaL wallet address B.

# N/A 2022

  • Deployment of the 4thTech FEE tokenization with ERC-20 FOUR staking

4thTech creates value by connecting data senders and recipients into a marketplace, enabling them to exchange sensitive data in the form of data files and instant messages using supported public blockchains. This value is monetized by the help of FEE tokenization and FOUR staking.

FOUR staking enables the FOUR token main utility with providing rewards in the form of FOURdx service FEE margin discounts while enabling the FOURim right to access.

  • 4thTech web platform full decentralization

(1) separating frontend and backend; (2) deployment of frontend client on decentralized storage; (3) moving public key repository from database to decentralized storage

  • 4thTech decentralized storage research & initial concept development

While exchanging data files using FOURdx, we would like to offer users two choices; (1) existing GDPR compliant temporary cloud storage, and; (2) decentralizes data storage where encrypted data is spread between the network of nodes.

# DEV PIPELINE

Note

💡 Developed based on the service demand, enterprise client acquisition and grant funding.

  • 4thTech cross-platform 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.

  • 4thTech cross-platform mobile app

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

  • 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.