Tallinn-based QANplatform, a quantum-resistant Layer 1 blockchain, secured a $15 million investment from MBK Holding, an investment company led by H.E. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, focusing on technology startups. The company specializes in offering a foundational infrastructure for blockchain projects, similar to Ethereum, enabling developers to create a wide array of blockchain solutions, including smart contracts, DApps, DeFi, tokens, NFTs, CBDCs, and more using any programming language. With this funding, QANplatform intends to bolster its technological advancements, particularly focusing on enhancing its quantum-resistant security measures, expanding its ecosystem of partnerships with companies like Hacken, Beosin, and Alpine Esports, and furthering global market access and adoption by facilitating regional market expansions in areas like Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
MBK Holding, an investment holding company with its main office in Qatar and a subsidiary in the United Kingdom, focuses on investing in technology startups. The Founder and Chairman, H.E. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, member of the Qatari ruling family, formerly served for a decade as the director of information technology for The Council of The Qatar Ruling Family Affairs.
The announcement was held at the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) — Qatar’s premier hub for applied research, technology innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship — by H.E. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Founder and Chairman of MBK Holding, Jevgenia Kim, CEO of QANplatform, and Johann Polecsak, Co-Founder and CTO of QANplatform.
Besides the $15 Million technology-focused investment commitment, MBK Holding offers growth services to facilitate global market access and expansion for QANplatform. MBK Holding’s focus extends to various regional markets, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and United Kingdom while also encompassing other global opportunities. MBK Holding recently signed a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia to support entrepreneurial growth and innovation in Saudi Arabia by developing growth services that seek to create market-leading investment opportunities.
A Layer 1 blockchain platform, like Ethereum or QANplatform, is the basic infrastructure of all blockchain projects and applications. It is comparable to the operating system of a computer. It is the fundamental base layer on top of which the ecosystem can build endless solutions. QANplatform will be the first EVM-compatible, quantum-resistant Layer 1 hybrid blockchain platform where developers can code smart contract, DApp, DeFi, DAO, token, NFT, Metaverse, CBDC, tokenized asset, and robust Web3 solutions on top of the QAN blockchain platform in any programming language.
As a hybrid blockchain, QANplatform will have a private and public blockchain as well. In September 2023, QANplatform marked a new era of Web3 OS (Operating System) with the launch of the QAN Private Blockchain. QANplatform has unveiled the world’s first private blockchain that is both quantum-resistant (using NIST primary recommended post-quantum algorithm), and compatible with Ethereum’s EVM, while also enabling developers to code smart contracts in any programming language.
QANplatform’s ecosystem is building up with renowned companies such as Hacken, Beosin, or Alpine Esports. In February 2023, Alpine Esports, a Group Renault brand, and inter alia in the Formula 1® Esports Series signed QANplatform as its Official Blockchain Partner. In September 2023, QANplatform was selected to the Ernst & Young Startup Program as one of the nine selected promising startups in the technology and finance sectors, chosen from among hundreds of applicants globally.
H.E. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Founder and Chairman of MBK Holding said: “MBK Holding proudly backs QANplatform, the game-changing quantum-resistant blockchain platform and nominates Johann Polecsak as the Director of Blockchain of MBK Holding. Blockchain technology in general, is still an untapped area with many opportunities and potential to transform entire value chains, sectors, and business processes. As a deep tech startup, QANplatform can lead the next wave of blockchain platforms with its remarkable features, including multi-language smart contracts and quantum-resistant security. QANplatform is a great fit for our portfolio and partner companies to discover and benefit from the potential of its technology.”
Johann Polecsak, Co-Founder and CTO of QANplatform said: “Working alongside MBK Holding and their team is truly an honor. QANplatform is driven by the vision of creating the safest and most user-friendly blockchain platform, enabling the development of numerous real-world robust applications that bring tangible value to various industries.”
Jevgenia Kim, CEO of QANplatform said: “The strategic partnership with MBK Holding opens up new horizons and elevates the potential of QANplatform to unprecedented heights. We eagerly anticipate exploring new use cases and targeted regional market expansions, thanks to the support and opportunities provided by MBK Holding.”
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