LeoFinance V2 Roadmap & Release Schedule

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After nearly 2 months of development, we released the LeoFinance UI into open beta on September 5th of this year. 10 days ago, we moved our UI from open beta into production and released LeoFinance V1 and replaced condenser once and for all.

We’ve released continual updates to the LeoFinance UI since the project launched into open beta. In fact, if you read that open beta post and compare the UI then to the UI now it’s almost unrecognizable. We’ve made a lot of changes and additions both from the original roadmap and from the community’s suggestions.

We were already working on V2 even before we officially moved the beta into production. This allowed us some time to get feedback and fix major bugs while also moving forward on a new major project: LeoInfra.

LeoInfra is our latest project. It's a backend database that can handle a myriad of operations. LeoInfra will reimagine the current suite of LeoApps — LeoFinance, LeoDex, Hivestats — and will power the next generation of apps that we release over the coming years.

The first integration of LeoInfra is with the Ethereum blockchain. We’ve teased this idea around the community for the past week and have been doing extensive development and internal testing.

In the next 7 days, LeoInfra will be plugged-in to the production version of the LeoFinance blogging UI.

With this in mind, we’re now ready to openly talk about the V2 development roadmap for the LeoFinance blogging interface. V2 is broken down into two major phases:

  1. Phase 1: LeoInfra integration (add cross-blockchain operations to LeoFinance.io)
  2. Phase 2: Core features and community requests

Phase 1

As I mentioned, Phase 1 is nearly ready. We’re conducting internal tests and bug fixes, but the release of Phase 1 will likely be moved into production within the next 7 days.

What new features will Phase 1 bring? We’ll publish a detailed post with all of the new features when Phase 1 is released into production. For now, here are some of the core additions to the UI:

The first iteration of LeoInfra allows us to integrate the Ethereum blockchain into the LeoFinance UI. In future iterations of LeoInfra, we’ll also enable things like Google account signups, Twitter, etc. and of course: other blockchain integrations outside of Ethereum.

The first release of Ethereum-based integrations to the LeoFinance UI will include:

  • Hive Account Onboarding with Metamask
  • Sign In with Metamask
  • New WLEO Wallet UI
    • Wrap LEO
    • Unwrap LEO
    • Claim LEO Rewards as WLEO on Ethereum
  • ..and more!


In the above screenshot, you see the new “Join LeoFinance” prompt. When a new user hits the “Get Started” button in the top right, they’ll see this window with options for creating a new Hive account. In this upcoming UI release, we’ll have HiveOnboard and MetaMask as Hive account creation options. In future releases, you’ll also see the addition of Google/Facebook/Twitter/Other Blockchain options to this window.

In this next screenshot, you’ll see a login option for Metamask. If a user has signed up previously using Metamask, this will log them in to the same Hive account that was created using LeoInfra.


Again, I'm saving the in-depth dive into Phase 1 for the actual launch post when this moves into production. Here’s a little teaser of what’s coming to the Wallet UI:


We've created a divergent wallet UI experience. For Hive users, the wallet UI will be a different experience than Ethereum users. The features you see and the order in which you see them will be different because the intention is to cater to your setup (either coming from Ethereum or coming from Hive).

The Goal of Phase 1:

Following the WLEO listing on Uniswap, Coingecko, Coinmarketcap, Blockfolio (and future listings we’re working on) our onboarding process has become more important than ever.

The first iteration of the LeoFinance onboarding process integrated HiveOnboard. In my opinion, we already have one of the easiest account signup dialogs on the Hive blockchain, but this is just the beginning. The goal of LeoInfra V1 is to make signing up for Hive easier than ever.

The Phase 1 release of LeoFinance V2 will prove that point. As I said, we’re already conducting internal tests for the new onboarding process and I can say that it revolutionizes the Hive account onboarding process. Signing up for Hive has never been easier.

At LeoFinance, our overarching mission is to onboard new users outside of Hive. Out of the gate, our target is Ethereum blockchain users. These are users who are already familiar with crypto and blockchain and who generally fit our target audience of being financially-oriented.

Onboarding these users with our new Metamask sign up process is extremely easy and I’m excited to share the marketing campaigns and results that we have planned post-Phase 1 launch. Phase 1 is all about making it easy for Ethereum-based users to sign up to LeoFinance and start creating, engaging and earning on https://leofinance.io.

Phase 2

Now that you've seen some of the features being built in Phase 1, let's talk about the development roadmap after that release.

The development scope for the rest of LeoFinance V2 will be focused on adding more core features to the interface along with integrating community requests for certain features.

Below this post, please leave feedback about the UI. We've already received a lot of suggestions, but we're continually looking for bug reports and feature requests to add to the upcoming releases. As we finalize the roadmap for Phase 2, we'll add as many user suggestions as possible.

