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“The scalability, reliability and agility that Heroku provides is key for us to sustain performance during times of high trading.”
Liquid by Quoine leverages Heroku to transform digital currency trading
Liquid is making cryptocurrency and digital asset trading accessible to all with an innovative exchange platform built on Heroku.
The digital gold rush
“Heroku allows us to have the flexibility we need as cryptocurrency as the blockchain industry continues to reinvent itself”
Securing the digital economy
Cryptocurrency is not a fixed technology and continues to evolve at pace. That’s why Kayamori and Gomez-Lozada chose to originally build Liquid on the Salesforce platform when they launched the business in 2014, and moved to Heroku Enterprise and Heroku Shield in 2017.
“Heroku allows us to have the flexibility we need as cryptocurrency as the blockchain industry continues to reinvent itself,” says Kayamori. “The scalability, reliability and agility that Heroku provides is key for us to sustain performance during times of high trading.”
A prime example of this is when Liquid was able to process an average of 538 bitcoin transactions per second during 1 hour of intense trading on the Heroku based platform during 2018. Heroku delivered the reliable capability Liquid needed during this period of high activity.
Maintaining the security of the platform is also a major concern for Kayamori and his team as they face threats on multiple fronts, including denial of service attacks.
“From a regulatory perspective, it’s all about protecting the end user,” he says. “We must have the proper customer asset segregation, IT security, and privacy-hosting in place. We use Heroku Private Spaces for this because it provides the security infrastructure and technology, and gives us the control and granularity we need.
“Cryptocurrency is a 24/7 365-days-per-year market. There is no downtime. Heroku helps us to stay online when we want to deploy new features or even when there is a denial of service attack.”
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