What is Q?
Q provides a governance backbone for the Web3 world, allowing you to build intergalactic organizations that go beyond code-is-law.
Technically, the Q Protocol comprises an EVM-compatible proof-of-stake blockchain and a set of smart contracts.
But this simple technical description does not do the protocol justice: Beyond the code, Q is based on a novel concept of how we can transact in the decentralized world, combining the benefits of a public, open and decentralized ledger with the transparency of enforceable private contracts.
On Q, you can finally build without borders, leaving behind the limitations of existing technology.
How does Q work?
The Q Protocol is based on three pillars: The constitution lays down the rules of the system; the system’s architecture - both on-chain and off-chain - ensures that these rules can actually be enforced; and a dispute resolution mechanism is in place to resolve conflicts if and when they occur (and they always do).
All of this is built on the basis of a Layer 1 blockchain which is fully EVM-compatible, making Q a part of the broader Ethereum ecosystem.
What are the main elements of the Q Protocol?
The Q Protocol has been carefully designed with a set of checks and balances to support the most sophisticated governance frameworks. These apply to the Q Protocol itself, but can also be leveraged by projects building on Q:
To learn more about the individual elements of the Q Protocol, check out the Documentation for in-depth information.