Gnosis Timeline

How we started, where we are now, and where we’re going next.

2013
Jun

The Beginnings

Founders Martin Köppelmann and Stefan George meet at university and start getting interested in blockchain technology and prediction market applications.

2014
JAN

Ethereum is born

Ethereum white paper is released, describing a blockchain mechanism that allows for decentralized platforms like Gnosis prediction markets.

Dec

ConsenSys is founded

ConsenSys is founded by Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum, to develop applications for decentralized ecosystems.

2015
Jan

Gnosis & ConsenSys

Gnosis is founded by Martin Köppelmann and Stefan George. The team joins ConsenSys as a first spoke. Proof of concept development starts.

JUL

Frontier goes live

Ethereum releases first proof of concept, Frontier, and the genesis block is created.

AUG

Gnosis PoC1

An alpha version of Gnosis launches, just a week after Frontier goes live, as the first major dApp on Ethereum.

Nov

Devcon 1 in London

For the first time, Gnosis is presented publicly on stage to the Ethereum developer community.

Video

2016
MAR

Gnosis received Dev Grant

Gnosis receives dev grant to do research on the decentralized governance model Futarchy.

AUG

Gnosis PoC2

Gnosis releases the second proof of concept, which includes a gnosis.js developer library to allow third parties to easily build on Gnosis.

SEP

Devcon 2 in Shanghai

Gnosis is presented to a wide range of multinational developers and investors.

Video

DEC

Bug Bounty

Start of bug bounty program for smart contracts that are relevant for the token launch in order to ensure a successful and safe token auction.

2017
MAR

Gnosis Ltd is created

Gnosis is officially spun out of ConsenSys and is incorporated as an international company headquartered in Gibraltar because of Gibraltar’s farsighted and progressive approach to blockchain regulation.

APR

Token Auction

The token auction was successfully completed on April 24th, providing us with funding for the next stage of Gnosis' development.

MAY

Additional Office in Berlin

A Berlin based development firm, Gnosis Service GmbH, is created and is contracted by Gnosis to conduct parts of the development effort. Besides the German team, Gnosis also has strong presences outside of Gibraltar, such as in Spain, Russia, Italy, and the US.

JUL

Gnosis.js Beta & Smart Contracts Beta

Gnosis.js is an easy-to-use tool enabling every website developer to build applications on top of Gnosis. Gnosis.js integrates with redesigned, more modular smart contracts and GnosisDB as only back-end.

JUL

GnosisDB Alpha

Storage of data on a blockchain is very expensive. The blockchain should only be used to verify the accuracy of information. GnosisDB is a generic database layer combining cheap storage with the advantage of fast document search and retrieval.

DEC

Olympia

The alpha version of our prediction market platform provides participants with a playful environment to try out trading in prediction markets and win GNO tokens as a reward for successful predictions. For developers aspiring to build dApps on top of our platform, Olympia should serve as both a test environment and an inspiration for what is possible to create with Gnosis.

DEC

Gnosis Management Interface Beta

A new interface to trade in prediction markets is released on the mainnet. With its intuitive UX/UI, it is a first step towards user-friendly prediction market dApps.

Roadmap

2018
Q1

GNO/OWL Functionality

The OWL functionality for paying fees will be integrated into the Gnosis Management Interface.

Q1

Gnosis Service GmbH opens a Joint Office with Cøsmos

Gnosis Service GmbH opens a Joint Office with Cøsmos in Berlin Kreuzberg, Full Node. Several other high-profile blockchain companies (Raiden, truebit) move into Full Node as well.

Q2

Gnosis Dutch Exchange

Gnosis will go live with the Dutch Exchange: a decentralized exchange for ERC-20 tokens based on the Dutch auction principle. Starting with a high price which falls until the market for the specific token-pairing clears, it provides a more streamlined trading experience. The dominant strategies of buyers to reveal their true willingness to pay will result in fair market prices.

Q2

Cryptoeconomic Experiments

Along with our advisor Robin Hanson, we've set up experiments to test the viability of Futarchy. We would like to experimentally investigate whether adding manipulators to a prediction market built on the Ethereum infrastructure does reduce average price accuracy, and that prediction markets will therefore be among the most manipulation-resistant, as Hanson suggests.

Q2

Gnosis Safe (Android)

The Gnosis Safe wallet for Ether and other ERC-20 tokens is geared towards single users using 2 or more factor authentication. The additional factors can be held by mobile devices (phones, tablets) and hardware ledgers.

Q3

Oracle Integration

We will look into oracle integrations with providers like Reality Keys or Oraclize. RealityKeys provides automated and human-verified data designed to enable a new generation of automated information services. Oraclize provides a way for smart contracts to break free of their constraints and gives them the ability to access all the data they need from the web without compromising their trustless nature.

Q3

Futarchy DAO

Gnosis will build a tool to create DAOs that only use prediction markets to make decisions. The concept was popularized under the name Futarchy by our advisor Robin Hanson. Futarchy DAOs will measure the market reaction of a decision. The DAO will only make decisions if the market would react friendly to it.

Q3

Gnosis Safe (iOS)

The Gnosis Safe wallet for Ether and other ERC-20 tokens is geared towards single users using 2 or more factor authentication. The additional factors can be held by mobile devices (phones, tablets) and hardware ledgers. In March 2018, we hope to have the first Gnosis Safe Alpha featured in the App Store.