Matryx is a decentralized smart contract system for the creation, attribution and incentivization of scientific work. It provides a record of open units of scientific work (“Commits”), problems to be solved (“Tournaments”), and their proposed solutions (“Submissions”). This system of Commits, Tournaments, and Submissions is the core of the Matryx Platform. The Matryx platform is an upgradeable system and can support the introduction of new functionality Matryx provides a structure that reduces the friction of rewarding collaborators. Rather than attributing all the credit to one person or one group who proposes a solution that is built on other people’s work, Matryx tracks the provenance of assets, enables collaboration, and divides rewards amongst all participants. In this way, Matryx can reward each unit of progress towards a given goal.