"Unfortunate but not uncommon for a startup, pivoting and having to improvise is required. In our case this might have been amplified due to experimental technology, an ever changing regulatory landscape and very limited ways to respond to those changes.
Another factor is opportunity. In a world where beginner's mistakes in code resulted in the loss of millions, the ability to create airtight smart-contracts is an interesting skill. Our reputation of building smart-contracts that have never failed is not only interesting for DCORP but also for others. It resulted in many partnerships and recently token airdrops, creating value for DRPU and DRPS holders.
Although development progressed slower than expected, a lot was accomplished and/or is actively being developed.
On the traditional side of the development spectrum we've launched the beta version of both the VC platform and the Academy while the mobile app (Android and IOS) is being developed behind the scenes.
On the blockchain side we've developed multiple tokens including changers and burners, voting capabilities, multi purpose accounts, airdrops and the largest part of the remainder for the VC platform, including the complete funding pipeline.
Also worth mentioning is that smart-contract development is different from regular development. Besides the experimental characteristics, smart-contracts are exposed to unique security risks and once published they are immutable. We've created hundreds of unit and integration tests to make sure that the code acts as expected and investors money is not lost."