Stratis is an open source, decentralised network. All of the core development for Stratis was undertaken by Stratis Group Ltd. However, Stratis and Stratis Group Ltd are not the same thing. It is easy to conflate the two when talking about Stratis, but it’s important to be aware that there is a distinction between the two. Stratis Group Ltd is a company who are building the Stratis Platform which uses Stratis to enable its functionalities and STRAT to fuel them. Stratis is a decentralised network made up of the users of the Stratis network. Stratis is the sum of every STRAT holder, node operator, staker and user who sends a transaction.