IOV provides a universal protocol for blockchains and wallet users.

"We believe in a world where anyone can create their own blockchain and integrate it into a global ecosystem."

How does IOV work?

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Blockchain Name Service.
The first DNS for blockchains.

IOV builds the first decentralized DNS for blockchains. It is the backbone of the Internet of Values. The Blockchain Name Service (BNS) lists all active blockchains, their respective tokens and the IP addresses of their bootstrap nodes.

A Blockchain Communication Protocol.

By implementing the Blockchain Communication Protocol (BCP), IOV Wallet is becoming the first wallet to be able to send, receive and exchange any kind of cryptocurrency from a single address of value.

Right now, for each blockchain, the end-user needs to have a different wallet. IOV is building the first revolutionary wallet which can access all tokens of a user.

A human address to avoid human error.

In order to solve the problem of the human error, such as sending a bitcoin to a wrong address, it would be allowed one single address for all coins for the end-user.

  • Instead of having an address like this: 0x5adc961d6ac3f7062d2ea45fef44b191
  • IOV provides one like this: john*iov.value

An atomic cross standard to make blockchains interoperable.

Thanks to the Blockchain Communication Protocol and the IOV deployment tools, blockchain creators will have the ability to make their blockchain interoperable and to exchange tokens without the need to go into an exchange.

Proof of Concept Milestones

Q3 2018

Full Technical Specification of the Blockchain Communication Protocol The BCP Specification defines all of the BCP's technical components and their performance requirements. You can think of it as the blueprint architecture that we're building, brick by brick.

  • Account State Management
  • Support for Single Token And Multi Token
  • On-Chain Escrow
  • Non-fungible Tokens (​specced, but not yet implemented)
  • Consensus

Q3 2018

Testnet with 2 Blockchains, and the Blockchain Communication Protocol Partially Implemented (sending coins, human addresses) This testnet increases the number of BCP features, approximating those of the retail release.

  • Two Internal Testnets with Partial Implementation
  • POC Human Readable Address (not yet implemented in NFT)

Q3 2018

First Working Prototype of the IOV Wallet (basic functionality, such as sending/receiving different tokens from a single wallet with partial implementation of the BCP) This prototype demonstrates the features of a standard wallet, but with the addition of being able to connect to multiple networks and send/receive different types of tokens.

  • Key Management
  • Sending and Receiving Different Tokens
  • Connecting to Multiple Networks

Q3 2018

First Release of IOV-core This exciting release makes it possible for developers to immediately begin experimenting: they can now create their own wallets, or can atomic swap with our network from their own network. By providing this, people can also start writing their own tools and utilities and applications. That makes for more example code and implementations for people to learn from in the future, which contributes to adoption of IOV's product suite.

  • Key Management
  • Creating Transactions
  • Querying network(s) state

Q3 2018

First Release of React-based Wallet This demonstrates the functionality of IOV-Core features through a command line user interface.

  • Core Feature Set for Managing an Account

Q4 2018:

Testnet with 2 Blockchains, Further Blockchain Communication Protocol Implementation (sending coins, human addresses, atomic swaps, multisig, bootstrap nodes election) This testnet increases the number of BCP features, approximating those of the retail release.

  • Human Addresses Implemented Using NFT
  • Multisig
  • Bootstrap Node Election (changing who is allowed to make blocks)
  • Atomic Swaps
  • Sending Coins

Q4 2018:

First Prototype of the Blockchain Name Service (with registration, update of token definition) This prototype will demonstrate the essential functionality of the BNS, including the "tokenomic" model governing name registration fees as well as the catalog functions of the BNS.

  • Economic Modeling
  • Token Object Modeling in Blockchain
  • Implementation into Blockchain

Q4 2018:

Second Working Prototype of the IOV Wallet (advanced functionality, such as exchanging Token A against Token B with atomic cross swaps and a human address of value) This prototype demonstrates instantaneous cross-chain atomic swaps, so users can directly transfer different token types to each other by making a single trade, directly on IOV's network. This advanced interoperability is furthermore combined with human readable addresses.

  • Atomic Swaps In Wallet (already functional, undergoing revisions)

Q4 2018:

Simple Matchmaking Proof of Concept Website for Atomic Swaps (in design stages) This provides the initial groundwork for demonstrating matchmaker atomic swaps within a web browser: eventually, this functionality will be expanded to provide a decentralized order book, like a DEX.

Production Ready Milestones

Q4 2018

IOV WALLET: The IOV Wallet is the cryptocurrency wallet that makes using tokens as easy and sending and receiving email: human friendly addresses like "john*iov.one" are supported, and no third party exchanges are needed to trade one type of token for another. Plus, all of your tokens can be accessed and managed from one simple interface - which is still completely decentralized and secure.

  • Blockchain Explorer The blockchain explorer is an interface for looking up network transactions, such as tokens sent to and from a particular wallet address.

