The Qortal Project was born of the project called QORA which launched in 2014. docs.qora.org documentaion
The takeover of QORA development took place in 2016 with the goal of rebuilding QORA into QORA2 as well as launching Qortal (QORT) as a clone to be focused solely on a totally decentralized trade portal.
However, since the takeover, many things have been modified in terms of overall goals. As of now, the Qortal Project will have the functionality of both QORA2 and QORT (the original concept of a true DEX). Thus, making Qortal an all-in-one platform with capabilities well beyond that of any existing blockchain system!
By combining the ideas of the trade portal with the decentralized application hosting aspects of QORA, Qortal aims to be the most decentralized and scalable platform in existence. Virtually any public or private applications can be built on the chain, therefore, encouraging everyone to come together rather than having any need to compete. The system will reward every contributor to the network based fairly on their level of contribution.
NOT A SINGLE PERSON NOR ENTITY OWNS QORTAL; EVERYONE OWNS IT!
BUILT BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE.
Qortal's end goal is to achieve a core system of complete singularity, full ownership by each user, and total decentralization.
There are limitless possibilities within a platform such as the concept of QORT which enables EVERYONE TO BE IN FULL CONTROL OVER THEIR OWN PERSONAL INTERESTS.
Qortal will be an economic system comprised of these values, with automated decentralized governance, contribution-based rewards with voting weight. Qortal could dramatically change the world's economic systems by not only merging them into a singular global system, but also providing complete transparency, state-of-the-art security, and honesty behind 'the system' that 'runs the world'.
Should there not be complete transparency to the world's 'system' and sovereignty for every person in it?
The development team currently leading the Qortal Project believe that the answer is yes! We've come together to develop a system which is believed to adequately provide the fundamental base layer of such an autonomous, unstoppable, and unhackable system that could very well prove to run multiple aspects of the world of the future.
Anyone who decides to, can be part of the network where they are rewarded for as much effort as they put in and gain influence in said network accordingly; gaining both a fully transparent weighted vote on all proposals for the future of the system as well as a fair amount of block rewards shared properly with all participants.
Welcome to the 'system' of the future world. It begins now and realistically cannot end without loss of power and/or communications throughout the world, at once. Which is why we also aim to provide a mesh-network and satellite program in the near future as well!
There has never been any other concept such as Qortal with a completely custom codebase that makes all of the core concepts possible to achieve.
Excitement is building, as the launch in February draws nearer. Be a part of this new system. Anyone can get involved. Together we can fill the voids and develop a solution to many of today's and the future's problems. Join the Qortal community currently on Discord and get in on the launch!
Discord is the current location of the QORT Project community chat: https://discord.gg/QWSq9Q4
The Official Twitter page of Qortal (QORT): https://twitter.com/qortal_official