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Development Updates (April 08 - 14)

2019-04-15 21:10

Qtum Core

Qtum core updates normally consist of Qtum Improvement Protocols. These QIPs are generated by both our developers and the community and in some cases requests from enterprise users. Our developers evaluate the impact of each QIP and work on high priority QIPs. All bug fixes and feature enhancements that have been issued to the core project will be listed here.

Testing QIP-5,6,7,9;

release v0.17.3

  • Fix a bug where a staking node would stop producing valid blocks when it receives an invalid header.
  • Fix a bug that would cause a node to fail at syncing when started with -checklevel>3.
  • Add new checkpoints.

Qtum x86 Virtual Machine

The Qtum X86 Virtual Machine is a smart contract operating software that is designed to enable easily deployable decentralized applications. Currently you can write smart contracts in C, there will be additional languages as we proceed with x86 development.

Enterprise version -- Unita

The enterprise version of Qtum, featuring high TPS (Transactions Per Second) and short confirmation time for blocks. QtumX also features easy end user customization per specific business chain requirements.

  • Modify Unita demo;
  • Modify the Unita annuoncement.

Qtum Explorer & Wallets

The Qtum Explorer is our blockchain explorer that is used for viewing transaction details on the Qtum blockchain. The primary blockchain explorer site is qtum.info. We frequently release updates to both explorer and the web wallet sites. Additionally, you’ll find information regarding the official Qtum electrum wallet and support/feature updates to hardware wallets or other interesting services/products

Qtum.info Explorer

  • Improve performance of Qtum explorer;
  • Research on API adaption with old insight API;
  • Fix a bug when send raw transaction using qtum.info;

PC Wallet

  • Prototype design for the new PC wallet

Qtum Website

  • Working on full node bounty program;

Qtum Testing

  • Debugging and fix failed test cases;
  • Ready to merge to Qtum main repo;
  • New testing plan;

Further Reading

Let's start our “further reading” section with an important link to our Full Nodes Incentive Program: https://fullnodes.qtum.org/ HEROTHON hackathon happening in San Mateo, CA on April 19th to 21st. This hackathon event will feature the Qtum blockchain and tools being used to create gaming and gaming related projects. Atari is also onboard as a partner! Additional details are available at https://bit.ly/2Ui13Q8. Qtum on ArchLinux! We’ve setup a repository on AUR that can be used with most package managers. Details at https://bit.ly/2U9FHoL