From Yesterday to Tomorrow.

Where we’ve been and our promise for the future.


  • Alpha version for organic beef products


  • Beta version for dairy products and integration with Microsoft Navision


  • Beta version for poultry and vegetable products

  • Integration with SAP and other 3rd party ERP providers


  • Over 20.000 unique shoppers using the system

  • Over 1200 raw material providers (farmers) tracked in the system

  • Introducing blockchain

Q1 2017

  • Initial implementation with Ethereum test network

Q2 2017

  • First contacts with Chinese market (retailers)

  • Adaptations of the system for Chinese market

Q3 2017

  • Existing users linked to Ethereum main network

  • Project office in Shanghai established

Q4 2017

  • Formation of Trace Alliance of beta users with companies and institutions in the US, EU and China

January 2018

February 2018

March 2018

Luna Release v0.3a

Luna release introduces the first test compensation system, utilizing tokens on the Ethereum test network. It is intended to be the testbed for experimentation with the protocol mechanisms and determining optimal monetary mechanisms.

March 12th

  • Simplified payment mechanism with test tokens

  • Further alignment with GS1 standards

Mechta Release v0.4a

Mechta brings a fully compliant GS1 EPCIS (product visibility) standard importer for OriginTrail as well as the documentation of the incentive model to be implemented until the testnet.

March 26th

  • Fully GS1 standard compliant importer

  • First version of incentive model documented

April 2018

Ranger Release v0.5a

This release introduces several improvements including a further generalization of the graph logic based on usage insights, enabling easier addition of further standards and an improved version of the compensation system.

April 09th

  • Improved version of payment mechanism

  • Generalizing graph logic based on pilot insights

Kosmos Release v0.6a

Kosmos we will see improvements to the GS1 import integration experience, by adding full GS1 data validation to further speed up integrations, as well as the first implementation of the market bidding mechanisms. Finally by this release we will publish our blockchain virtualization documentation explaining the blockchain layer of the protocol.

April 23rd

  • Fully implemented blockchain fingerprinting virtualization

  • First implementation of market bidding mechanism

  • Full GS1 validation

May 2018

Zond Release v0.7a

With the insights from performance and usage of the protocol, Zond will introduce a fully standardized and documented OriginTrail graph structure as well as compatibility with Neo4j database to allow further flexibility in the data layer for implementation (ability to choose more than one database). This release also introduces the first version of the zero-knowledge privacy sublayer in the protocol.

May 07th

  • Initial version of zero knowledge privacy layer

  • Neo4j Compatibility

  • Standardized and documented graph logic

Surveyor Release v0.8a

Surveyor will be the first release to utilize the consensus check (the validation mechanism for interactions between supply chain parties used in OriginTrail protocol) based on the privacy sublayer of OT protocol. It will also introduce improvements to the bidding mechanism and token utilization.

May 21st

  • Initial version of consensus check with privacy layer (zk)

  • V2 of bidding mechanism

Token demand Model

Third-party reviewed prediction model to estimate the demand for TRAC token based on the level of usability of the protocol.

May 31st

  • Initial version of consensus check with privacy layer (zk)

  • V2 of bidding mechanism

June 2018

Explorer Release v0.9a

With Explorer we will introduce another standard (apart from implemented GS1 EPCIS and initial standardization), which will be determined in contact with the use cases and implementation feedback. Further improvements will be implemented to the privacy layer as well.

June 04th

  • V2 of zero knowledge privacy layer implementation

  • Implementation of “Web Of Things” standard

Lunar Orbiter Release v1.0b-RC

Moving closer to the testnet release, Lunar Orbiter will bring a new version of the consensus check within the privacy layer as well as an improved payment mechanism with test tokens. It qualifies as the Release Candidate release for the testnet.

June 18th

  • V2 of payment mechanism with testnet tokens

  • V2 of consensus check with privacy layer (zk)

TESTNET Apollo Release v1.0b

Apollo is the first beta version of the testnet protocol and implements all the features set for development. With the growing usage of the protocol and identified improvement proposals, we will be moving towards a mainnet launch in Q3.

