LeoFinance 2020 Roadmap

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We’ve been working hard to finalize a roadmap for 2020. I have always kept internal roadmaps throughout the development of LeoFinance and the various apps that we've built, but after the release of Hivestats, a few community members pointed out that the community likes to see the roadmaps along with some expected release dates. It creates a fun game where people can speculate on the development and see if we can actually hit our targets.

I’ve said this so many times, so hopefully this will be the last - the Steem to Hive situation caused a lot of bumps in the road in terms of development for LeoFinance… but it also caused us to find a lot of new opportunities. Hivestats being one of the great things that emerged out of the fiasco.

With 2020 hindsight (pun intended), we’re now back on track with our other app development and our plans for the rest of 2020 are back on track and more extensive than they were prior to the launch of Hive.

We’re just over half way through the year and we’ve accomplished a great deal of things. Before jumping into the roadmap for the rest of the year, here is a short list of the things we’ve accomplished so far in 2020 as a community and project on the best blockchain in the world:

  1. Migration from Steem to Hive
  2. LeoDex V4
  3. LEO token economic improvements
  4. Hivestats.io Launch
  5. LeoPedia.io Launch
  6. Hivestats V2
  7. 1000 new Twitter followers (and growing exponentially each month)
  8. LeoFinance Witness Node Launch (currently rank #43)
  9. LEO Podcast Launched (with a steadily growing audience)
  10. Listed on State of The dApps and other dapp tracking sites
  11. Over a 3x jump in interface activity
  12. ~4x increase in ad revenue generated per month
  13. Emergence of community members who have evolved into community leaders
  14. Added open-format analytics so everyone can track the user growth of LeoFinance.io, Hivestats.io, LeoDex, LeoPedia.io
  15. 20,000 monthly visits on Hivestats
  16. Spreading out for greater awareness and onboarding: Reddit Community Page, Facebook Community Page, YouTube Channel, LinkedIn Page, Medium Page
  17. Extensive FAQ Page to help educate and onboard

There might be some stuff that we missed (especially many of the small details), but these are the major updates that stick out. It’s been a busy ~7 months this year, but it’s been a highly productive year so far.. and we’re just getting started. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger and Hive has made that statement more profound than ever when you look at our community and the broader ecosystem that is the Hive blockchain.

1 Year Anniversary

SteemLeo LeoFinance was launched on 7/3/2019. A few weeks ago, we sent out an airdrop to LEO stakeholders in the form of SPI tokens to celebrate the 1st birthday of the LeoFinance project.

The Rest of 2020

While the past 6 months have been both hectic and productive, I think of it as a warmup for the rest of 2020. In reviewing our plans with devs, curators and other community members, I feel a sense of excitement and overwhelm all at the same time. We’ve put a lot on our plate and now it’s time to dig in.

The LeoFinance interface and LeoDex V5 update are marked with actual release dates because those are already under development. Here's a note on the release schedule of the other roadmap items:

Note: there are several developers/team members working on different projects in this roadmap simultaneously. This is the order that I predict the developments will be completed, but the order is not set in stone. While the order of release is not set in stone, all of these will be released before the end of 2020.

1). New LeoFinance Interface (Initial Release: July 30th)

We briefly mentioned this 10 days ago as we were finalizing the development roadmap for our new Hive-based LeoFinance.io interface. If you haven't heard yet, we're building a new blogging interface for Hive from the ground up. The interface will be far superior to the current one and will allow us to more easily develop additional features (since we will no longer have to deal with the spaghetti code that is condenser).

Iteration 1 was to design the entire V1 of what we're building. The design was extensive and took a lot of back and forth but I am really happy with how the overall framework looks. In the version 1 release, I believe that this will be one of the best Hive interfaces out there.

I've often said that one of our major hurtles to growth both on Hive and outside of Hive is the fact that our current UI is something that community members settle for in order to support the community rather than something that they actually want to use. Let's face it: nobody wants to use condenser. We use this interface because it's the best way to support the community.

With the brand new LeoFinance.io, we'll deliver an experience that people actually desire... not just something that they settle for in support of LEO.

Iteration #2 is our current step in the overall roadmap. When iteration #2 is complete, we'll be able to see the actual framework coming into fruition. It won't be a fully formed interface until we complete iteration #5, but we will likely open up the website for beta testers starting at the end of iteration #2.

The expected completion date for iteration #2 is around July 30th. We're planning a post that will announce an open format to use the new site, discover bugs, report those bugs to us and then earn some LEO for helping us work out the kinks.

2). LeoDex V5 (Full Release: August 6th)

We just finalized the development plans for LeoDex V5 a few days ago. The expected release date of the 5th version of our Hive-based exchange interface is around August 6th.

LeoDex V5 will feature:

  1. Dark Mode
  2. Autofill Username (for staking tokens, etc.)
  3. A Comprehensive Market Search Module
  4. Volume Chart (in addition to the current candle chart and depth chart options)
  5. Multi-Order Cancel
  6. Login With HiveSigner (one of the most requested features by our community)
  7. Sticky Header, Footer and Better Balance Displays
  8. User History for Tokens
  9. Market Orders (place trades that automatically fill at market price rather than setting default limit orders)

3). Hivestats V3 (Release Date: TBD)

The roadmap of changes for Hivestats V3 is ready (barring some last minute changes as we get more feedback in the coming weeks). We'll likely begin actual development after the initial release of LeoFinance.io.

  1. Add a Dark Mode Option
    1. Toggle to switch between dark mode and light mode
  2. Page Performance
    1. reduce asset size: js / css / images, review packages such as steem.js / dsteem, etc.
    2. load history data incrementally with a smaller step
    3. improve caching of historical data
  3. Optimize for Mobile
    1. Website is currently "mobile-friendly" but not mobile-optimized
    2. Better data visualization (mobile tables, etc.)
    3. Mobile menu
  4. Hive data backend
    1. Explore existing API solutions or create our own backend database solution (will reduce page load and enhance data availability)
  5. Improved "Loading..." status indicator
    1. Add a better indication for the user when data is loading from the chain
  6. Small UI bug fixes
    1. Profile bug (showing incorrect profile data for certain users/broken profile img)
  7. HiveSigner

4). LeoFi Protocol (V1) (Release Date: TBD)

A mirror of some popular DeFi protocols that are out there. Details will be released as we get closer to actual development.

5). LeoShop Relaunch (V2) (Release Date: TBD)

Bringing back the LeoShop (which was built for Steem and needs to be migrated to Hive) along with some necessary changes to make the shop function better and target a userbase outside of Hive.

6). Hivestats V4 (Release Date: TBD)

Details will be released as we get closer to actual development.

7). LeoDex V6 (Release Date: TBD)

Details will be released as we get closer to actual development.

8). LeoFi Protocol (V2) (Release Date: TBD)

Details will be released as we get closer to actual development.

9). New Hive-Based App (Classified)

Top secret. We'll probably just throw this one out into the world one day before the end of this year and surprise the hell out of everyone. Should be fun and incredibly useful for anyone using Hive regularly 😎


There are a bunch of smaller changes, updates and initiatives that we work on regularly. You see those in the day-to-day operations of LeoFinance as we push out content on other platforms, work to increase our LeoAds program, onboard new users, etc.

One of these miscellaneous initatives that I'm excited about is paid advertising on other social platforms. We've done a few tests and will push the gas pedal once we've released a stable version of the new LeoFinance.io. The goal will be bringing in new readers, newsletter signups (emails to hook people on Leo content), onboarding finance authors into Hive accounts, etc.

As I said, 2020 has been a busy year but it has just been a warmup for what's to come for the rest of this year and for the years to come. Our pace of growth is on a steep upward curve thanks to more resources, team members and most importantly; community support. As we make progress on this 2020 roadmap, we'll release additional updates and more details on upcoming projects.

