QuarkChain Monthly Project Progress Report: May, 2020

3 min readJun 1, 2020


Welcome to the 53rd QuarkChain Monthly Report. This is our May issue. We will post monthly reports including development progress, monthly news, and events at the end of each month. In the future, QuarkChain strives to do better. Let’s review what happened in the past month!


  • Launched multi-native token auction and gas reserve webpage
  • QPool is cooperating with Hive OS
  • The third topic for QuarkChain Video Series was released: What is Heterogeneous Sharding
  • Dr. Zhou published article named “Blockchain as a Distributed File System”
  • QuarkChain LIVE AMA was launched

Development Progress

# Major Updates

## Added

  • Launched multi-native token auction and gas reserve webpage
  • Added function of alerting system for specific full nodes on block progress
  • Added LevelDB storage library for performance enhancement in goquarkchain

## Updated

  • Updated uwsgi configs for web server optimization
  • Updated Ethash to cache seeds for memory optimization in goquarkchain
  • Fixed syncing problem raised by cross-shard contract call for deploying system contract

Developer Events

2.1 QPool Is Cooperating with Hive OS

QPool (qpool.net),a mining pool that supports the QuarkChain official mainnet, is building a strategic cooperation with Hive OS, the world’s leading mining platform to provide more qualified services for QKC miners. Click to learn how to use QPool and HiveOS to mine QKC: //qpool.net/#/help

Articles Summary

3.1 QuarkChain New Video Series

We updated the third topic for the video series named “QuarkChain 100 Q&A”. Heterogeneous sharding is an advanced version of sharding, which not only solves scalability problems, but also provides flexibility for underlying infrastructure. QuarkChain has applied such technology.

For more details, please check: https://bit.ly/100QA_QKC_Q3

3.2 Blockchain as a Distributed File System

In this article, Dr.Zhou propose a blockchain network that acts as a centralized append-only distributed file system (DFS) such as Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) or Google File System (GFS). The potential advantages of blockchain as a distributed file system (BaaDFS) include:

  • High availability;
  • High data integrity;
  • Highly trustworthy storage for clients.

For more details, please check: https://bit.ly/QKC_Tech_512

3.3 How Heterogeneous Sharding Empowers Enterprise

With many enterprise business scenarios and geographical differences, it is hard to address all the scenarios with just one public chain. The ideal solution should be scenario-based: based on the specifications of the scenario, customize a public chain as a solution. QuarkChain‘s heterogeneous sharding technology can solve the issue by allowing each chain to configure different consensus,different virtual machines, different ledger and different token economics. Such design allows new technologies to be incorporated into a new shard chain without hard forking.

For more details, please check: https://bit.ly/Enterprise_qkc


4.1 QuarkChain Ambassadors Attended the Online Opening Ceremony

On May 16 and 17, QuarkChain held two online opening ceremony meetings . Ambassadors from China, the United States, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Turkey, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, Russia, Nigeria, and other 20 countries and regions attended the meetings. Dr. Zhou, founder and CEO of QuarkChain, and Anthurine, co-founder and CMO of QuarkChain introduced the characteristics and advantages of QuarkChain, as well as the work duties and reward of being QuarkChain global ambassadors.

For more details, please check: https://bit.ly/36saDDs

4.2 QuarkChain LIVE AMA was Launched

QuarkChain held the LIVE AMA for the first time on Thursday. Dr. Zhou and Anthurine introduced the latest updates of QuarkChain, and answered questions. More than 50 community members participated in the interaction and won awards. More than 300 viewers joined the live broadcast online at the same time.

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