Coincident Blocks
In Quai Network, coincident blocks represent combined levels of work across blockchains. The rules for coincident blocks are as follows:
  1. 1.
    All Prime blocks within Quai Network must contain a Region and Zone block.
  2. 2.
    All Region blocks within Quai Network must contain a Zone block.
  3. 3.
    Zone blocks can be mined asynchronously without being included in a Prime / Region coincident block.
Due to the nature of coincident blocks, all Prime and Region blocks are considered coincident blocks. Prime is coincident with Region and Zone while Region is coincident with just Zone. Prime blocks act as a "knot" tying all Region and Zone blocks together in the Prime blockchain.
Example
  • Prime Coincident Blocks: 0x7A31 (Green), 0xD829 (Red)
  • Region Coincident Blocks: 0x32DC (Blue), 0xECF8 (Purple)
  • Zone Blocks: 0x57EA, 0xADFE, 0xF2ED, 0xC993 (Grey)
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