Welcome to the twenty-second edition of “This Week in Quai,” an initiative by the development company of Quai Network, Dominant Strategies. This Week in Quai offers weekly updates to the Quai Community by aggregating popular Quai quotes and social posts from the past week and offering a schedule for upcoming events.
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What is Quai?
Quai Network is a pre-launch cryptocurrency. Quai is the first blockchain protocol that is simultaneously decentralized, censorship resistant, and infinitely scalable. Quai, in contrast to traditional cryptocurrencies, functions as a network of many interoperable blockchains braided together. Due to a breakthrough discovery that occurred during research on Proof-of-Work, Quai Network utilizes a new consensus mechanism, Proof-of-Entropy-Minima (PoEM), which eliminates all consensus-based forks, and enables all Quai nodes to remain in “perpetual consensus.”
Quote of the Week
“A new go-quai tag has been released that includes changes intended to resolve the widespread syncing issue. The new tag is v0.19.0. All users will temporarily need to run a global (not slice) node to sync on this tag. However, after this update, the requirements to run a global node have dropped drastically. If you were running a slice node before, you should have no issues running a global node.
All node operators will need to update their node onto this new tag. We also recommend clearing your node database due to the node improvements. Follow the instructions in the FAQ to properly clear state (https://docs.quai.network/introduction/iron-age-testnet/faq#how-do-i-delete-my-nodes-database-and-reset-my-state) and update your node to run the new tag (https://docs.quai.network/introduction/iron-age-testnet/faq#if-when-a-new-release-of-go-quai-comes-out-as-part-of-the-testnet-what-do-i-need-to-do-to-update-my).
Once your node is cleared, updated, and restarted, it should begin syncing properly from where you left off. If you have issues, feel free to reach out for help in either 🧪│testnet-discuss or 🛠│support-ticket.
Note: It is important not to start your GPU miners until your node has synchronized to the tip of the chain (you can check if your node is synced by following these instructions: https://docs.quai.network/introduction/iron-age-testnet/faq#how-do-i-know-if-my-node-has-synced-to-the-network. Attempting to mine blocks before you are in sync can result in your peers dropping you, which will cause your node to have syncing issues, even while the remainder of the network is operating properly.
We greatly appreciate your patience, and look forward to getting everyone synced to the tip and mining!”
- Dominant Strategies employee Max in an announcement in the Quai Discord
On October 4th, a new release of go-quai was cut to address the network-wide syncing issues being encountered. This release (v0.19.0) contains the many fixes/protocol improvements outlined in the September Developer Roundup that have been discovered since the start of Testnet.
The primary goal of the Iron Age Testnet is to identify and flush out potential issues in networking and consensus before progressing in development. Being able to find and resolve issues like the syncing problem that arose is a major purpose of running a public Testnet in the first place, and is critical to the development of the protocol.
With the new v0.19.0 release, it is recommended that all node operators run a global node. Certain syncing issues related to slice nodes are still under investigation. When a fix is available that allows slice nodes to be run again without issues, a new release will be cut and announcements will be released.
Technical Term of the Week
HiveOS – HiveOS is an Ubuntu-based operating system and a dashboard designed specifically for the monitoring and maintenance of ASIC and GPU miners.
Once installed on a mining rig or computer, HiveOS provides a dashboard that allows miners to monitor various metrics of their mining rigs, including hashrate, temperature, power consumption, fan speed, and more. HiveOS is the recommended setup for mining Quai during the Iron Age Testnet, having gone through the most testing and being used by the majority of community miners.
One extremely useful HiveOS’s feature is the ability to remotely manage and adjust the settings of machines, enabling miners to control their rigs from anywhere in the world. HiveOS is a useful tool to simplify the process of GPU mining, whether on a single computer or larger multi-rig setup.
To learn how to use HiveOS to mine Quai in the Iron Age Testnet, you can check out the written tutorial in the Quai documentation, or look for a community tutorial on YouTube!
Top Posts of the Week
- A University Call hosted by Dr. K has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 11:
- The September Developer Roundup was posted in the Quai blog, offering an update on syncing issues that have been found and how they have been resolved:
- Quai Community miners have started building scripts to optimize their mining experience:
- Hashrate is coming online to Quai Network! Hashrate can be seen live at https://stats.quai.network/:
- Version 0.19.0 of go-quai was released to fix syncing issues:
Quai Network Office Hours with Justin: October 10, 2023 @ 10am CST – Join Dominant Strategies team member Justin for a casual discussion/AMA on Quai Network’s technology & Iron Age Testnet!
Quai Network Office Hours with Max: October 12, 2023 @ 9am CST – Join Dominant Strategies team member Max for a casual discussion/AMA on Quai Network’s technology & Iron Age Testnet!
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Quai Network is an open-source Proof-of-Entropy-Minima blockchain network utilizing the capabilities of merged mining to increase throughput and security. Users of Quai Network will enjoy fast transaction times without compromising decentralization and security. Miners will have competitive mining opportunities across the many blockchains within the network.
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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