After four years of development, Symbioses is a fully operational decentralized supercomputing network.

Symbioses connects non-interoperable networks utilizing its own off-chain protocol to overcome current scalability issues of blockchains to directly challenge the entrenched oligopoly dominating cloud computing.

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Symbioses is a fully operational, turn-key solution for interoperable, low latency, and affordable Cloud Computing.

Symbioses delivers the benefits of forging spare computing capacity of millions of devices around the world. It does not require technical knowledge for its usage which drastically expands the potential user base and instantly monetizes the idle computing resources of retail or enterprise devices, thus increasing profitability potential.

Symbioses seamlessly integrates the best aspects of traditional cloud services and non-interoperable decentralized networks. The synergy between these technologies will allow complementary benefits in ways their creators never thought possible.

Advanced features to improve the network and the user experience:

Third Party Arbitration and Advanced Usage Efficiencies are integrated to improve blockchain optimization of both outcome verification and provider profitability

GPU, Multi-Platform, and Multi-OS Support creating network diversity, thus expanding target producer audience.

Legacy Application Integration with Auction & Adaptive Pricing to create a frictionless user experience to minimize barriers for enterprise adoption and non-technical user penetration.

Unique Security & Encryption embedded for additional layers of protection to meet heightened consumer and corporate demands.


Symbioses is fully encrypted providing both the producer and end-user full security through the SYMIO protocol.
The SYMIO protocol does this by:

Encrypting both input and output data.

Avoiding open extra ports.

Using a multi-tenant system via hosting of third-party SaaS and data.

Utilizing symmetric-key algorithms for encryption and verification.

All traffic within the Symbioses Network is secured using symmetric-key encryption. Even the same data transmitted by two different users in the network shows a complete different set of bits transmitted at the lower layers of the network.


SYMIO is an off-chain, agnostic protocol. This makes it both considerably more scalable as well as interoperable with other decentralized technologies. The SYMIO Protocol provides the following features:


Symbioses abstraction layer on top of the Ethereum blockchain allows the Symbioses off-chain protocol to asynchronously distribute computing jobs while the blockchain settles the transactions.


SYMIO aggregates block verification when presenting transactions back onto the Ethereum blockchain for improved efficiency and a dramatic reduction of the block verification expense to the end user.


In the case of the Symbioses Network being fully occupied with computing jobs, the extra / unallocated capacity can be offloaded to a centralized or a decentralized cloud provider.

Proof of Work Resources

The SYMIO protocol uses Proof of Work Resources (PoWR) to create an incentive for Producers to participate in a competition for hosting a SaaS instance and calculating its results correctly demonstrating their contribution to the network. This forms the basis of earning SYM tokens.

SYMIO is a dark protocol, meaning there is no bias toward who is rewarded for computational power.

PoWR enables a useful blockchain framework that does not waste computing power on hash discovery, but rather shares these resources towards useful tasks required by the Consumers.


The Producer Application incorporates potential profitability analysis allowing the user to input their electricity rate and setting their availability to the network (also available in a headless version for server implementation).

Producers can potentially improve their profitability by up the 10x through Symbioses Saas deployment versus crypto-mining alone.

The Consumer Dashboard displays the user’s token balance, the user’s history, and the available job functions. New jobs are launched via this application. The end user can tailor their search based on budget and requirements of facility type, connectivity, availability and producer reputation.

Symbioses substantially lowers the consumers’ cost of compute resources by up to 90% versus existing cloud-based solutions. The embedded job functions reduces adaptation and frictional costs incurred by consumers to implement solutions.

Producers Application
Consumers Dashboard

Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation

Symbioses is running today.



The verification mechanism that is critical to several crypto currencies like bitcoin involves a computationally intensive process known as block mining.

Symbioses uses this well-known instrument to harden a robust network of computing resources , and a base line for Producers to monetize their shared devices.

Symbioses can provide at least 10x the revenue with the same device and same energy, utilizing the same computing power. The automatic system always mines the most profitable coin, for each device at the moment of use.


The computing resources provided by the Symbioses network offer turn-key solutions to host up and scale up deep-neural network training software.

Being cost efficient means accessing more computing power at Symbioses than on the current cloud providers at lower price.

Moreover, Symbioses consistently supports existing machine-learning software like TensorFlow, Apache Spark, Caffe, including access to GPUs.

Artificial intelligence and Deep Learning require a lot of computing power. Symbioses saves up to 90% of the cost of centralized cloud computing services.


Giving instant access to a vast pool of computing resources, Symbioses can render images and videos at a competitive price compared with traditional render farms.

Symbioses provides turn-key solutions for the most popular render engines available in the market.


The decentralized network Symbioses represents the next generation of accurate and verifiable scientific simulations, giving access to the computing power required to drive the research behind climate change, new materials, studying of deceases and similar.

