Introducing STRAX

Since the inception of the Stratis Token and the Stratis Blockchain, there have been several innovative developments that have come out of Stratis’ Research and Development team(s). When the Stratis Token was initially issued, it was upon a blockchain that was maintained and secured by a modified instance of Bitcoin.
A multitude of factors has driven the Stratis Platform development over the past four years; we are very fortunate to have a strong community of blockchain specialists and enthusiasts. An innovative internal team complements this community with Stratis’ business development, engaging with over 50 company executives to understand the challenges and pitfalls with successfully integrating blockchain technology through digital transformation.
Stratis stayed true to their promise of developing a Blockchain Development Platform on the .NET Core Framework in C#, known as the Stratis Platform. This development introduced several innovative products and features that can only be supported if the newly developed Stratis Full Node maintains the network. Furthermore, thanks to general enhancements made possible by Stratis’ design decisions through the development of the Stratis Full Node, properties of the blockchain can be improved to create higher levels of efficiency.
In addition to technological advances achieved through design and development practices, there are also crucial changes to the ecosystem and tokenomics of the blockchain. Efforts have been made to introduce such features; however, those actions are reliant upon the Stratis Blockchain being maintained by the Stratis Full Node, and not the legacy staking wallet. Something that has not been possible due to the trust-less and decentralized nature of the Stratis Blockchain, properties that we, of course, wish to retain.
Because of challenges presented with the Stratis blockchain, we have opted to perform a Token Swap to a newly provisioned blockchain, incorporating innovative features and crucial changes to the tokenomics of the Stratis Platform. By completing a Token Swap and creating a new blockchain, multiple improvements and feature additions can be achieved without fear of maintaining a heterogeneous network and introducing multiple forks and votes. Furthermore, the minting of additional tokens will enable the continued development of the Stratis Platform and assist further growth of the platform through third-party engagements and relationships.
This document describes the purpose of the STRAX Token, the features inherent on the STRAX Blockchain and details the STRAX Token supply and distribution.

STRAX Initiative

The creation of the STRAX Blockchain provides a vanilla environment for the STRAX Foundation to begin rapid growth, utilizing the blockchain technology platform that has been developed over the past three years. We realize that the landscape within blockchain technology is rapidly changing, creating a need for re-alignment of priorities and apparent business adoption. The existing development of a blockchain development platform, built from the ground-up on the .NET Core Framework enables flexibility and allows us to develop in an agile manner without barriers, blocking development.
The launch of the STRAX Blockchain will see a simultaneous release of an updated roadmap, highlighting the initial goals and objectives that will be set forth for the team. We believe that our platform provides a fantastic platform for the development and deployment of DeFi based Smart Contracts. This is thanks to our utilization of an enterprise development language and framework, one that undergoes significant review and is heavily scrutinized by a seasoned audience. Furthermore, our ability to scale through the use of sidechains in a decentralized manner removes challenges that are currently experienced by heavily utilized and congested platforms. A focus on the digital transformation of traditional finance will pave the way to introducing new services on the Stratis Platform. By providing a trusted environment alongside incentivization schemes for third-parties to deploy alternative financial solutions.
In addition to a focus on DeFi, a significant number of tokens have been reserved to incentivize network growth. These tokens will be employed to encourage the migration of mature and established projects deployed on alternate platforms. These projects will be hand-picked and targeted by the Stratis Foundation, assisted by Stratis Consultancy to ensure the seamless transition to the Stratis Platform, as proven with prior engagements. The introduction of such projects on the Cirrus Sidechain will fuel the network, creating opportunities for masternode operators through the utilization of on-chain solutions developed by Stratis, such as; Stratis IdentityTrust.
The Stratis Platform has seen us deliver many functional products, ranging from wallets that incorporated innovative and truly trustless privatization features, to packaged solutions for businesses. This year has seen a significant focus on researching and developing private blockchain solutions, to cater for those dealing with sensitive data; an unequivocal need. The development and integration of features such as confidential data handling and channel management are crucial when providing a platform for real-world businesses. As we move forward, advancing development tools and surrounding libraries will become a significant focus, enhancing the developer experience when deploying on the Stratis Platform. Through existing research and development, a wealth of internal knowledge and more importantly, blockchain expertise, Stratis is geared to flourish in the Blockchain 4.0 landscape.

