A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

FEATURES

We'll all look back in 20 years and conclude that Bitcoin was as influential a platform for innovation as the Internet itself was.
     -Marc Andreessen (The investor & Web browser pioneer )

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TECHNOLOGY

Two-layered blockchains

The QuarkChain consists of two layers of blockchains. We apply elastic sharding blockchains (shards) as the first layer, and a root blockchain that confirms the blocks from the shards as the second layer.

Cross-shard transactions

Cross-shard transactions can be issued at any time, and confirmed in minutes. The throughput of cross-shard transactions increases linearly as the number of shards increases.

Market driven collaborative mining

We designed a game theoretic framework for incentives, where hash powers are incentivized to distribute evenly among shards. There are at least 50% of overall hash power allocated to the root chain to prevent double spending attack.

Simple account management

There is only one account needed for all shards. All cryptocurrencies from different shards are stored in one smart wallet.

Horizontal scalability

Because a super-full node can be extremely expensive when TPS goes high, we allow multiple honest nodes forming a cluster running as a super-full node.

COMMUNITY

You can participate as volunteers to test the testnet (beta, invited test).We are looking for 100 volunteers to help test our next version of testnet available in May 2018. We welcome all candidates with strong technical background and programming experience in blockchain. If you are interested, please submit your resume to testnet@quarkchain.io together with your brief contributions to existing projects (e.g., github commits). Thanks for your support and help!

There are lots of scammers (for example quarkchain-token.io). Please don't send money and ETH to any unverified website. Details about KYC, whitelist, token metrics and updates are available on this website, Telegram news channel, and Twitter.

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TEAM

Software engineer & expert in high-performance systems; Former Googler and 15+years development experience; PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology

Qi Zhou

Founder

Software engineer & expert in high-performance systems; Former Googler and 15+years development experience; PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology

Qi Zhou

Founder Former Googler, Expert in high-performance sys

Expert in large scale distributed systems with 6 years work experience at Facebook and Google. Master in computer science from University of Michigan.

Zhaoguang Wang

Software Engineer

Expert in large scale distributed systems with 6 years work experience at Facebook and Google. Master in computer science from University of Michigan.

Zhaoguang Wang

Software Engineer Years experience at Facebook

Full Professor at Georgia Tech; IEEE Fellow

Xiaoli Ma

Research Scientist

Full Professor at Georgia Tech; IEEE Fellow

Xiaoli Ma

Research Scientist Prof. at Gatech & IEEE Fellow

Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong Univ; PhD from Virginia Tech; Dedicated on Blockchain development and research

Yaodong Yang

Research Scientist

Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong Univ; PhD from Virginia Tech; Dedicated on Blockchain development and research

Yaodong Yang

Research Scientist Prof. at XJTU

Assistant Professor at RPI; PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology

Wencen Wu

Research Scientist

Assistant Professor at RPI; PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology

Wencen Wu

Research Scientist Assistant Professor at RPI

Graduate from SJTU & JHU; Combined background of finance and tech; 6 year experience in both Wall street and Silicon Valley

Anthurine Xiang

Marketing and Community

Graduate from SJTU & JHU; Combined background of finance and tech; 6 year experience in both Wall street and Silicon Valley

Anthurine Xiang

Marketing and Community Extensive experience in startup

Dedicated on Blockchain productization and business development

Ting Du

Business Development and Eco-system

Dedicated on Blockchain productization and business development

Ting Du

Business Development and Eco-system Extensive experience in Venture Capital and Incubator

Founder of investment firm, 3 years experience in financial investment. Crypto media writer.

Patrick Mei

Community Manager

Founder of investment firm, 3 years experience in financial investment. Crypto media writer.

Patrick Mei

Community Manager Crypto media writer

Julianne has extensive BD Marketing experiences in both U.S and China. Julianne previous servers as branch manager for Roboterra Inc, which is a AI robotics company.

Julianne Zhu

Social Media Broadcasting

Julianne has extensive BD Marketing experiences in both U.S and China. Julianne previous servers as branch manager for Roboterra Inc, which is a AI robotics company.

Julianne Zhu

Social Media Broadcasting Rich experience in business development

ADVISORS

Advisor of several blockchain technology companies such as ICON Foundation and Orchid Labs

Paul Veradittakit

Partner at Pantera Capital; Advisor of several blockchain technology companies such as ICON Foundation and Orchid Labs

Paul Veradittakit

Partner at Pantera Capital

Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems; Co-led the ZFS team and served as Chief Engineer for Storage at Sun Microsystems; Former president of DSSD / EMC
Fellow

Bill Moore

Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems; Co-led the ZFS team and served as Chief Engineer for Storage at Sun Microsystems; Former president of DSSD / EMC
Fellow

Bill Moore

Former president of DSSD

PhD Physicist with 100+publications; Founder: Cloudant (YCS08) acquired 2014 (IBM Cloud Data Services)

Mike Miller

PhD Physicist with 100+publications; Founder: Cloudant (YCS08) acquired 2014 (IBM Cloud Data Services)

Mike Miller

Founder of Cloudant

University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech; Fellow of National Academy of Engineering, USA

Arun G. Phadke

University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech; Fellow of National Academy of Engineering, USA

Arun G. Phadke

Winner of Benjamin Franklin Medal

Expert in cyber security
Discovered serious vulnerabilities in Linux, Android, and TCP/IP
Assistant Professor at UC Riverside

Zhiyun Qian

Expert in cyber security
Discovered serious vulnerabilities in Linux, Android, and TCP/IP
Assistant Professor at UC Riverside

Zhiyun Qian

Expert in cyber security

INVESTORS

OUR LATEST TESTNET TRIAL RUN

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TIMELINE

2017 Q2

Blockchain Scalability Problem Research

White Paper Draft

2017 Q4

2018 Feb

Verification Code 0.1 White Paper Release

Testnet 0.1 Wallet 0.1

2018 Mar

2018 Q2

Testnet 1.0 Smart Contract 0.1

2018 Q4

QuarkChain Core 1.0 Mainnet 1.0 SmartWallet 1.0

QuarkChain Core 2.0 SmartWallet 2.0

2019 Q2

2017 Q2 Blockchain Scalability Problem Research
2017 Q4 White Paper Draft
2018 Feb Verification Code 0.1 White Paper Release
2018 Mar Testnet 0.1 Wallet 0.1
2018 Q2 Testnet 1.0 Smart Contract 0.1
2018 Q4 QuarkChain Core 1.0 Mainnet 1.0 SmartWallet 1.0
2019 Q2 QuarkChain Core 2.0 SmartWallet 2.0

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