Having the year of 2020 (almost) behind us, we are excited to bring you the updates from the OriginTrail core developers on what’s been cooking in the latest sprints.

The knowledge economy infrastructure development in full swing

Earlier this October the Trace Alliance Decentralization and Tokenomics working group released OT-RFC 07 “Multichain OriginTrail Decentralized Network — Starfleet initiative”, crafted by the Starfleet Task Force to present a concrete plan for the OriginTrail multi chain protocol implementation together with announcing a community operated Starfleet blockchain. …


The OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge graph was conceptualized in early 2017. Since then, it has been built out as a multi-blockchain, decentralized system. In early 2021, the ODN’s expansion to a second blockchain occurred with the xDAI integration. Since then, the ODN has seen tenfold growth in the amount of usage and data size. The Total Graph Size (TGS) surpassed 30MM TGS by the end of Q2, giving us high confidence in further growth acceleration.

As the ODN expands further, new integrations will enable its functionality on the ODN-supported chains and enable them to utilize the Decentralized Knowledge Graph. After successful…


The core development company of OriginTrail — Trace Labs — has expanded the advisory board with one of the earliest Internet pioneers, professor Bob Metcalfe. Dr. Metcalfe invented Ethernet and is famous for Metcalfe’s Law. As the OriginTrail Knowledge Graph gains traction among users worldwide, Trace Labs welcomes Dr. Metcalfe to help apply Metcalfe’s Law to predict the value of linked data based on the network effect.

The visionary engineer and professor Dr. Metcalfe is often referred to as the father of Ethernet, one of the first computer network systems. Ethernet was created in 1973, long preceding the adoption of…


Graphic concept by @mucke121 & @anerium_

The OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph (DKG) is eating the world. And this is now done harnessing the multichain approach made possible by the OriginTrail Node v5 supported by the second chain — the xDai blockchain. Due to its strategic importance, Trace Labs — the core OriginTrail team, along with the members of the Trace Alliance’s Decentralization and Tokenomics Working Group prioritized this first tangible step towards the vastly more capable multichain OriginTrail, which prompted the desired outcome ahead of plan. …


Ever since the first public announcement of the OriginTrail Decentralized Network (ODN) in the original 2017 whitepaper, the OriginTrail core developers have been on a mission to make the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph (DKG) compatible with multiple blockchains. We are excited to announce that the first multichain DKG implementation of OriginTrail is live today and with this come massive efficiency gains and vastly expanded usability!

ODN v5 goes live on xDai blockchain

After successfully launching the v5 update on the OriginTrail testnet last week, the latest version of the OT node hit the mainnet today. …


The latest, fifth major version of OriginTrail protocol implementation is about to be released. After a focused development cycle and collaboration effort with teams of Parity and xDai we are excited to announce that ot-node v5 is ready to launch!

What’s new in ot-node version 5?

The upcoming ot-node v5 introduces several pivotal changes, which radically extend the capabilities of the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph and set the foundation for the inception of OriginTrail Knowledge Economy tools. The initial versions of these tools will be released as early as 2021.

The upcoming v5 is the first version to bring OriginTrail to its multi-blockchain implementation, taking the…


The last quarterly report of 2020 covers the most significant events that happened and sheds light on the progress achieved by the OriginTrail Ecosystem. 2020 was a defining year for the adoption of the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph (a.k.a. #Google4SupplyChains). We witnessed the onboarding of global companies, increasing support from initiatives supported by the European Union (e.g., the Next Generation Internet and the Food Safety Market), and growing activity on the OriginTrail Decentralized Network (ODN).

The year 2020 was crowned with the Liftoff event, which attracted more than 500 live spectators who got to take a look at some of…


TLDR: The staking website is open for bounty at https://staking-staging.origintrail.io/. See instructions for how to participate below:

Since being announced in our blogpost on January 6th, the Starfleet bug bounty program has already had several valuable contributions from bounty hunters on the staking smart contract. Flowing on from this success, as of today we are now opening up the Staking Interface for testing as well as contributions from bounty hunters!

What is the Staking Interface?

Staking Interface is the dApp which will be used by those boarding Starfleet to interact with the Starfleet staking smart contract deployed on Ethereum. The dApp is similar to the…


To accelerate the growth of the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph, significant development efforts have been invested in creating the Starfleet blockchain. The Starfleet blockchain is to be utilized in OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph to provide a parallel consensus solution that relies entirely on TRAC and significantly lowers the barrier for publishing data holding jobs on the OriginTrail Decentralized Network (ODN), thus allowing for economies of scale (making the technology interesting for mainstream users) and scope (Knowledge Economy Tools). Support for additional blockchains beyond the Starfleet chain (e.g., …


The launch of the OriginTrail Decentralized Network (ODN) in 2019 brought about a paradigm shift in handling data and delivering value for users based on integrity, interoperability, and interconnectivity. Then, the year 2020 saw an increased interest in using OriginTrail in enterprise and government sectors, with leading global organizations joining the group of innovators improving supply chain sustainability through trusted knowledge exchange. …

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