Quai will employ not only merged mining within its own network but also to other blockchain platforms in order to co-op hashrate. This will allow Quai to bootstrap hashrate.
Other incentives will exist in the future for Quai users such as
airdrops from snapshotted Bitcoin and Ethereum state.
Incentives: Using Blockchain Utility for Value Creation
Ares dictates incentives that drive growth on the Quai Network.