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New Protocol

Agoric empowers individuals to securely execute transactions, establish new markets, and craft novel patterns of exchange — without centralized control.

Better security architecture with OCAPs

Agoric uses an object-capability (ocap) security architecture, in which access to a programming object itself is the authority to use the object.

Securely Create and Transfer

All kinds of digital assets can be easily created, but importantly, they can be transferred in exactly the same ways, with exactly the same security properties.

Learn about ERTP, a uniform way of transferring tokens and other digital assets in JavaScript.


Ready for more? Check out Zoe. Zoe is responsible for enforcing what we call "offer safety", and the smart contract that runs on top of Zoe is responsible for figuring out a proposed reallocation of resources.

# The Platform

Building on 30 years of experience, Agoric is developing a secure distributed ocap platform for smart contracts and market-oriented programming. Our platform supports the development of smart contracts and market institutions across many different scales, from large public blockchains to small two-party contracts.

Our ocap platform consists of:

  • A robust architecture for building secure smart contracts.
  • A foundation in JavaScript for maximum reach.
  • A cryptographic routing fabric for inter-chain interoperability.
  • A library of market abstractions and a framework for securely composing them.
  • A framework for secure user interaction.