Welcome back to Quai Network’s monthly Developer Roundup. This October the Quai team made strong progress on cross-chain transactions in the core protocol, saw the strongest month of growth yet, and spoke at the World Blockchain Summit in Dubai.
After another productive month of development, the implementation of cross-chain transactions is being actively reviewed. Consensus has already been prepared for the Iron Age Testnet, making the testing of cross-chain transactions one of the final steps to take before launch.
“All of the features have been built and are in the review stage in PRs. So we still have to get them reviewed, get them merged, and then there’s going to be a lot of functional testing where we’ll almost certainly find some bugs that need to be fixed, but logically all of the structure is there and we’re getting really close.” says John, VP Engineering.
The Quai team also released a longer-form developer update on October 28th with Alan Orwick, one of Quai’s co-founders. In the update, Alan talked in detail about core development progress and discussed some highly impactful PRs.
Progress on the core protocol can also be viewed and kept up with by following the Dominant Strategies Github.
On October 14th, the Quai team shared the Beta release of the Quai Dashboard.
The Quai Dashboard is designed to allow users to view the rewards they’ve earned from Quai’s Social Media Rewards Program, which rewards users for engaging with Quai on a variety of social platforms. The Beta release of the Quai Dashboard displayed rewards from Twitter.
Despite the Dashboard’s Beta release only displaying Twitter rewards, the Quai team was blown away by the amount of participation and feedback provided by the community.
Spurred by the Quai Dashboard Beta’s release, October quickly became Quai Network’s strongest month of community growth. In the month of October, the Quai Twitter account received over 2m profile visits, and over 100k unique mentions, while nearly doubling in followers.
The strong community growth on Twitter was also reflected in the Quai Discord, where more than 26k new members were welcomed in the month of October.
The Quai Dashboard Beta is currently under maintenance as feedback from the initial release is processed and the team works to ensure its stability. Currently, the Quai team hopes to bring the Dashboard Beta back online in early November.
World Blockchain Summit Dubai
The Quai team held a presence at the World Blockchain Summit in Dubai from October 17th-19th.
The dedicated Quai Network booth was stocked with merch and good conversations for the duration of the event.
“Everybody that came by the booth was knowledgeable and great to talk to. It was exciting having the opportunity to share what we’re doing at Quai directly with people in Dubai for the first time.” says Justin, Infrastructure Relations.
In addition to having a presence at the booth, Quai’s CMO Raleigh Moore delivered a keynote speech to the conference, discussing how “Specialization is a Symptom of Failure not a Symptom of Success in the Crypto Space.”
The keynote speech was recorded, and will be posted to Quai’s social pages when it is made publicly available.
Looking forward, the Quai team will also be attending Token2049 in London from November 9th-10th and would love to connect with members of the Quai Nation while there!
Development of the core protocol remains the top priority for the Quai team, with internal testing taking place for cross-chain transactions. In tandem with this core testing, work is being done on the Quai Dashboard Beta to take advantage of the massive amount of feedback and data that was collected during the initial launch.
With the Iron Age Testnet closer than ever, and the Dashboard having undergone an incredibly successful Beta launch, the future of Quai Network is looking bright.
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