Q4 2018

BLOCKCHAIN NAME SERVICE (BNS):

  • Blockchain Governance of the Blockchain Name Service The parameters of the blockchain governance model for the BNS will be determined by IOV’s research collaboration with econometrics and game theory experts. This research is currently headed by IOV’s Chief Economist advisor Philippe Février, who previously held a directorship at CREST, has received over 200 citations for various published articles, has taught at notable institutions such as The University of Chicago, the Ecole Polytechnique, and the ENSAE, and has participated in private industry research studies spanning advertising, media sales, and transportation logistics.

Q4 2018

CORE

  • Matchmaker Atomic Swap Improved (in design) IOV’s matchmaker atomic swap will eventually provide a decentralized order book like a DEX, which will be segmented from the core to have its own application header.

Q4 2018

PARTNERS:

  • Solidity ETH/IOV Atomic Swap (in design) Ethereum ERC20 token atomic swaps will be supported in the IOV Wallet. Even without the Ethereum project implementing the BCP, this is achievable using Solidity smart contracts with the IOV-Core.

Q4 2018

BLOCKCHAIN COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL (BCP):

  • Testnet with Dynamic Validator (designed, not implemented) Validators vote on blocks that are produced in the network. During this testing phase, Proof-of-Authority will be used and the testnet will support dynamically adding and removing validators from the set of validators assigned in the network.

Q1 2019

BLOCKCHAIN COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL (BCP):

  • Light Client Proof Through the use of verification headers from the blockchain, the light client is what makes it possible for the occurrence of a transaction (and its storage in the blockchain) to be proven without requiring that the entire ledger history has been downloaded.

Q1 2019

IOV WALLET:

  • IOV Wallet Mobile IOV's mobile wallet will add ultimate convenience to our wallet's user friendliness, playing a major role in bringing blockchain technology into the mainstream.

Q1 2019

DEV TOOLKIT: For many developers, creating their own blockchain or token can be difficult. Executing an ICO is complex as well, particularly when teams must perform individual implementations for supporting each different type of token that they want to accept for receiving contributions. IOV's developer kit will allow creators to launch new blockchains that seamlessly support the BCP, so that their ICO is natively compatible with every type of token supported in the IOV Wallet. Even though some existing blockchains may require changes to implement the BCP, the system is designed to be backwards compatible so that these chains can implement the IOV Protocol without having to break any current transactions. Furthermore, in some cases (such as Ethereum) the token will be compatible even without any changes to its blockchain.

  • Deployment Tools for Developers to Create Their Own Blockchains and ICOs These deployment tools will allow developers to instantly and easily create their own blockchains and ICOs with native support for IOV's human friendly addresses and wallet interoperability.

Q1 2019

BLOCKCHAIN NAME SERVICE (BNS):

  • Audit Backend of Blockchain Name Service After the BNS is built, the next step will be rigorous QA/QC testing of the code, which includes auditing for bugs and failures, in order to bring it to the phase of being fully market ready.

Team

  • Isabella Dell

    Co-founder.
    Influential leader in the blockchain industry. Former Chief System Architect, first technical employee at LISK.

  • Karim Ganem

    Co-founder.
    Award winning entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience. Published author and Philanthropist.                 

  • Antoine Herzog

    Co-founder.
    Award winner in the blockchain industry. Patent inventor. Open source contributor and creator of Cercle.co. Music composer.

  • Ethan Frey

    Lead Developer.
    Polyglot software developer. Years of experience building backend systems for web applications in a variety of languages. Previously 3rd engineer at Cosmos building the light client, SDK, and refining the IBC protocol.

  • Benjamin Simatos

    Chief Strategy Officer.
    10 years of international experience from Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. Financial engineer and Economist. Winner of a round-the-world sailing race.

  • Daria Samoylova

    Communication strategist.
    Vast international experience in disruptive tech solutions for social impact and sustainability. Contemporary art curator and a volunteer.            

IOV Token: The fuel of the Blockchain Name Service.

The IOV Token is needed to interact with the Blockchain Name Service. To register or update the token definition of a blockchain, the user needs to send a transaction on the Blockchain Name Service with fees paid in IOV Token. The IOV Token is also the staking token of the Blockchain Name Service.

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Token sale information

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For complete information, you can check the FAQ and please refer to the Token Sale White Paper

  • Round 0: Pre-Sale
    Price for 1 IOV Token
    Period
  • Round 0: Pre-Sale Open only to advisors, partners and special investors (by invitation only). Closed
    Price for 1 IOV Token 0.08 [EUR]
    Period Q2 2018
  • Round 1: Pre-Sale
    Open only to qualified investors (by invitation only). Registration closed
    Price for 1 IOV Token 0.09 [EUR]
    Period Q3 2018
  • Round 2: Public Sale
    Open to everyone (restrictions may apply - see white paper) Registration open
    Price for 1 IOV Token 0.10 [EUR]
    Period Q4 2018
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