Still in for the #ryde? Here’s what Q32022 has been like.
The year is almost over but the most exciting part for us this year is yet to come: December 10 marks the date Ryder goes on pre-sale! Have you secured your spot yet?
While we wait a bit more for this year’s D-day, let’s take a look at what the journey’s been like for us so far:
We’ve got good news, and then some:
For the last quarter of the year, we’re heavily focused on community activations in Ethereum so gather the troops and show some support! Speaking of communities, we’ve already successfully integrated 10 NFT communities on Ryder handles! We're delighted to share this news because aside from helping establish handles as part of your identity, we also get to empower your favorite communities. Find out more about that here.
We’ve also successfully integrated and released Ryder’s New Firmware 0.0.5 we’ve dubbed “Thunderbird”! Now, Ryder can now be used to sign into any Stacks app. Another win for us in terms of making sure accounts are extra secure: we’ve introduced the concept of Cryptoglyphs, a system-generated collection of eight digital, colored shapes.
Now, something else to look forward to:
The first social hardware wallets are targeted to ship out in Q32023! We know this is a bit later than expected but look at it this way: any delay in hardware is an opportunity to make sure that the Ryder device is the best version it can be once released. Everyone wins in the end!
Hey! The world’s starting to take notice:
This quarter also meant more attention from those interested in who we are and what we’re trying to do. For instance, Durlston Partners took a deep dive into crypto wallets…and talked about Ryder, inevitably! We hold, after all, the future of crypto wallets.
We’re not tooting our own horn here: some media in the Philippines have talked about how we’re the first social crypto wallet—Esquire, AbodoMagazine, BitPinas, and WhenInManila! Marvin also got the chance to talk about Ryder and more at the recent Upbit Developer Conference 2022.
Here are a few things only you’re privy to:
Let’s talk a bit more about engineering. We already mentioned Thunderbird, which is definitely an engineering win. This release provides full support and comprehensive displays for token transfers, contract calls, and contract deploys. There has also been a number of automatic releases for firmware across all major platforms: macOS, Linux, and Windows.
We’ve also successfully developed the first working demo of Ryder Digital Twin NFC tags, which will use the same on-chain signature verification as Ryder handles, a building block of the Ryder device. Ryder handles were Hiro’s Smart Contract of the month.
As for the product itself, we’ve established Direct Key Chum Manufacturer Deep Support Channel. The Premium Field Application Engineer, as well as the Key Chip Provider devkits, are now available to the Ryder Team. We’ve installed an “Anti-Brick-Protection” feature which helps hardware recover from failed firmware updates, too.
We’ve improved the closed display specs, finished designing accessories, and are in preliminary talks with EMS. Lastly, in collaboration with Skarv, we were successful in providing proof of prototype for Ryder Digital Twin NFCs tags.
What’s next for you and me:
All of these updates, and yet some things never change: we still want you as involved as much as you’d like. On, December 9, we have a Ryder Launch Party Twitter Space with NFTDaily. As always, thoughts and questions are very much welcome.
Thank you so much for still being here! Stick with us; this #ryde is about to get even more interesting.