The Carbon Beta has been quite successful, not only in terms of usage but also from a technical and performance standpoint. We have had to make some minor adjustments having seen how people are choosing to use the platform, but nothing that changes our general direction.
We’ve been closely monitoring the usage and performance of the app. Over the past few weeks we’ve had over 10,000 posts from thousands of unique users, almost 20,000 comments and over 50,000 notifications. People are using Carbon regularly. …
We’ve just rolled out an update to the Carbon Beta. It’s a fairly significant update as it allows new MetaMask account signups, plus a whole lot of improvements and extras.
As you know we’ve been working on ways to handle multiple accounts and bots. One solution (among other things) we have implemented is only allowing signups from MetaMask wallets that have some transaction history. In general this means it’s a wallet that a real person is using. It doesn’t need to hold CRBN tokens, or any other crypto, it just needs to have been used for something in…
Well as you probably know, we launched our very first beta release last Wednesday, as planned. It’s been a very successful launch thus far, with hundreds of active users posting content, earning points and generally enjoying using the platform in its basic form.
As expected we received a lot of feedback and suggestions. A few minor bugs and some improvements, and some new feature requests too. Over all, the beta has been very stable and performing well on a technical level. …
Well, it’s here. The very first Beta release of Carbon.
As previously mentioned, the first week will be for testers who have already registered. We had over 7,500 usernames claimed. If you were one of them, you can test the beta right now. Week 2 will be for new users on MetaMask only. Week 3 for new users connecting with Twitter, Facebook and Google. These dates are tentative of course, as is the nature of app development.
Keep in mind, it’s a beta. The features are somewhat limited for now and we’ll be constantly adding more functionality from…
We have a huge few weeks coming up, with the Carbon Beta release scheduled to drop on Wednesday, March 31st. We wanted to put out a quick article with important information and dates for you all.
It’s important to remember that it’s a beta. Betas are for testing, improving and ironing out any bugs in readiness for a full public launch. With this in mind, we will be restricting signups according to the following schedule:
Week 1: Wednesday March 31 to Wednesday April 7:
Beta will be usable only by those who have already created their account with MetaMask…
As promised, we’ve put together a little demo showing development progress of Carbon. As you know, Carbon Beta launches on March 31st, less than 3 weeks from now.
Development is going very well. As you can see in the video, it’s almost fully functional and we are now fine tuning and testing thoroughly. There will be improvements before Beta release.
Carbon Groups are not shown in this video but will be present in the Beta release. Also not shown is signup, and we should have “non MetaMask” signup options ready to go within a week or so of…
Just for fun, we’d like to announce a Carbon meme contest, with some nice CRBN and NFT prizes!
Here’s how it works:
- To enter, create your memes and post them on our Twitter meme thread AND on your own Twitter profile. So, post them in 2 places.
- The memes with the most likes (on our thread) will win. Prizes below.
- Must post your memes before Monday, 8th March at 8am UTC to be eligible. Voting ends 24hrs after that (Tuesday 9th March 8am UTC).
- Must also be following us to win!
Meme topics include…
We’ve been hard at work as usual, and yesterday we had a lengthy development meeting with the goal of setting a fixed date for the Carbon Beta release.
As you know, we’ve always said we will not release anything simply due to an arbitrary date “deadline”. As a beta release serves the purpose of testing and ironing out any bugs, and making improvements, it needs to be at a certain level where the testing will move us closer to the full public launch. We had hoped that the beta would be ready this month. There’s a good reason…
It’s time for another update on development of the Carbon project. It’s been a very busy few weeks for us, and we’re edging closer to the Carbon Beta release. Here are some updates of our progress and also future plans.
Firstly, a few weeks ago, we got together and decided to “scale up”. By this, I mean putting serious thought into how the platform will cope with heavy usage from a huge user base. There’s no point building an amazing platform packed full of awesome features, that can only serve 10k users before the system struggles to cope. We want…
Wow, what a week it has been! We’ve been very busy making sure the account creation and username claiming event ran smoothly, and Carbon once again gained a lot of attention in the lead-up.
The event was a huge success! As of right now we have over 2,000 users signed up and they’ve all claimed their usernames. Despite the inevitable DDOS attempts, we had 100% uptime and no real issues at all. There have been some teething problems in regards to MetaMask on mobile, but aside from that, we’ve received an excellent response and we believe Carbon is set for…