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with a conscience

Smilo is the hybrid blockchain platform that warrants transparency whilst protecting individual's personal data.




Smilo facilitates hybrid transactions, hybrid smart contracts and hybrid decentralised applications — with ‘hybrid’ referring to both public and private.


Smilo is an eco-friendly blockchain platform through our advanced Smilo BFT+ protocol.


Over 100 times faster than Ethereum and other platforms by our unique Smilo Network protocol and Smilo BFT+ consensus.


Fully decentralized and open network available to everyone.


Smilo transactions require a fragment of other transaction fees.


100% Solidity and web3.js compatibility, allowing easy and fast adoption.

Smilo is a unique full-featured hybrid blockchain platform that will be able to facilitate hybrid transactions, hybrid smart contracts and hybrid decentralised applications — with ‘hybrid’ referring to both public and private. As such, Smilo will safeguard the privacy of any individual's data whilst warranting full transparency from the organisations that these individuals interact with.

Smilo is based on the unique and self-made Smilo BFT+ consensus protocol. This consensus algorithm combined with the exclusive Smilo Network Protocol (SNP) ensures secure, scalable, quick, and sustainable transactions. Considering these features, we call Smilo our hybrid blockchain platform with a conscience.


Why Smilo?

Individuals have become the moral gatekeepers in society, demanding sustainable products and services, while privacy, transparency, and security need to be guaranteed.

Due to this societal shift towards accountability and transparency, businesses, governments, and institutes are directed to transition to a more sustainable state.

In light of these developments, we identified the need for a hybrid blockchain platform. A platform that provides these public entities with the right tools to reaffirm their relationship with its stakeholders, warranting transparency whilst protecting the individual’s personal data.

This is where Smilo comes into play! Smilo will safeguard the privacy of any individual's data whilst warranting full transparency from the organisations that these individuals interact with.


Delivering transparency and accountability from organisations to individuals.


Through the non-reversible data lock in for tenders and elections.


An eco-friendly blockchain platform through our Smilo BFT protocol.


Through the hybrid transactions and hybrid smart contracts.


Smilo’s BFT+ offers an unprecedented 99,99% security.


Over 100 times faster than Ethereum and other platforms.


The Smilo transactions require a fragment of other transaction fees.


How does it work?

Smilo explained series


Mission & Vision

Our vision is to facilitate a culture of transparency by making collective data irreversible and publicly available, whilst protecting personal data.

This will significantly limit the chance of corruption whilst simultaneously acknowledging the need to protect the individual’s data. A decline of middle men will occur due to the irreversible nature of Smilo’s user-friendly hybrid smart contracts.

The combination of public and private transactions on one blockchain platform, based on the Smilo Network Protocol in combination with the Smilo BFT+ consensus mechanism, defines Smilo as a hybrid blockchain platform with a conscience.

Our mission is to create an environment in which the consumer's need for privacy and security will be aligned with the processes of governments, NGOs, financial institutions and corporations. This will be accomplished by warranting full accountability and transparency from corporations, whilst safeguarding the consumer’s needs.

This environment will be hosted on Smilo’s decentralised, secure, fast, and sustainable hybrid blockchain platform. Not to mention, Smilo will make their source code publicly available, meaning that future blockchains, organisations and their applications can apply it to their specific needs.


Use cases


Elections or referenda will be facilitated through secure and private voting, ruling out any post-election influence.


Donations will be facilitated through a private smart contract construction which ensures the anonymous donor that the money will be spent in an honorable way.

Medical records

Medical records will be owned and managed by individuals and shared with medical institutions and insurance companies upon request.

Public tenders

Public tenders where the RFP’s are being listed anonymously but also definitely and irreversible to avoid adjustments after the assignment has been granted.




