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Qubic status update June 3rd 2019

Happy first anniversary, Qubic! We’re celebrating one year of Qubic status updates with the new simplified design that Sabri is introducing to our header image.

This year has been quite the roller coaster ride, with lots of reading, research, coding, testing, restarting from scratch, one step forward, minus two steps back, hours of staring at code looking for bugs that aren’t there, meetings, brainstorm sessions, and trying to decode CfB’s brain waves. Haven’t had this much fun in decades!

The results we’ve accomplished are looking good. We now have a lot of basic IXIs that are necessary to put the Qubic puzzle together. We also have the Abra specification, the Qupla language that implements the specification, the Qubic Computation Model that integrates all entities in the system, a basic library with standard functions for Qupla, and some tools to be able to test all this. The remaining puzzle pieces are being architected as we speak so that we can start building Q-nodes.

For those of you who have been following the monthly status updates, you may have missed the mentioning of two key players. The monthly accomplishments by the other team members could not have been achieved if it weren’t for the two geniuses behind the scenes. I am of course talking about the inventor of Qubic, Sergey Ivancheglo, or Come-from-Beyond as he is generally known by, and Qubic’s chief architect, Paul Handy. Whenever the team gets stuck or misses a piece of information it is these two that will provide the answers and guidance to help them on their way.

With that having been said, let’s look at this month’s progress.

Ict

The latest version of Ict is now 0.6.1. It is pretty stable and documented well. This will probably be the last Java version. The big news this month is that Lukas has taken the lessons from the Java version and has started a rewrite of the Ict code from scratch, this time in Rust. This programming language switch allows us to cre...

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