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I am really looking forward foe leoshop launch . Leofi will be interesting.

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Exciting roadmap! Looking forward to each and every one of them.

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Hot damn son y’all be breaking the blockchain with all these updates, can’t wait to test out the new front end hopefully has scheduler so I can start using it instead of peakd since I like to write ahead of time

Pretty amped for LeoFI too, sounds like some big moves in the work! I don’t retreat staking all the LEO I get when I see updates like this

haha we're trying our best ;)

Scheduler is on the list. We're implementing the general structure of it for sure, but I'm not 100% sure if we'll have scheduling right at launch. If we don't have it right at launch, we'll have it on there within a few weeks at most.

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Thanks for all the hard work. It really is amazing how much the team has accomplished. It makes it exciting to be a part of the journey. I wonder how many new users Leo alone has brought to HIVE. With 1,000 Twitter followers plus all the other social sites you're engaged on, it's likely an impressive number. And growing.....

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Thanks for all the support. You and other community members being a part of the journey is what makes LeoFinance possible :)

From what I personally know of, we've brought on (and retained) about 20-25 new #hive users. One of the drivers for creating the new interface is retention and onboarding - our current interface really sucks.. the new one will make onboarding 100x better

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Great stuff, LeoFi looks like it could be an especially interesting development, and it'll certainly be nice to get an improved interface to play around with in the meantime!




work on here?

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LeoFi could be suddenly riding one of the hot waves in crypto.

It will be interesting to see what they come up with but the fact that it mirrors what is out there is exciting.

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I've yet to investigate DeFi -I think having got burnt (not as badly as I thought) on the alts in 2017/18) I'm just going to stick with BTC/ LTC/ ETH/ Hive and maybe BAT, I also quite like MANA. Mainly BTC and Hive!

having said that I do stake some BTC/ LTC and ETH on blockfi but not too much as it doesn't feel as secure as having it in my cold storage - if there are some DeFi coins that could sort that issue, I might be interested.

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It certainly isnt for everyone and, I myself, havent used it. That said, there is a lot of money being staked as collateral so people are obviously attracted by the returns. The rate farming bubble might pop at some point but the underlying idea probably will not fade away.

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Yeah that distribution bot works on all Hive-based comments :)

LeoFi will be a lot of fun. It's been a rollercoaster ride as far as designing what it would look like and now investigating the scope of work to actually develop it. I'm excited.

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You doing a DEFI? Really? You think thats not too big of a task to handle with all these updates?

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Geez, cheer up for once.

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i am cheerful. I was just positively shocked by the roadmap.

To my understanding, khal pays developers for all this shit out of his pocket. As long as we don't run out of developers and he has money I think he will deliver :)


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Can’t wait to see the new interface personally.

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LeoFinance always surprises us with updates and development. Very excited to see your progress! Best of luck!

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Exciting stuff! The LeoFi Protocol sounds pretty damn exciting! You all are absolutely killing it ‼️

It's going to be amazing, I mean look at lol these exciting prospect to better Leo it's amazing. Well-done

Glad that hivesigner will be incorporated on leodex.

Great job done in just a little space of time. 👍

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Sorry, you don't have enough staked BEER in your account. You need 24 BEER in your virtual fridge to give some of your BEER to others. To view or trade BEER go to hive-engine.com

More tokens the better 😀

A lot of development ahead!
Keep on building.

Excellent update.

It is great to see what is planned for the future. I look forward to the end of next week and the release of the new interface.

As others said, LeoFi is a very interesting idea.

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That's pretty dope, I'm so sad I hadn't heard of LeoDex until today. Been wanted something better to use for hive-engine stuff other than hive-engine site!

Just lost a weeks work by an editing glitch, by updating a totally different post it somehow replaced another much more important one.

How do i go back into the Edit History?

