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Development Updates (June 17 - 23)

2019-06-24 21:13

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;
  • Merging bitcoin core 0.18 to qtumcore 0.18;
  • Also merge 0.18 to HF branch;
  • Add QIP-19 : Confidential Assets;
  • Qtum Core v0.17.6 Released;
  • Set soft fork block heights as 399100;
  • Added header signature verification via pubkey recovery;

Qtum v0.17.6 Released https://github.com/qtumproject/qtum/releases/tag/mainnet-ignition-v0.17.6

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. Working on launch Unita to AWS and Google Cloud:

  • Set up Unita container image registry;
  • Designing and developing deploying deployer image.


Unita Quick Links

Lighting Network

  • Fix some test case on qtum-eclair

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

  • Continue working on new version prototype.
  • Fix scriptsig type detection.
  • Fix witness serializing.
  • Fix database deadlocks while syncing.


PC Wallet

  • Finish the Prototype design and the PRD of the new PC wallet 

Electrum Wallet

  • No update this week

iOS Wallet

  • No update this week

Web Wallet

  • No update this week

Qtum Website

Qtum Testing

  • Deploy testing network for hard fork;
  • Finish script to randomly distribute Qtum to each node


Document Updating

  • Researching on Qtum difficulty adjustment algorithm and prepare a paper for this.