QuarkChain Bi-weekly Project Progress Report: June 28 — July 11, 2019

Welcome to the 35th QuarkChain Bi-weekly Report for the period from June 28 to July 11. For the past two weeks, we announced plenty of news and attended many events.

  • QuarkChain mainnet officially opens transaction function;
  • QuarkChain burned 40% (4 Billion) ERC20 tokens and converted them into mainnet mining rewards.
  • Guardian Plan Update: Term I has been finished, and the corresponding rewards have been released. The second term of Aegis Guardians and Elf Guardians are performing the duties.
  • QKC was listed on PIEXGO, which opened QKC/USDT, QKC/BTC trading. Meanwhile, UDAP was officially listed on PIEXGO and became the first IXO project in QuarkChain’s eco-partnership layout.
  • QuarkChain together with 47 companies and organizations joined in Binance’s Charity to unveil a stable coin for the alleviation of period poverty.
  • The QuarkChain team actively participated in online and offline activities. They discuss how the blockchain ecosystem can apply in all walks of life, and the general trend of the blockchain industry with people from various trades and industries.

Development Progresses

# Major Updates

## Added

  • Supported the function to enforce minimum gas price for accepting transactions and mining block inclusion
  • Supported the function of discarding under-priced transactions when the transaction queue is full
  • Added a new function of turning on/off public and private JSONRPC servers in the configuration
  • Implemented database integrity check tooling to make sure the consensus algorithm will not break after new code changes by replaying the whole blockchain history
  • Added utility scripts for coinbase and balance-related calculations
  • Implemented the function of showing the whole transaction history in any shard
  • Supported turning on profiling mode for measuring cluster performances
  • Added a token ID parameter to ‘gasPrice’ JSONRPC endpoint

## Updated

  • Improved block processing performance during synchronization and blockchain history replay, where the time usage of replaying the whole history dropped from 1 day to 1 hour
  • Simplified cross-shard transaction processing with more testing scenarios
  • Improved transaction history lookup function by normalizing addresses in the same full shard ID

## Fixed

  • Fixed cross-shard transaction gas consumption calculation for root chain coinbase rewards

QuarkChain mainnet officially opens transaction function

In accordance with the consensus and roadmap, we are pleased to announce that QuarkChain mainnet now officially opens the transaction function. We welcome community members to use it and experience the smooth transaction brought by the QuarkChain sharding technology.

For more details, please click HERE.

QuarkChain burned 40% (4 Billion) ERC20 tokens

According to the original token distribution plan, 4 billion tokens will be awarded to miners as total mining rewards. In order to convert these tokens into mainnet mining rewards, QuarkChain burned these tokens in the ERC20 contract and converted them into mainnet mining rewards.

For more details, please click HERE.

QuarkChain Guardian Plan Term I Ended and Term II Election Result Was Announced

As Term I guardian plan ended, QuarkChain already sent the corresponding rewards to the guardians and to the voters at the promised rebate ratio. Meantime, the second term of the Guardian Plan poll ended. Members can check the election result. Considering that staking restricts the users to participate in other activities, we decided to postpone the launch of the third term of the Guardian Plan, and will restart it at a better time.

For more details, please click HERE.

QKC Was Listed on PIEXGO

PIEXGO officially listed QKC on July 1, 2019, which opened QKC/USDT, QKC/BTC trading. Top 20 winners in the QKC trading competition were announced. Thank everyone for the enthusiastic participation in the QKC trading competition. The rewards will be issued within 7 working days after the list announced.

For more details, please click: https://piexgo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360030650991-Top-20-Winners-of-QKC-Trading-Competition-Announced

UDAP Launched on PIEXGO doing IXO and Became the First Project Using QKC to Do the Fundraising

UDAP was officially listed on PIEXGO and became the first IXO project in QuarkChain’s eco-partnership layout. QuarkChain’s secure, flexible and high throughput underlying technology, coupled with UDAP’s role that links various application layers, will enable the measurement and connection of various virtual and physical assets, and ultimately achieve wide commercial applications.

For more details, please click HERE.

QuarkChain participated in Binance’s charity event and promoted global women’s health with “Pink Coin”

July 3, 2019 — Binance Charity Foundation announced the first strategic alliance of 46 companies and organizations as founding partners to introduce ‘Pink Care Token’ (PCAT). Dr. Qi Zhou-QuarkChain’s founder and CEO said: “This 46-agency alliance event is a grand philanthropy with different strengths. QuarkChain’s flexibility is compatible and inclusive. We are willing to provide technical assistance within our capabilities for the release of the Pink Care Token to create more well-being for women around the world.”

For more details, please click HERE.

Partnership with Rebit AI

REBIT AI is a company that has been a 15-year solution partner to Samsung Electronics which provided embedded keyboard solutions to some of Samsung’s Galaxy series. With this technology, REBIT AI is prepared a crypto rewarding keyboard DApp.

Through the partnership with Samsung Electronics REBIT AI’s keyboard has finished testing for all languages, which makes it one of the only 4 keyboard applications that can provide such language coverage in the world. It will provide AI-based word completion and suggestion as Galaxy smartphone keyboards do. Furthermore, the DApp will utilize AI-based big data analytics and recommendation technology, which has been developed with Samsung Electronics but not used in its phones, for AD targeting and big data services. REBIT AI has already created a business model based on its big data competencies and is in steps of advancing it.