June 29th

  • OriginTrail Test Network Launch

  • Live cases using protocol test network

Q3 2018

Q4 2018

Q1 2019

  • Part of two EU-funded consortia for digitalisation in the agrifood sector (150+ organisations in total, overall funding of consortia in the amount of 35 million EUR)

  • Launching the Network Operating System (nOS) powered by OriginTrail for seamless entreprise use

  • Listing OriginTrail technologies in the Oracle global marketplace

  • Leading the adoption of global standards in blockchain-based solutions

  • OriginTrail protocol Freedom update release

  • Bittrex listing and Trace Labs mechanism for corporate access to Trace token established

Q2 2019

  • Houston application for node management update

  • W3C standards support

  • Hyperledger Fabric support

  • Pilot project with live IoT data published on ODN

  • Additional OriginTrail development frameworks open sourced

Q3 2019

  • Trace Alliance next phase kick-off

  • Introducing Interim Chairman, Interim General Secretary and beginning the transition period. (Read more)

  • Testing versatility of the network for non-supply chain use case

  • Performing Open data pilot utilising Bitcoin blockchain datasets.

  • Admission of the OriginTrail Protocol technology into European Union consortia

  • Expanding partnership network to 4 European Union-funded consortia. (Read more)

  • Testing network and data layer for performance

  • Based on the results from tests, publishing the Freedom Data layer specification for public review.

  • Enable node hosting on multiple infrastructure

  • nOS integration with DigitalOcean, AWS and Oracle Cloud

Q4 2019

  • Extended support for more use cases and data set types with the Data Layer v2 in Freedom release (formerly named Gemini stage)

  • Introducing a generic JSON-LD based protocol level file format - OT-JSON (Read more)

  • Possibility to convert datasets between different formats

  • Separated architecture between converters (transpilers) and importers (Read more)

  • Increased capacity to process supply chain events and objects by increasing supported dataset size

  • The full Freedom data layer specification is available here

  • Easier data integration and application development with the updated API

  • The new improved Freedom data layer API documentation with increased graph traversal flexibility is available here.

  • Increased dataset connection integrity with decentralized identity verification

  • Read more about data connectors and their role in the consensus check here.

  • Increased data resilience by implementing initial litigation and reputation mechanisms

  • Data holder job agreements will be redistributed in case of node failover

  • Easier node management with updated Houston

  • Improved settings for different data holding scenarios (data lifespan, data size).

  • nOS launched as a Software-as-a-Service platform

  • Launch of a streamlined version of nOS.

Q1 2020

  • Data marketplace infrastructure development

  • MVP implementations of the Data Marketplace in the Laboratory Data Market

  • Network layer & API improvements

  • The introduction of ODN KPIs in quarterly reports

Q2 2020

  • Connecting the private and public knowledge graph, enabling additional data privacy options

  • nOS liquidity provisioning integration v1 - Uniswap

  • The launch of the open knowledge repository campaign and taking part in the future data economy

  • ODN node stake increase to 3,000 TRAC (further information to be published in due time)

Q3 2020

  • Open Knowledge Repository Collection Application

  • Trace Alliance governance structure established

  • Webinars with two global standard bodies

  • Education partnership with Ivan on Tech Academy

  • Website update

  • GS1 Digital Link ODN Integration prototype

  • Joining of the official GS1 EPCIS Working Group on EPCIS 2.0

  • Working Group on EPCIS 2.0 development

  • Data marketplace infrastructure improvements towards mainnet

  • Hardware requirements and blockchain usage optimization

  • NGI OpenPKG - GDPR use case established, supported by the European Commission

  • NGI Data Marketplace expansion; cross-Atlantic collaboration supported by the European Commission established

  • Trace Alliance enters the first cohort of solutions to fight the COVID-19 pandemic supported by the World Economic Forum's WEF UpLink (founded by WEF, Salesforce, Deloitte, Microsoft, and LinkedIn)

  • Trusted Oracle framework for permissioned systems based on the ODN (available via the Oracle Marketplace through nOS)

  • Node service compensation settings optimization RFC

Q4 2020

Q1 - Multichain OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph

  • Starfleet Boarding activities
    • Registration phase via

    • Preparation, smart contract audits, bug bounty

    • Staking phase (up to 100MM TRAC)

