OriginTrail: Decentralized Knowledge Graph & the Semantic Web3
May 19th, 2022 · 1 hr 6 mins
About this Episode
This week, Jorrin Bruns (Support Engineer, Parity Technologies) is joined by OriginTrail’s Tomaž Levak (co-founder) and Žiga Drev (co-founder). OriginTrail is a Substrate-based blockchain that recently won a parachain slot on Polkadot. OriginTrail developed the world’s first Decentralized Knowledge Graph (DKG) to organize humanity’s most important assets, making them discoverable, verifiable, and valuable, often referred to as 'the google of Web3'.
This talk explores the real-world use cases of OriginTrail, and how through the synergy of knowledge graphs and blockchains, DKG forms the "semantic layer of Web3", enabling Web3 builders to organize, discover, and verify anything. It’s similar to the technology used by major Web2 giants like Google and Amazon to power their services.
The OriginTrail team explain how they moved into Web3 and achieved mainstream adoption, starting out on Ethereum as one of the first and most promising blockchain projects to address supply chain use cases, and evolving into a multichain decentralized knowledge network. They also discuss the OriginTrail parachain, enhancing the DKG with Substrate, unleashing network effects through Polkadot, collaborating with parachains, and how you can participate in OriginTrail, from running nodes to interacting with the community.
The Trace Alliance
02:00 What is OriginTrail?
04:45 Who’s using the Decentralized Knowledge Graph
07:00 What does OriginTrail solve?
10:30 Inception and expansion of OriginTrail
15:50 Existing across multiple blockchains
19:15 How OriginTrail works with the DKG
26:20 Forming the semantic layer of Web3
31:04 The OriginTrail parachain
40:15 Shout out to DKG Community members
43:20 How OriginTrail is being used
51:20 Breaking in to the mainstream
01:01:15 The Trace Alliance