Blockchain Enhancements

Several optimizations have been incorporated into the Stratis ‘STRAX’ Blockchain; these enhancements provide many benefits for users of the platform. These optimizations range from introducing a revised tokenomic model to technical enhancements that provide increased on-chain security with the potential to increase levels of decentralization further. Community-focused features such as dynamic masternode membership will undoubtedly captivate interest from existing and those who are new to the Stratis Platform.
A high-level overview of the most notable enhancements can be found below.

Block Reward Increase and Cirrus Sidechain Incentivization

The block reward has been altered, so each mainnet block produced provides a reward of 18 STRAX, thus adjusting the annual inflation rate from 0.5% to just over 10%.
Of the 18 STRAX block reward, 9 STRAX is retained by the block producer. The additional 9 STRAX are sent to the CIRRUS Sidechain and distributed to all block producing Masternodes.
This alteration to the block reward, coupled with the sidechain incentivization provides a necessary revamp to the Stratis tokenomic design. These changes increase Staking Rewards for those staking the STRAX Token to over 150%, as an example, those currently receiving 1 STRAT Staking reward per day, will now receive, on average, 13 STRAX, per-day; based upon current staking weights on the Stratis Blockchain.

Block Time Reduction

Block Time has been successfully reduced to 45 Seconds, thus providing a higher Transactions Per Second and a decrease in time for transaction validation. To put this into context, this reduction in Block Time equates to the creation of an additional 208,050 Blocks in a calendar year.

Cold-Staking Activation

The activation of Cold-Staking provides holders of the STRAX Token the ability to obtain through ‘Staking’ STRAX Tokens that are held within an offline wallet, such as a Ledger Nano.
This provides additional security and has the potential to increase levels of decentralization through more security conscious holders participating in securing the network through staking.

Cross-Chain-Transfer Time Reduction

Through feedback received from the development community and through our efforts to increase adoption rates of our Stratis Smart Contracts solution, the STRAX Blockchain will offer a reduced time-window for performing cross-chain transfers.
Historically, such transfers would be subject to an eight-hour delay to ensure transaction validity. This window has now been reduced to under for mainnet transfers of STRAX to CRS. Improving on this Cross chain faster payments of 50 STRAX or less are processed in just over 15 minutes (25 Confirmations).

Improvement to Blockchain data stores

As part of the Stratis Full Node development for STRAX, we have rearchitected our existing datastores with Google’s LevelDB data storage solution. Such a change has seen drastic improvements to synchronization times whilst also bringing a reduction in memory consumption and disk space usage across all nodes.

Increase of OPRETURN Capacity

The size of a standard OP_RETURN (nulldata) output has been increased to 83 bytes, to match the size used on the Bitcoin network. This expands the potential utility for such transactions on the STRAX Blockchain, as it will be simpler for nodes to get their transactions propagated when the additional space is required. For example, where it would previously only be possible to store a single transaction ID or block hash, it is now possible to store two. This is useful for attestation protocols or for tagging specific transactions with additional metadata or signatures.

Masternode Dynamic Membership

The introduction of Masternode Dynamic Membership provides the ability for new block producers to join the federation with ease, further increasing the levels of decentralization and security of the Cirrus Sidechain. The new functionality enables anyone meeting the defined collateral requirement to create a vote requesting their unique mining key be added to the federation. Existing federation members will autonomously vote in favour of such a request if the mining key is valid and collateral requirements are met.
To ensure consistent block production and block timings on the Cirrus Sidechain, online federation members must remain online. As it stands, those who do not remain online and subsequently miss their block production slots are currently not penalized. In parallel to the STRAX Blockchain launch, additional rules will be introduced on the Cirrus Sidechain. These rules will autonomously enforce the removal of federation members who consistently miss their mining slots, this, in turn, results in a fair distribution of block rewards transferred from the STRAX Block production and ensures a consistent block time.
Dynamic membership also provides the ability for new block producers to join the federation, further increasing the levels of decentralization and security of the Cirrus Sidechain.

Masternode Collateral Increase

In addition to the implementation of Dynamic Membership, after careful consideration, we have also opted to increase the collateral requirements for new Masternodes joining the federation. Currently, only 10K STRAT is required to operate a block producing Masternode on the Cirrus Sidechain.
This change is necessary to increase the levels of distributed staking weight on the blockchain. With the newly introduced tokenomics, offering a share of 9 CRS Tokens for every mainchain block produced, the incentive is clear. Existing Masternode operators will retain their current collateral requirements; however, if you are removed from the federation due to missing mining slots, your historic collateral requirement cannot be honoured.