The Tentative Roadmap for Phase 2:

  • Newsletter Integration
  • Real-Time Gamification Leaderboard
  • Overhaul to the Reputation Score System
  • Community Support & Theme Toggling
  • Upgraded Payout Displays
  • Advanced Posting Options (Scheduling Posts, Drafts, Auto-Posting to Twitter, etc.)
  • Updated Topic UI When Publishing Posts
  • LEO Voting Power Display
  • Database for Actions Queue (Allows Fast User Actions Rather than Waiting for Blockchain Confirmations)

These are just the core features we're adding in Phase 2. As you probably know (if you've been watching our ongoing development), we tend to add even more outside of the main roadmap as we develop. Don't forget to leave that feedback below!

Release Schedule

The Phase 1 updates are already live on our LeoFinance Labs UI (the test version of the site) where we're conducting tests with a few users and the team. Our aim is to merge these updates into the production LeoFinance site by the end of this week/weekend.

LeoInfra is a rather complex integration. It involves a lot of backend infrastructure and data (as the name suggests). It handles a lot of important actions like account creation, posting authority, cross-blockchain interactions with Ethereum, etc. so we want to make sure everything is perfect before releasing it into production.

After Phase 1 is released to production (again, hopefully by the end of the week), we'll finalize the roadmap and start on Phase 2 developments which should take less than 1 month.

Outside of the LeoFinance core UI, we have a few other products releasing by the end of the year along with major updates to LeoDex and Hivestats - which will also integrate LeoInfra.

2020 is the most exciting year yet for LeoFinance. I can't wait to show you what's in store for the rest of this year and the future plans we already have going in to 2021.



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These updates are unreal and seeing this roadmap should only build trust in the community. Until now things were a little bit vague, I've also asked about roadmaps and got some negative feedback but seeing this transparently for me is like moving to a more serious project and expand outside the HIVE communities where word of mouth might be enough.

Glad to have joined in time to be part of this evolution, good luck and may we all prevail!!!

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Still very early in the game....there is a lot more to come.

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Yeah I've been teasing everyone with some vague screenshots about what we've been working on.

Excited to see it all come together and hear what the community thinks. This is a massive project and just the beginning steps of the interface/LeoInfra

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yeah im also glad I joined you see heard it from my classmates about the hive and I think I joined 10 days or soo ago

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If people can use Leo 100% with Ethereum wallets this is a game changer.

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On the front-end, an ETH user logs in to LeoFinance like it's any other ETH-based dApp.

On the back-end, LeoInfra:

  1. Creates a Hive account for them
  2. Links it to their ETH address using Custom JSON
  3. Delegates some HP for RCs
  4. Earns rewards on Hive
  5. Allows them to press 1 button to take those LEO rewards and auto-convert to their ETH address as WLEO




We give them the option to take control of the Hive account (if they want), but it's never forced. They can do everything that a normal Hive user can do.

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I'm curious as to how you will prevent abuse of the Hive account creation / HP delegation when people create an account with Metamask? Will there be any cost associated with that?

Super amazing is just the description.

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is there enough HP available to delegate if you get mass adoption? do you not need 15 HIVE per user (roughly)?
That could add up fast, Now the possibility to delegate RC would be a super nice to have...

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Sounds like a nice way to run up the price of HIVE.

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Is a cut of their tx fees being used to purchase their hive account and increase their HP holdings?

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Nice. Very nice

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Yes, scheduling post...love it.

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One of the top requested features :)

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That would have helped me today. I was preparing tomorrow's post and since I finished it with pictures and all, I absentmindedly published it.

Now I have two posts within the hour, which usually leads to one of them getting lost/ignored.

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A great update and good to see things starting to move forward. It is exciting to see how far things came in such a short period of time.

The onboarding of new users is vital for the growth of the overall ecosystem. As I wrote the other day, if we can keep doubling the community every 6 months, we will see massive output by 2023. While that sounds like a long way off, it really is not that far away.

We need to add another 350 or so users to the UI in the next 6 months, a fairly easy target IMO.

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Any thoughts on posting frequency, 'quality' of content, etc.

More popular the platform will be more is the potential of farming. Any thoughts on that?

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We have downvotes, but maybe they will later not be enough.

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The core team has plenty of leo in their wallets to take care of any reward farmers.

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easy. Tribes have a mute option, which essentially ban a user from interacting at all. No posting, no voting, no nothing. :)

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Nifty! Thanks :)

yep. Look at that retard @kingscrown for example, still adding the leofinance tag hoping to milk free leo. Yet his posts dont appear at all https://leofinance.io/@kingscrown

I actively curate and report spammers and farmers, and others do so too, the place is pretty clean..for now.

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KC is special case ;) We both know that.

