Why Quorum is BUIDL-ing at ETHDenver

Matt Wright
Feb 8, 2019 · 3 min read

[Updated 2/14/2019]

The Quorum team is going to be at ETHDenver helping developers build tools, APIs, and/ or DApps on Quorum.

This is our first time at ETH Denver and we’re really excited about it… like REALLY excited. While our engineers are heads down at work, we’re ready to see what innovative solutions can be built on Quorum at the BUIDLATHON.

For those that are familiar with Quorum, and want to know what’s new to BUIDL with during the hackathon — we‘re excited that you can get your hands on our new releases with Quorum v2.2.1, Tessera v.08, and Quorum.JS now being the official web3 extension.

..oh, and we’ve got bounties!

We’d love to see more tools, APIs and/or DApps built on top of Quorum! The Quorum team will be releasing a few bounties to the ETHDenver community searching for the best Quorum projects tackling Privacy, Transaction Speed and Throughput, and Public/Private chain integration.

Here they are [LINK]:

1.High PerformancePrize: $1,000

Best use of Quorum’s fast transaction and throughput

2.Privacy — Prize: $3,000

Best use of Quorum’s privacy features

3.Private/Public ChainPrize: $1,000

Best use of tools and protocols from public Ethereum on Quorum (e.g. MetaMask, Truffle, 0x, Dharma Protocol, etc.)

What kind of projects are we looking for?

Based off our Product Roadmap, you’re probably wondering what types of DApps, Tools and/or APIs would we like to see come out of a hackathon. You’ll probably be curious to see what types of implementations would help our development scale. Here’s a few ideas we thought would be appropriate for ETHDenver, but feel free to shock and awe our team with something out of the box!

  • Extend MetaMask to support Quorum private transactions transaction signing through a hardware wallet (e.g. Trezor, Ledger)
  • Build a bridge between Quorum and public ETH, allowing you to transfer assets between the two or reference assets across the two
  • Build a Governance DApp that allows you to add/remove new parties parties from a Quorum network

For those who aren’t too familiar with Quorum:

Quorum is a permissioned version of Ethereum built for enterprise. As an open source fork of the Go Ethereum (a.k.a. geth) client for the Ethereum protocol it is ideal for any application requiring high speed and high throughput of private transactions within a permissioned group of known participants.

Addressing specific challenges facing blockchain technology adoption within enterprises, Quorum supports both transaction-level privacy and network-wide transparency, and is customizable to business requirements.

The primary features of Quorum (extensions from Ethereum):

  • Transaction and contract privacy
  • Multiple voting-based consensus mechanisms
  • Network/Peer permissions management
  • Higher performance

Quorum currently includes the following components:

  • Quorum Node (modified Geth Client)
  • Constellation/Tessera — Transaction Manager
  • Constellation/Tessera — Enclave

With this in mind, some of the many use-cases and applications using Quorum have been video game royalties, healthcare data management, and even the tokenization of gold bars.

Get started here:

Can’t wait to see you all in Denver!

Matt Wright

Community Manager, Quorum

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