The LTO Network is a hybrid blockchain platform featuring Business-to-Business functionalities. Live Contracts were built to optimize business workflow. Combining private chains and a public Leased-Proof-of-Stake blockchain, the LTO Network enables General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") compliant blockchain solutions. LTO Network is also developing a range of applications such as Proofi, FillTheDoc, and LetsFlow.
LTO Network aims to foster blockchain adoption by increasing security of applications and automating business processes. The project is building blockchain solutions with both privacy and transparency in mind.
LTO Network separates data sharing from network consensus, and builds a decentralized public layer as well as a customizable private layer. The team aims to build and enable other blockchain solutions which are GDPR compliant and can easily integrated with existing systems that businesses already have in use.
#Some of its key elements include:
|Token Type||Native, BEP-2, and ERC-20|
|Seed Sale Allocation||14.34% of total token supply|
|Seed Sale Token Price||0.0215 USD|
|Private Sale Date (start to end)||October to December 2017|
|Amount raised Seed Sale||1.40MM USD|
|Private Sale Allocation||14.37% of total token supply|
|Private Sale Token Price||0.023 USD|
|Private Sale Date (start to end)||November to December 2018|
|Amount Raised Private Sale||1.65MM USD|
|Public Sale Allocation||7.33% of total token supply|
|Public Sale Price||0.03 USD|
|Public Sale Date (start to end)||January 14th to 16th 2019|
|Amount Raised Public Sale||0.98MM USD|
|Current Circulating Supply||229,053,494 LTO (50.52%)|
|Total Token Supply*||453,402,411 LTO|
*Originally, 72,500,000 LTO tokens were allocationed to the Public Sale. However, not all tokens were sold. 39,267,891 unsold tokens in the Public Sale were burnt, reducing the total token supply from 500,000,000 to 460,732,109. Additionally, for every mainnet to Ethereum token swap, a small number of LTO tokens will be burned, resulting in a total token supply of 453,402,411 as of the time of writing.
Seed sale overview: The Seed Sale was conducted from October to December 2017, at a rate of 0.0215 USD / LTO and raised a total of 1.40MM USD, selling 65,000,000 LTO tokens. 78.00% of the round was done in EUR, with the remaining 22.00% done in a range of cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, Waves and others. All cryptocurrencies received were converted to EUR immediately after the sale.
Private sale overview: The Private Sale was conducted from November to December 2018 for at a rate of 0.0227 USD / LTO, with 120 USD = 1 ETH and raised a total of 13,750 ETH equal to 1.65MM USD, selling 72,500,000 LTO tokens. All ETH received were converted to EUR immediately after the sale.
Public sale overview: The Public Sale was conducted from January 14th to 16th 2019 at a rate of 0.0295 USD / LTO, with 123 USD = 1 ETH and raised a total of 7,990 ETH equal to 0.98MM USD, selling 33,232,109 LTO tokens. All ETH received were converted to EUR immediately after the sale.
As of writing, LTO Network has spent 70.00% of 4.03MM USD worth of EUR raised, according to the allocations below. However, the company has been generating income from prividing customized services to businesses, and does not rely solely on its initial funding.
The private key of the team wallet is stored in a secure vault only accessible by the founders. Moving or using tokens require approval of at least 2 out of the 3 executives of the LTO Network.
The following chart represents the number and breakdown of all LTO tokens that are to be released into circulation on a monthly basis. The LTO Network team has no intention to use the Foundation tokens besides using them for governance-related voting.
In the future, the project team will explore other options for increasing the utility of the LTO token, such as being a fundraising vehicle for startups in the LTO Network ecosystem.
|Planned Date||Milestone||Actual Date||Early / Late||Commentary|
|2019 Q1||Mainnet Layer 1 Launch||2019 January||Early||Medium|
|2019 Q2||Layer 1 open-source||2019 Q3||Late||GitHub|
|2019 Q3||Layer 2 Live Contracts open-source||2019 Q3||Early||GitHub|
|2019 Q4||Launch of Proofi Beta||2019 Q4||On Time||Blog|
|2019 Q4 - 2020 Q1||Release of improved Integrator Portal||In Progress||In Progress||YouTube|
|2019 Q4 - 2020 Q1||Release of new transaction types which enable Self-Sovereign Identity ("SSI") on-chain||In Progress||N/A||N/A|
|2020 Q1 - 2020 Q2||Release of Proofi with improved KYC, platform integrations, and API documentation for developers||In Progress||N/A||N/A|
|2020 Q2||Release of Sponsored Accounts, which allows parties to use the Mainnet without needing to buy tokens themselves||In Progress||N/A||N/A|
|2020 Q2||Release of LetsFLow with workflow tools for centralized and decentralized use cases||In Progress||N/A||N/A|
|2020 Q4||Release of Leased-Proof-of-Importance consensus mechanism||In Progress||N/A||N/A|
Announcement of open sourcing of the network's Layer 1 was delayed due to the marketing decision to jointly announce this with the release of Smart Accounts.
