Our Story

The PL^G team united with the view that no commercially successful technology has started with the premise that you first need to rewrite every system your company depends on, and that blockchain will be no different. For four years the team have been developing the technology – incorporating lessons learned from the failings of the popular cryptocurrency-based blockchains that we have observed from 2014-onward.

The internationally-based teams bring a mixture of technical, regulatory, legal, and cultural understanding to the PL^G project.

Our Story

The PL^G team united with the view that no commercially successful technology has started with the premise that you first need to rewrite every system your company depends on, and that blockchain will be no different. For four years the team have been developing the technology – incorporating lessons learned from the failings of the popular cryptocurrency-based blockchains that we have observed from 2014-onward.

The internationally-based teams bring a mixture of technical, regulatory, legal, and cultural understanding to the PL^G project.


Qadre
Qadre is a UK-based organisation that uses blockchain to solve problems surrounding trust in the digital world. Through a suite of products and solutions, Qadre provides tools to onboard and manage trust for individuals, organisations, and even physical goods; minimising inefficiencies and opportunities for fraud. They aim to ensure security is part of technology’s core foundation, rather than a bolt-on feature, in order to bring accountability to the digital world.

Nicoholas Williamson

Nick is a Founder of Qadre and has been an active advocate of private chains in the blockchain community since 2010. He previously worked in finance hedge-funds and eGaming, before entering the world offounding a number of blockchain startups and designing the original PL^G technology.

Laura Bailey

Laura is a Founder of Qadre and Spokesperson for the British Blockchain Association; she has founded a series of blockchain startups and brings with her 12 years of banking and technology experience.

Imogen Bunyard

Imogen is a Co-Founder and COO of Qadre and has founded several blockchain startups. She comes from a background in consultancy and investment across a multitude of industries, regions, and technologies.

David Smith

David has taken the role Technical Lead and Architect on PL^G for several years. His previous experience ranges from Online Payments and Aeronautics, to Virtual/Augmented Reality and Mobile Biometrics.

Ashley Kemball-Cook

Ashley leads business development for Qadre and has led a number of blockchain projects from concept to implementation. He is a trained business analyst and comes from a background in CSR.

Centrality
Centrality is a New Zealand-based company formed by like-minded individuals that are interested in cutting edge technology and creating something purposeful. They are one of the leading, blockchain venture studios in the world, with a growing team of 85 people across Auckland, London, Melbourne and Singapore. They are backed by a global investor network who understand their vision – to help the world transition to a blockchain-enabled future.

Aaron Macdonald

Aaron is a 20 year tech industry veteran with experience leading teams across all aspects of a technology company. Aaron has held leadership positions in large technology companies managing portfolios over $1b in value across engineering and architecture, product management, product development, marketing and sales.

Ahmed Hilali

With over 10 years experience developing software on the cutting edge, Ahmed is a flexible and curious individual who has worked on everything from 3D graphics engines, to mobile apps, to database security layers. Most recently he is leading the Pl^g blockchain infrastructure team at the Centrality Auckland office and pondering what makes the perfect Merkle tree.

Phoenix Zerin

Phoenix has been developing and architecting software applications for over a decade, most recently completing a 5-year stint as a digital nomad in South America. Phoenix is a Senior Blockchain Developer at Centrality and the lead developer for PyOTA, the Python API library for the IOTA cryptocurrency. In his spare time, he is a motorcycle enthusiast, bushcraft-curious, and likes cat emojis.

Andy Higgs

Andy has a 20 year track record delivering growth, new business and performance improvement in commercial leadership roles across public and private sector organisations. Andy’s international experience includes Deloitte Consulting, MTV Networks Europe and co-founding Accelerate Sport (now CSM) developing global sport and entertainment rights based in London.

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