Is there is any given date for the release.
same question here
We are trying to get everything in order for the round 1 founders release.
There has been a large focus on keeping the ICO fair, open, honest and safe. There will absolutely be no closed "angel investing" rounds or any other dodgy shenanigans.
Right now one of the biggest dilemmas has been choosing the technology on which to launch the chain. Zcash has very interesting features but presents significant risk. The Zerocoin implementation seems to be a safer alternative but does not have the same anonymity.
Regardless, both of these technologies are in the very early stages and we remain cautious. It is wiser to remain patient and calculate this decision rather than rushing in with blind hype.
One of the suggestions from the team is that we release a blockchain asset that will redeemed 1-1 on the genesis chain. This will allow the time and consideration of these technologies and we can better make that decision.
Essentially the same way we would operate the ICO but with a delayed blockchain launch. Possibly up to 6 months. While both protocols are ironing out bugs we can continue focusing on the brand as we planned. God forbid there are no fatal flaws in either Zcash or Zerocoin we can then launch our chain on the preferred technology.
While we figure out these critical decisions it may seem quite around here but we are working away on the project!