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Development Updates (May 14 - 19)

2019-05-20 15:35

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;
  • Finish the code review of QIP-5,6,7,9;
  • Merging bitcoin core 0.18 to qtumcore 0.18;
  • Also merge 0.18 to HF branch;
  • Continue working on header spam fix:
    • Add header span filter in ProcessNetBlock;
    • Increase the max header size;
    • Fix for header spam test;

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.

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

  • no update this week

PC Wallet

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

Electrum Wallet

  • Reduce qtum electrum GUI freeze the first time synchronizing. 
  • Fix block header synchronization failure in some case.
  • Follow updates of Bitcoin electrumx.

IOS Wallet

  • Test qtum-ios-v2 and fix some display issue. 

Web Wallet

  • Switch backend API to qtum.info;

Qtum website

  • Work on official forum.
  • Making a daily report tools for full nodes.

Qtum Testing

  • Deploy testing network for hard fork


Document Updating

Finished instruction of building Qtum on rasp Zero W (which has an armv6 CPU) https://github.com/qtumproject/documents/blob/master/en/How-to-Build-Qtum-on-Raspbian.md