Sorry for the delay in update, a forum bug made it impossible for me to login. Thankfully VanBreuk fixed it.
I will just go ahead and assume semibaron is joking and trolling, so I wont respond further to that.
Now for the updates:
Let’s start with the negatives:
Crypto keeps crashing, which means our resources keep diminishing. This is completely out of our control as the only alternative would be to convert everything to fiat which would be regulatory hell + taxes and fees which would pretty much cancel out any benefit. This is just the nature of crypto. We pay pretty much all Jinn members in bitcoin, which has been effortless and great, but the volatility has been harsh. I prepared for this from early on by not overextending. There has been plenty of times where hiring another couple of devs and engineer would have been awesome, but it would put the project at risk of faltering when the funds would have dried up. Slow and steady wins the race.
One of our devs (the one that has been in charge of compiler) has had a series of unfortunate events in his life that has made him unable to deliver results on milestones. This situation is being remedied as we reached an agreement where we will find another person to take over maintenance and development of the compiler. However the compiler has been finishes (still bugs to iron out) and he is hard at work on the tutorial, which will make the job of getting up to date for the new guy 10times easier and faster. The good news here is that as soon as the bugs are ironed out, everyone can start experimenting. The tutorial is written to be as easy as possible for laymen and newcommers to programming to increase the userbase and lower entry barrier as much as possible.
For the processor itself everything is pretty much the same, except further along, as is the case with research and development. Our professors are working on formulas and theory, our engineers are making components and the developers are producing code. Like I have said since early on there are no super exciting updates in the r&d period. This is just nature of r&d. We are making progress in every area and at the end of September we will have our first hardware components for testing back from MOSIS. That is what we are really excited about, as this will be the first true test that’ll enable us to start making some predictions on how long it’ll be before we can have a fully functional physical prototype.
Website has been done for awhile now, so as soon as that tutorial is finished and the major bugs ironed out (we’re talking days) everything will go from stealth to public, active and ready to roll.