[Official Announcement] QuarkChain TPS Competition Update II: 200,000+ TPS Achieved, Challenge Difficulty Upgrade

Following the official announcement of the launch of the second QuarkChain TPS competition, in just a few tens of days, we have received the attention of developers from all over the world. In one week, 100,000 TPS challenge has been achieved! After we announced the implementation of 100,000 TPS performance, the official announcement of the next challenge is 200,000 TPS! Just five days later, we proudly announced that the 200,000 TPS Peak Challenge has been rapidly breached!

Thanks to every developer around the world for your participation! After the audit of our engineering team, we confirm the receipt of an effective submission for the second TPS peak Challenge Award — challenge 200,000 + TPS! The challenger’s TPS peak was 231,341!

GitHub link: https://github.com/jingye2014-bj/goquarkchain/blob/master/TPS.md

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymZf_-OjKmI

Meantime, we continue to announce the goal of the next new peak challenge! The third TPS peak challenge goal is 300,000 TPS. The first challenger who reaches this goal will receive 0.2 BTC + 400,000 QKC reward. In addition, in order to increase the difficulty of the challenge to stimulate the participants, we add new rules to this challenge:

Parameter settings:

Root block interval: 20s ~ 60s

Minor block interval: 4s ~ 10s

Minor block gas limit: <=96,000,000

Number of shards: unlimited

Number of clusters: >= 3 (fully connected)

Difficulty Upgrade : The final peak TPS value will be the smaller ones in the TOP TWO clusters’(at least 3 clusters) peak TPS. Also, the submitted video should include stats of the observations of these two clusters’ peak TPS.

In addition, there will be no limit to the Challenge Award! After the goal is completed, we will announce the next TPS challenge goal and corresponding rewards! There are four different prizes we are providing for the competition, please read details here: https://medium.com/quarkchain-official/quarkchain-second-tps-competition-is-launching-with-prize-money-of-3-btc-d43e88a8c475

If you have any questions about this competition, please leave your questions on the developer forum.

QuarkChain developer forum: https://community.quarkchain.io