The main participants in Quadrant are the Nurseries, Constellations, Pioneers, Elons, and Guardians.
Nurseries; the atomic data providers that create the original data records. They create stars, which can then be grouped into constellations.
Constellations; the smart contracts that map multiple data sources into a single data product. These data products are then transacted between parties.
Pioneers; the entities that create data products with Quadrant’s smart contracts.
Elons; the entities that utilize the created data products and with them, build new and unique products and services. They rely on constellations and constellation blueprints to make sense of the data space, which they will travel through.
Guardians; the master nodes that protect the integrity of the chain, ensuring that it is not compromised. The Guardians ensure that the constellations created by the Pioneers are not compromised and provide the services of stamping data into the system.