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Development Updates (June 03 - 09)

2019-06-10 09:53

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;
  • Reconcile Write(valtype, uint64_t) behavior to fix tests
  • Added QIP-19: Confidential Assets

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. Unita also features easy end user customization per specific business chain requirements.

  • Working on the launch of Unita to AWS and Google Cloud;
  • Cooperating with Google to determine the technical details based on the kubernetes application.

Unita Quick Links

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

  • Continued working on new version prototype;
  • Finished QIP-5 features;

PC Wallet

  • Finished the prototype design and the PRD of the new PC wallet; 

Electrum Wallet

  • No update this week;

iOS Wallet

  • No update this week;

Web Wallet

  • No update this week;

Qtum Website

  • Worked on official forum;
  • Making a page for Qtum 2019 Globe hackathon;
  • Released the page for the full-node incentive program;

Qtum Testing

  • Deploy testing network for hard fork;
  • working on the monitor script for the testnet status;

Document Updating

  • Researching on the Qtum difficulty adjustment algorithm and preparing a paper for this;