Removal of Legacy Node Support

The STRAX Blockchain will initially only support interconnectivity between other instances of the Stratis Full Node. We will be removing support of any other staking nodes, such as the legacy Stratis Token Node and Stratis QT Nodes. The removal of legacy node support removes the complexities associated with a heterogeneous environment, providing confidence in expected behavior with newly enabled features.

Segregated Witness Activation

Segregated Witness (SegWit) will be activated on the STRAX network by default. SegWit capability has been actively used on the Bitcoin network (among others) for an extended period and has proven itself to be a robust protocol improvement. Usage of SegWit provides several benefits to the STRAX network.

  • A significant increase in the number of transactions that fit in each block, thus increasing transaction throughput of the STRAX Blockchain.
  • Increased transaction security, as transaction IDs are no longer malleable.
  • A built-in upgrade path for future updates to the script language used in STRAX transactions.
  • The ability to introduce new types of transaction signatures and scripts. i.e. Schnorr signatures and taproot.


STRAX Roadmap Items

Stratis DAO
To further aid in the growth of the Stratis Platform,  the deployment of a decentralized autonomous organization contract will take place on the Cirrus Sidechain, with the sole purpose of funding developers building solutions using Stratis Technologies. The DAO Contract will enable token holders the ability to vote for funding of teams and individuals who are actively developing solutions on the platform. An allocation of 5,000,000 Tokens from the initial distribution will be set aside to fund the Stratis DAO Contract.

Stratis Oracles
The development and deployment of Stratis Oracles on the Cirrus Sidechain will enable the development and deployment of new decentralized applications that were previously not possible. The introduction of decentralized, secure and reliable Oracle Service will provide a collection of ever-growing external data points that can be used to build applications for any use-case.

DeFi Software Library 
A team will be constructed with a sole focus on developing decentralized finance solutions, deployable on Stratis Technologies such as the Cirrus Sidechain. A focus on existing popular solutions that have been made available on alternate Blockchain platforms will enable us to efficiently deliver an initial library of DeFi Applications, ready for immediate deployment for truly decentralized finance solutions.

Proof-Of-Stake V4
We already have several optimizations and new features that we plan to integrate into the Proof-of-Stake to both improve security and increase the level of possible scale. A lot of our innovation can be accredited to our developments within both private and non-private blockchain solutions. Features developed within either environment are transferrable, within reason, thanks to our feature-based solution. Expect features such as; Private Data, Channels (sharding) to be introduced as well as improvements to transaction finality and nothing-at-stake complexities.

Ethereum Interoperability 
Following up on the successful development of a ‘Blockchain Bridge’ that enabled interoperability between Stratis’ DLT Solution and Hyperledger Fabric; a focus on achieving Ethereum interoperability with the Cirrus Sidechain will become a goal. This development will enable the seamless transition of existing Ethereum solutions and will enable existing Stratis solutions to leverage Ethereum dApps if and where necessary.

Unity Gaming Software Development Kit
The Unity SDK and other technologies within the .NET Family are a significant focus for Stratis in 2020. Integration within the Unity development focus will continue to be a focal point for further development.

IoT Software Development Kit
The Stratis IoT SDK will contain libraries that simplify building applications interacting with Stratis Technologies to manage devices and security—providing an ability to interconnect IoT devices to Stratis Blockchain Technology through an ultra-lightweight client.

Python Software Development Kit
According to recent polls, Python has become one of the most popular programming languages as of recent times. To attract audiences from different development backgrounds, an SDK will be provided to facilitate developers building solutions on top of Stratis Technologies.

Stratis System Contracts
Thanks to the successful implantation and activation of SegWit on the STRAX Blockchain, we are now able to incorporate what we refer to as ‘System Contracts’ on the STRAX Blockchain. This enables us to incorporate logic that is validated autonomously by the network, much like Smart Contracts, but only a strict set of System Contracts will be deployed; subject to a majority signal.

Stratis Mobile Wallet for iOS and Android (Token Support and DEX Support)
The Stratis Mobile Wallet will be extended to offer Cirrus Sidechain support, enabling users to keep track of SRC20 Tokens and SRC721 Assets on their mobile device. In addition, we will be supporting the Stratis Swap project by including support to enable decentralized exchanges of tokens from within our mobile application.

Token Purpose

STRAX is the cryptographic token that will fuel the Stratis Blockchain and can be used to purchase and/or operate certain services via the Stratis Platform. Subscribers (and current holders of STRAX) are able therefore to use STRAX:

  • to receive a token on a sidechain that can be used to execute smart contracts;


  • as collateral to operate masternodes via the Stratis Platform which can result in Subscribers receiving fees;


  • to purchase customizable private sidechains (developed by Stratis) that are connected to the Stratis Blockchain (these can be used by the Subscriber to run their own initial coin offering or security token offering),


  • subscribe to ICOs and security token offerings that are run by certain third parties using the Stratis Platform; and


  • pay for various goods and services using a small number of third-party payment processors.


