Road map

Where we’ve been and our promise for future.


  • Alpha version for organic beef products

  • Quarterly protocol updates


  • 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

  • Alpha pilot project completed

  • GS1 membership

February 2018

  • Hong Kong office open for fostering partnerships in Asian markets

  • Beta tests with confirmed partners on the bootstraped private alpha network

  • Trace Alliance 1st activity report

  • European wine pilot project completed

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

  • Open call for supply chain use cases based on blockchain announcement: We will present an open call project, which will support 10 high-potential use cases joining OriginTrail mainnet.

  • 50+ Members of Trace Alliance

  • Protocol update with additional standards - IoT

  • OriginTrail Network Explorer v1

Q4 2018

  • Collaboration with a certification body

  • Start of a major EU-funded project in agriculture (EUR 20 million; over 100 partners)

  • Open call for use-cases voting (up to 10 projects will be voted on by token holders)

Q1 2019

  • OriginTrail Decentralized Network Launch

  • Blockchain and Supply Chain Summit - More than 100 individuals, representing corporations, companies, research institutions, and other experts, will meet in Slovenia, EU to discuss and propose solutions to efficient use of blockchain in addressing supply chains challenges.

Q2-Q4 2019

  • Generic open source applications launched

  • Expanding the partner network


  • Co-creation of data standards with public and private bodies

  • Developing supply chain transparency index

  • Consumer NGOs cooperation for empowering shoppers

  • Quarterly protocol updates