The payments-focused project Request Network has made headway on their objectives in the first half of 2018. It now supports ERC-20 tokens on the mainnet, and the team has revamped their roadmap (which showcases their current focus), and released a plug-in called Reqify for popular shopping service Shopify.
PR remains a minor problem for the project — let’s not forget the Wikimedia incident — and their achievements don’t make the team immune to criticism. The problem can be partially attributed to the fact that Request is undergoing a rebranding and, as they brainstorm ways of refining the image they envision, they are likely to experience growing pains along the way. Regardless of all of the advances they have made, they too are a project in their infancy, and the kind of scrutiny they face now is a sign of the expectations placed upon them.
These expectations have resulted in the community requesting a level of professionalism in communication, and its members have bluntly…