Redefining Money.
Quai is a scalable network of Merged Mined blockchains enabling fast and inexpensive decentralized finance.

Features that drive Quai.


Hermes (/ˈhɜːrmiːz/; Greek: Ἑρμῆς) is considered the herald of the gods.

Hermes governs co-ordination of the merged mined braid of Proof-of-Work (PoW) blockchains that make up Quai Network. She allows the network to handle more than 100 times the transactions of traditional single-thread blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. The chains are able to easily interact and perform transactions cross-chain and intra-network in Layer 1. Hermes primarily employs the hierarchical longest chain rule and synchronous blocks to allow the deterministic, atomic propogation of cross-chain transitions.


Janus (/ˈdʒeɪnəs/ JAY-nəs; Latin: Iānus) is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways,[1] passages, frames, and endings.

Janus governs the interfaces between Quai Network and existing blockchains. He is able to incentivize merged mining of the PRIME blockchain by other networks which can then be used to make trustless bridgeless transactions possible. Janus controls which blockchains are trustlessly linked to the Quai Network.


Plutus (/ˈpluːtəs/; Greek: Πλοῦτος, translit. Ploûtos, lit. "wealth") is the Greek god of wealth.

Plutus governs the monetary policy of the Quai Network. He manages the supply of Quai tokens to adequately incentivize miners to dedicate sufficient computing resources and to provide only the amount of security needed by the network. Plutus will initially create an inflationary token supply but will ultimately make the Quai token supply as deflationary as possible. Additionally, Plutus uses bonding rewards to stabalize the market price of the Quai token making it less volatile and more useful for transactions.


Ares (/ˈɛəriːz/; Ancient Greek: Ἄρης) is the Greek god of courage and war.

Ares governs the incentives for defecting from traditional networks and using Quai Network. Ares has incentives for individuals, developers, companies, central banks, and nation states to adopt Quai Network. Many of these incentives are structured with geometric payouts which provide greater rewards to the first adopters in each category. Additionally, Ares may from time-to-time deploy high value incentives which may disrupt the operation of competing blockchains.
Quai’s unique network of blockchains allows for seamless interaction across chains while maintaining decentralization. Quai is EVM compatible, so migrating your favorite DeFi protocols or NFT projects is a breeze.

BlockReduce Publication

Initial BlockReduce paper and mechanism design
Q4 2018

NSF Funding

Initial backing from National Science Foundation (NSF)
Q3 2019

Seed Funding

Q1 2021

Stone Age Testnet

Security Hardeneing Final Validations
Q4 2021

Bronze Age Testnet

Core protocol optimizations
Q1 2022

Tool Ramp-Up

Block Explorer Network Analyzer
Q1 2022

Quai Mainnet Launch

Full launch with bootstrapped mining Merged mining on top of Bitcoin and Ethereum
Q2 2022

Incentivization Programs

Liquidity mining programs Ethereum state snapshot airdrops NFT drops