QuarkChain Bi-weekly Project Progress Report: Aug 6 — Aug 19

Welcome to the 12th QuarkChain Bi-weekly Report for the period from Aug 6th to Aug 19th! For better communications with our community, we’ll be updating our progress every other week.

1. Offline Activities

1.1. Demo Day

QuarkChain participated in the Demo Day organized by X Separator in Silicon Valley last week. (https://www.pscp.tv/w/1yNGaXPkeMRKj) In this event, we gave a brief introduction of QuarkChain including scalability history, our sharding solution, and progress. Then we went through the public testnet with basic functionalities including balance transfer, network topology, smart contract, etc. We also answered many questions regarding how hash power is distributed and how the root-chain handles double-spend attacks. After this event, we were invited to give more detailed technical talks to engineers next month. QuarkChain aims to spread blockchain technology to broader fields and hopes to build a more prosperous blockchain ecosystem with other projects.

1.2. Crypto2018 Conference

QuarkChain attended Crypto 2018 Conference in Santa Barbara this week. During the “Decentralized cryptocurrencies and blockchains” session, we have learned several new technical progress from Ethereum, Algorand, Stellar, Zcash, Thunderella, Lightning Network, and OasisLab. We also raised several questions regarding PoS online requirements and PoW forking impact on the fast path of Thunderella. We also discussed offline with David Mazières from Stanford University, Mo Dong, the co-founder of Celer Network, and Vitalik, the founder of Ethereum. Having top elites of blockchain field gathering together and discussing blockchain technologies in multi-angle and full aspects together, this conference has shed the light of the bright future of blockchain.

2. Ecosystem Partnership

2.1. QuarkChain Has Built Ecosystem Partnership With JRR Portfolio Eco Alliance

QuarkChain built a deep ecosystem partnership with JRR Portfolio Eco Alliance this Friday. A signing ceremony has been held in Beijing at the same time.

QuarkChain claimed that it wanted to build a long-term strategic relationship with JRR Portfolio Eco Alliance to get a mutual benefit and achieve a win-win situation. Both sides stated that they should actively share resources of ecosystem partners and other resources in the primary and secondary markets. Besides, they will actively introduce high-quality projects to each other, and conduct joint investment/incubation. Moreover, they will invite each other to co-host or attend large and small events such as industry conferences in the future. In addition, both sides will work together to share media resources and promote each other.

This strategic collaboration between QuarkChain and JRR Portfolio Eco Alliance is an important part of the ecosystem construction for both sides. For QuarkChain, this is also the first time to include investors in its ecosystem. QuarkChain will work with more eco-partners globally to provide a complete blockchain-based ecosystem service system in the future.

We strongly believe that the joint of two ecosystem alliances will equip QuarkChain with more energy.

3. New Face

Mr. Qiang Zhu is one of the members of the QuarkChain engineering team. Before joining QuarkChain, Qiang was the R & D Director of Camera 360. Before Camera 360, Qiang worked at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for five years. His rich work experience has made him a senior software developer. Qiang obtained his Bachelor Degree in Applied Mathematics and Master Degree in Information Security from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. As an enthusiast in cryptography and information security for a long time, Qiang has paid attention to blockchain from its early stage and chose to join QuarkChain to make his contribution to this field.

4. Development Progress

  1. Published QuarkChain Developer page as the main hub for QuarkChain developers, with an introduction to QuarkChain concepts and detailed JSON RPC tutorial
  2. Redesigned QuarkChain cluster configuration, now supporting configuration files in addition to command-line parameters
  3. Improved logging and added statistics collection for monitoring and performance improvement purposes
  4. Improved deployment tools for starting up and managing QuarkChain testnets on AWS
  5. Added support for eth_getLogs()-like functionalities in QuarkChain core
  6. Set up developer community in Discord. Discord is a group chat application with web and native app support that is more open to the general developer community

QuarkChain Discord Developer Community: https://discord.gg/4VtjNRF
QuarkChain Developer Page: https://developers.quarkchain.io/


  1. We just opened QuarkChain’s official developer community on Discord. Feel free to join us and discuss up-to-date blockchain technologies with other hackers!
    Here is the link: https://discord.gg/aZDWcwV
  2. Thanks for the suggestions from community members, we have started a new post in our official Reddit account (https://www.reddit.com/r/quarkchainio/) to collect questions before each AMA. Please feel free to post your questions and suggestions there any time before AMA.
  3. We opened our official Facebook account now! Welcome to post there, give us your feedback and ask us questions at https://www.facebook.com/quarkchain/!

Thank you for reading the 12th QuarkChain Report ! The QuarkChain community appreciates your support!




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