Origin Protocol

Origin Protocol

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The sharing economy without intermediaries. We empower developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces on the blockchain.
Mar, 2018
Mar, 2018
100% completed
$28 500 000
100% goal completed
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Company Details
Registered Country
United States
Additional Details
Yes , from Jun 18, 2018
Platform, Internet-technology, Software, Smart Contract

About Origin Protocol

Origin is a sharing economy marketplace and set of protocols that enables buyers and sellers of fractional use goods and services (car-sharing, service-based tasks, home-sharing, etc.) to transact on the distributed, open web. Using the Ethereum blockchain and Interplanetary File System (IPFS), the platform and community are decentralized, allowing for the creation and booking of services and goods without traditional intermediaries.

We are specifically building a large-scale commerce network that:

  • Transfers direct financial value (listing, transaction, and service fees) from large corporations like Airbnb, Craigslist, Postmates, etc. to individual buyers and sellers.
  • Transfers indirect financial and strategic value (privately aggregated silos of customer and transaction data) from those same corporations to the entire ecosystem.
  • Creates new financial value for marketplace participants that contribute to the growth of the network (e.g. building new technology for the 0rigin network, bootstrapping new product verticals, and referring new users and businesses).
  • Is built on an open, distributed, and shared data layer to promote transparency and collaboration.
  • Immediately allows buyers and sellers across the world to do business with each other without difficult currency conversions or tariffs.
  • Promotes personal liberty by not allowing a central corporation or government to impose arbitrary and oftentimes onerous rules on how to do business.

To accomplish these ambitious goals, the 0rigin platform is being launched with incentives from the outset to encourage other technologists, businesses, and consumers to build, contribute, and extend the ecosystem with us. We imagine a broad collection of vertical use cases (e.g short-term vacation rentals, freelance software engineering, tutoring for hire) that are built on top of 0rigin standards and shared data. Together, we will create the Internet economy of tomorrow.


  • Smart contracts enable secure payments directly from one party to another
  • Protocol schemas support different listing types, including custom verticals
  • Open and shared data encourages innovation by developers and businesses
  • Identity verification and reputation data on the blockchain ensures safe, reputable partners

Origin Protocol Roadmap

  • May 2017

  • Idea conception and demo DApp development
  • September 2017

  • Product Brief and Whitepaper released
  • December 2017

  • Launch alpha on Ethereum testnet
  • March 2018

  • Public beta and community sale
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  • Q3 2018

  • Token distribution and launch of 3rd-party DApps
  • 2019

  • Fully decentralized services and governance


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Origin Protocol Team

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Josh Fraser
Matthew Liu
Stan James
Senior Engineer
Andrew Hyde
Coleman Maher
Aure Gimon
Product Designer
Derek Kan
Saureen Shah
Ryan Angilly
Daniel Von Fange


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Addison Huegel
Zing Yang
Melody He


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Paul Veradittakit


$40 500 000

Joey Krug

Origin Protocol Interviews

Josh Fraser
As a team member, сan you tell us about your role in the project? What do you think about idea? Thank you!)
I'm one of the founders and I'm incredibly passionate about decentralizing sharing economy marketplaces.
Matthew Liu
As a team member, сan you tell us about your role in the project? What do you think about idea? Thank you!)
Cofounder of Origin Protocol
Andrew Hyde
As a team member, сan you tell us about your role in the project? What do you think about idea? Thank you!)
Head of Community.
Coleman Maher
As a team member, сan you tell us about your role in the project? What do you think about idea? Thank you!)
I am in Business Development. I help Origin find projects to build on its protocol.
Derek Kan
As a team member, сan you tell us about your role in the project? What do you think about idea? Thank you!)
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Origin Protocol Reviews

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There are several Blockchain projects that do not have the same features as Origin Protocol but aim to create similar products and already gained public attention and raised money, such as District0x and Openbazar. District0x, which creates a network of decentralized markets and communities, has already raised 10M USD during ICO last August. The market of protocols seems to be heavily dependent on the "first-mover advantage", as the protocols will grow faster if they are unified and comply with the current solutions on the market.

The team aims to create a complex product which requires vast amount of resources. That is why the feasibility of all the proposed features is unclear. Origin Protocol will have to compete with large, established marketplaces across different industries. It is unclear if the team will be able to scale the project so that it will be possible to compete with companies like Airbnb, Fiverr or Uber. Origin aims to expand its services globally but does not focus on any particular markets. As the prices will be shown in fiat currencies but will be paid in crypto, which is way more volatile than the former one, it may lead to price differences. This can harm the customer experience. The given roadmap is not enough detailed and only highlights some of the product development stages.

As the platform will require participants to deposit small amounts of token before creating a new listing or user profile, it might lower the attractiveness of the platform for the early users. As the users might be penalized if they falsely challenge legitimate listings or accounts, it may also decrease the attractiveness of the platform. There is no information on how Origin Protocol will earn its money, so the commercial viability of the platform is not clear.

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Ian Balina

Based on the current token metrics they had, I'll be passing on it.

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Overall, we are neutral about the flipping of this ICO but like its long-term potential. Our thoughts on buying the tokens for flipping and investing for the long term are as follows:
For flipping: Neutral. The timeline of releasing the tokens has not been publicly announced, and it could be a while before tokens are distributed and tradable. This makes the project not suitable for a quick turnaround.
For long-term holding: Good. We like the idea of the project and believe it has a good chance to succeed because of the strong team that leads it. With over 30 projects already lining up to use Origin Protocol, the tokens is expected to have strong usage once those dApps are launched.

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ICO Drops

10 Mar: They have 21 thousand people in their telegram group, in spite of the fact that they don’t market themselves much. Origin Protocol is top project for now. We are waiting for them to publish token metrics and then it will be very high. Bee token, Kenya, We trust, Propy and other projects are all built on Origin Protocol, by the way, Thrive is also going to be built on the Origin Protocol.
16 Mar: We are waiting for token metrics. There may be community sale or airdrop. Depending on metrics they can be given “Very High” rating.
25 Mar: Crush Crypto has published review on Origin Protocol, and they put neutral for flip, however they put good for long term. However, I think that project may be very successful. There are a lot of projects that are built on Origin Protocol and they did collect a ton of money. But we are waiting for info about cap.
16-Apr: Andrey: Origin is a Market place, marketplaces do not have big ROI.
Alexey: Origin is the project in which I wouldn`t invest much.
Sergey: I don`t invest in marketplaces, it is very long term.
27-Apr: Ivan: They develop very fast. Famous funds have participated in their strategic round. They have partnerships with more than 45 projects.
3-May. There is no info about crowdsale. It might be an airdrop. It is a candidate for Very High. Team is Top, real superstars. But it is not clear about crowdsale.

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Midgard Research

The team members have experience in launching tech companies. The project has solid advisors from Pantera Capital, who are advising a bunch of successful ICOs. Over 30 projects have already claimed that they will use Origin protocol, and the Demo DApp is already available. However, tokens will be distributed no earlier than Q3 2018, the field is highly competitive and the decentralized competitors are modestly evaluated by the market. In order to compete with centralized competitors, the project would need to raise sufficient funds. The score will be updated once the token metrics are published (no info on hard cap yet).​

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