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FAQ

GENERAL

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What is the Topl Blockchain?
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The Topl Blockchain is the foundational technology that enables impact-focused businesses and organizations to prove their ethical and sustainable practices. We built our blockchain in-house, rather than just using another blockchain like Ethereum or Hyperledger, and we built it for impact. By using the Topl Blockchain, businesses can prove where their coffees came from, whether farmers were paid living wages, how much carbon they sequestered this year, and more.

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How is Topl’s blockchain different from other blockchains?
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While other blockchains focus on building “general purpose” technology, we focus on building a blockchain specifically for purpose-driven businesses. Our blockchain is tailored to customers that care about ESG and want to prove the impact they’re making. Being a specific purpose-built technology, Topl can provide features that aren’t available or prioritized with other blockchains, like having a blockchain lightweight enough for more rural users to access it via a mobile phone, more granular traceability of your products, and the ability for complex business logic that other technologies don’t have.

PRODUCT

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What is Blockchain-as-a-Service?
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Blockchain-as-a-Service, or BaaS, represents a core component of our commitment to making blockchain technology more accessible. BaaS is the simplest way to connect your purpose-driven business to Topl’s blockchain technology without the traditional complexities of blockchain integration, such as deploying and maintaining your own blockchain node or nodes. Through a suite of APIs and integrations libraries, leveraging the Topl blockchain is made seamless and efficient.

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How Do BaaS and BaaS+ Differ?
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Blockchain-as-a-Service, BaaS, can be viewed as our “self-service” option to seamlessly connect your platform or application to the Topl Blockchain. Blockchain-as-a-Service plus, BaaS+, combines our existing tools and libraries with a more custom integration or consulting engagement with Topl. While most often preferred by larger enterprises, we recommend BaaS+ to any user who may require a higher level of guidance or consulting (or even custom development) for their ESG blockchain solution.

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What are the differenT BaaS subscription tiers?
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Startup, Professional, and Enterprise are the three BaaS subscription tiers. They differ in the number of users or projects you can add to your organization, your API usage limits, and the level of support provided. For more information, visit our Solutions page.

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When can I start using BaaS?
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Our private beta launch is February 15th, and our public release is following a month later.. If you are curious about joining our Beta, please fill out this interest form.

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What is the BaaS Portal?
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The BaaS Portal is how BaaS customers will manage their access to and usage of the BaaS offering. You will be given a login after subscribing to one of our BaaS tiers. There, you will be able to update account and user information, purchase Transaction Credits, access documentation for integrating to the Topl Blockchain, and connect with customer service if needed.

PRicing

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What is the price of BaaS?
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There are three tiers of BaaS subscriptions. They range from $0/month* (Startup), $50/month* (Professional), to $500/month* (Enterprise). Transaction Credits are needed in addition to your subscription to interact with the blockchain. See here for more information on the cost of Transaction Credits.
*These prices reflect our Beta offering: price and offering subject to change based on Beta findings and research.

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What is the price of BaaS+?
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Pricing for BaaS+ is dependent on the size and scope of your project. If you are interested in learning more about our customized BaaS+ offering, please contact us for a quote.

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What is a Transaction Credit and how much does it cost?
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Each time you publish data to the blockchain - including to create, transfer, or update an asset or record - a small transaction fee is applied. Unlike other blockchains, the cost of these fees are fixed at $1 USD per transaction. While fixed to provide consistency for our users, bundled discounts are available for certain tiers of subscriptions.

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Can I change or cancel my membership at anytime?
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Yes. You can change your tier subscription or cancel your subscription at anytime. However, changes to billing will not be seen until the start of the month after the change was made. (Ex: If you cancel on the 4th of the month, you will still be billed for the entire month and have access to your account until the last day of that month, from which you will not be billed, and your account will be canceled).

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What is the cost per transaction to me?
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Transaction fees are applied every time an asset is created, transferred, or updated. How much you pay is determined by how many creations, transfers, and updates you have each month.

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