Token Swap Detail

In addition to the technological, functional and tokenomic advancements that are made possible by the transition to a new blockchain. We are also proposing the additional minting of 25,000,000 STRAX Tokens.

Proposed STRAX Supply

The STRAX Token Supply will mirror that of the STRAT Token Supply with an additional creation of 25,000,000 STRAX that will be reserved by the foundation. The additionally minted STRAX Tokens will be employed by the foundation to further grow and boost the Stratis Platform, with a goal of widespread adoption and utilization of Stratis Blockchain Technologies.

Figure 1: STRAX Token Supply

Allocation Definitions

The allocation of STRAX Tokens has been split into three different collections; this provides a clear view of how the tokens will be employed to benefit the Stratis Platform.

Network Incentivization

The Network Incentivization allocation will be utilized to encourage the growth of the public blockchain offerings, primarily through providing bounties and funding hackathon prize pools. As an example, this allocation would fund a global hackathon aimed at developing blockchain solutions within a specific vertical.


The Foundation allocation relates to tokens that will be utilized to fund the continued development of the Stratis Platform and contribute towards future business development to accelerate the growth of the platform. As an example, this allocation could be used to fund continued development of the platform and contribute towards day-to-day operations.

Enterprise Incentivization

The Enterprise Incentivization allocation is reserved incentivize enterprises and beneficial third-parties to utilize applications deployed on the Stratis Platform. As an example, this allocation could be used to target successful businesses already utilizing blockchain technology and incentivize them to migrate their solutions to the Stratis Platform.

Proposal Vote

To both clarify and ensure that the community of STRAT Token holders are in favour of our approach to mint additional tokens; we have opted to perform an on-chain vote. This vote will determine whether the detailed approach will be supported and ultimately executed to allow the further growth of the token and associated Stratis Platform and technologies.
We envisage that the vast majority will indeed be in favour of the proposed changes to token supply inherent with the creation of the STRAX Blockchain. However, we understand and are sensitive to the fact that the current Stratis Blockchain is a truly decentralized network, secured and maintained by a large number of staking nodes, both validating and producing blocks. We understand and appreciate that it would be unfair to dictate such changes to the tokenomics and overall token supply without the support of those who have made the current developments possible, the token holders.
With the above in mind; we will hold a 14-Day voting period where token holders can vote in favour or against the proposed changes to the increase in token supply. Each vote will be weighted with a value equal to the balance of the respective voting wallet, to ensure a fair vote and discourage malicious voting.
Such voting functionality has been incorporated into the Stratis Core Wallet, enabling a user to download and install the latest version and cast their vote, whether that be in favour or against the proposed changes.

Participation Windows

The STRAX Token Swap Voting window will be from NOW until the block closest to 17:00 GMT 9th October 2020.
To cast your vote and have an impact on the proposed actions, you must vote within this timeframe, votes made past this date will be not counted in the final vote outcome.

Voting Process

Ensuring the voting process cannot be manipulated to be in favour of a particular outcome is crucial. Therefore, we have opted for an on-chain weight-based vote similar to Proof-Of-Stake consensus.
The voting function records the balance of the voting wallet and their desired voting decisions, whether that be in favour or opposition to the proposed changes. A transaction is created for every address that holds a balance greater than 1 STRAT Token within the wallet. If your wallet has been particularly active, this can equate to several transactions, only a small transaction fee is associated with each vote.
At the close of the voting period, all on-chain addresses will be scanned within the defined voting window, balances of addresses voting in favour will be totalled and compared to those voting in opposition.
For clarity, please refer to the below example.

  • Token Holder A votes ‘In Favour’ with a STRAT Balance of 1000
  • Token Holder B votes ‘In Opposition’ with a STRAT Balance of 500
  • Token Holder C does not cast a vote with a STRAT Balance of 2000

The above scenario would result in an ‘In Favour’ decision.
It’s important to note that funds moved from the wallet will not count towards the voting decision. Furthermore, suppose you do make regular transactions within your wallet, as a result of the in-built privacy features contained within our wallet software. In that case, your addresses may change, resulting in your vote not counting towards the final voting decision.
Voting is made simple by the introduction of new Voting functionality within the latest wallet.

