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December Community & Development Updates

2022-01-10 15:48

1.%20December

First and foremost, a very Happy New Year to all of you! Qtum hopes that you and your family had a fruitful 2021, and may 2022 give you even more joy than ever before. Now, as we wrap up December, it is impossible to start with anything other than our first halving!

Qtum Goes Through First Halving

On December 1, 2021, at block number 1,427,004, Qtum went through its first-ever halving. Satoshi Nakamoto introduced "halving" to control BTC supply flowing into circulation. Following the halving, the block reward for Qtum dropped from 1.0 QTUM (+ fees and gas) to 0.5 QTUM. This story was covered by multiple media publications like Bloomberg, MarketWatch, and Nasdaq.

Qtum Dev Updates

  • Integrated the latest Ethereum virtual machine “evmone” for contract execution.
  • Work continued to optimize Qtum Core for the hardware wallet interface for Ledger Nano S. The max stake look ahead was increased from 12 to 32 seconds for hardware wallet and the chain clock time was reduced for signing blocks with hardware wallet.
  • Continuing to port features of Bitcoin core version 22.0 to Qtum Core.
  • Added WIF (Wallet Import Format) private key import to Qnekt wallet (Chrome extension wallet).
  • Building out the backend nodes and servers for Janus.

Crypto Canvas Is Back!

Qtum’s Crypto Canvas contest returned on December 13 with a prize pool of 250 QTUM. Previously, the campaign ran from October 6, 2021, through November 2, 2021. The purpose of the competition is to test NFT creation on the platform and encourage artists to bring their A-game. Join Crypto Canvas and show us your best NFT art!

Twitter – Crypto Canvas

Qtum Blog Updates

Qtum’s Janus update will bring in the next phase of multi-chain interoperability. Be sure to read up on it!

Twitter – Janus blog

The News Crypto covered Qtum’s Taproot support.

Twitter – Taproot

Qtum Twitter Highlights

Qtum had a Spanish AMA with Crypto Legacy on December 9.

Twitter – Spanish AMA

Co-Founder Patrick Dai participated in CNBC’s “East Tech West” event on December 1 in Nansha, China. Here is the recording of the event.

Twitter – East Tech West

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