Slock.it

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Slock.it disrupts the billions dollar disruptors by enabling anyone to rent, sell or share their property without middleman. With Slock.it, the unused bicycle in the shed gets a new lease on life. Parking spots can be sublet on demand. Airbnb apartments become fully automated. Slock.it bridges the blockchain and the physical world by making smart contracts enforceable: It's the future infrastructure of the Sharing Economy.
Leveraging blockchain nodes embedded in connected cars, homes, shared white goods, etc, Slock.it strives to improve the experience of sharing items by:

  • Making trusting the other party as unnecessary as possible
  • Handling secure direct P2P payments
  • Providing a mechanism of deposits, and eventually, full blown insurance
  • Freeing the users from having to coordinate with each other to hand over keys
  • Enabling both owners and renters to find each other
  • Supporting almost any objects including cars, lockers, apartments, sheds, office space, etc.

And because it's build on top of the Ethereum blockchain, Slock.it is always on, suffers no downtime, features cryptographic security by default, requires no login or signup, and can be audited by anyone.

TypePrivate
Founded2015
HQMittweida, DE
Websiteslock.it

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Sep 2019)28(+4%)

Key People/Management at Slock.it

Christoph Jentzsch

Christoph Jentzsch

Founder & CEO
Simon Jentzsch

Simon Jentzsch

Founder & CTO
Stephan Tual

Stephan Tual

Founder & COO
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Slock.it Office Locations

Slock.it has an office in Mittweida
Mittweida, DE (HQ)
Markt 16
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Slock.it Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2015

Slock.it total Funding

$2 m

Slock.it latest funding size

$2 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago
Slock.it's latest funding round in March 2017 was reported to be $2 m. In total, Slock.it has raised $2 m
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Slock.it Online and Social Media Presence

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Slock.it News and Updates

Blockchain Firm Planning to Build ‘Smart City’ Buys Slock.it

Blockchain Firm Planning to Build ‘Smart City’ Buys Slock.it

Slock.it Blogs

Introducing the Opinionator

Image by Gerd Altmann from PixabayThe DAO marked a milestone in the history of slock.it, but also brought to light many questions that the Ethereum community hadn’t fully considered before. One of the biggest questions is: How should we make decisions that affect hundreds of thousands of people? We …

Analyzing Solidity Smart Contracts with Piet

If you develop, audit, or use complex smart contracts, you may have wished for: a graphical representation of a smart contract architecture that helps you communicate with coworkers or clients (or even just document it); an easily understandable inheritance structure; a fast way to interact with co…

Blockchains acquires slock.it

A new era is starting for slock.it.Looking back at the history of slock.it, we have had a lot of ups and some downs. In spring 2015, my brother Simon and I began working on prototypes for smart locks connected to the Ethereum blockchain that would use smart contracts to handle access-control permiss…

How to (not) run an Ethereum Archive Node — A Journey

How to (not) run an Ethereum Archive Node — A JourneyHere at Slock.it we provide RPC services for our developers.You can think of it as an internal Infura.We decided to run at least one archive node per Ethereum blockchain that we work with regularly.That approach worked fine for smaller chains like…

Slock.it IoT Layer

Enabling the economy of thingshttps://medium.com/media/429d1046da177e48e397c1986f713d12/hrefExploring the field of technical devices means exploring new technologies and understanding the world around us. In recent years, we’ve learned that interaction with software is first and foremost screen-base…

Slock.it Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Slock.it founded?

    Slock.it was founded in 2015.

  • Who are Slock.it key executives?

    Slock.it's key executives are Christoph Jentzsch, Simon Jentzsch and Stephan Tual.

  • How many employees does Slock.it have?

    Slock.it has 28 employees.

  • Who are Slock.it competitors?

    Competitors of Slock.it include Medi Block, Ledger and Nucleus Vision.

  • Where is Slock.it headquarters?

    Slock.it headquarters is located at Markt 16, Mittweida.

  • Where are Slock.it offices?

    Slock.it has an office in Mittweida.

  • How many offices does Slock.it have?

    Slock.it has 1 office.