AUCloud Taps Quant Network to Develop Australia's National Blockchain

AUCloud, the Australian government’s indigenous cloud infrastructure provider, has partnered with Quant Network to develop the Australian government’s blockchain platform.

Quant Network integrated into the cloud infrastructure to bring its blockchain operating system to sovereign cloud computing. This integration would benefit the Australian government, as well as the country’s defense and critical national industries, by providing heightened levels of functionality and security.

Notably, Quant Network’s operating system will be integrated into the AUCloud software-as-a-service cloud system, creating a blockchain-as-a-service system. This new system would replace the current siloed system currently in place.

As AUCloud Director Scott Wilkie notes, several Australian government departments are currently using different blockchains, which causes issues when they interact.

Additionally, he noted that government departments need the interoperable functionality blockchain offers. Noting that with the security of the AUCloud platform, combined with the Quant Network Overledger blockchain operating system, the government departments would function more smoothly.

Wilkie states, “Without Overledger, none of these projects or systems will be able to communicate with each other or enable cross-party collaboration.”

Quant network, AUCloud collaboration to offer unique features 

Gilber Verdian, founder and CEO of Quant Network, expressed his satisfaction with the partnership. He noted that Quant has been working with AUCloud for over one year on how best to integrate its blockchain operating system onto the AUCloud platform.

The collaboration would enable Australian government departments to implement blockchain technology within minutes, instead of days, with just “three lines of code.” The partnership also brings to fruition a cloud platform that benefits from a multi-chain strategy, does not require additional infrastructure, uses technical skills that the government already has access to, and complies with regulations and security when interconnecting distributed and corporate networks.

He further stated that the partnership would provide secure and interoperable blockchain-as-a-service for government departments.

Blockchain-friendly Australia 

It is important to note that Australia has been a blockchain-friendly country for some time. Australia was among the initial states to recognize the potential of blockchain technology and incorporated it into various sectors in the country.

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison backed blockchain technology when he was voted into office, declaring that he believes in its potential and disruptive power. He noted, “Distributed ledger technologies and blockchain, working in the financial sector, that’s going to open up massive opportunities.”

Also, the National Stock Exchange of Australia announced that it is building a blockchain-based settlement and clearing system. It would also be partnering with fintech firm iSignthis to enable fractional trading in the process.

Additionally, a Senate Committee report recently disclosed that blockchain technology would drive $175 billion in global business value by 2025. The report added that this amount would be more than $3 trillion by 2030.

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