After performing the vote, it is recommended that no further transactions are made from the wallet. You can continue to stake without impacting the vote.
Stratis Core 2.2.1 is now available and can be used to cast your vote in, binaries for all major operating systems can be found below.
Windows x64
Windows x86
Linux (DEB)
Linux (TAR)
Please direct any questions to our Discord server where a member of the team or our community will be happy to assist.

SegWit Status Update

Over the past month development has been progressing to bring SegWit (Segregated Witness) support to the Stratis blockchain, resulting in upgrades to the consensus, mempool and wallet features.
SegWit is an update to the transaction scripting layer that, among other things, increases the effective maximum transaction throughput.
The latest milestone to be achieved is the successful sending of SegWit transactions on the Stratis TestNet. You can find more detail below regarding the SegWit transactions in question, shown in an experimental version of the Stratis Core wallet:

Transaction 1

Transaction 2

Transaction 1 shown above, spends a legacy P2PKH (i.e. pay-to-pubkey-hash) input, and sends it to a native SegWit P2WPKH bech32 address (i.e. pay-to-witness-pubkey-hash).

Transaction 2 spends a native SegWit input, sending it to a SegWit address. This is therefore a fully native SegWit transaction with no legacy inputs or outputs.

These are the first encouraging steps to bringing SegWit support to the Stratis Mainchain, further development will continue, focusing on bringing SegWit support to our wallet implementations. The SegWit implementation will then undergo our full end-to-end testing procedure within our Stratis Coherence environment.

Stratis Partners with UK Meds

Stratis is pleased to announce our latest partnership with the UK’s fastest growing online pharmacy, UK Meds.
UK Meds is the fastest growing online pharmacy in the UK, digitally handling between 3,000 and 4,000 patient prescriptions each day. The company will deploy Stratis’ blockchain technology to improve patient safety across the online pharmacy sector as a whole, reducing instances of patients ordering multiple prescriptions.
By ensuring each patient’s request for a prescription is logged on a shared and immutable distributed ledger across a group of UK online pharmacies, the programme ensures patients can only access prescribed quantities of medication. Doctors dealing with online consultations and pharmacies preparing medication will have the ability to cross reference patients using a unique identifier assigned to each individual. Any previous request for medication across all online pharmacies in the programme will be easily referenceable using Stratis’ technology, ensuring patients receive correct prescriptions.
Joe Soiza, CEO at UK Meds commented:

Despite screening our own customers by IP addresses, phone numbers, cookies and many other factors, there isn’t a cross-industry solution to identify patients attempting to obtain multiple orders of drugs, with opioids being a particular example. Clearly our entire industry needs to come together to ensure we do everything possible to protect the vulnerable and utilizing Stratis’ technology can help us achieve that.
The Stratis Platform provides a highly secure blockchain solution that can be shared across the industry to provide a trusted and verifiable record of patient requests for medicine. We are initiating this programme, and we have over 10 online pharmacies onboard already. It’s our ambition for this to become the de facto standard across the entire UK industry.

Stratis’ technology will also be used to improve UK Meds’ own supply-chain by deploying Stratis’ Smart Contracts in C#, this is essentially code running on top of a blockchain enabling them to undertake specific tasks, at critical stages. In combination with track and trace logistics solutions, each shipment of medication will be logged on the blockchain when originally produced by the manufacturer, during points of distribution and again on arrival at UK Meds to certify pharmaceutical shipments are correctly packed, arrive in fine condition and remain securely sealed in the correct quantity.
Chris Trew, CEO at Stratis added:

This is a great example of blockchain being deployed where its unique qualities will make a real difference. Using traditional IT solutions to solve this issue would require a significant expense and would undoubtedly be administered by a third-party organization. With blockchain, the industry can cooperate on the critical issue of patient safety using a shared version of the truth.

Stratis Development Roadmap Update

The Stratis Q1 and Q2 Roadmap is now available, highlighting the key deliverables from Stratis over the course of this period.