We are currently running scientific simulations, helping scientific communities to conduct research in their fields.


Lucas Figueroa
CEO / Founder​

An early adopter of blockchain technology & crypto currencies, Lucas is an serial entrepreneur who developed brand, marketing and go-to-market strategies for Telefonica, Universal Studios, Paramount, Disney, Fox and MTV. He produced branded content for Vodafone, Samsung, and Canon in Europe, and later founded New Frequency S.L. He is also a member of the Board at Phoenix Crypto Asset Management.

Lucas Benedicic, PhD, MSc
CTO / Founder

Lucas has a PhD in Computer Science and more than 10 years of experience in Heterogeneous systems and High Performance Computing. He also has more then 10 years of experience in telecommunications. Lucas leads the technical team behind the design of the protocol and core elements of the Symbioses Ecosystem. Having worked as a researcher on parallel metaheuristics and heterogeneous HPC platforms, he brings to Symbioses a vast experience from both academia and business sector.

Shawn Capper, CFA, MBA

Financial service industry experience for over 20 years in firms such as JP Morgan Chase, US Trust Company and Lehman Brothers. He managed portfolios with assets under management over $2 billion in equities, fixed income, foreign currencies, venture capital and hedge funds with a focus on FInTech investments.

Sebastian Cativa, MSc
Software engineer

He brings many years of experience in designing algorithms for image analysis. Sebastian works focus on the distributed deployment of stochastic techniques for image reconstruction, and the recognition of elements in the images of very high resolution.

Staš Bevc, PhD, MSc
Software engineer

Stas is an expert in designing streamlined user interfaces for powerful yet easy-to-use apps. Has years of experience working on many computer science projects, with a PhD degree in molecular dynamics, and a Masters degree in data structures and algorithms.

Mitja Sušec, BSc
Software engineer

Mitja is responsible for administrating the server infrastructure at Symbioses. He has years of experience in server administration, web content management and traffic analytics. He is also a multiple-certified professional in front-end web development and low-level server technologies.

Joaquin Muñoz
Legal Counsel

Elected Best Lawyer of the Year for 2018 for Information Technology Law for “Best Lawyer” publication. Joaquin led a case against Google at the European Court. Following his work this Court of Justice, in a landmark ruling, ruled that there is a ‘right to be forgotten’ online. This case granted Joaquin the prize for the Best Case of the Year by the American Lawyers publication

Fabien Gillioz
Legal Counsel

Fabien advises Swiss and International clients, ranging from entrepreneurs and SME companies to regulated businesses, in corporate and commercial law.
His experience enables him to assist companies on every stage of corporate life, including incorporation, restructuring, relocation and liquidation.
He is an expert in ICOs and Swiss & international regulation.

Alexandre de Boccard
Legal Counsel

Alexandre advices Swiss and international financial institutions such as banks, securities dealers, fund management companies, asset managers of collective investment schemes as well as independent asset managers on Swiss financial laws and regulations.

Jeri Morgan 
Head of Communications

Jeri brings 10 years experience working in FinTech within financial services in NYC, Europe and LatAm. She worked on large scale global SaaS product for the Asset Management industry where she handled client communications, account management and client relationships. Her systems exposure includes distributed asynchronous calculation cloud service that covers multi-asset class security level analytics, scenario analysis and factor based risk models and hybrid attribution. Going forward she will be responsible for client and investor communications.

Maika Saenz 
Office Manager

Maika assumes the responsibility of everything that happens in our HQ office. She has more than 20 years of experience in production companies, agencies and start-ups.

Dennis Neiman
Director of CX

As an agile marketing technologist, Dennis develops digital strategy across businesses and platforms. Hehas played a key role in digital advertising and mobile marketing and works with clients and newtechnology companies to create digital marketing success stories. Digital Strategy / Analytics / Paid Me.

Daniel Fumero
Head of Design

More than 20 years of experience in Design and user experience (UX), working for multinational companies. Strong expertise in interfaces navigation for financial and fintech companies. Manager of design & dev teams for companies in the tech, blockchain and entertainment sector.

Rob Watson
Community Relations

Rob has been involved in the cryptocurrency / blockchain space since 2014. He began in this space as an investor/trader, and quickly became enamored with the industry. He has worked as an analyst, led research terms, advised ico’s in an official capacity, and led business development for several companies.


Michael Migliero
AI Expert

Michael is an early Ethereum investor and blockchain technology evangelist. He joined MZ in 2015 following its acquisition of the mobile real-time bidding tech company that Michael co-founded in 2013. He brings over 10 years of technical marketing and entrepreneurial experience to MZ’s user acquisition division.