As such, top Korean companies like KT(Telecom), ActozSoft, Netmarble, global Ad platform YeahMobi, and MotherBrain have already partnered with REBIT AI and is currently expanding its partnerships also into India and Japan.

REBIT AI CEO Donjun Shin is upset about seeing the low utilization of unstructured big data and therefore has great expectations for its crypto rewarding keyboard business.

We are very happy to have REBIT AI as a member of QuarkChain Ecosystem

6/27 Consensus, On-Chain Governance and Economic Models in the World of Blockchain in San Francisco

Around 100 delegates joined the event of Consensus, On-Chain Governance and Economic Models in the World of Blockchain. Industry experts and leaders from investment, finance, blockchain presented and participated in keynote and various panel discussions. With the theme, “Consensus, On-Chain Governance and Economic Models in the World of Blockchain”, this event explored several key topics relating to consensus, on-chain governance and economic models from technology and investment perspective.

6/28 Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Event in Silicon Valley

Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Investment Delegation visited the United States in June. The event was held in Silicon Valley Science and Technology Innovation Center on June 28. QuarkChain was invited to participate in the event as an outstanding start-up enterprise in Silicon Valley. The leaders of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area had a deep discussion on QuarkChain’s enterprise solution. The director highly praised QuarkChain’s technology development and will continue in-depth cooperation with QuarkChain in the future.

6/29 The Ethereum Technology & Application Convention

The Ethereum Technology & Application Convention organized by CSDN, Linktime was held on June 29–30 in Beijing. QuarkChain engineer Ping Ke was invited to participate in the event. They discussed Ethereum 2.0, blockchain tech with Vitalik Buterin and other industry leaders. During the event, Ping Ke introduced QuarkChain’s state sharding technology to offer a better solution to blockchain trilemma. Vitalik Buterin said using sharding technology is his next step.

6/29 GCDC2019 GOS Chain Eco-application Developers Conference

GOS Chain Eco-application Developers Conference was held in Hangzhou on June 29. The conference invited famous scholars, developers, and scientists to show the frontier public chain technology of GOS Chain to developers, industry partners and enterprises from all over the country. During the conference, attendees explained the direction of investment development and discussed the ecological application of the blockchain. QuarkChain scientist Dr. Yaodong Yang was invited to attend the event and he delivered a keynote speech entitled “Shards and Flexibility of Blockchain”.

7/4 QuarkChain Founder and CEO Dr. Zhou Joined Online Discussion about Libra

On July 4, Dr. Qi Zhou — QuarkChain CEO and founder attended BibiNews’ sharing session and explored Libra’s opportunities and challenges. Dr. Zhou indicated that QuarkChain hopes to work with Libra in the field of public chain technology and learn from each other. Libra wants to implement the blockchain technology for serving 1 billion people, but Libra can’t do it yet, and QuarkChain already has the solutions. In addition, it is worth learning that Libra can work with high-quality business partners and participate in community governance.

7/4 QuarkChain CMO attended “Is Libra the Future of Blockchain” Panel

On July 4, QuarkChain co-founder and CMO Anthurine Xiang attended an event that was organized by InVault. In the panel, she discussed views on Libra alongside big institutions such as McDonald, the Chinese Academy of Science Institute, Alipay’s Antfin and Alchemint. The entrance of mainstream traditional institutions brings more users, at the same time, it can also let us learn how mainstream institutions think of the blockchain industry.

7/6 CMO Joined BIGGERCHAIN 2019 China’s blockchain leaders Forum

At the BIGGERCHAIN 2019 China’s blockchain leaders Forum, held in China on July 6, QuarkChain CMO Anthurine gave an excellent speech about how public blockchain will evolve in the future. Staking also became a topic of discussion. Anthurine discussed the topic of “Benefit & Equity- The Rising of Staking Economic” and commented about the benefits of staking, capital security and how to attract the participators. Anthurine Xiang believes that “Staking” can be understood as pledging. However, staking also has the meaning of stock equity and earnings. Staking emphasizes participation. We encourage people to participate in community ecological development and become part of it, rather than simply gaining benefits by investing tokens in nodes. The meaning of staking is to encourage people to participate in community ecology.

Tortoise in China

Tortoise in China is a field visiting project which lasts nearly half a year. It includes in-depth interviews with 50 representative people inside and outside the industry and interviews with 100 benchmarking enterprises in the industry. CBO Du Ting, QuarkChain co-founder, will participate in the round table “Application Discussions”. He will share how QuarkChain uses sharding technology to achieve application landing.

7/14 Block Global ECO Summit

On July 14, the 2019 Block Global ECO Summit hosted by BLOCK GLOBAL, Block360 and GLOSFER will be held in Shenzhen, China. QuarkChain co-founder and CBO Du Ting, CMO Anthurine will participate in the event. This summit will focus on blockchain technology and application, and discuss how to control the timing before the bull market. Industry experts will share the latest development results of blockchain policy, standards, technology, and application. Ting Du and Anthurine will discuss the industrial ecology and risks of blockchain, and explore the global development trend of blockchain.

There is a QuarkChain’s official Reddit account. We will collect questions before AMA. Please feel free to post questions and suggestions on Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/quarkchainio/comments/cc0m0q/quarkchain_weekly_discussion_ama_0711_7_pm_pst/

Thanks for reading this report. QuarkChain always appreciates your support and company.