Full Node GUI
The Full Node GUI is constantly improving, this release is built upon the feedback received from the Alpha release in December. This release will be a Mainnet Beta release.
Breeze Privacy Protocol
The Breeze Wallet with Privacy Protocol has progressed through various internal test phases that focused on further testing of the protocol. In addition, rigorous testing has continued around the ‘accounting’ of the protocol with coin safety as a top concern.
Expect to see the Mainnet Beta release during this period.
Full Node
Development work on the full node continues and we are currently undertaking extensive test cycles. This will be a Mainnet Beta release.
ICO Platform
The ICO platform will be utilized by the two-announced verified ICOs in the coming weeks. The final release incorporates the feedback provided during the Stratis Test ICO, as well as an improved user interface.
Stratis Identity
Additional features are being added to the Stratis Identity application for the Apple iOS release. Once these features have been integrated, the application will be re-submitted for Apple’s verification.
Stratis Academy
Courses continue to be developed for the Stratis Academy and will be released during this period.
Smart Contracts
Smart contracts development continues with the Alpha release to be available during this period. More information regarding the Smart Contract offering will be communicated in a separate blog post.
Several of our technologies are coming together; Blockchain Generation, Blockchain Customization and Sidechains. These combined technologies create a flexible and feature rich platform. Expect to see a first-step release of these technologies working together in this period when our Sidechains Alpha is released.

Further updates on the progress of the roadmap deliverables will be communicated during this period. The roadmap highlights the exciting deliverables for Stratis in Q1 & Q2.

Stratis enters partnership deal with Silicon Valley software company Gluon

We are thrilled and excited to announce that the Silicon Valley based corporation, Gluon, will be joining the Stratis family as one of our flagship verified ICOs. We started this journey with the desire to use our flexible blockchain development platform to meet the needs of real world financial services and businesses, and in offering deployment and support services to Gluon before, during, and after their ICO, we are pleased to say we’re doing just that.
We have watched Gluon from afar, recognising that they were not simply another whitepaper idea, but a remarkable product with existing funding, impressive revenue and a global presence with offices across the US, UK, Sweden and India.
As a business we have always strived to work with like-minded clients who are pushing boundaries and forcing change, something Gluon is powerfully doing within the automotive manufacturing, distribution and retail industry. Gluon’s technology platform establishes a secure network of interconnected vehicles, allowing users to diagnose, track and monitor issues using IoT devices, AI and blockchain.
Combining existing vehicles as well as up and coming technologies such as hybrid, electric cars and self-driving, they are addressing a gap in the market and connecting both the old and current with the new.
Speaking about the latest partnership, Chris Trew, CEO and Founder of Stratis said that “security is paramount for both our businesses and we knew we would be well-aligned to work together, pushing both our organisations into the future-sphere.”
Having built Stratis from the ground up in C# and .NET Framework there’s a flexibility that comes with our solution, giving businesses like Gluon a comprehensive approach to their problems.

Development Update

Stratis Identity App
The Stratis Identity iOS application is currently awaiting approval to be published to the Apple App Store.
The application is complete, and it is now dependant on the review and approval process.
Release Date: Q1 2018
Stratis Sidechains
The Stratis Sidechain technology is based upon the Stratis Full Node. Extensive work has been undertaken to further develop our Stratis Sidechain offering and a number of core features are being implemented. This includes instant sidechain creation and methods to fund the sidechain from the mainchain.
The sidechain team are also working closely with the smart contracts team in order to enable enterprises to run smart contracts on their respective sidechains.

Another core feature of Stratis Blockchain-as-a-Service is the Stratis Blockchain Generation Technology. This has been made available as a separate offering to fulfil any immediate requirements to deploy blockchains for customers whilst the full Stratis Sidechain product is in development.

Alpha Release Date: Q1 2018
Stratis Smart Contracts
Stratis is working on providing a smart contracts solution that will cater for .NET developers by providing a comfortable and familiar development environment, as well as being performant and secure.
We are currently in the implementation phase and the overall architecture is in place. Work is progressing on the gas expenditure and persistent storage aspects of smart contracts.
The Stratis Blockchain Technology Platform is proving to be a first-class platform for C# sidechain and smart contract development and 2018 will be an exciting year for Stratis.
Alpha Release Date: Q1 2018

Stratis CTO’s Developer Update

Development Team Update: ( Dan Gershony / Stratis CTO )
I am happy to report that Stratis has grown quite a lot these last two months, with many new exciting projects and technical challenges. Today I want to share with you some details on how we are organizing to make Stratis the leading blockchain platform.
We have hired several developers (full/part time), product managers and we are actively seeking for experienced testers and QA specialists to review our products and processes. To accommodate our growing team, we have relocated to our new office in WeWork Moorgate London (please, come say hi!).

