Toolkit for Trustless workflows

LTO Network enables organizations and governments to collaborate on equal footing by using trustless business processes.

Integrate existing apps and systems, increasing security and transparency while maintaining data privacy and GDPR compliance.

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Decentralized Workflow Automation

Every organization runs numerous business processes, which can define the rules of a workflow, visualized as a flowchart or BPMN diagram. With LTO, a workflow is expressed as a deterministic extended Finite State Machine (FSM).

Blockchain enables organizations to run these workflows in a decentralized way, enabling each party to participate using their own nodes. Collaborating parties can share information on-chain or off-chain, such as documents, linked data or (interactive) zero knowledge-proofs.

These decentralized workflows are called Live Contracts. Similar to Smart Contracts, Live Contracts provide a dynamic method for defining logic on the blockchain. However, the purpose of a Live Contract is not to just determine state, but to actively instruct humans and computers about steps in a workflow.

Miniature private blockchains

Horizontally scalable

Nodes can simultaneously hold and handle numerous Live Contracts. Since every Live Contract forms a private chain, nodes can spin up more VMs to handle bigger loads.

Data privacy and GDPR

Only the nodes of the participants of a particular process have access to a particular private chain. If required by law, the entire workflow with all related data can be erased.
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Inside a node

User Interface

LTO makes it easy to connect your existing systems and applications to a process, since each node exposes a JSON REST API.

Event Service

The heart of the application layer is the event service. It handles all incoming events, delegating further processing to the application services.

Application Services

The application layer contains a number of services - like the workflow manager - designed to perform a specific task. Custom services may be added to the application layer.

Message Queue for Private Blockchain

Decoupling ensures a stable system even in case of bad connectivity or a high load. The message queue is the communication layer for the private chain. Two simple services manage all inbound and outbound events.

Anchoring on
Permissionless Public Blockchain

Most public blockchains primarily focus on smart contracts and scripted logic, making them slow, inefficient and overly expensive for simple transactions like anchoring. We follow logic similar to Bitcoin’s SegWit; meaning that not all data needs to be kept by all nodes forever.
Anchored in 3 seconds

Using the NG protocol, the network pre-approves transactions every 3 seconds. With other anchoring solutions you have to wait up to 20 minutes for a response.

Summary Blocks

With other public blockchains, the required disk space tends to be high, meaning synchronizing from genesis can costs days. With LTO, a summary block is generated each day, after which a node may delete the individual transactions.


Our clients

LTO Network has been servicing clients from various industries since 2014. For over a year our focus has been on real-world decentralized workflow applications for enterprises, governments and standalone projects.

LTO Network helps your organization drive transparency and efficiency while maintaining legal compliance and cutting down operational costs.

Want to learn how we can help you kick-start your organizational blockchain journey?
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In the press


Meet the Team

Rick Schmitz - LegalThings
Rick Schmitz
CEO
Rick has been a Private Equity and M&A Tax lawyer at both PwC and Deloitte. Rick is also the founder of the successful Dutch startup Firm24 and LegalThings.
Arnold Daniels - LegalThings
Arnold Daniels
Lead Architect
Arnold is a software engineer with over 20 years of experience and a certified AWS architect. Arnold is a former Lead Software Engineer at Cloud9 IDE (acquired by Amazon in 2016).
Martijn Migchelsen - LegalThings
Martijn Migchelsen
CFO & COO
Martijn worked as a Corporate Finance Advisor at PwC where he was part of the Technology sector team. He is also the co-founder of the successful Dutch startup Firm24 as well as LegalThings.
Sven Stam - LegalThings
Sven Stam
CTO
Sven has 15+ years of experience. He holds a masters degree in Artificial Intelligence with a specialization in Distributed Systems.
Martijn Broersma - LegalThings
Martijn Broersma
VP Operations
Martijn previously worked as a lawyer at Firm24. He is specialized in automating complex (legal) structures and workflows and oversees LegalThings' daily operations.
Ivan Golovko - LegalThings
Ivan Golovko
Strategy & Investor Relations
Ivan is co-founder of Distributed Fund and Distributed Alliance, and is also advisor to VITE. Former CMO of ICODrops. Ivan brings his experience in product positioning, community management and investor relations.
Moesjarraf Jahangier - LegalThings
Moesjarraf Jahangier
Senior Backend Developer
Moesjarraf is one of main engines driving LegalThings development. He created a large part of the services around LegalThings node.
Yevhen Horbachov - LegalThings
Yevhen Horbachov
Lead Frontend Developer
Yevhen has over 15 years of development experience in which he led the front end team of the European Patent Office, he is currently in charge of the LegalThings frontend development.
Sarfaraaz Jahangier - LegalThings
Sarfaraaz Jahangier
Developer
Mitchel Kerckhaert - LegalThings
Mitchel Kerckhaert
Developer
Jurre Wolsink - LegalThings
Jurre Wolsink
Developer
Diederick Cardon - LegalThings
Diederick Cardon
Head of Legal
Rick Ros - LegalThings Rick Ros - LegalThings
Rick Ros
Head of Sales
Benjamin Roeloffs Valk - LegalThings
Benjamin Roeloffs Valk
Designer & Marketeer
Michael Nieveld - LegalThings Michael Nieveld - LegalThings
Michael Nieveld
Legal & Tax
Maurits Wismeijer - LegalThings
Maurits Wismeijer
Legal