Origin Protocol is a set of protocols that allow developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces on the blockchain, with a focus on the sharing economy. Origin Protocol intends to build the Origin Platform that allows developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces on the blockchain, with an initial focus on the sharing economy. The Origin Platform enables buyers and sellers of fractional use goods and services (car-sharing, service-based tasks, home-sharing, etc.) to transact on the distributed, open web. Using the Ethereum blockchain and Interplanetary File System (IPFS), the Platform and its community participants are decentralized, allowing for the creation and booking of services and goods without traditional intermediaries.