The future is

Be there with Obyte

Obyte is a neutral space for storing and moving value. It has no owners, like the air around us. It is decentralized, free of domination, free of censorship, and accessible to all.

John Perry Barlow

”We are creating a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth.

We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity.“

John Perry Barlow
A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Obyte is a DAG based cryptocurrency network. DAG stands for Directed Acyclic Graph — it’s a technology that makes Obyte fully decentralized, free of domination, free of censorship, and accessible to all.

It's not a blockchain. Blockchains were a big step to decentralization. However, they fall short of full decentralization as their block producers are still big power centers. A small number of them control most block production and can collude to (or be coerced to) censor certain transactions. Obyte makes another leap forward by getting rid of those big power centers and middlemen.

”Whenever something is wrong, something is too big“
John Perry Barlow
Leopold Kohr
The Breakdown of Nations
Full centralization
Domination of one
Domination of few
No domination

We use technology to assert
individual freedoms

“Cypherpunks write code.”
Eric Hughes
A Cypherpunk's Manifesto

We design systems that minimize concentration / domination / centralization of power and advance the autonomy of the individual. We created Obyte to fulfill this vision. We chose DAG for Obyte because users add their transactions to the DAG directly, without any middlemen such as block producers in blockchains. We started in 2016 and decentralized the network even further since then.

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Evolution of ledgers

In centralized ledgers, there is a single gatekeeper who decides which transactions get into the ledger
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Evolution of ledgers

In blockchains, there are a few gatekeepers — miners — who decide what gets into the ledger
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Evolution of ledgers

In DAG, there are no gatekeepers at all, users add their transactions directly

An independent individual is at the center of the decentralized world

Fully decentralized, resistant to anyone’s control technologies like Obyte help achieve true independence of the individual, as well as true independence of the Cyberspace:
“You [governments] have no moral right to rule us nor do you possess any methods of enforcement we have true reason to fear.”
John Perry Barlow
A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
And as technology is growing up from building gadgets to building societies, big changes lie ahead.
“Just as the technology of printing altered and reduced the power of medieval guilds and the social power structure, so too will cryptologic methods fundamentally alter the nature of corporations and of government interference in economic transactions.”
Timothy C. May
The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto


Sep 2016
Founder Tony Churyumoff announces Obyte
Dec 2016
Network launched on Christmas Day
Mar 2017
Conditional payments
Apr 2017
P2P prediction markets
Apr 2017
P2P insurance
Jun 2017
Bot Store
Jun 2017
Grants program
Jul 2017
Flight delay insurance bot
Aug 2017
Two Blackbytes exchanges by independent developers
Sep 2017
First cashback merchants
Oct 2017
Manual oracles
Nov 2017
ICO bot
Dec 2017
Jan 2018
Self-sovereign identity
Mar 2018
Email attestations
Apr 2018
First fiat on-ramp
Apr 2018
World Community Grid distribution
May 2018
First Use-a-Thon in Venezuela
Jun 2018
Private textcoins
Jul 2018
Steem attestation and airdrop
Aug 2018
Sending money to @username
Sep 2018
IoT demos in Bosch Connectory in Stuttgart
Oct 2018
First independent order provider Rogier Eijkelhof
Dec 2018
Jan 2019
Byteball is now Obyte
Jan 2019
First independently developed web wallet
Mar 2019
Obyte Foundation established
Apr 2019
New ID verification methods for Baltic countries
Apr 2019
Prosaic contracts
Jun 2019
Second independent order provider Fabien Marino
Jul 2019
Autonomous Agents launched on testnet
Dec 2019
Third independent order provider Bosch Connectory
Feb 2020
Fourth independent order provider PolloPollo
Feb 2020
Autonomous Agents activated on mainnet
Apr 2020
5th independent order provider Bind Creative
Apr 2020
Discount stablecoins
Apr 2020
ODEX decentralized exchange
May 2020
6th independent order provider CryptoShare
Jul 2020
Decentralized token registry
Jul 2020
Full Decentralization: 7th independent order provider University of Nicosia
Sep 2020
Bonded stablecoins
Oct 2020
Liquidity mining
Nov 2020
Referral Program for Bonded stablecoins
Jan 2021
Trading Rewards on Bittrex and BitZ
Apr 2021
Bonded stablecoins v2
Jul 2021
Counterstake bridge for cross-chain transfers
Jan 2022
Kivach — cascading donations for Github
Feb 2022
Oswap v2: leveraged trading and more income for LPs
Mar 2022
Counterstake audit completed
Aug 2022
Prophet — prediction markets based on bonding curves
Feb 2023
OSWAP token — governance and reward token for Oswap
Jun 2023
ArbStore — decentralized escrow with arbitration
Aug 2023
Partnership with Kava and price-protected LINE token
Jan 2024
Pythagorean perpetual futures
Feb 2024
GBYTE listed on NonKYC exchange

Download your Obyte (Byteball) wallet


View public transactions on the official DAG explorer or
Unofficial web wallet (partial functionality):


The Obyte team has built a number of truly unique, first-of-a-kind apps and features, mostly in the DeFi space. You can learn more about them on this website and in our blog.

Tony Churyumoff
Founder and Lead Developer
Steve Safronoff
Partner relations
Luke Angell
Events and Partnerships Manager
Casper Niebe
User Acquisition Manager
Mikhail Pustovalov
Evgeniy Stulnikov
Artem Nagorny
Vladimir Glushkov
Igor Pavlenko
Artem Valyakin
Alexey Gerasimov
Frontend Developer
Alexander Ponomarev
Travin Keith
John McLeod
Fabiola Sandoval
Yaroslav Kozhukhov
Community manager

GBYTE Exchanges

You can buy or sell GBYTE (the native currency of Obyte) on the following cryptocurrency exchanges:

To buy or sell blackbytes, use or exchange peer-to-peer using bound (conditional) payments with other users from our Discord community.