  • Dual-chain ODN v5 mainnet launch
    • DC nodes publishing data holding jobs on xDai blockchain-enabled

    • DH nodes bidding for published offers on xDai blockchain

    • xDai Bounty program

    • Updated Explorer (with the Xdai chain)

    • Updated Node profile management interface

    • OT Hub update supporting ODN v5
  • World Economic Forum’s recognition of Trusted Repository for COVID-19 Essential Supplies

  • Starfleet blockchain development
    • Warp ODN v5 multi chain testnet

    • Technical review through Substrate Builders Program

    • nOS liquidity provisioning integration update for Starfleet

  • Custodianship services support introduced to enable institutional access to TRAC token

  • Data to knowledge services based on GS1 EPCIS and W3C Verifiable Credentials standards and the OriginTrail decentralized knowledge graph introduced at GS1 Global Forum - link

  • Decentralized EPCIS repository extension for the Rail industry

  • OT node enterprise readiness by enabling cluster setup for high availability

  • OriginTrail 101 course at the Ivan on Tech Academy launched in collaboration with Amos Thomas

  • Trace Alliance Working Group on Supply Chain & Interoperability established

  • OpenPKG for protecting personally identifiable information
    • Public beta release

    • Global identity provider partnership

  • TGS target: 10,000,000

Q2 - Fast-tracking OriginTrail Parachain (Starfleet stage)

    OriginTrail Multichain Knowledge Economy development

    Advanced frameworks, tools, services, and workflows leveraging Web3 technologies built on the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph to facilitate trusted knowledge sharing. The blockchain-agnostic implementation of OriginTrail will be extended with OriginTrail Parachain on Polkadot

  • OriginTrail Parachain Development
    • Starfleet blockchain beta testnet launch

    • OriginTrail Parachain Beta testnet launch

    • Rococo integration

    • Launch of dedicated OriginTrail Parachain website

    • Starfleet Bounty collection completed

    • Launch of OriginTrail Parachain staging testnet

    • OriginTrail Parachain Testnet block explorer integration

  • Presentation at Polkadot Decoded and announcement of OriginTrail Parachain

  • Trace Alliance Decentralization and Tokenomics Working Group, Polkadot Initiative publication: Polkadot Integration RFC

  • Joint OriginTrail & Polkadot live meetup

  • Decentralized Knowledge Graph improvements
    • Data pruning features and optimisations

    • Developer tooling updates

  • OriginTrail Ecosystem Growth Acceleration (Project OTEGA)

    Tools, frameworks, and programs for developers and system integrators who wish to utilize OriginTrail with legacy systems, blockchains, and applications and take advantage of the power of Decentralized Knowledge Graph technology. Enabling additional blockchain ecosystem expansion easily through the consensus layer extension framework.

  • Trusted BYTES Innovate UK project kick-off (read more)

  • OriginTrail deployment in the life sciences & healthcare industry (read more)

  • Next Generation Internet update; data marketplaces deployed in US & EU

  • Trace Alliance Working Group on Supply Chain Data Interoperability & Semantic Web
    • First group members announced

    • First public meeting of the working group with US FDA presenting The FDA New Era of Smarter Food Safety Low- or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge (read more)

    • Draft of WG paper presented (internal review)
  • World Economic Forum UpLink’s Innovation Day event

  • OriginTrail 102 course launched on Ivan on Tech Academy

  • OriginTrail Presentation at the Knowledge Graph Conference

  • TGS target: 30.000.000

Q3 - OriginTrail Multichain expansion, OriginTrail Parachain, Knowledge Economy Tools introduction and Evangelist program launch

    OriginTrail Multichain Knowledge Economy development

    Advanced frameworks, tools, services, and workflows leveraging Web3 technologies built on the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph to enable trusted knowledge sharing. First knowledge tools introduced for the OriginTrail mainnet.

