For over two years, the identity of the Q.org domain buyer was unknown. Visiting Q.org didn’t help much, either, with the domain holding a simple overview of the forthcoming Q project.
Earlier in 2021, however, Q.org launched the Q Blockchain, an open-source project that is building on Ethereum technology in order to produce a blockchain that is “a public, open, decentralized ledger with governance concepts that have been tried and tested in established legal systems.”
More details of the Q project can, of course, be seen at Q.org, but who owns Q.org?
The domain is owned by the Q International Foundation’s subsidiary, Q Development AG, a company registered in Liechtenstein.
Based on my research, Q Development AG was registered as a company in September 2020 and its directors are Ute Dürtscher, Martin Schmidt, and Nicolas Biagosch. Biagosch is a managing partner of Postera Capital, a professional advisory firm that focuses on investments in blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Q International Foundation, the parent organization, was registered in Liechtenstein in August 2020, almost two years after Q.org was purchased for $500,000.
Despite knowing that the domain is owned by the Q International Foundation and Q Development AG, I believe the identity of the key figure(s) behind the Q project has been hidden through the use of Euro Treuhand, a company formation service.