Overview

Winding Tree is a decentralized marketplace for travel businesses. As such, Winding Tree helps participants discover each other and transact automatically without intermediaries.

Architecture Overview

Protocol Stack

Winding Tree uses common standards and open protocols used in other industries. This allows to build fast and re-use libraries existing in most programming languages.

Function Technology
Networking HTTP over TLS/TCP/IP
Authentication JSON Web Tokens, powered by ORGiD
Data Presentation REST/JSON OpenAPI with standadized schemas

Discovery

Registering an ORGiD

In order to be found on the marketplace, a participant should register on the marketplace and create its own ORGiD.

There are two ways to register an ORGiD:

  • Using a web browser, Winding Tree hosts a user-friendly interface:
    • In live environment: https://marketplace.windingtree.com
    • In test environment: https://staging.arbor.fm
  • Interacting with the Smart Contract directly: guide. This is relevant for travel businesses looking to register a large number of organizations (eg: Hotel Chains or Technology Providers).

Exploring ORGiDs

To find potential partners in the marketplace, one should browse the registered participants.

There are two ways to find other participants:

  • Using a web browser, Winding Tree hosts a user-friendly interface:
    • In live environment: https://marketplace.windingtree.com/search
    • In test environment: https://staging.arbor.fm/search
  • Interacting with the Smart Contract directly: guide. This is the recommended approach for developers.