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Excellent and encouraging update @steem.leo!

”A few weeks ago, we sent out an airdrop to LEO stakeholders in the form of SPI tokens to celebrate the 1st birthday of the LeoFinance project.”

I really like to see these collaborative efforts between communities unfolding.

”The interface will be far superior to the current one …”
”In the version 1 release, I believe that this will be one of the best Hive interfaces out there.”
”With the brand new LeoFinance.io, we'll deliver an experience that people actually desire …”

What's not to like about all that you have presented re: the new UI? Nice to know the release of it is only days away! 👍

”Top secret. We'll probably just throw this one out into the world one day before the end of this year and surprise the hell out of everyone. Should be fun and incredibly useful for anyone using Hive regularly 😎”

Hmmm. A surprise. It will be fun to watch and see what this represents!

This post has helped me considerably in providing more insight into what the LeoFinance community is doing in adding value. And, as a result, making some decisions ...

Thank you for the investment of your time and effort in putting it together! 🦁

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It is really exciting reading this update. It's quite overwhelming the growth around the Leofinance ecosystem. Glad that finally Hivesigner login option would be added to LeoDex.

8). LeoFi Protocol

Seeing that just got me smiling. LEO just got a centrespace in the cryptoworld.

Congratulations to us and more grace to the developers.

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Just wow.

Thanks for the update guys, the progress you're making is excellent as always.

I've blogged my thoughts on the 2020 roadmap today.

The things that I wanted to discuss further were the new front-end, LeoDex log ins and my excitement at the secret app.

Onward and upward!

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Wow. It seems there is really a lot of updates coming.
I am quite new to the platform so I'm still exploring it.
Its great to know that the team is really working hard to make it better and better.
Kudos to you guys and more power and blessings to everyone in the team. 😃

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I have been complaining about HIVE not having a DeFi solution despite being a great place to create a solution. I was expecting the HIVE-Engine team to come up with something. I'm very glad to see it coming from you guys. @leofinance gets trading interfaces better.

Market Orders (place trades that automatically fill at market price rather than setting default limit orders)

This was long overdue. Thank you for getting it done!

I've often said that one of our major hurtles

I think I caught a typo :-)

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Wow, so much to look forward to! New Leo interface, DEX update, and LeoFi! Looks to be an exciting 2020.


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I'm impressed with the development going on this space :)
Keep up the good work!

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Great achievement so far. And upcoming features will be awesome. I am looking forward to mobile optimized hivestat and shop. Thanks for doing great work for development of leo (our leo)

Awesome stuff to teach newbies like myself. So far I have been surfing around all these neighborhoods. Hive I so far understand the most and yet I barely understand anything. Im not sure how I received some Leo Tokens but Ill keep collecting them as I get them. There are so many tokens to collect on Hive. I hope to collect at least one of each. There are just so many to explore.

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LEO Dex <3


Some suggestions for interface :

  1. Is it possible to display view count/unique view count of post? I saw the popular section on the homepage, how is it sort?
  2. Gamify elements eg daily login onto leofinance.io claim some small amount leo or cub.
    2a) User whom post for the day, get fix 1 chance for post and [x] chance for replies in daily leo 'jackpot'. Fund from jackpot can maybe be a very small % ads revenue?
    2c) Daily quest with bonus rewards ads, eg user perform 1 post 0.01 leo, comment on 3 post - 0.05 leo, provide LP on cub finance - 0.010 LEO. Prompt for reward ads for 2x bonus rewards> user watch ads to get more rewards > increase retention and ads revenue
  3. Simple, quick and easy guided tutorial eg game, and get some rewards at the end of tutorial for new user that onboard. eg
    3a) post, comment, rewards how it works
    3b) wallet, what's function of leo
    3c) tools hivestat, leodex > function
  4. I think SEO iteration will be a big leap for onboarding organic user.

For leo.stat :

  1. Able to add in the retention stats for D1,D3,D7,D30 ...

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