Top releases to watch at the end of June 2018

Don't forget to mark these dates on your calendar: pay attention to Zcash, ICON, VeChain, OmiseGO, Stratis, Ziliqua, DASH, Ontology, WanChain.

Zcash (ZEC) Hard Fork 'Overwinter' is planned for June 26th

Overwinter is set to become the very first hard fork for Zcash. Its purpose is to fortify the existing protocol for future upgrades. Designed to activate at block 347,500 (150 seconds/block rate), it will require all users to update the existing software.

ICON (ICX) ICX / ETH DEX launch is scheduled for June 30, 2018

ICON (ICX) will move to ICX/ETH decentralized exchange.

VeChain (VEN) mainnet launch is planned for June 30th (not a definitive date)

With this MainNet launch, an integral point to focus on is the exchange of VEN units for VET tokens as these will become the native tokens of Thor network. VeChain holders will also generate THOR as part of staking rewards every day after this release.

Honte (OmiseGO (OMG) network preparation for Plasma) is scheduled for June 30, 2018

Honte in the game of Go represents a solid move, simple and robust. In Honte, OmiseGO will deliver the OmiseGO network and lay the foundations in preparation for Plasma (smart contracts).

Stratis (STRAT) Full Node Mainnet Beta is scheduled for June 30, 2018

The Full Node GUI is constantly improving, Beta release is built upon the feedback received from the Alpha release in December.

Ziliqua (ZIL) releases its testnet v2.0 on June 30, 2018

The network is currently working on the launch of its mainnet, although its testnet went live in April this year. The blockchain will be released in the Q3 of this year.

DASH (DASH) Evolution V1 mainnet will be launched on June 30, 2018

The goal of this development is focused on the following: Public DashPay, DAPI, DashDrive, DashCore v13.0 release; Quorum-based DAPI implementation; Official user-friendly Wallet; Masternode blocks; Multi-key spork technology; State transitions; Encryption of object data and etc.

Ontology (ONT) mainnet is expected to be released on June 30, 2018

The Ontology distributed identity frameworks (ONT ID) along with the Verifiable Claim Protocol are still in development. Besides, the network is working on new partnerships including the connections to NEO blockchain.

WanChain (WAN) first public chain integration with Ethereum and multi-coin wallet is scheduled for 30 June 2018 (or earlier)

The Wanchain 2.0 release in June will be the first big milestone that connects the entire Ethereum ecosystem to WanChain. A multi-coin wallet will be deployed at that time too.


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