Quant names Andrew Carrier as Chief Marketing Officer

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4 April 2022

We have appointed Andrew Carrier as our Chief Marketing Officer with a remit that includes the company’s branding, communications and marketing worldwide.

Andrew joined Quant in December 2021 with more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including four at Deutsche Bank - where he had global responsibility for the marketing of the bank’s securities services - and eight with secure financial messaging and standards cooperative SWIFT.

While at SWIFT, his roles included product marketing, leading the global marketing communications team, and taking charge of communications for Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event which connects thousands of executives, decision makers and thought leaders from across the industry every year.

Our Founder and CEO Gilbert Verdian says, “we’re delighted to have Andrew on board. His experience spans fintech, payments and capital markets, which is precisely the unique intersection Quant sits at: where blockchain meets the demanding needs of highly regulated, security-conscious financial institutions, government agencies and enterprises.”

One of my first jobs was marketing financial middleware,” says Andrew. “So, I’ve long understood that without interoperability, substantial costs and risk can quickly seep into a firm’s operations. Quant has solved this problem for blockchain, making it possible to easily develop apps and issue tokens that will work across any DLT network without specialist knowledge or undue delays. With much of finance poised to move to this technology, it’s a very exciting area to be focused on.

Feature

Overledger 2.x

Overledger 1.x

Authentication

OAuth 2.0 standard (allowing SSO)

Proprietary (BPI Keys)

Functionality

In API, seamless updates

In SDK, re-download for updates

Standardisation

Full abstraction across all DLTs

Partial, DLT-specific edge cases

RCG Framework

REST / JSON APIs from OVL Core

Proprietary P2P (experimental)

Time to Deploy

32 minutes (CI / CD pipelines)

1-2 weeks

QNT Utility Token / Treasury

Optimised, audited smart contracts

Experimental smart contracts

Microservices

Optimised to scale fast – 23 Microservices

Hardened proof of concept
– 9 Microservices

Transaction Routing Algorithm

6 factor, game theory optimised

Experimental P2P emergent

Databases

Cloud native (scaling / resilience)

Standalone DB deployments

Cross-DLT Implementation

REST API calls direct to OVL, integrated smart contract back end

SDK-based Javascript 
apps call smart contract functions
via OVL

2021 Achievements

50% Quant team has grown by over 50% and will continue to do so 

OVL1.0 to 2.0 Release schedule accelerated, moved to much more frequent automated updates
– Previously, last major update was seven months, then in early 2021 moved to three months (Jan and March)
and then to monthly (April and May). We’re now moving to fortnightly releases. 

2.5X Overledger is now 2.5x bigger (April)  

2.0 Re-engineered the entire 2.0 architecture

Open API 3.0 for easy integration into developer workflows

OAuth 2.0 for single sign on for enterprise customers    

Cloud Native Scalable and resilient already, now deployable automatically 

New OVN API 
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Native Transactions 
Payments     

OVL 2.0 Developer portal 2.0