Make your original documents safer, faster, more sustainable and cost-efficient

Paper documents still exist because digital files like PDF's cannot be presented as original documents, trace:original can!



Enigio's trace:original is a solution for creating and managing digital original documents, with all the useful properties of paper, but in a digital form. This means that you can maintain a completely digital process for original documents, with all the security, efficiency and convenience of digital documents.

trace:original is built on several technical components that ensure the integrity of the digital original document with mathematical certainty. For a brief overview of how trace:original works, take a look at the following 3 minute video.

Who can benefit?

Anyone can implement and start using trace:original for issuing all digital originals. It is only the one creating the digital original document that needs to be a customer of Enigio. Once a document has been created, it is free to use and manage for anyone the same way as a paper document. Trace:original can be used for any document that needs to be presented as original, such as the examples below:

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And many more...

trace:original features


Anyone can implement and start using trace:original for issuing all digital originals. A computer and internet connection is all you need.​ It is only the one creating the digital original document that needs to be a customer of Enigio.


trace:original is digitally interoperable between anyone and any system and readable by humans and machines.​ trace:original documents can contain a standard and/or a schema​ and enables straight through processing (STP).

No lock-in, free to use after issuance, forever

After issuance of a trace:original document, there are no required memberships and no fees. Only freely transferable digital original documents.

Designed to comply with existing legislation

trace:original is designed to satisfy all conditions of UNCITRAL's MLETR, as well as the dDOC specifications from ITFA's DNI initiative.

Instant sustainable impact

​By digitising your original documents you instantly reduce carbon emissions, fresh water and land use from paper production and transportation. All while increasing access to finance for SME's.

Easy and flexible to implement

All parties can keep their current systems and processes. No need for change of current law and regulations provided they are technology neutral MLETR or similar (e.g. the UK).

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Watch a walkthrough

Creating and managing digital original documents is easy with trace:original.

Follow along a guided walkthrough of the process from creation to signing, transfer and invalidation.

Request whitepaper

Read the whitepaper "trace:original | How does it work?" for a deep dive into every aspect of trace:original.


Using trace:original will contribute to fulfilling the following UN sustainable development goals:

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SME growth and prosperity since:

  • It will be easier to  set up and execute a transaction
  • Smaller amounts and shorter tenors are possible
  • They can have access to ECA financing and guarantees
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Innovation and infrastructure:

  • As easy, affordable and interoperable as using paper
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Reduce carbon emissions, fresh water and land use by reducing:

  • Paper documents/production
  • All physical transportation of the documents

See trace:original in action!

Schedule a one-on-one call to see how trace:original can help you achieve a fully digital end-to-end workflow with digital original documents, without any changes to your existing infrastructure.

In the call we will go through your specific needs and suggest a matching solution. We will also go through a live demo of trace:original, creating your first digital original document.

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