Blockchain specialist Quant has partnered with UST, a digital transformation solutions company, to provide technical integration and tokenisation services to central and commercial banks and capital markets participants.
These services will help financial institutions adopt digital assets, as they increasingly realise the benefits of distributed ledger technologies by issuing digital money and tokenising existing asset classes for greater settlement speed and access to new markets and clients
Quant will provide the foundational technology, and UST will provide support through user interface design and integration via its Sandbox based in their London Innovation Lab. The partnership facilitates the issuance of central bank digital currencies, digital money in the form of commercial stablecoins, and digital securities onto major distributed ledger networks. By working with the two firms, financial institutions can shorten the lifecycle of their blockchain projects to just a few weeks.
Quant utilises low-code APIs to issue highly secure and externally validated digital assets and tokenised currencies. Its Overledger gateway enables business flows used by banks for accounts, payments and settlement, and can plug into exchanges and venues for asset management.
The global tokenisation market was valued at $2 billion in 2021; compounding growth of 24% is expected over the next eight years, according to Grand View Research. Additionally, CBDC pilots are now taking place worldwide, which will unlock new capabilities for governments, businesses, and consumers. Today, more than 50 countries are in an advanced phase of exploration for CBDCs, and 19 of the G20 countries are considering a digital currency.