Empowering Growth By Enabling Investment

Invest for impact, invest for returns

The idea behind Topl is simple: by building an open capital infrastructure tailor-made for developing markets, investment returns and their economic impact can be greatly improved. Topl's investment protocol is designed to help investors overcome the numerous barriers that suppress the flow of capital into developing regions, thereby raising investment to levels appropriate to the vast potential of these economies.

We believe that responsible investment in young, innovative, and locally-based companies is among the most effective drivers of economic growth and long-term social impact. This is exactly what Topl seeks to enable.

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Topl is committed to providing a secure, accessible, and powerful method to invest anywhere in the world. Guided by this aim, we’ve focused on developing these key features.

Smart Investment Structure

Topl’s investment platform connects companies and investors through profit or revenue sharing agreements, better aligning the interests of businesses and investors. Then to reduce friction and maximize returns, contracts can be settled in Polys, Topl's native currency, or with tokenized assets.

Prediction Markets

History alone can’t provide the complete risk profile of an investment. So Topl employs prediction markets to incorporate additional information into our reputation scores, rewarding experts and local partners for their contributions to the system.

Fundamentally Stable Currency

Polys, Topl's native currency, are backed by an array of commodities and utilities, ensuring value-stability. Because the Poly derives its value in this way, there’s no need to rely on one nation’s monetary policy, making it ideal for cross-border investment.

Interoperable Tokens

Polys as well as Arbits, the Topl staking token, will both be available as ERC20 tokens on Ethereum and other blockchains. The ability to move tokens between these different markets and Topl will be handled through off-chain cryptographic transactions.


This is intended to be a forward-looking perspective on the expected milestones for development of the Topl network. These are subject to minor changes as implementation moves forward.

  1. Whitepaper Published

    17 June 2017

    The first draft of our whitepaper, discussing the economic details and technical overview of the project, is made publicly viewable.

  2. Alpha Client Released

    05 July 2017

    First testnet client is released for early evaluation of networking, security, and functionality.

  3. Public Testnet Launch

    21 July 2017

    Updated testnet client made available, and bootstrapping nodes will always be up. Transfer, initial consensus protocol, and basic investment flow can be evaluated.

  4. Whitepaper v1.1 Released

    21 July 2017

    An updated version of the Whitepaper, version 1.1, released to coincide with the release of the testnet client.

  5. Core Team Solidified

    December 2017

    We completed evaluation of Topl's key needs and deliverables and subequently expanding our core team to meeet these requirements.

  6. Partnership with Iconiq Lab Released

    14 February 2018

    As of today, Topl is officially working with Iconiq Lab to ensure a transparent, fair, and successful ICO.

  7. Arbit Presale Information

    February 2018

    Information regarding the future sale of Arbits — such as schedule, preliminary terms, and process — is disseminated.

  8. Whitepaper v2.0 Released

    23 March 2018

    The second version of Topl's whitepaper is released to better guide potential presale participants and partners regarding Topl's economic and technical designs.

  9. Bug Bounty & Tester Rewards Program

    October 2018

    Network testers and those who discover network vulnerabilities or flaws will begin being rewarded with Arbits that will be distributed in the genesis block.

  10. Feature Freeze for Mainnet Launch

    November 2018

    Development of additional functionality halts. Focus shifts to further security testing, code review, and client platform support.

  11. Public ICO and Mainnet Launch

    December 2018

    Public ICO is held, leading immediately to the release of the Topl genesis block and launch of the Mainnet.


Meet the group behind the technical and logistical development of the Topl blockchain and platform.

Chris Georgen
Chief Architect
Jim Aman
Voice of Reason
Nick Edmonds
Lead Developer
Kim Raath
Head of
Albert Balinski
Yamir Tainwala
Alex Bruns
Paige Nicolaou
Matt Kindy
and Consensus

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Reach out to us if you have any questions or thoughts on what we're doing.

As an open-source project, we value contributions and would love for you to join us in this effort! Don't hesitate to give us your thoughts on improvements or to tell us how you could help.

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