In the world of different blockchain platforms, it is easy to lose track. The majority of corporations who want to test blockchain for their applications feel confused with so many options out there. Every year there are like hundreds of new blockchain platforms claiming they are “better” than the previous gen.
This is where Quant Network steps in. Quant is basically the ecosystem behind the operating system Overledger. There’s a gap between traditional corporations and the world of blockchain. Not only that, most corporations feel concerned with the pace of development in the distributed ledger technology (DLT) industry. They believe it’s too fast to their liking.
Overledger can easily help these corporations to connect their applications into the blockchain world without the need to “switch” to all these different or newer blockchain networks. So, how does Quant Network actually work, and is it worth it to invest in QNT token in the long-term? Let’s find out together.
Quant Network - Summary
There is a lot of demand from traditional corporations with regard to distributed ledger technology (DLT). Many corporations actually start to feel that blockchain is an important technology for their future applications.
However, many companies also feel that there are too many options out there, with new blockchain startups popping up every single week, claiming their blockchain is better than the others.
To bridge this gap and to fulfill the demands from these same corporations, Quant Network created an operating system that they call “Overledger”. So, what exactly is Overledger? Well, it’s an operating system that acts as a virtual blockchain to bring together different blockchain platforms and applications into one same ecosystem.
In other words, Overledger is trying to solve interoperability problems. It will introduce all the different blockchain platforms into these corporations within one same operating system. Imagine when you have “all-in-one” Windows where you can use different applications and tools from different developers.
Now replace Windows with Overledger and replace applications with blockchain networks. That’s basically what the corporations want with the blockchain technology.
The Quant Network team has envisioned that blockchain should not just work by itself. There should be a way to communicate with all these different blockchain networks, and there should be a way to view all the transactions within different blockchain ecosystems.
The uniqueness of Overledger’s interoperability selling point has been approved by many corporations. At the present time, there are many big-name customers of the Overledger operating system — for example, SIA, a leader in European payment infrastructure.
SIA can potentially bring up to 580 banking partners to Overledger. Beside SIA as its Overledger customer, Quant Network has its own list of big-name partners, such as nVidia, crowds, Oracle, pay.uk, UCL CBT, Global legal blockchain consortium, Tech Nation Cyber, AllianceBlock, Haw Hamburg, accordproject.org, and others.
As of today, Overledger is compatible with the top public blockchain networks like Ethereum, Bitcoin, Ripple, and IOTA. It also introduces many famous permissioned blockchain networks for corporate use-cases, such as Hyperledger, Quorum, and Corda.
Long story short, Quant Network is building a network of networks for a hyper-connected world. And that network of networks is called Overledger. And if Overledger can be massively adopted by other huge corporations, it will be a big acknowledgment by the mainstream world for the success of blockchain technology.
The Importance Of Quant Network’s QNT
So, the idea of Quant Network’s Overledger is to connect traditional applications with multiple blockchain platforms in one same operating system. But, you are probably wondering, why do we need a cryptocurrency just for this?
Well, first of all, Quant Network’s native crypto token is called QNT. The importance of QNT is to get access to Overledger. Basically, Overledger users need to use QNT tokens if they want to use the operating system.
The good thing is that these users will be charged with fiat numbers. So, it does not matter if the QNT price goes higher or lower, Overledger users will always pay the same cost in terms of fiat valuation. Win win solution for everybody.
And for Overledger customers who want to use multi-chain applications (MApps) in the Quant ecosystem, they are also required to HODL certain amount of QNT tokens. The use-case of QNT here is to get a license to the MApps.
The Quant Network team has been thinking and expanding QNT use cases thoroughly. When there are more users of Overledger and MApps, the natural demand for QNT tokens will also go up.
Analyzing Quant Network Team
Of course, when it comes to cryptocurrency investment, we also need to think of the competence of the core team. After all, investing in a crypto token means we are having faith in the team’s ability to deliver the future improvements of the project.
So, how about the team of Quant Network? Are they “proven”? Well, they are quite capable and have huge corporate history. The Chief Executive Officer here is Gilbert Verdian. For those who don’t know, he was the CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) at Vocalink, which is one of the child companies of Mastercard.
