Development Updates (June 24 - 30)

2019-07-01 12:08

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;

Release Qtum Version 0.17.6 w/ soft fork

  • Add header signature verification (soft fork at block 399100 for mainnet/391993 for testnet).
  • Add support for bitcore RPC calls, configure with ./configure --enable-bitcore-rpc to enable.
  • Make spam filter ban list persistent.
  • Enable spam filter for blocks.
  • Add support for hardened checkpoints.
  • Fix some know issues

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

  • Complete the eclair code implementation and unit test

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.
  • Finish QIP-5 tests on explorer.

PC Wallet

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

Electrum Wallet

  • No update this week

iOS Wallet

  • Build the android app framework
  • Working on new version prototype

Web Wallet

  • No update this week

Qtum Website

  • Working on background and submit page development

Qtum Testing

  • Deploy testing network for hard fork;
  • Finish round of tests for QIP-5, QIP-6, QIP-9;