QuarkChain CMO Anthurine: Cross-chain By Using Cross-sharding Technology To Meet The Different Requirements of Various Industries for Blockchain

At 20:00 on February 17th, QuarkChain CMO Anthurine visited the MXC matcha community, and introduced QuarkChain’s technical highlights, technical development, and differences from the top projects in the live broadcast. She mentioned that, QuarkChain can achieve the public chain + alliance chain model by using heterogeneous multi-chain technology, which not only the alliance chain can control the access or disconnect from the public chain, but also enterprises can customize different chains based on the different requirements of industries.

Anthurine’s sharing record is as follows:

Moderator: QuarkChain is a well-known project, so please introduce the project again. What are the key technology developments the team is currently doing?

Anthurine: QuarkChain is a flexible, scalable, and user-oriented blockchain infrastructure by applying blockchain sharding technology. QuarkChain aims to provide a secure, decentralized and scalable blockchain solution to deliver 100,000+ on-chain TPS. QuarkChain is the first public chain to have implemented heterogeneous sharding technology, which is similar to Polkadot’s heterogeneous sharding solution.

QuarkChain makes customization available for each shard in four aspects: consensus, ledger models, transaction models and token economy. Each shard can achieve cross chain by the form of cross-sharding, which not only can support DeFi, but also can flexibly customize the upper chain when required. In addition, QuarkChain’s unique design of multi-native assets, can call contracts, cross chains, and pay gas fees under certain conditions. Its flexibility can meet the different requirements of various industries for blockchain.

We are currently working on the QuarkChain mainnet 2.0 BigBang multi-native token function launching and NFT&DEX product testing.

QuarkChain mainnet BigBang will continually have the heterogeneous blockchain architecture thanks to our heterogeneous sharding technology, besides, it will also enable a unique multi-native token function. In our previous events of ‘Game of DeFi’, we have introduced all the functions of multi-native token on the testnet by the games, such as native token bid, mint, transaction, etc. Now, we will officially launch these functions on the mainnet, thus the community and our ecosystem partner projects can use these functions to mint their own native tokens in mainnet.

After the completion of mainnet function activation, we will launch the first mainnet-based NFT&DeFi applications. By then, community members can have first hand experience of QuarkChain’s innovative products on the Bigbang mainnet.

In general, we have already taken the lead in realizing the basic functions required by public chain applications and DeFi applications. And we will soon launch an auction with NFT&DeFi functional applications and multi-native token mint feature. It can be said that the functions have gradually been completed.

Moderator: What are the technical highlights of QuarkChain? Both Ethereum and Polkadot have announced that they will use sharding technology. Is there any difference between QuarkChain’s current technology and these two projects?

Anthurine: Our main difference is the sharding technology. Relying on heterogeneous sharding technology, we greatly increased the flexibility of the entire network.

Sharding was originally used as a scalability solution to the blockchain system, but Ethereum 2.0 currently uses isomorphic sharding technology. Let’s make an analogy. We treat single chain, such as Ethereum or Bitcoin, as a road. In the isomorphic world, scalability is equivalent to building multiple roads with the same cement and the same format.

We use heterogeneous sharding technology for QuarkChain, which means we can build the highway with different formats, for example, it can be a highway designed for special applications, or it can be a local road or even mud road. Heterogeneous sharding cost is low, so we think this is the trend for future blockchain. The heterogeneous chain technology, which is designed and developed by QuarkChain, can support a variety of different types of consensus mechanisms, ledger models, transaction models, and token economics in the same network. Currently, only Polkadot and QuarkCahin are using the similar heterogeneous sharding technology.

Here we have a comparison. Among the heterogeneous shard projects, Polkadot is the most famous one. They described their perspective of future heterogeneous shard network, and also did an outstanding job on it. However, there is a significant difference. They are still using isomorphic in terms of consensus mechanism. They allowed different ledger models and transaction models, but still insisted on their own consensus mechanism.

Though QuarkChain and Polkadot’s heterogeneous sharding solution are different, they have the same logic. They both provide data exchange which support for shards/sub-chains/parachains with different features to improve compatibility, interoperability and composability.

The key difference is that, although Polkadot supports different transaction models for each parachain, the consensus model of each chain is still the same. QuarkChain can make each chain use a different consensus model. This is more flexible than Polkadot. Another point is that our network has been launched for more than one year, but Polkadot has just released.

Our scale for now is relatively small, but we have achieved the implementation of heterogeneous sharding technology. Compare with Ethereum 2.0, they even don’t have a clear date for the delivery. Now we have 8 heterogeneous shards running on the network, and can provide more heterogeneous shards as required in the future. Compared with all the well-known sharding projects, we think our technology is stronger than most of them. In the future, with our new mainnet function activation and the multi-native token function promotion, our value must be reflected by the market.

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QuarkChain provides a secure, decentralized and scalable blockchain solution to deliver 100,000+ on-chain TPS

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