powering the

bot economy

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What is SEED?

SEED is an independent, decentralized marketplace for developers and deployers of conversational user interfaces (CUIs). Our platform provides development tools, intellectual property, and network for deploying front-ends to AI technologies. Blockchain enables us to authenticate CUIs and compensate developers for their creations and contributions.

SEED democratizes AI by offering an open and independent alternative to the monopolies of the few large corporations that currently control CUI and AI technologies, exceeding the proprietary deployments from industry giants.

The SEED token and network are designed to create a thriving economy of conversational interfaces while enabling users to control their personal data. The SEED Token is uniquely designed to support authentication, smart contracts, payments, and ratings in order to reward quality, positive actors in the SEED economy and guard against negative ones.

Want to learn more? Read our white paper, review technical documentation and much more here »

SEED BOt: the seed blockchain demo

We are pleased to share SEED Bot, a simple chatbot that demonstrates the functionality of the SEED platform, token and blockchain. This is an important milestone in the development of the Seed Token Project, and points to a future economy that promises greater transparency and a conversational user interface (CUI) marketplace that will compensate all participants more fairly.

Click here to see how SEED Bot writes to the blockchain. You can also ask questions about the SEED Token Project and sign up for our newsletter while you're there.

Note: SEED Bot never writes personal information to the blockchain; it uses it as a ledger to record license activity as a proof of concept.

ACTR: connecting avatars to speech

Image of 3D conversational avatar being rigged

Introducing ACTR, a 3D presentation standard for avatars. It is a method of generating real-time avatar animation from natural language generation processing (NLP).

As part of our deep partnership with Botanic, Botanic is open-sourcing its bot toolkit to supercharge the creation of an industry standard and power a more fair and trusted bot economy.

This is an example of the free and open source tools that will make SEED the world's largest and most trusted app store for bots on the blockchain.

Learn more about ACTR here, or dive straight into our sneak preview of ACTR on GitHub.

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Seed vault ltd GOVERNANCE

Mark Stephen Meadows

Trustee & Co-Founder

Michelle Katz


John Porter


Danit Gal


development team

Nathan Shedroff

CEO & Co-Founder

Robert Nielsen


John McKnight

Senior Engineer

Steve de Brun

Director of Marketing

Eduardo Polidor

Senior Engineer

Peter Christy


Matt Powell


Phil D. Hall

Quality Assurance

Dan Brumleve

Senior Engineer

Community development team

Thomas Schulz

Director of Partnerships

Eric Shuss

Business Development

Gaby K. Slezák

DIrector of Communities

Stefan Kojouharov

Bot Community Developer

Beckie LaSalle

Director of Business Development

Ben Koppelman

Governance Policy Development

Igor Grigorenko

Crypto Community Manager & Advisor

Andrew White

Token Community Developer

Peter Feltham

Bot Community Developer


Jamie Burke


Trent McConaghy


Michael Tjalve


Sunny Bates


Ramzy Helal


Bruce Wilcox


Prashant Agarwal


Lauren Kunze


Gabriel Rene



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Our legal representation around the world.

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An experienced CUI developer.

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Seed Token Blog
What is Sprout?

A Q&A with SEED CEO Nathan Shedroff about our demo, Sprout, a simple chatbot that writes user-bot interactions to the blockchain.

Seed Token Blog
What are CUIs and Why Should Brands Care?

SEED CEO Nathan Shedroff explains what a conversational user interface is, and why it's increasingly important for brands and businesses to engage their customers via CUIs.

BotChain Blog
Announcement: BotChain Continues Partnership Growth with Additions of Passage AI and SEED

BotChain, the universal ledger for verified bot registration on the blockchain, announced partnerships with Passage AI and SEED. All three organizations share a common goal: heightening trust, transparency and collaboration in the AI ecosystem.

Seed Token Blog
SEED and Haptik join forces to develop the future of conversational interfaces.

SEED, the platform for a decentralized Conversational User Interface (CUI) bot economy, and Haptik, the leading conversational AI platform in India, have entered into a strategic partnership to promote best practices and share insights. We thought this partnership provides a great opportunity to introduce Aakrit Vaish, CEO & Co-founder of Haptik.

Seed Token Blog
Bruce Wilcox, Natural Language User Interface Expert, Joins SEED Vault Advisory Board

We are happy to announce Bruce Wilcox, creator of the natural language open-source platform ChatScript, and four-time winner of the Loebner Prize in Artificial Intelligence, will join Seed as an advisor on Conversational User Interfaces (CUI).

Seed Token Blog
Trent McConaghy of Ocean Protocol Joins Seed Vault Advisory Board

We are honoured to announce that Trent McConaghy is joining Seed as an advisor to support us in our mission to use blockchain to create the world’s first independent bot economy. He will work with the Seed team to advise on areas including technology development, business strategy, token economics and industry partnerships.

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One of SEED's community managers, Gaby Slezák will speak about the SEED project in relation to the bot developer community next week at the esteemed bottish conference. This is a global, simultaneous conference with meetups and more than 4000 developers joining from all over the world.

The Blockchain
Silicon Valley Veteran Robert Nielsen to Lead Bot Decentralization at Seed Vault

The Singapore-based, open source software network said in a press release, on Tuesday, that Nielsen, who formerly held senior engineering positions at Coinbase, Google, Apple, Netscape and Xerox PARC, will help lead development of Seed Vault’s decentralised bot marketplace.

Venture Beat
Why you want blockchain-based AI, even if you don’t know it yet

Finally, at the interface level comes SEED, a project that is looking to give us all confidence that we can actually trust the bots in our lives. According to SEED, “The bot market is estimated to grow from $3 billion to $20 billion by 2021,” a projection that means interactions like the one my daughter and I had with Alexa will become much...