We have implemented Agile and Scrum methodologies across all our teams, and I encourage autonomous and self-managing teams working towards sprint goals. We operate as a decentralized company as the team members are from all around the globe (setting meetings can be sometimes tricky, and I really appreciate the devs that stay out to participate in meetings at really late hours! Also I want to thank all collaborators for your valuable contributions). At this point we have dedicated teams in the following areas:

Full Node

Dev Leader: Jeremy Bokobza (@jeremy)
Developers: Pieterjan Vanhoof (@dev0tion), Robert Carr (@robertcarr), @aprogenia, @fassadir, @mikedennis and @someguy

Breeze Wallet

Dev Leader: Carlton Pringle (@carlton)
Developers: Jeremy Bokobza (@jeremy), Pieterjan Vanhoof (@dev0tion), Kevin Loubser (@zeptin), Dan Gould (@dangould) and just joined Adam Ficsor (@nopara73)
UI: Benoît Philibert (@bep42)

Stratis PoC

Project Leader: Cesar Castro
Developers: Alexei Kogtev (@kogot) and Igor Goldobin (@fenix2222)
UI: Benoît Philibert (@bep42)

What we’ve been busy on?

  • Stratis Full Node

Achieving higher code quality and getting to production ready (for enterprise standard). We have been conducting extensive testing, but we still need to have a larger percent of unit tests coverage.
Extensive documentation and refactoring of code (improve internal node components).
Improve the node performance (this may not be a big deal for new blockchains).
Extending the Stratis test network to run a network of C# nodes for a period of time.
Ideally we need to get our C# node on an exchange (how and what currency is not yet clear) and on a block explorer.

  • Breeze Wallet

We have been putting a lot of time and resources into achieve higher code quality for the Breeze Wallet and its underlying technology – Tumblebit – integration in order to get it production ready for enterprise standards. Soon we will be publishing a full update from the Breeze Wallet team itself with all the details. At this point I will ask your support in helping us conduct extensive testing of the upcoming Breeze Wallet with Tumblebit Alpha release and share your experience with us. The sooner we have Breeze wallet sufficiently tested, the earlier we can release with full functionality on the mainnet.

  • Stratis Identity

Our Proof of Concept team has been working in creating our first proof of concept application – Stratis Identity. Soon to be released on the app stores it will provide a working app, and most important, the building blocks for developers to start creating applications around identity management and provenance utilizing the Stratis blockchain.

  • Sidechains and Smart Contracts

The end goal for the fullnode is to make it THE blockchain framework where all C# developers go to when they need to build a blockchain. It is becoming evident that in the near future there will be countless blockchains (analogues to websites, but maybe not at that scale) and developers will need easy to use frameworks to develop blockchains on them. Stratis aims to provide such a platform, we will create out of the box templates of a Stratis hybrid sidechain. Next, I will be publishing a paper on our sidechains approach and unique features.
For smart-contracts I have joined with Jean Lehmann ( a cyber security academic to help with writing a paper on how we can securely deliver smart-contracts on the Stratis node. This is a work on progress.
Smart contracts enable applying logic over ownership of assets on the blockchain, we will need to change some core components of our fullnode to support smarter logic over assets, the node is built mainly on top of Bitcoin with a limited smart-contract support. We may need to change NBitcoin and the way the Bitcoin protocol stores UTXO (the UTXO set will need to be extended to allow contracts access to a key value pair storage among other things).
We are also exploring executing C# scripts directly in a node environment (smart contract scripts in C#) using the Roslyn compiler.
Last but not least, it is very important to notice that we have streamlined the development planning process with the addition of a Agile Project Manager – Paul Aderonmu (@paul_stratis). With his help we have been putting together a fresh roadmap that can provide better visibility and tracking to the community and all interested in our tech development process. We will shortly be releasing a reviewed roadmap and improved tracking tools for all to use.
With the Breeze Wallet and our first PoC release around the corner these are indeed very exciting times for Stratis. Stay tuned for the upcoming news!
These are exciting times to be a developer!
Dan Gershony

