We operate at the leading edge, combining deep research from top computer scientists together with industrial strength software built by world-class engineers.
The Anquan platforms feature a highly scalable consensus protocol that delivers consistent transaction throughput, growing almost linearly with the network size. Our research outcomes have received numerous accolades and spawned discussions at top scientific venues and cryptocurrency forums.
One of the world’s leading scalable Distributed Ledger Technology platforms – unlike other DLT protocols, our technology is built for scalability both in terms of the network and transaction processing rate.
A hardware rooted secure platform – we can build micro containers that use commodity hardware to provide guaranteed safety in financial transactions
We build applications using our platforms that have the potential to transform the way that entire financial markets or eco-systems work. We foster collaboration between market participants through use of computing technology platforms and are currently working with some of the world’s most innovative financial institutions in the following markets:
long only and alternative
trading and settlement
Crystallise a Use Case through workshops
Build a Proof Of Concept
Build and Test a Minimum Viable Product
Deploy product via Anquan platforms across the market
EDUCATION: BSc Hons in Engineering Science
EXPERIENCE: Serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in advising global financial institutions and building technology companies. Named as one of Asia's Top 100 in Fintech.
INTERESTS: the wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy, anything automotive, the written word, flaneurism
‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’
-Leonardo da Vinci
EDUCATION: PhD in Engineering
EXPERIENCE: Venture capitalist focused on technology investments in Silicon Valley and Asia. CEO of Singapore's largest computing research lab.
INTERESTS: The elegant beauty of skiing, cultivated voracity for non-fiction, curiosity
‘The man who has no imagination has no wings’
EDUCATION: PhD in Computer Science
EXPERIENCE: Is an acclaimed researcher and innovator in computer science, with technological impact at global high-technology firms, and currently an Assistant Professor at NUS in Singapore.
INTERESTS: Drumming like there's no tomorrow, all things cricket, cyber security
‘Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel is just a freight train coming your way’
EDUCATION: PhD in Computer Sciences
EXPERIENCE: Computer-Scientist-turned-Entrepreneur. Seven years at Intel USA as security architect and strategist. Part of a four-member core-team that developed a flagship security feature—Memory Protection Extensions (MPX)—shipping now in Intel processors. Led strategic engagements across Intel and McAfee.
INTERESTS: Impacting the future of cybersecurity, blockchains, artificial intelligence, and Internet-of-Things
‘Stay hungry. Stay foolish’
EDUCATION: BSc Accounting and Finance
EXPERIENCE: Entrepreneur at heart! 8 years experience at BlackRock, in various business development, strategy and leadership roles in both London and Hong Kong.
INTERESTS: Yoga, road cycling, advocating refugee rights
‘It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living’
EDUCATION: PhD in Computer Science
EXPERIENCE: Scientist and practitioner in building secure systems, ranging from web to blockchain, smart grid to transportation. Tech lead for national cybersecurity projects.
INTERESTS: Cars, by driving and by staring; decentralized and distributed trust and systems
‘Believe you can and you’re halfway there’
EDUCATION: BSc in Computer Engineering
EXPERIENCE: 15 years of software development and leadership roles focusing on embedded systems, device drivers, and security.
INTERESTS Cooking, Singing, Guitars, and Photography
‘The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool’
EDUCATION: MSc in Computer Science and Fundamental Physics
EXPERIENCE: Building systems for Big Data Analytics and Networking, Privacy in Cryptocurrencies.
INTERESTS: Travelling the world as a backpacker, Hiking over volcanoes and mountains, Scuba Diving.
'Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one'
Mark Hemsley is chief executive officer of Bats Europe, the largest pan-European equities exchange and the European arm of Bats Global Markets. Under his leadership, Bats Europe became a Recognised Investment Exchange (RIE) in May 2013, strengthening the company’s European leadership position in market structure, technology and innovation.
Bats Global Markets acquired Chi-X Europe in November 2011 and appointed Mr. Hemsley as CEO of the combined Bats Europe organisation. In the span of five months, he and his team launched the first full interoperable clearing service offered by a trading venue and successfully integrated the Bats Europe and Chi-X Europe MTFs, capped by the seamless move of Chi-X Europe’s trading books to Bats’ technology platform.
During his tenure at Bats, Mr. Hemsley and his team have received numerous awards, including the Financial News Trading & Technology Awards Honour for Best Stock Exchange or MTF. Mr. Hemsley has been named to the “FN 100 Most Influential” list, which recognizes key financial executives impacting European financial markets, every year since 2009. He also contributes his market structure expertise as a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Secondary Markets Standing Committee providing consultation on the impact of market structure changes and ESMA policy development.
Wong Joo Seng is founder and CEO of Spark Systems. A company he conceptualised and started up in April 2016. Spark's focus is on building the next generation of FX trading platforms that are ultra-fast, resilient, low latency and cost efficient. In addition to being a recipient of an MAS grant, Spark System also raised USD8.7 million in a Series A investment round (with venture capital as well as strategic investors) in 2017.
He is also a Venture Capitalist and is a Venture Partner with both Vickers Venture Partners as well as an Investment Partner with True Global Ventures.
Wong Joo Seng is also co-founder of M-DAQ; Jan 2010 and the company's founding Chairman (Non Executive). He assumed the role of Executive Chairman in Jan 2014 and led the company to a successful Series C investment round with a major e-commerce company in Nov 2015 with a valuation of $250 million.
Prior to M-DAQ, Wong Joo Seng was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of G K Goh Financial Services (S) Private Ltd., then a member firm of the Singapore Exchange - Derivatives Trading ("SGX- DT").