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June Community & Development Updates

2021-08-06 11:47
June Community & Development Updates

Qtum Crypto Bites: Happy Million Blocks to You Too!!

June has been a historic month for Qtum as we managed to complete one million blocks on the Qtum Blockchain on June 26, 2021.

https://twitter.com/qtum/status/1408822035254591491

Of course, back in April, we went through the FastLane Hard fork as well, which dropped the average block time by four times from 128 seconds to 32 seconds. The halving blocks were adjusted to keep the same pacing for halvings as Bitcoin, and the first halving for Qtum will be on December 1, 2021.

https://blog.qtum.org/qtum-first-halving-december-1-2021-52845d93a878

Community members! Be sure to join the sneak start of our new Qtum Discord Channel for upcoming contests, announcements, development work, project proposals, and more!

Oh, and do you want to know what goes on behind the scenes? Check out our GitHub and watch the Qtum tech ninjas at work.

https://github.com/qtumproject

Qtum Development Updates

Qtum Web Wallet updated

https://github.com/qtumproject/qtum-web-wallet

Qtum Electrum’s “fix crash when stateMutability is ‘pure’” resolved

https://github.com/qtumproject/qtum-electrum

Janus “Merge branch 'master' into qtum_getVouts” issue resolved

https://github.com/qtumproject/janus

Qtum Leadership Busy at Work

June has kept our leadership pretty busy with a host of interviews. Firstly, our co-founders Patrick and Jordan both did separate interviews with Hackernoon.

https://hackernoon.com/solidity-is-not-ideal-for-writing-foolproof-smart-contracts-patrick-dai-4a1p35hc

https://hackernoon.com/lack-of-understanding-paves-way-for-speculative-behavior-in-crypto-markets-jordan-qtum-co-founder-qds33pl

Our Director of BD and Investments, Antonio Saaranen, presented at the 7th Global Blockchain Congress to celebrate DeFi and NFTs.

https://twitter.com/TradeDOG1/status/1406635594059452416

Plus, Antonio – along with Mattias Borg, head of Business Development, and Qtum engineer Philip Eriksson – also attended the MWC Barcelona. MWC Barcelona is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology alongside today’s most influential visionaries.

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:share:6815168893506600960/

Philanthropic Efforts

Qtum was proud to support the LGBTQ+ community on pride month (and every month). Jordan also committed to donating $10 (up to 1 BTC) towards Trevor Project for every comment on the tweet. The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth

https://twitter.com/earlzdotnet/status/1399830746148208643

Qtum and Vaccine Forward brought 6,000 COVID-19 vaccinations to the world's poorest countries

https://twitter.com/qtum/status/1408297199574732808

Qtum has also launched a new DeFi development fund and pledged up to $5 million.

https://twitter.com/qtum/status/1408074614513696775

Qtum also announced that they have launched a venture capital group based in Sweden. So far, we have pledged $10 million towards the group.

https://twitter.com/qtum/status/1407776661962059776

Tweet Highlights

Qtum was the main blockchain partner for the Global Online Hackathon hosted by Value Network Labs which went from June 15 to June 30.

https://twitter.com/vntwdefi/status/1400793188135284741

Qtum "Amazon Machine Image" hosted on the AWS market. It is perfect for stakers and developers alike.

https://twitter.com/qtum/status/1408508432714321920

3 million Qtum tokens got locked up in Gate.io to facilitate DeFi users to move tokens between an Ethereum DEX and Qtum

https://twitter.com/qtum/status/1407948986552487938

Blog Highlights

Qtum — Why Fix Something That Isn’t Broken?

https://blog.qtum.org/qtum-why-fix-something-that-isnt-broken-26acfd1ffa74

Third-Party Articles

Both Ivan on Tech and Gemini released articles on Qtum.

https://twitter.com/qtum/status/1410324024664723463

https://twitter.com/qtum/status/1408257812946321411

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