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GBI took off as a startup in 2009, bringing to the world a promise of trading & physically owning precious metals.
The challenge / problemWe were tasked with building a trading engine from scratch, one that would be flexible enough for the complex precious metals trading flows and allow for high automation & observability.
The approach / solutionWithin 1 year, the platform took off and started receiving orders, reaching a million-dollar turnover per day. As the client base grew, we focused on automating and allowed the company to keep running smoothly with only a handful of employees.
Over the years, we've integrated with some of the leading world-class financial institutions for pricing, trading, KYC, AML, etc.
The resultGBI is now working with dozens of LBMA-approved precious metal dealers, storing, and delivering metal from dozens of vaults spread out across the globe, and NT is still GBl's preferred technology partner. We have outgrown the infrastructure and needed to migrate to a new data center. Dozens of microservices on multiple environments were flawlessly migrated in phases with little to no downtime to the business. We've also introduced high availability, increased observability, automated backups & hit aggressive business continuity targets.
Ten years into the partnership, the business is still expanding, now into cryptocurrencies, and enabling the business for the migration to the Azure Cloud. Having become the subject matter experts, we keep growing with our Client...
Bricknode is an innovative, cloud-based platform for the financial industry, a company that wants to "put the Fun in finance" as they like to say it. Starting in 2010, it is now a member of Untie Group, a personal finance platform, a mobile bank of the future.
Both Bricknode & Untie were founded by Stefan Willebrand, a serial entrepreneur, with whom we met in 2016, discussing the challenges.
The challenge / problemBricknode has been running for years with an in-house development team but needed to grow fast, mainly building applications in the form of web portals that run on top of the existing core. The business also needed a wider skillset while the in-house team was highly focused on the business logic.
The approach / solutionNaissus did not mind starting small and initially working on less important aspects of the system as it was the best way to learn about the existing components of the system as well as the business itself.
Being a good technology stack match, with years' long prior experience in Fintech, having an engineering mindset, as well as being nearshore & English-fluent, Naissus brought immediate relief & quickly became reliable leverage to scale the business.
The resultNaissus quickly became Bricknode's preferred software development partner and started building application services on top of Bricknode's financial core. We were quick to learn about the existing core so that we can collaborate on software designs with the in-house team.
Over the course of years, Naissus has brought to life about a dozen of web applications, all based on Bricknode core and integrated into the existing ecosystem. Applications include: