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Development Updates (March 25 - 31)

2019-04-01 20:16

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.

  • Finish development and testing of QIP-9: Change difficulty adjustment algorithm to cause less swings in block time;
  • Merge QIP-5,6,7,9 to the same branch, for better testing;

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.
• Published all code, tools, website, and documentation of Unita online;

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

  • Fix bugs and improve performance of Qtum explorer;
  • Research on API adaption with old insight API;

Qtum Electrum

  • Merge electrum official update;

Trezor Qtum support

  • Work on Qtum support in trust wallet library;

Qtum website

  • Working on Qtum forum;
  • Working on Qtum on-chain data displaying page;
  • Working on fullnode map page update;

Qtum Testing

  • Debuging and fix failed test cases;
  • Ready to merge to qtum main repo;

More reading:

Along with weekly development reports, we also have announcements and articles posted by staff, Qtum users and other projects using Qtum technology.

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