Blockchain Evening: Creating Sharing Economy Marketplaces | SGInnovate
April 23 2018


32 Carpenter Street
Singapore 059911

Blockchain Evening: Creating Sharing Economy Marketplaces

Presented by SGInnovate
Partnered with Origin Protocol Spartan

Origin Protocol is building the infrastructure for a new, decentralized, sharing economy. The San Francisco based company is creating a set of protocols that allow developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces on the blockchain, with a focus on the sharing economy. The company has just released their live decentralized application and numerous projects have committed to developing applications on the platform.


Date: 23 Apr 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911



5:30pm – 6:00pm: Registration
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Creating Sharing Economy Marketplaces
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Networking and End


San Francisco based entrepreneurs, Matthew Liu and Josh Fraser, have suggested a dramatic proposition with their newest venture: What if open-source software can replace dozens of multi-million or even multi-billion dollar companies?

The two entrepreneurs and their team are building Origin Protocol, a set of open-source blockchain protocols that will allow buyers and sellers of fractional good services like car-sharing, home-sharing, and more to transact on a decentralized, open web platform. Using the Ethereum blockchain and Interplanetary File System (IPFS), the platform and community are decentralized, allowing for the creation and booking of services and goods without traditional intermediaries. The company has just announced that their decentralized application (DApp) is now live on the Ethereum test network.

The problem they are tackling is that, globally, bookings across the sharing economy are expected to top $335B by 2025, with marketplaces like Uber, Airbnb, Postmates, Doordash, GetAround, Fiverr, TaskRabbit, etc, expected to earn $40B in platform fees annually by 2022. Some of these sharing economy sites charge upwards of 30% for hosting transactions on their site.

Origin empowers developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces directly on the blockchain by making it easy to create and manage listings for the fractional usage of assets and services. Buyers and sellers can discover each other, browse listings, make bookings, leave ratings and reviews, and much more.


Speaker: Matthew Liu, Co-Founder of Origin Protocol

Matt is the co-founder of Origin Protocol, a San Francisco based blockchain company that is building the infrastructure for a new, decentralized sharing economy. Over 30 companies have already pledged to build on the Origin platform.

Before Origin he was the 3rd Product Manager at YouTube (acquired by Google) and VP Product Manager at Qwiki (acquired by Yahoo) and Bonobos (acquired by Walmart). He has an MS and BS from Stanford.

Topics: Blockchain