Q1 2017

- Initial idea


Q2 2017

- Forming the Smilo team
- First written foundations


Q3 2017

- Start prototype development
    - Research of different network protocols
    and consensus algorithms


Q4 2017

- Whitepaper development
- First partnerships
- Prototype development:
    - Implementation of blocks, transactions
    and verifications

Q1 2018


- Website launch
- Official company registration
- Opening community channels
- Prototype development:
    - Implementing p2p network
    - Discv5 network discovery

Q2 2018


- Prototype development:
    - Implementation of light wallet
- Starting development of:
    - EVM for private smart contracts
    - Private Smart Contracts

Q3 2018


- Starting testnet development

Q4 2018


- Testnet launch
- Test wallets
- Test Block Explorer
- Launch Smilo Quake on testnet


Q1 2019

- Consult and help partners with first Dapps
- Smilo foundation incorporated
- Start development of Smilo Private Vault Dapp
- Mainnet launch combined with a launch event


Q2 2019

- Start DEX development
- DEX bisq listing
- Exchange listing


Q3 2019

- Hardware wallet launch
- Private transactions (Ring signatures)


Q4 2019

- Cross-Chain transactions
- STO Smart Contracts



- Off-Chain transactions
- Atomic swaps
- Extend Improved Sharding
- Multiple hardware wallet support
- Advanced Self sovereign identity



- More Dapps
- More games


Team, Advisors & Collaborations.

Smilo is being developed by an experienced, multi-skilled, ambitious and accessible team. The overal attitude is one of transparency, collaboration, dedication and straight forwardness. No fake advisors but actual contributors, no corporate name dropping but actual value adding partnerships.


Thomas Modeneis


I’m an IT professional with 15 years of experience in software development and various other roles across the board, from engineering to solutions architect and technical testing. Some of my clients are: IBM, William Hill, MDL, SKY and Brobot. During my career, I developed some solid knowledge of team leadership, vendor management and contracting as well as managing large data pools, data streaming, smart contracts and blockchain core development

Patrick Joore


As a seasoned international agency executive with over 25 years of experience in building brands around the globe, I have worked with a wide range of blue-chip clients. I hope to shine my light on the opportunities that Smilo has to offer in terms of strategic partnerships. In particular, I will focus on international private and public spheres, NGOs and all other global organisations that will benefit from the safe proposition of transparency that Smilo will soon offer.

Fabio Cruz

Blockchain Architect

I’m a Software Engineer with 20+ years experience, working as a Solution Architect on large enterprise projects around the globe for IBM customers. I strongly believe that blockchain and smart contracts will disrupt the way the world is doing business today.

Cristiano Ruiz Mazzon

Blockchain Developer

I started programming at the age of 9, just over 30 years ago. I am a BCS at USP (renowned educational institution in Brazil) and I love to see little hexadecimal numbers smiling at me. As a Blockchain early adopter, I love to see how it’s evolving. Well, in fact I saw a lot of rising and fading technologies and became charmed by start-ups and new challenges.

Dion Jakobs

Front-end & Web Developer

Hey! My name is Dion Jakobs and I am currently a full-stack developer. As a kid, I was always interested in technology. During high school, I kept trying to turn off the teacher’s computer through the network and in fact, I actually succeeded at one point! Then, at the age of 16, I became an entrepreneur and started developing websites. Later, I evolved to full-stack development. Ask me to build anything and I am your man.

Michael Hassan

Project Manager

Hey, I am Michael Hassan. I am an all-round project manager who creates synergy between the different assets. In the last few years, I have been working on innovative projects which got me interested in the opportunities blockchain has to offer the market. What I’ve learned from my projects and studies is that blockchain has huge potential in a wide range of applications when it is developed properly. With the Smilo, I want to contribute to the development of blockchain to its full potential.

Nickel van de Mortel

Content Manager

Hi! I am Nickel van de Mortel. I am very passionate about new technology and I always want to learn more about it! My first encounter with blockchain technology was in 2013 and since then, I have been following the blockchain space. My experience lies with professional writing, translation and development. My goal is to contribute to the world using the Smilo platform.

Former contributors

Elkan Roelen

DevOps & Backend Developer

Mathyn Buiteveld

Front-end & Mobile App Developer

Daniel Leushuis

Front-end & Mobile App Developer


Richard Kastelein

Richard Kastelein, Founder of Blockchain News and founding partner at Token.Agency, is bringing a wealth of blockchain knowledge and an extensive international network to the Smilo Foundation. Richard is a globally renowned blockchain expert and as a journalist by trade he has written over 1.500 articles on this subject. He is also a keynote speaker on numerous events around the globe. Among numerous other things he is Chair Professor at China’s first blockchain University in Nanchang, an EU expert to the European Commission's SME Instrument programme and sits on the advisory board at the IDABC and at the US Blockchain Association