OpenSeed development update. 2020-jan-14

in OpenSeed4 years ago (edited)

Disclaimer: This is meant as a brief overview the state of OpenSeed and its development. This is meant to catalog progress and not to be seen as an official announcement from our team. Official press releases will be handled by the @openseed account and will have a more polished appearance.


For those new to the project, welcome. OpenSeed is a cross platform protocol and tool kit designed to help developers streamline their process by offering data persistence through the merging of on and off chain functionality. We are in our fourth week of officially existing as a project though OpenSeed has existed to one extent or another well before our official announcement. It is currently being developed by the OpenSeed team and with suggestions from the community. If you would like to get involved or would like to be a part of the conversation join our discord server by clicking here.

Current Status

  • User Management:
    • Off chain accounts: (Check, Authenticate, Create) Done
    • Hybrid accounts: (Steem Account linking, Verification) Done, but could use rework
    • Universal profile: Done
    • Universal settings: Planning
    • Current location*: Done

  • Chat:
    • Direct Messaging: Done
    • Per room encryption: Done
    • Muting users: Incomplete
    • Connection requests: (Like friending someone) Done
    • Connection states: (Accept,Denied) Done, (Later) Incomplete
    • Group chat: Incomplete
    • Open chat: (rooms that don't require invites) Incomplete

  • Music:
    • Collection: Done
    • Conversion: Done
    • List by artist: Done
    • List by genre: Done
    • New Music: Done
    • Upload:Incomplete
    • Purchase:Incomplete

  • Game:
    • Leader board: Done
    • Upload: Incomplete
    • Save: Incomplete (but close)
    • Sync: Incomplete
    • Purchase: Incomplete
    • Match making: Incomplete
    • Godot integration: Incomplete

  • NFT:
    • Format specs: Done
    • Ledger: Incomplete
    • Commerce: (buy,sale,trade) Incomplete

  • History:
    • User Status: Done
    • New Links: Incomplete
    • New Upload: Incomplete
    • New Purchase: Incomplete
    • New Like: Incomplete
    • New Post: Incomplete

*We will not keep a log of your movements, but will record your last known location for use in location aware applications. However, 3rd party applications may employ some form of tracking so be mindful when downloading or using applications.


OpenSeed is being developed in the open over at github (link). However, the current code base isn't ready for deployment so for those wanting to spin up their own server we're not there yet. If you're keen on helping us reach our goals or would like to offer your services as a graphic designer join out discord server here.

See you there!


Thanks for the update. I looked into this a bit deeper the last few days including watching Andrarchys interview with Exyle.

It was very informative and it is going to be exciting when you have the full release, especially as it pertains to onboarding.

Great job.

Thanks for the comment taskmaster, and the one on Discord as well. Hopefully the updates will come quicker as we ramp up development and start fine tuning things.

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Have you considered using Matrix for messaging part? I heard somewhere eSteem might integrate messaging with that

We've looked at a few. Matrix, signal, jabber, etc. The short of it is that we want to add in features that go beyond what those projects do and shoehorning in those features felt like a step in the wrong direction.

Of course I would prefer they use OpenSeed for chat but I'm glad to know that our inclusion of chat in OS is the right course of action since so many steem interfaces are looking at options.

I am not 100% certain though, was just curious. Matrix from what I read, is very well maintained and they are becoming peer to peer as well (not centralized)... Looking forward for any solutions actually, me as a user. Even discord integration would be way better 🤷

Integration of Matrix is not decided yet!

It is not decided yet to use Matrix, I personally like matrix because they are being peer-to-peer, no single entity dependency or point of failure, seem full featured and only focused on chatting. Would be interested to know, what feature you didn't find in Matrix that you wanted in OS?

Another option I suggested before was, why not create hivemind plugin that will just work with existing users and for Steem users, we have seen many attempts in past with custom_json but tools and standards wasn't ready then, but now I think, almost every full node runs hivemind and with communities it will be even more big part of ecosystem.

It wasn't so much what Matrix supplied or didn't supply. It was more about what we plan to do with OpenSeed and more importantly OpenLink as a whole. Phase 1 doesn't really differentiate us from other projects so using things like Matrix would accelerate the project , but as Phase 2 and 3 get underway and our needs diverge from existing solutions I think it will start to make sense.

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Not sure what it all means BUT there's a lot of "DONE" so i'll take it as a good sign ;)

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