Yes absolutely, the plan is to have the blockchain up and running by the end of April/ month of May, That's Alpha One.
This means we can mine this blockchain, transfer funds, and do trades.
The reason we do more than one stage, is because we will want to test the software; and integrate features we have not thought of yet.
Once we are in Beta, we can still continue to add features. I anticipate our full launch will be in August/September.
Add: even though we are launched we can still continue to add features and upgrades