World’s first seafood dedicated blockchain

Earth Twine partners with Stratis!
The first implementation of blockchain technology for the seafood industry, the second largest traded commodity on Earth! “The global fish & seafood market had total revenues of $158.1bn in 2015 …” – Wise Guy Reports
This partnership creates the first dedicated blockchain system for origin data and tracking for the international seafood industry –The Earth Twine-Stratis Platform. This platform combines collaborative technologies (Earth Twine, SPARKL, Stratis), and will provide the means for tracking mandatory data for IUU compliance. (Info below)
As seafood industry professionals, the EARTH TWINE team has created a solution born of the industry itself. In collaboration with The Association of International Seafood Professionals (AISP), Earth Twine has established the means for inclusive representation of all sectors of seafood professionals. Earth Twine’s comprehensive understanding of the unique seafood supply chain, and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR’s) has led to the development of its solution that provides a product for all stakeholders of the supply chain, small and large.
SPARKL enables our multiple tracking applications and systems to work collaboratively within legacy environments. This fuels the platform to orchestrate multiple structures and will reduce complexities in the seafood supply chain.
Stratis will establish distinct, dedicated blockchains, tokens and applications to integrate Earth Twine’s global seafood tracking solution onto the blockchain. This rapid innovation and development will transform the seafood industry by introducing unprecedented levels of trust, collaboration and settlement, in turn, increasing productivity and sustainability.
Starting January 2018, the Seafood Import Monitoring Program requires specific data related to seafood imports to be provided electronically to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. For many years, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and/or misrepresented seafood have affected global seafood markets. The Earth Twine-Stratis Platform will significantly help solve the NOAA Compliance Standards (who, what, when, where) that will confirm and validate the information as proof positive.
A fundamental partnership for Earth Twine is Greenberg Traurig Law, the largest law firm in the USA. The Earth Twine team benefits from Greenberg Traurig Law’s international presence, industry specific knowledge of blockchain innovation, and its evolution and emerging regulations around cryptocurrencies by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
“Our goal is confirmation and compliance of product”
-Earth Twine
“We Make BlockChain Easy For You”
– Stratis Platform
For enquiries contact:
Earth Twine, Inc.
[email protected]
Stratis Group Ltd.
[email protected]


Stratis Birthday 9 August 2017

A year has passed by, and what a year. Exactly 12 months ago today, the first Stratis block was mined. And here we are, celebrating Stratis’ first birthday, with each and every one of you. With the community we love and the community that has been with us every step of the way. We truly value all the dedication, contributions and support we receive from our community. You are an essential part of our motivation to deliver the best technology and set up an organisation to last for many years to come.
We would like to take this moment to look back on 365 days of progress and milestones. Of achievements, breakthrough developments and time spent together to form the foundation of Stratis for the future ahead.



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  • From a starting valuation of $ 600,000 to an ATH of $ 1,067,000,000 (1,778 x)
  • ICO price from 0,00001129 BTC to an ATH of 0,00468688 BTC (415x)
  • Best ROI on an ICO
  • Over 25,000 followers on Twitter
  • Over 7,000 members on Slack
  • Over 770 pages on Bitcointalk


  • Blue avatar invasion
  • Over 7,000 members on Slack
  • Numerous articles and videos about Stratis
  • Lots of community members Twitter activity
  • A guide for Staking Stratis on a Raspberry Pi
  • Help with testing and developing
  • AMA’s on Reddit
  • /
  • Stratis Silver Coins

Some of you have been with us since day one and have always been supporting, promoting and helping us. Some of you have joined later on the journey only to become strong supporters of our common goal. In memory of this we would like to dedicate the Stratis birthday to all of you.
The whole team has been touched and deeply moved by the stories of life-changing events made possible through Stratis for many individuals. We cannot emphasize enough how grateful we all feel to have such a loyal, dedicated and thoughtful community by our side. We hope you will be with us for the coming years, so we can thrive together in this new space that can change the world. Stratis is a company, a community but it is one goal, one team and one mission. One that we will achieve all together. We are one, we are Stratis.

Stratis Node Available on Azure Marketplace

We have great news to share with all of you today. The Microsoft Azure Certification for the Azure Marketplace has been successfully completed. Our Stratis Full Node (for Linux and Windows) has been approved, and the offering is now available publicly.
Initially we are offering deployment of the Interim Node (Wallet v2.0.0.3), which would be updated to the Full Node in C# when that is completed. This is a service geared towards developers that want to experience first hand the basic functionalities of a blockchain full node within the Azure framework. This is a product still under development, and we expect to update it several times during the upcoming weeks. Therefore your feedback and comments will be highly appreciated.

Some useful features of the Stratis Node available for deployment:

  • Synchronise a full Stratis Node in a few minutes instead of hours
  • Test staking capabilities in a secure and redundant environment
  • Run applications (like indexing Stratis Blockchain) on top of the node deployed
  • Combine with other Azure resources (Storage, etc) to increase application performance and reliability

This marks an important step towards consolidating Stratis’ presence in the Microsoft Blockchain ecosystem. This will undoubtedly help solidify different initiatives we are pursuing with the help of various Microsoft teams.
To find the offering, just visit the Azure Marketplace and type ‘Stratis’ in the search bar. Or click on the following link.

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