The goal for the LTO team is to bring more transactions and validators to the network, amplifying network effects of different solutions. As part of the Ecosystem V development, LTO Network will keep building the Integrator Portal as the marketplace for Software as a Service ("SaaS") solutions, and promoting its own products to increase blockchain adoption. Some of the modified major milestones include:
The business strategy of LTO Network focuses on two major features: external parties building and integrating existing products, and developing LTO Network’s products which enable companies to benefit from the advantages of blockchain technology, without having to worry about the downsides of decentralization.
FillTheDoc: FillTheDoc provides contract automation for professionals. It can fetch data from multiple systems and processes into one or more documents. All data will be securely anchored on the LTO Network. As of the time of writing, FillTheDoc is already available for use.
Proofi: Proofi provides unique digital signatures for online communications to prevent online fraud. It is currently in closed-beta, and after its planned release in February 2020, Proofi will be integrated with other platforms and social media tools.
LetsFlow: Aimed to become Zapier of the blockchain world, LetsFlow is envisioned as a platform for building centralized and decentralized workflows. The product is under development, with the planned released date being March 20th, 2020.
LTO Network establishes a permissionless private network through a hybrid blockchain. Anyone can set up a node and participate in the network. However, only hashes are shared with all nodes on the network, while data is shared peer-to-peer between nodes. Therefore businesses can benefit from the blockchain technology while having data privacy.
LTO Network has no network-wide permissions or authoritative nodes. Instead, both read and write privileges are specified in a Live Contract. Authorized participants subscribe to a Live Contract through a node of their choice. Only that node will receive a copy of the data associated with the contract.
An event chain is a hash chain of related events. The private layer consists of ad-hoc event chains — one for each Live Contract. Unlike transactions that are arranged in a block, events are directly appended to the event chain and directly broadcasted to the nodes of all participants.
The genesis event of an event chain is a Live Contract, which contains the initial set of participants, as well as logic and rules of the collaboration. The logic is defined as a workflow process and modeled as a Finite State Machine. This makes it understandable for both humans and machines.
In order to describe the complete business process and collaboration agreement, Live Contracts may contain off-chain instructions, which are typically modeled in a way where one party executes and other parties validate. For instance, one party makes a bank transfer and submits an event that has done so. The receiving party checks to the balance of its bank account and submits an event when the money is received.
Due to the potential bias and the limited number of participants associated with a Live Contract, LTO Network does not rely on any type of majority consensus to resolve conflicts. By default, all participants are on equal footing, with no authoritative party. To come to a consensus, each event is anchored by writing a hash of the event on the public layer of the blockchain. The order of events can be derived from the order of transactions on the public chain.
Having a single ad-hoc chain per process allows erasing information when required by privacy regulations. However, sharing all data related to a process with all participants does not meet privacy requirements.
Linked data allows the exclusion of some data from a private event chain, as only a hash of the data is shared with all participants. The node of the participant that owns the data is assigned as the controller, with other nodes being data processors. A processor may request a copy of the linked data, and this is only supplied if the current state of the workflow shows that there is a task where that data is required. The processor will receive a copy under specific terms, which are automatically logged to comply with privacy regulations.
The public layer is a digital notary for hashes. By applying the NG Protocol, transactions on the LTO Network are acknowledged within 2 seconds, making data anchoring on blockchain a viable solution for businesses.
Consensus on the public layer is done via Leased-Proof-of-Stake, which allows the community to secure the network and share network fees generated by organizations as rewards. The leasing mechanism allows anyone to participate in staking without needing to run a node. The consensus model will later be changed to Leased-Proof-of-Importance to mitigates the risk of centralization.
LTO Network has two GitHub organization accounts. As the company started in 2014, 87 public repositories and 46 private ones have been stored in the company GitHub. A dedicated account with 33 public repositories was later created for public chain code, API docs, etc. The team has been using both directories simultaneously.
Proofi application, online signatures for email and further for anywhere around the Internet.
LetsFlow engine for running Live Contracts, LTO Network’s Layer 2 for business processes
FillTheDoc Workflow Engine
Bridge for LTO Network swaps between Binance Chain, Ethereum, and LTO Network Mainnet
The majority of token holders and business partners for the LTO Network are located in Europe, US, and Russia. Currently, the team will focus its community development effort first in these regions, and expand to other places as the network grows.
###### Current community growth strategies of LTO Network include: