Empowering the decentralised web


Anyone, anywhere any platform


Light footprint, high speed and software on chip capability makes Catalyst truly fast & scalable


Rewarding computational effort fairly, by using collaborative rather than competitive consensus

How we do it

The Catalyst Network is a fully functional decentralised technology stack that works in the real world.

Previous attempts to reverse the trend to centralisation within the internet have failed because the technology was too slow, resource intensive, specialised, insecure and poorly incentivised - there was little reason for anyone to use them.

Catalyst Network has been built from the ground up to make decentralisation within the internet possible - it’s light, fast, accessible, works with common programming languages, and is compatible within the current internet ecosystem. Most importantly, unlike mining-based networks, Catalyst rewards all its participants fairly through collaborative compensation.

Catalyst Network

Empowering the decentralised web


To empower true decentralisation on the web, on a network owned and run by everyone.


Our vision is a more transparent, secure, inclusive, fair and democratic economy and society enabled by decentralised technology.



New ways of achieving consensus and managing data make Catalyst competitive with centralised services.


Catalyst works with the most common programming languages, not specialised code.


Collaborative rather than competitive consensus gives all participants a fair stake.


The Catalyst Network functions within the current internet ecosystem, with native integration of existing technologies.


Catalyst nodes require very little compute to function and can run on IoT devices and Raspberry Pis.


The Catalyst delivers the security of blockchain without the slow transaction times.


Investors have been disappointed in past attempts at decentralisation because the network has failed to reach viability. Catalyst breaks that mould by offering a complete, functional Day Zero Network. By using virtualised nodes as a service, Catalyst will go live with a sustainable network in place - a world first.


Buying into Catalyst is not buying into a promise: it’s securing a piece of a new reality. From Day Zero, there will be a viable network with functioning dApps.


The Catalyst Network is being developed by a seasoned team of tech and business veterans to provide the backbone of a fast and commercially viable decentralised network and deployed by Atlas City to support their dApp ecosystem.

The Atlas City seed nodes are virtualised in the cloud and data centres distributed geographically to ensure network viability. Additional nodes will be bundled with the KAT tokens and accessible in the presale period for deployment on their infrastructure. Following the TGE and a predetermined test period, Atlas City will establish the Swiss Catalyst Foundation and transfer ownership of the network to its governance.


Our team

Darren Oliveiro-Priestnall

Co-founder, CEO & CTO

Darren has more than 20 years of experience in the software engineering and technology industry working at Microsoft, BAE systems. He is a Member of the British Computer Society as well as a Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Network Defence Architect and Certified Blockchain Professional.less


Chris Justice

Co-founder, President & COO

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in finance and as an entrepreneur, including as CEO of an Internet-focused media and advertising company that he led from start-up to NASDAQ IPO. Prior to co-founding Atlas City with Darren and the team, Chris was COO and Head of Europe for Janus Capital International & then Head of Distribution Initiatives for Janus Henderson Investors.less


Joseph Christopherson

Co-founder, CMO

Joe, has a Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Design from one of Europe’s highest ranked schools. Although Joe has a design-focused background, he has always been passionate about technology. He has won runner-up prizes for numerous Hackathons and was a top 10 finalist for Europe’s largest Blockchain Hackathon in 2017.less


James Kirby

Head of Engineering

Matthieu Le Berre

Senior Protocol Engineer

Fran Sage-Ling

Blockchain Developer

Sanjay Patel

Blockchain Developer

Stephen Horsfall

Blockchain Developer

Dennis Owusu-Ansah

Blockchain Developer

Alex White

Blockchain Developer

Dr. Pauline Bernat

Researcher & Development Manager

Joseph Kearney

Blockchain & Cryptography Specialist

The founding team at Catalyst consists of veterans from the previous digital revolution, the emergence of the Internet. The team has a track record of success in building companies and businesses that thrive.



  • Three white papers published

Q1 2018

  • Initial investment & engineering team hired, Prototype test network built and used by third parties to validate ideas

Q2 2018

  • 7 projects & proofs of concept, 3 Evaluation sandbox invitations

Q1 2019

  • Open source code & public developer test net

Q2 2019

  • Catalyst wallet & secure distributed file storage
  • Catalyst patents filed

Q3 2019

  • Catalyst Network announced at Blockchain Live, London
  • Early Access for contributing developers to core code base

Q4 2019

  • Catalyst test network open for .Net dApp developers
  • Node launch begins

Q1 2020

  • TGE starts
  • Node deployment scales
  • Continued commercial project development

Q2 2020

  • TGE closes
  • Catalyst Network genesis block and live network launch

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U.K. Blockchain Firm Heads for Switzerland

Blockchain firm which just raised $4 million is heading to Switzerland.


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New blockchain tech firm Atlas City Global lands $4m investment

A London-based start-up focusing on blockchain.


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Atlas City Global announces completion of $4M funding round

The funding will be used to complete Atlas City’s global decentralised web.


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Crypto foundations continue to thrive in Switzerland

Yet more overseas blockchain firms are coming to Switzerland.


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