There it was.
A giant gaping hole.
Millions upon millions of dollars worth of digital assets purchased with no way to manage them. No way to track them, record them, or tax them.
The government hadn’t figured it out; the billion-dollar businesses didn’t know what to do. The “new world” was moving from the fringe to the forefront. The “old world” knew enough to buy in, stock up, and get a bite of bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. But that’s where their insight ended. As to the rest, they didn’t know what they didn’t know.
They needed a digital onramp. They needed a way to connect their portfolio of crypto currencies and digital assets with their existing enterprise systems and models. They needed Liquidus.
The only problem? Liquidus didn’t exist yet. (A small problem, don’t worry!)
At this time, Matt Hinkley was the Cryptocurrency Lead at PWC, one of the world’s largest accountancy and consulting companies. He had front row seats to the “boom and doom” of the 2017/2018 crypto industry, and witnessed first hand the regulatory hurdles, burdens, and missing pieces that were plaguing the blockchain industry.
He had an idea – a nascent sketch for a solution to the complete lack of existing digital infrastructure – but to bring it to life he needed a team.
Forging the future of the digital economy; mapping the method for managing billions of dollars in assets; harnessing the power of blockchain technology to create smart, secure systems that stand the test of time; this work is not for the faint of heart.
Matt established a dream team of courageous, creative, and experienced individuals who fit the bill. Enter Jeff Neasmith and Paul Dube, owners of a successful blockchain development firm. Together they went to work unpacking, unwinding, dissecting, and ultimately bringing Matt’s vision to life.
Over countless strategy sessions (read: beers, tears, and coffee), the team worked it out: Matt focused on the why, Jeff on the what, and Paul on the how.
Together they founded Liquidus Inc. in 2018.
Liquidus was registered in The Bahamas in order to access essential e-payment licenses and benefit from favourable legislation for digital asset businesses. But despite the country’s forward thinking framework for digitisation, their antiquated systems and processes (consisting of paper forms, manual document processing, waiting in line, photocopies, and phone calls) meant it would take six months to complete the registration process and open an operating bank account. This experience only strengthened the team’s confidence that Liquidus’ services were needed NOW.
As an evolving, fast-paced start-up, they continued to surround themselves with people who were equally passionate and purposeful. Today, Liquidus is a made-up of a diverse group of professionals each bringing unique experience, leadership, and humour to the table. “Liquidites” are technologists, finance experts, and analysts. They’re also parents, partners, and yogis. They value autonomy and commit to a balance of hard work and happiness.
They show up each and every day excited to usher in the digital economy, excited to change the world.
The Liquidus platform would become a full-service onramp to this digital universe, redefining the future of business and how it works on a global scale. It promised to do nothing short of leading the way to a new era of security, transparency, investment, and innovation for those brave enough to follow.
The first order of business: to become the enterprise foundation for a digital existence, providing businesses, corporate services providers, and regulated organizations with the identity accountability, AML, and digital asset tools they’ll need to flourish in the digital economy.
Digitisation – whether for a regulated company or a digital asset business, a local tourist attraction or a billion-dollar professional services firm – begins with the creation of digital identities – first for the individuals behind the business, then for their clients and customers.
It is only from this point of origin that an organisation can ditch manual, time-consuming, processes and adopt secure, transparent digital solutions. Utilising the Liquidus platform, organisations will be able to:
Clients on the Liquidus Core platform look forward to:
The White Label version of the Liquidus Core system will allow organisations to pick only those features most relevant to them. Digitisation made easy.
Matt, Paul, Jeff & the team solved the multi-billion dollar problem. Now they’re helping organisations big and small transition their current product and service offerings into the digital realm.
Liquidus believes in the power of technology to unite us. And with the current state of the world, the timing couldn’t be better.
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