On May 2nd, Qtum unveiled a full suite of blockchain developer tools that are currently deployed on the Google Cloud. Surprisingly, the partnership had no positive effect on Qtum’s price.
Qtum is an open source public blockchain platform that uses a modified version of Bitcoin’s core, combined with a modified version of Ethereum’s virtual machine (EVM). Qtum, being an improved version of two revolutionary technologies, is faster, more scalable, and it uses a proof-of-work consensus in order to be more secure.
More about Qtum’s Dev Tools
As I have mentioned above, Qtum has released a full suite of dev tools in partnership with Google Cloud. The tools are free-to-use, designed to give developers and non-technical users a simple way of deploying nodes and building on the Qtum network. Moreover, the tool suite can be accessed through the Qtum computer engine, which lets anyone deploy a dev environment on Qtum. Regarding the updates, when the Qtum source code is updated, Google Cloud will automatically update the code everywhere else. This will save the devs a lot of time because they won’t have to manually download the newer version again.
Miguel Palencia, Qtum CIO said:
“Google Cloud is the perfect partner to help us make the blockchain ecosystem simpler and more intuitive. We’re launching a node was once an intensive and complex process, Qtum’s new developer suite introduces helpful shortcuts and tools to make it faster and easier. With a more accessible technology, we hope to open up and expand the Qtum community to include people with a broader range of experience — from experts to the everyday user.”
The dev kit includes plenty of tools to work with, such as:
Qtum Core, a Solidity Compiler, Qmix IDE, Solar (smart contracts deployment tool), Qt-dev libraries, and the necessary tools and libraries to develop DAPPS.