Prior to his time at Vocalik, he used to be the Director for Cybersecurity at PWC, and Security for both Ernst & Young and HSBC. Impressively, he also used to work for different governments, such as the United Kingdom, Australia, European Union, and also the Bank of England.
How about the other core team members besides Gilbert? Well, the ex-Chief Techology Officer (ex-CTO) is Colin Paterson. He is the co-founder of Trudera, whose patented tech (TrustTag/GoVerify) is actually being utilized in the Overledger operating system.
Colin also held various positions at different corporations, such as at Nationwide Bank, NHS, Deutsche Bank, CSC, BT, and Vocalink.
Since November 2019, though, Quant Network has a new Chief Technology Officer. He is Peter Marirosans, who used to be the Director of Bear Essential Computer Services Ltd, and the CTO of Mayfourth Holdings Limited. His prior experience includes his time as the Director of IT at Online Direct Limited.
And then, we have Cecilia Harvey, who acts as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Quant Network. Cecilia has impressive achievement because she used to be the Tech Women 100 winner. She was a Director of Global Banking at HSBC and also the Director at Vocalik.
Not only that, she was the COO for Markets and Securities Services Technology at Citi. She also held different positions at Accenture, IBM, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays.
Other team members also held various positions in different big-name corporations. It’s safe to say that the main team of Quant Network had connections through their time together at Vocalink.
Compared to many other altcoin projects, Quant Network has one of the best team backgrounds. Especially when it comes to corporate connections. And they cleverly target corporate use cases too with their Overledger operating system.
Quant Network Future And Potential Roadblocks
Quant Network actually has a really good future, and perhaps it is one of the most future-proof blockchain interoperability projects. I can say this because their approach and reason for the existence of Overledger made a lot of sense.
With so many different blockchain networks out there, it’s important for corporations to be able to trust one same familiar ecosystem without the need to worry for upcoming updates from a certain blockchain network.
So, the idea here is that it doesn’t matter who will come out on top of the competition; they can still trust Overledger to accommodate their blockchain needs. And that’s exactly the vision of Quant Network. The future is bright here if Overledger can keep finding new clients and eventually become the standard of blockchain interoperability.
The potential roadblock of Quant Network will be if there is a better operating system that can also adapt to multiple blockchain networks. Corporations typically feel comfortable when they have internal connections to the higher up of other corporations.
If there’s a new project created by Quant’s competitor but targeting the same use cases, it can become one of the potential roadblocks.
Another potential roadblock of this project is if blockchain never becomes mainstream. As of now, many traditional corporations are using the blockchain to test different use cases. There are some of them, unfortunately, who chose to “give up” because they think blockchain does not give many benefits to their existing applications. Let’s see what happens next.
External Factor and QNT Price
So, now you know what the fundamentals and potential of Quant Network are. But, is that enough to invest in QNT? Unfortunately not. In the crypto world, there’s one big external factor when it comes to altcoin prices. That factor is Bitcoin price.
Yep, whether we like it or not, Bitcoin price “controls” the entire crypto market, and perhaps that won’t change anytime soon. At the present time, Bitcoin pump almost always affects altcoins to pump. And when Bitcoin dumps, altcoin prices dump as well.
There’s this prediction that next year (2020), Bitcoin price would go up quite significantly following the mining reward halving event that will take place somewhere in the middle of the year. If that’s the case, QNT price might jump significantly, as well.
However, if Bitcoin price goes down next year, there’s a big chance that QNT price will go down heavily also. Either way, it’s quite important to pay attention to Bitcoin price on crypto exchanges.
While QNT is really strong from fundamental perspective, but as long as the entire crypto market is still controlled by Bitcoin price, you always need to pay attention to BTC.
Quant Network is building something awesome. It is trying to become the bridge between traditional corporations and the hugely diverse blockchain networks. And so far, it seems like they have been pretty successful in doing it.
However, the future of the blockchain world is still relatively unknown. Nobody knows what will happen in the future, and nobody can be sure if traditional corporations will want to use the blockchain-based operating system as opposed to more centralized platforms. Only time will tell.
Overall, QNT token is a good long-term investment compared to many other altcoins.