Quartz: The Smart Ledgers

Quartz

Quartz, The Smart Ledgers, are a set of enterprise DLT solutions predicated on co-existence, integration, and interoperability.

A startup incubated within TCS, Quartz set out to deliver the network effect of ecosystems communicating with each other seamlessly.

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In this episode, Vivek shares his view on blockchain as a foundational technology. Similar to how TCP/IP established the foundation for networking, blockchain is a foundational technology that enables applications that will revolutionize business. Blockchain provides ecosystems with instant access to the same underlying information, which enables participants able to reduce reliance on intermediaries, eliminate costs and risks, and deliver new services based on instant availability of reliable information. This recording was taken from Global Blockchain Week, hosted by Blockchain Revolution Global, and held in October 2020.

Jun 23

11 min 34 sec

R Vivekanand, Head of TCS Financial Solutions and Global Head of Quartz, highlights the leading industries for blockchain implementation, from financial services to SMEs, pharma, and logistics, as well as the unaddressed area of the intersection between industries. Please reach out to us with your feedback, suggestions, and ideas for future episodes. Write to us at quartz.tcs@tcs.com.

Jun 10

6 min 27 sec

R Vivekanand, Head of TCS Financial Solutions and Global Head of Quartz, shares his vision for cryptocurrencies and tokenization. Topics include: Central bank acceptance of digital currencies cryptocurrency benefits relative to cash and existing electronic instruments; the role of digital currencies in tokenization of assets with real-time settlement; decentralized finance (“DeFi”); and the mainstreaming of cryptocurrencies through regulatory support and institutional investment. Please reach out to us with your feedback, suggestions, and ideas for future episodes. Write to us at quartz.tcs@tcs.com.

May 27

10 min 38 sec

Namitha KP, Solution Architect, Quartz, introduces Quartz solutions for creating blockchain ecosystems: Quartz DevKit, a smart contract development kit that enables developers to build professional blockchain ecosystems. Using a single metamodel, a low-code framework, and a web-based IDE, programmers can create smart contracts that work across multiple platforms. Quartz Gateway, which provides open-standard APIs for integrating blockchain platforms with other enterprise platforms using industry-standard messages and pre-tested integration plugins. Quartz Command Center administers blockchain platforms though a consolidated view, with full access control and user management. Through a single portal, organizations can launch, monitor, and participate in multiple blockchain ecosystems. This recording was taken from Global Blockchain Week, hosted by Blockchain Revolution Global, and held in October 2020. Please reach out to us with your feedback, suggestions, and ideas for future episodes. Write to us at quartz.tcs@tcs.com.

May 13

12 min 6 sec

Ganesh Kumar, Business Consultant, Quartz, describes what we’ve learned from customer projects. He shares his experiences deploying Quartz DevKit, Quartz Gateway, and Quartz Smart Solutions, and describes the benefits of coexistence, integration, and decentralization through a platform-agnostic approach that permits strong and flexible ecosystem administration. This recording was taken from Global Blockchain Week, hosted by Blockchain Revolution Global, and held in October 2020. Please reach out to us with your feedback, suggestions, and ideas for future episodes. Write to us at quartz.tcs@tcs.com.

Apr 29

9 min 21 sec

In this episode, Malini Raman describes tokenization using distributed ledger technology. With scenarios in real estate, art, luxury goods, energy and utilities, tokenization promises to democratize access to a world of investment options. Issuers will improve liquidity through a broader investor base with low issuing costs, and investors will benefit from diversification, fractional ownership, and instant settlement. This recording was taken from Global Blockchain Week, hosted by Blockchain Revolution Global, and held in October 2020.

Apr 15

11 min 34 sec

R Vivekanand, Head of TCS Financial Solutions and Global Head of Quartz, explains how Quartz has become a project-focused organization, moving past the need to demonstrate proof of concept for blockchain. In most cases, new customers are skipping pilots and going straight to production. Typical challenges include defining the business problem, getting approval from regulators, and working inside and across industries to build ecosystems.   Please reach out to us with your feedback, suggestions, and ideas for future episodes. Write to us at quartz.tcs@tcs.com.

Apr 5

9 min 39 sec