  • Decentralized Knowledge Graph improvements
    • Service layer introduction

    • Core protocol improvements - OriginTrail v6, introducing knowledge topics, replication protocol updates, discovery protocol updates and extending support for additional data exchange protocols

    • Extending DKG to “the knowledge graph of knowledge graphs” - fully compliant with latest standards (RDF, OWL, SPARQL) for seamless integration with existing knowledge graph implementations (e.g. Ontotext GraphDB, Stardog, Amazon Neptune, etc..)

    • Extending multichain DKG - OriginTrail Deployment to another blockchain Network (to be announced soon)

  • Technical Whitepaper 2.0
    • OriginTrail Knowledge Economy Phase introduction

    • Knowledge value estimation framework based on Metcalfe’s law

    • Future development fund governance established (roadmap confirmation mechanics defined)

  • OriginTrail Parachain Development
    • Integrating OriginTrail Warp testnet to OriginTrail Parachain staging testnet

    • Announcing Polkadot parachain auction crowd loan details (timing & reward structure)

    • Parachain stress and penetration testing

    • Testnet crowd loan exercise

    • Crowd loan phase and auction participation

    • Completion of parachain auction and running OriginTrail parachain in production

    • Unlocking TRAC staked for Starfleet on all ODN supported blockchains (September)

    • Integration of OriginTrail DKG with OriginTrail Parachain

    • Bridge availability as soon as Polkadot - Ethereum bridge is available

  • Semantic blockchain data querying framework, enabling standardized APIs based on the DKG (Ethereum, Polkadot, Filecoin, etc.)

  • First Knowledge Token framework - NFT interoperability standard on connecting knowledge in DKG with ERC721 tokens
  • Knowledge Economy Ecosystem RFC for public review covering:
    • Knowledge tools

    • Liquidity services

    • Gateway services

    • Data-to-knowledge services

  • OriginTrail Ecosystem Growth Acceleration (Project OTEGA)

    Tools and frameworks for legacy systems, blockchains, and applications to take advantage of the power of the Decentralized Knowledge Graph. Growth potential expanded with the introduction of W3C Semantic Web standards to the DKG.

  • OriginTrail Evangelist program launch

  • SDK libraries covering all key OriginTrail DKG functionalities

  • Multichain OriginTrail consensus layer extension framework - a generalized process of integrating of additional EVM-compatible blockchains (e.g., NEAR, Polygon/MATIC, Moonbeam, BSC ...) to the OT DKG independently

  • Decentralized Knowledge Graph integration framework for SSI agents
    • Showcase integration with GlobalID - OpenPKG update

  • Further support for institutional custody options for TRAC token

  • Trace Alliance Working Group on Supply Chain Data Interoperability & Semantic Web
    • Technology landscape scientific paper
    • Publication of Interoperability Framework and best practices

Q4 - Knowledge Economy phase, Ubiquitous OriginTrail

    OriginTrail Multichain Knowledge Economy development

    Advanced frameworks, tools, services, and workflows leveraging Web3 technologies built on the OriginTrail technology stack to enable trusted knowledge sharing.

  • Decentralized Knowledge Graph improvements
    • Subgraph permissioning & access control implementation v2

    • Houston update

    • SDK library updates

  • OriginTrail Parachain Development
    • Further integrations with Polkadot-based technologies

  • Knowledge Tools v1 release
    • Knowledge Tokens (kTokens)

    • Knowledge Wallet (kWallet)

    • Knowledge Marketplace v1

    • Knowledge Tenders v1

    • Data-to-knowledge services v1

    • DKG Liquidity services

  • OriginTrail Ecosystem Growth Acceleration (Project OTEGA)

    Tools and frameworks for legacy systems, blockchains, and applications to take advantage of the power of the Decentralized Knowledge Graph.

  • Decentralized Knowledge Graph integration framework & tutorials for enterprise systems

  • Knowledge tools made available in the Oracle Marketplace

  • ODN-data holding market price optimization
    • Automatic price-adjustment machine learning plugin (AAP) v1 release

  • Decentralized EPCIS repository extension
    • EPCIS Query interface implementation

    • EPCIS 2.0 support

  • OriginTrail Next Generation Internet Framework released for easier integration with NGI projects

  • TGS target: 100.000.000