Roadmap

To enable true decentralization, a unit of exchange is needed to power transactions on a network. The Trace token is an ERC20, Ethereum-based, cryptographic token that brings.

2013

  • Alpha version for organic beef products

2014

  • Beta version for dairy products and integration with Microsoft Navision

2015

  • Beta version for poultry and vegetable products

  • Integration with SAP and other 3rd party ERP providers

2016

  • 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

  • Partnership with a certification body to develop blockchain-enabled solutions: BSI

  • 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.


  • Community website section launch

2020

  • Freedom v2 stage:
  • Improved user experience with easier node key management


    Optimizing the node operational costs by lowering hardware requirements and blockchain usage optimization


    nOS cryptocurrency exchange integration


  • Pioneer stage:
  • Data marketplace infrastructure implementation


    Upgraded litigation mechanism according to protocol spec


    Additional data privacy options with zero-knowledge algorithms update