The Quai Protocol is now undergoing internal integration testing to ensure that all Testnet tooling properly interfaces with Quai Network.
In the last developer roundup, the Quai protocol had been coordinated into two testing environments: the ongoing Colosseum network, and the Garden developer environment. This developer roundup, another developer environment named Orchard has been added to expedite the testing of new features.
The Colosseum network is being used for internal integration testing of the wallet, faucet, Quais SDK, and contract deployment. This thorough integration testing is intended to minimize the amount of tooling issues that users will encounter when participating in the Iron Age Testnet.
Testing is being actively conducted on the following items:
- Wallet/account generation
- Internal (same chain) transactions
- External (cross-chain) transactions
- Faucet output/throttle mechanism
- Calling RPC endpoints
- Deploying contracts
- Making contract calls
- Connecting Quais SDK to deployed contracts
To keep up with core protocol development progress towards the Iron Age, follow along on GitHub.
With the Iron Age Testnet quickly approaching, much work has been done to create a supportive environment for Quai developers. Quai Genesis, the Quai Network grants program, will offer resources including funding, development support, venture capital introductions, and consultancy.
While Quai Genesis applications have not yet opened, individuals interested in creating and deploying an NFT Project in Quai’s Iron Age Testnet can initiate a conversation with the Quai business development team by filling out this form.
The Quai documentation was also upgraded to further clarify the nuances of development on Quai Network to potential builders. The new Quai documentation can be viewed here.
Quai Network is a sponsor of ETH Denver, and will be represented at the event with both a dedicated booth and a side-event hosted at Meow Wolf. Quai co-founder Dr. K will also be speaking at the event about Quai Network and its technology.
As an official sponsor of ETH Denver, Quai Network will have a dedicated booth set up in the “Devtopia” area of the event dedicated to infrastructure and scalability solutions. Make sure to swing by the Quai booth to hear the pitch and get some free merch!
Outside of the booth at ETH Denver, Quai Network will also be sponsoring a VIP Mixer on March 3rd at Meow Wolf, a one-of-a-kind immersive art exhibit. The event is currently waitlisted, and individuals who are on the waitlist will receive a notification via email if a ticket is available for them.
Quai Network will also be hosting an event at Consensus 2023 in Austin. To be the first to know about what Quai Network has in store for Consensus, make sure to sign up for the Quai Newsletter below.
University Calls & AMAs
Dr. K, a co-founder of Quai Network, has conducted “University Call” lectures to educate the Quai community on both general blockchain technology and Quai-specific features. Beginning with “Quai 101,” Dr. K explains the differences between the fiat and crypto system, and explains the problems in the crypto space that Quai intends to address.
Dr. K will continue hosting University Calls on a bi-weekly basis. These University Calls are accompanied by semi-weekly “Office Hours” hosted by other members of the Quai team to further explain certain topics and answer questions in an open forum.
Quai University Calls will continue to be hosted bi-weekly on Wednesdays after the ETH Denver conference.
Quai co-founder Alan O. also participated in an “NFTs on Quai Network” AMA with the co-founders of the Starspace NFT marketplace in a discussion on what makes a good NFT ecosystem.
While integration testing is in progress, other members of the Quai team have been creating and finalizing tutorials surrounding both hardware setup/management and development. Tutorials available for the Iron Age will include:
- Node Setup / Maintenance
- Miner Setup / Maintenance
- Wallet creation & address generation
- Simple smart contract deployment
- Interacting with the Quais SDK / Simple Dapp walkthrough
- Multi-chain ERC-20 deployment
- Multi-chain ERC-721 deployment
These tutorials will be primarily and initially available as written documentation. Video-based tutorials will be prioritized based on the needs and requests of the community.
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Capable of thousands of transactions per second, the Quai Network is a new solution to scalability that is soon to be ready for mainnet release.
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