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. …


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This H1 2021 report covers the most significant evolutionary aspects of the OriginTrail ecosystem thus far. In the first six months of the year, OriginTrail transformed into a multichain network. There will be additional blockchain integrations to follow (Polkadot and other EVM-compatible chains). This development makes way for faster global adoption of the first Decentralized Knowledge Graph (DKG) that for the first time ever delivers an alternative to the way knowledge graph technology is being used by conglomerates like Google and Facebook. Achieving economies of scale and scope, the OriginTrail DKG was introduced into use within several industries, championed by…


Pursuing a multichain vision, OriginTrail has started an integration with Polygon, a full stack scaling network, to expand the OriginTrail Decentralised Knowledge Graph (DKG) availability. Providing a scalable consensus algorithm with a significant throughput, Polygon is a great network to support exponential growth of the OriginTrail DKG that we witnessed in the last few months. At the same time, all the DKG functionalities will be made available to the vibrant Polygon developers’ community, which will unlock even more potential for collaboration between the ecosystems.

The integration is expected to complete in August, enabling the OriginTrail network nodes to connect…


We are excited to share the revamped OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph technical resources! The new updated documentation hub contains more detailed information on the DKG, updated developer materials, tutorials and a collection of the latest and greatest created by the OriginTrail community.

This update is part of the wider efforts around the OriginTrail evangelist program, which aims to provide additional materials, support and guidance to application developers and system integrators using the decentralized knowledge graph. …


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…


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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…

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