Awesome stuff! Keep up the good work! I'm excited to hear more about the marketing plans. :)


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Epic updates, 👍

Outstanding progress being made @leofinance! You have set "the bar" very high in terms of what you are accomplishing for your community in contrast to any other enterprise on our Hive blockchain with which I am aware.

"Don't forget to leave that feedback below!"

In addition to the bug issues left on Discord, here are my top 3 "wish list" items, for inclusion into the UI, at the earliest opportunity:

  1. The ability to Bookmark posts, for future reference.
  2. The ability to filter transactions, by both type and any time period desired, across the UI. That is, both any type of blogging transaction details, as well as any wallet transaction details. On the latter, subtotals on whatever filter(s) are set would be highly desirable.
  3. The ability to create templates.

Very much looking forward to what the LeoFinance team manages to accomplish between now and the end of the year. You have tremendous momentum at the moment! 🦁🚀👍

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Thats epic. Love the wallet UI! It's so clean!

Great update. Hodl✈ Thank you!

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Hmmm, quite a beautiful news and development around Leofinance.io. Bridging between chains is an amazing development to Hive via the Leofinance community. This will go a long way to deal with the onboarding bottlenecks.


Is there any possibility for a "new user" who has a google/tweeter IDto login and make a comment. SUch first comment then reserves a "random name" account for the gust user as well as reserving rewards to the comments if voted, then, the user can then claim those rewards when he finally creates the account with that same google/tweeter ID?

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This sounds excellent! Very clever to catch ETH users directly within their Ecosystem allowing them to use Leofinace without forcing them to learn and adapt to a new blockchain. Over time the GAS they have to pay for their wLEO payouts will drive them into the feeless-arms of HIVE -sounds like a pan! Well done!

Cool. This is how a platform should develop their platform and entertain the user experience. Thank you.

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Hive Account Onboarding with Metamask

Fucking hell!!
Seriously, so proud of how far you and your team have come! I wish you nothing but continued success and best wishes. You deserve every plaudit coming your way.

I LOVE this integration with Ethereum, it's definitely the forward.

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These updates about the growth of Leofinance are amazing. Kudos to the team working on this program and we hope that those that are yet to see the future of Leofinance come to the realization and grab it now.

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This is looking awesome man! These additions will be absolutely money. Keep grinding, leoinfra may end up being the onboarding avenue we have all been waiting for since the steem days!

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New Ethereum onboarding is awesome, looking forward to seeing this in action. Suggestion for phase 2 or 3: add a notification system similar to @peakd.

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Awesome to hear you are even more motivated than ever, this all is so freekin cool and more than I could have imagined!

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This is amazing to see the speed
#leofinance is moving.
Having #ether blockchain part of the game via #wleo
is another dimension.

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When will HIVE team wake up and provide such wonderful updates too?

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The WLEO Wallet and the ability to sign up for an account with Metamask is amazing!

Just curious: How does the team intend to spread the word to those Ethereum users right now (besides news surrounding the WLEO-ETH liquidity pool)?

Good job once again!

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Your building a huge business here on Hive second layer, your vision is amazing. I have a question about Leodex, any plans to have wLEO, wrapped Ethereum or wrapped Bitcoin there? Has any developer considered making ERC equivalent tokens on Hive HRC?

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Getting mainstream usage of Leo is a brilliant idea.

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This is quit an amazing update. I just hope that V2 will carry a link where we can push our post directly to twitter or other social medias and not copy the link to the post to twitter to share. That has been quite challenging for me and that is mostly why i don't posh my post most times.

LeoInfra is our latest project. It's a backend database that can handle a myriad of operations. LeoInfra will reimagine the current suite of LeoApps — LeoFinance, LeoDex, Hivestats — and will power the next generation of apps that we release over the coming years.

It is quite interesting how you make apps that will give birth to other apps. I just can't wait to see what the LeoInfra app will look like and how many app will be birthed by it. Leoinfra is already a mega app.

It is simply and awesome update and it amazing to behold.

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are there still plans to implement an affiliate system?

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Yeah, the new interface is amazing and this idea of integrating Metamask (and later maybe I can convince you to do Polkadot.js!) is baller!

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Wow, that's just an amazing update... and a great example of the sort of dynamic energy needed to keep users excited about the community in which they are participating! And you've got some good things coming down the pipeline, here.


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This sounds like a great idea. I'm pretty sure that I did join Leo finance but maybe it was through the link from steem before you left, therefore a different account. For a basic user like myself how do I find the first link to join?

These are some brilliant updates. I have 1 question. Are you go going to charge ETH users any fees? Maybe you can do stuff for free at the beginning. But costs are going to add up when we get a large influx of ETH users.

I still think this'll be one of the coolest integrations!

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