Lev Dubinets
AMAZON AWS Blockchain

Lev is an accomplished software engineer who has worked at the forefront of cloud computing at Microsoft and Amazon. Since getting involved in the crypto space in 2014, he has won awards at blockchain-focused hackathons and helped start the AWS Blockchain Templates team. Lev will apply his broad experience in both blockchain technology and distributed systems to help Symbioses become a leader in decentralized computation.

Dominik Zynis
WINGS Co-Founder

Dominik is currently focused on managing a fund focused on investments in cryptographic p2p network technologies and companies that will power next wave of Web applications, Internet of Things and Financial Services. His past professional achievements include Mastercoin Foundation – Built and ran Communications/PR and BizDev teams for the 1st Bitcoin 2.0 peer to peer asset exchange.

Allie Zhang
Computer Engineer

Allie is a crypto investor, founder and advisor. Currently a cofounder of Blocktag, she also writes tech-focused project reviews at Blepcoin.com. Previously she was a devops/software engineer at Whisper and led API at Bottlenose. Allie has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mitsuhiro Hatori
Director of Business Development
at Microsoft

Business manager with experiences in business planning and development, international business, and Product management. Incubated new business with emerging technologies. (SaaS / Cloud Service offering / Big Data & BI / NFC / RFID). Market penetration strategy for variety of emerging new technologies with alliance partners and channel management. Adept at launching and managing teams in multinational /multicultural environment. Strategic initiative owner for new business planning and executions.

Benn Godenzi
Strategy Advisor

As an early adopter of Bitcoin in 2010 Benn has always had a very keen interest in blockchain technology and has adopted his marketing skills from to now focus on full time ICO marketing team management, fundraising, networking, private investor relations and project exposure within the cryptocurrency space.



2Q 2014

Began development of the SYMIO protocol.

1Q 2017

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Validated.

2Q 2017

Off-chain Protocol MVP Integrated with a Blockchain.

3Q 2017

Alpha version of the Client Application developed.

4Q 2017

Alpha version of the Client Application ported to Windows.

1Q 2018

Successful deployment of the Headless Application version deployed on a server infraestructure.

2Q 2018

Completed Scalability testing of the offchain protocol.  

Molecular Dynamics simulation successfully deployed.

3Q 2018

Initial version of Consumer Dashboard implemented.

TensorFlow Application (Artificial Intelligence) launched withing our Network.

Deployment of a Parrallel Molecular Dynamics simulation on the Symbioses Network.


Most frequent questions and answers


Symbioses was born in 2014 when the founders were analyzing the scalability issues of different blockchain implementations.

Symbioses seeks to create the largest peer-to-peer network to monetize computing resources throughout the world, connecting non-interoperable networks utilizing its own off-chain protocol.

Overcoming current scalability issues of blockchains are a crucial challenge every blockchain-based project is facing. Symbioses’ approach in this sense is a key contribution to the further development of blockchains in general.

On the other hand, Symbioses is directly challenging the entrenched oligopoly currently dominating cloud computing, democratizing the space and ultimately delivering computing power to a wider public at a much more affordable price.


Symbioses is a working product. The network is currently accessible by a selected group of users who are helping to reach the level of robustness and minimal infrastructure required for the network to go live.

Overcoming current scalability issues of blockchains are a crucial challenge every blockchain-based project is facing. Symbioses’ approach in this sense is a key contribution to the further development of blockchains in general.

On the other hand, Symbioses is directly challenging the entrenched oligopoly currently dominating cloud computing, democratizing the space and ultimately delivering computing power to a wider public at a much more affordable price.

The initial use cases Symbioses is focusing on are block mining, video rendering, neural-network training and scientific simulations. Other use cases are being explored.

Yes. The core of the Symbioses Ecosystem is built around an off-chain protocol, called SYMIO.

The main purpose of the SYMIO protocol is to distribute computing jobs across different nodes connected to the Symbioses network. Please refer to the white paper for an in-depth explanation of the SYMIO protocol.

The devices connected to the Symbioses network share their idle computing power. In order for it to be useful to deploy applications, some parts of the memory (e.g., for binaries and working data) and storage (e.g., scratch processing space) of the device are used as well.

Yes, you can connect your Mac to the Symbioses network, as well as desktops, laptops and servers running Linux or Windows.


Symbioses S.A. (or A.G. according to the Swiss nomenclature in German) is incorporated in Zug, Switzerland. The company is an active member of the Crypto Valley Association and its regulations are governed by Swiss laws and FINMA.


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Your data can be deleted at any time upon your request.

All registered members of the whitelist must pass our Know Your Customer (KYC) checks to participate in the Symbioses crowdsale KYC checks are necessary to identify crowdsale participants and comply with anti-money laundering rules in different jurisdictions. 

Symbioses SA is incorporated in Zug, Switzerland,
and a member of the Crypto Valley Association.