TBA 2022 | 4ThTech decentralized storage research & initial concept development
While exchanging data files using FOURdx, we would like to offer users two solutions: (1) existing GDPR compliant temporary cloud storage, and (2) decentralized data storage where encrypted data is spread between the network of nodes.
TBA 2022 | 4ThTech web platform full decentralization
Web platform full decentralization (1) separating frontend and backend; (2) deployment of frontend client on decentralized storage; (3) moving public key repository from database to decentralized storage.
TBA 2022 | 4ThTech FEE tokenization with ERC-20 FOUR staking
4thTech creates value by connecting data senders and recipients into a marketplace, enabling them to exchange sensitive data in the form of data files and instant messages using supported public blockchains. This value is monetized with the help of FEE tokenization and FOUR staking.
FOUR staking enables the FOUR token main utility by providing rewards in the form of FOURdx service FEE margin discounts while enabling the FOURim right to access.
Q4 2021 | 4ThTech web platform update (version 2.1)
As a part of the 2.1 update, the 4thTech web platform adds Solana blockchain support and enables the FOURim protocol. The FOURim protocol leverages the Solana blockchain to serve as an immutable ledger exchanging encrypted short messages from FOURwaL wallet address A to FOURwaL wallet address B.
Q4 2021 | Deployment of the FOURim protocol (version 1.0)
The on-chain instant messaging protocol or short FOURim leverages the Solana blockchain to serve as an immutable ledger exchanging encrypted messages from FOURwaL wallet address A to FOURwaL wallet address B theoretically in real-time.
Q4 2021 | FOURdx on Solana blockchain
Deployment of the FOURdx protocol Smart Contracts on Solana blockchain.
Q4 2021 | FOURwaL update (version 1.1.0)
FOURwaL 1.1.0 update adds the Solana account support.
Q3 2021 | 4ThTech Wiki update (version 1.2.0)
Built-in the Markdown format the all-new WIKI project documentation library serves as a guide for developers and solutions users that are getting started with 4thTech.
Q1 2021 | The 4ThTech web platform client app update (version 2.0)
As a part of the 2.0 update, the 4ThTech web platform now adds the Polkadot Edgeware Substrate support. The codebase was rewritten with TypeScript and has overgone the crucial performance upgrade from Vue 2 to Vue 3. New features and functions are embedded, so the user experience can be as intuitive as possible.
Q1 2021 | The FOURwaL client app update (version 2.0)
Besides the extensive redesign, the FOURwaL 2.0 update offers support for Firefox and all Chromium-based browsers, while the extension enables the support for Ethereum, HashNet and Substrate accounts. All connections to blockchains are now part of the platform.
Q1 2021 | FOURdx on Edgeware blockchain
Deployment of the FOURdx protocol Smart Contracts on Edgeware blockchain.
Q1 2021 | FOURwaL production release (version 1.0.0)
Besides the extensive redesign, the FOURwaL update offers support for Firefox and all Chromium-based browsers, while the extension enables the support for Ethereum, HashNet and Substrate accounts. All connections to blockchains are now part of the platform.
Q4 2020 | Release of 4ThTech Wiki (version 1.0)
Documentation library serves as a guide for developers and solutions users that are getting started with 4ThTech. The documentation library also serves as a location to explore and understand the solutions and all the different resources available that can assist with integration or system usage.
Q4 2020 | The FOURid protocol update (MVP version 1.0)
The update adds the X.509 digital certificate standard support. Attached with a specific blockchain wallet address the data can now be verified, while the X.509 digital certificate standard provides the off-chain connection with individuals and organizations.
Q3 2020 | Deployment of the FOURns service with Ethereum mainnet support (MVP version 1.0)
FOURns leverage the power of blockchain to facilitate source and time confirmation for any data files exchanged within the 4ThTech ecosystem.
Q3 2020 | Deployment of the FOURdx protocol with SI-Chain (i.e., HashNet) support (MVP version 1.0)
SI-Chain is a national blockchain pilot infrastructure that offers EMV smart contracts and Ethereum compatible dApp environment. Built based on the HashNet protocol it explores supporting tools for implementing Blockchain services and outlines the technology infrastructures.
Q2 2019 | 4thTech web platform update (version BETA 1.1)
As part of the BETA 1.1 update, the 4thTech web platform improved its stability and connection.
Q2 2019 | FOURwaL update (BETA 1.1)
The 4thTech team worked on design improvements and resolved stability issues with the 4thTech blockchain gateway.
Q2 2018 | Release of the 4ThTech web platform client app (version BETA)
The 4ThTech web platform serves as an onboarding hub accessed by the user via a web browser with an installed FOURwaL blockchain wallet add-on. It connects and hosts all the deployed 4ThTech protocols and services in one ecosystem, giving the user all in one access.
Q2 2018 | Deployment of the FOURid & FOURdx protocol with Ethereum mainnet support (version BETA)
FOURdx leverages the trust sourced from the blockchain and provides a secure, immutable wallet A to wallet B data exchange, while FOURid connects wallets when data is exchanged and serves as the public key exchange point between users.
Q2 2018 | Release of the Google Chrome FOURwaL client app with Ethereum mainnet support (version BETA)
FOURwaL serves as a blockchain gateway, a tool for 4ThTech web platform access and provides a secure way to connect to the 4ThTech blockchain protocols.
Q4 2017 | FOURdx concept research & development
Initial research and concept development of the sensitive data file exchange lead to the BETA; (1) FOURwaL; (2) FOURdx protocol, and; (3) web platform.
2008 | Blockchain is invented
The first blockchain was conceptualized by a person (or group of people) known as Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Nakamoto improved the design in an important way using a Hashcash-like method to timestamp blocks without requiring them to be signed by a trusted party and introducing a difficulty parameter to stabilize rate with which blocks are added to the chain.
1989 | World Wide Web is invented
Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN. The Web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world.
1767 | Electricity is discovered
Most people give credit to Benjamin Franklin for discovering electricity. Benjamin Franklin had one of the greatest scientific minds of his time. He was interested in many areas of science, made many discoveries, and invented many things, including bifocal glasses. In the mid-1700s, he became interested in electricity.