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 the co-ordination of the all of the blockchains in the merged mined braid of Proof-of-Work (PoW) blockchains that make up the Quai network. She allows the network to handle more then 100 times more transactions then traditional single-thread blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, while still allowing the chains to easily interact and perform transactions cross-chain intra-network in Layer 1. Hermes primarily employs the hierarchical longest chain rule as well as synchronous blocks to allow the deterministic and 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 the Quai Network and existing blockchains. He is able to incentivize merge mining of the Quai's 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 incentive miners to dedicate sufficient computing resources 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 the Quai Network. Ares has incentives for individuals, developers, companies, central banks, and nation states to adopt the 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

Quai Testnet Launch

Security Hardeneing Final Validations
Q4 2021

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