The most momentous update for Qtum in October, hands down, was the upgrade to Qtum Core v0.20.1. The latest version of Qtum brings new staking features to the blockchain fine-tuned for the Offline Staking community, numerous GUI improvements, and a plethora of upstream fixes from bitcoin core v0.20 & v0.20.1.
To view all the listed changes and download the latest wallet, please visit our GitHub at: https://github.com/qtumproject/qtum/releases/tag/mainnet-ignition-v0.20.1
That may have you pondering the question: How many other blockchains that use Bitcoin’s UTXO Protocol are up to date with v.0.20.1? To be frank, there’s not many blockchains that keep almost step-in-step with Bitcoin, if any, except for Qtum. In addition to staking and smart contracts, the Qtum team brings these important updates to the community in unparalleled ways. Qtum has a strong belief in blockchain innovation and giving that to the people who use our technology.
The new version v.0.20.1 is packed with all the upgrades of Bitcoin core as well as a lot of new customizations for the Offline Staking Protocol. This includes new Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) that make running a Super Staker and address delegation even more user friendly. If you would like to read more on the new v0.20.1 you can read all the specifics at: https://github.com/qtumproject/qtum/releases
The month of October started out with a round of payments for the winners in the Qtum Stake-A-Thon followed by a very important blog with the most asked questions about delegating QTUM. Patrick Dai’s Team Z conference presentation highlights the month as he reveals some details about the path of the Qtum ecosystem and the direction the project is heading. Other highlights include the Expenditures Report for the third quarter released, Simple Swap listing Qtum, and a nice mention of Patrick in the Entrepreneur.com article titled, “Playing a Good Part In Transforming the Future by Building Decentralized Platforms.” Looking forward, the Qtum Stake-A-Thon continues and the Hard Fork for a target of 16 to 32 second block times is on the way. QIP 26 tells the story behind the technology going into this massive improvement. From 128 seconds to new block spacing, Qtum is quickly delivering the technological parameters and technologies needed to become a top competitor in the decentralized finance space. Qtum strives to maintain the economy and remain diverse by providing blockchain innovations and a strong belief in the people who use our technology.
**To view the full "October Updates — v0.20.1 Release" post, visit the blog entry: https://blog.qtum.org/qtum-october-updates-v0-20-1-release-c36720b2ebe0
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