Hi guys. More recently, StellarPort still looked a little weak,
I am not sure what you mean by this. Perhaps you mean that we haven't updated the UI very much in the past 2-3 months. That is true, we've been busy with lots of back end stuff including:
- Launching two full validators on Stellar (3rd coming soon)
- Lots of upgrades on the anchor including increased reliability and KYC
- Support, we've been getting more users lately and they like to create lots of tickets.
but over the past year and a half you have grown a lot both in terms of design, convenience, functionality, and in terms of custom application of your platform. You have done a great job and have greatly contributed to the Stellar ecosystem. Your unique asset rating algorithm, as well as the ability to conveniently trade cross-assets and much more are worthy of respect! I am sure you have big and far-reaching plans.
Thanks, I've checked out your project as well, its really quite nice!
But let me know if your project seems to have participated in the SDP program? I mean, your rather popular project with your audience can easily overshadow the younger projects in this SCF round .. Remember how https://stellarcommunity.org/ flew in at the very end of the first round and took a rather high place .. that do you think about this?
I appreciate your point here. You might be surprised but I considered it quite lengthily (is that a word) including speaking to some others about it. Its unfortunate that there are so few finalists every 3 months, I wish any deserving project could make it into the final round for the community to award some share of the prize pool to it. It is indeed true that we receive some support form SDF but let me be clear, it does NOT cover the costs of running Stellarport. In fact, Stellarport has lost money ever since we launched it in January of 2018. We certainly want to get in the black. If I was in a position where Stellarport was making money (or even breaking even), I wouldn't be applying to the community fund but unfortunately, I do not have that luxury, such is reality. Its been almost two years of Stellarport (and a year before that of Lupoex), that we have provided the service to the Stellar ecosystem. Its been a lot of work and continues to be a lot of work but we are seeing progress, more and more users are signing up. We need the support of the SCF to continue running and developing Stellarport.