The ARTIS Blockchain Network


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ARTIS is the decentralized backbone for tomorrow’s #ZeroCarbonSociety.

ARTIS is an open, permissionless smart contract ecosystem built for the #GreenEnergy revolution. It is the most energy efficient Ethereum compliant blockchain with the added benefit of scalability, low fees, real-time transactions and decentralized identity management.

ARTIS Ecosystem - Deep Dive

The difference at a glance

ARTIS is 500x more energy efficient than Visa or MasterCard,
1,000x times cheaper than Ethereum or Bitcoin and can handle
up to 1,000 transactions per second with real-time
transaction processing.

Energy efficiency
~ 0.004 Wh/Tx
2.4 Wh/Tx
580 kWh/Tx
Energy consumption
(in US-households)
~ 1
~ 40.000
~ 7.000.000

unbeatable advantages

ARTIS manages and secure assets, data and
identities in a 100% tamper proof, decentralized
blockchain systems. Fully compliant with Ethereum.

Low energy consumption

Low energy consumption

ARTIS is 99.999%* more energy efficient than Bitcoin. Unlike Bitcoin, which uses proof-of-work (POW), ARTIS is capitalizing on the Proof-of-Authority (POA) consensus mechanism.

Low fees

Low fees

Low and predictable fees are a key requirement to run decentralized applications at scale. ARTIS allows for up to 10,000x cheaper transaction fees than Ethereum and is a reliable layer atop.

Highly scalable

Highly scalable

The ARTIS blockchain is designed for large-scale business applications and scales both horizontally as well as vertically. The network setup of new chains can be adjusted according to its major use cases.

Ethereum compliant

Ethereum compliant

ARTIS uses the same code base as Ethereum making it the best choice for decentralized applications that need to capitalize on Ethereum while needing more scalability and faster settlement times.



The ARTIS blockchain can be easily bridged to other Ethereum EVM compatible blockchains, allowing the movement of assets between the chains: several bridges have been deployed already.

Lightning speed

Lightning speed

A block is produced at every 5 seconds allowing it to support sensitive value transfers in the context of end consumer applications.

Easy & simple deployment

Easy & simple deployment

The ARTIS blockchain allows for quick and easy deployment of decentralized applications putting the developer in the driver’s seat. With less effort, more gets done.


Open Source

The ARTIS blockchain is an open, standards-based, free to use open-source blockchain system accessible to anyone.

Tamper proof user protection

Tamper proof user protection

The ARTIS blockchain, together with the Minerva Wallet’s decentralized ID capabilities, goes far beyond GDPR and puts humans privacy at the center.

Full stack blockchain platform

ARTIS is an open blockchain protocol with multiple
software layers to decentralize, not just value transfer
and data integrity, but human and machine identities too.

Layer 4

Sustainable Trustless Applications

E-mobility use cases
Renewable energy use cases

Layer 3

Identity & Asset Management


Layer 2

Low Fee & Scalability

Value Transfer
Data Integrity

Layer 1

Decentralized Financial System



On a relentless pursuit towards a
sustainable, climate conscious society.

Start ARTIS development

Q1 / 2017

The development of ARTIS was started with the objective to underpin use cases for a sustainable, carbon neutral economy.


ARTIS Public Blockchain Launch

April 2018

The ARTIS Blockchain was introduced in cooperation with the Cryptoeconomics Research Lab at the WU Vienna with the objective of offering an open blockchain protocol to experiment with programmable money for various applications.


ARTIS Σ1 Mainnet Launch

November 2018

While the crypto markets were collapsing, we have been working relentlessly to launch the ARTIS mainnet and managed to overdeliver in times where most market participants underdelivered.


Hardware Wallet Support for ATS

March 2019

Providing a safe storage possibility of assets on ARTIS and for the ARTIS native coin ATS.


Ethereum Bridges

April 2019

The movement of assets between blockchains is key for broader blockchain adoption. Several bridges have been implemented to effortlessly move ATS, PLY and DAI tokens between Ethereum and ARTIS.


World Premier of the car that charges itself

May 2019

ARTIS supports the world’s first automated EV-charging with streamable DAI via the Minerva Wallet proving that real-world blockchain based use cases are on the verge of mass adoption.



Nov/Dec 2019

First time testing of the Honey Badger BFT consensus (HBBFT) in the OpenEthereum client, with 100x throughput compared to Bitcoin and < 1 sec. block time with instant finality.


ARTIS τ1 Testnet - POSDAO Upgrade

Feb 2020

The ARTIS τ1 testnet was upgraded to use the POSDAO / AuRa consensus logic, providing improved randomness and a testbed for a new staking logic also implemented for xDai STAKE.


Minerva MVP - Digital Wallet

May 2020

Minerva defines a new type of digital wallet, through the integration of self-sovereign identities (SSI) and moneys on multiple blockchain networks. The use of services allows the simplification of user on-boarding to ARTIS and other blockchains.


10m Blocks on ARTIS Σ1 Mainnet

June 2020

ARTIS Σ1 mainnet was upgraded to 'Istanbul' with the latest OpenEthereum client (former Parity client) and has successfully completed 10m blocks without a single second of downtime.


Joint HBBFT Development

July 2020

After starting the integration of the Honey Badger BFT consensus (HBBFT) to the Parity / OpenEthereum client with POA Network / xDai Chain and LUKSO, now also DMD Diamond supports the development to bring this outstanding consensus into production.


Bridge ARTIS Σ1 < > xDai STAKE Chain

Q4 / 2020

ARTIS Σ1 will be connected to xDai Chain and secured via a multi-signature bridge validators, allowing ATS to tapp into the evolving xDai DeFi ecosystem and money-lego composability and get initial listing on the Honeyswap DEX.


Minerva Wallet - Mainnet Activation

Q4 / 2020

The first mainnets available in the Minerva wallet will be ARTIS Σ1 and xDai Chain, followed by Ethereum, once the user base is satisfied with the performance and usability of the wallet. The integration of WalletConnect is also planned.


ATS Honeyswap Push / Evaluation Token Sale

Q1 / 2021

Incentivise additional ATS < > xDai liquidity on Honeyswap DEX in connection with the upcoming 'Moon' Network Upgrade enabling staking for ATS on ARTIS Σ1. A potential token sale on a CEX (IEO) or a decentralized auction on xDai Chain are also evaluated.


ARTIS ‘Moon’ Network Upgrade and potential Auction / IEO

Q2 / 2021

With the Moon Network Upgrade, ARTIS Σ1 Network will be among the first blockchains to use the Honey Badger BFT consensus (HBBFT) the most resilient, performant and censorship-resistant consensus protocol available.


Further Development

Q3 / 2021

The development of the network will likely be focused on bringing more applications onto the ARTIS network by providing more and more platform tools to build a sustainable future in a zero-carbon society.



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