Qtum Launches Blockchain Development Suite on Google Cloud
Blockchain project Qtum on May 2, 2019, announced its integration with Google’s Cloud Platform. With this, Qtum developers can now develop enterprise-grade decentralized applications and smart contracts on Google’s Cloud Platform.
Developing on Qtum Blockchain Made Easy with Google
In a bid to make the platform more accessible to everyone, the project, in partnership with Google Cloud, recently unveiled a full suite of free-to-use blockchain developer tools to give developers and non-technical users both a ready platform to launch nodes and develop blockchain-based applications.
Miguel Palencia, chief information officer, Qtum, said:
“Google Cloud is the perfect partner to help us make the blockchain ecosystem simpler and more intuitive. Where 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.”
According to the Medium post, individuals can access the suite of tools through the Qtum compute engine. Developers can use the compute engine to set up a node, stake their coins or launch a full developer environment on the Qtum blockchain in just a few seconds, the post noted.
Previously developers had to import the required tools themselves to build on the Qtum blockchain which often took a considerable amount of time.
The Qtum developer suite comprises of Qtum Core, a Solidity Compiler, Qmix IDE, Qt-development libraries, and a smart contracts deployment tool called Solar.
Qtum uses Bitcoin’s UTXO (Unspent Transaction Output) transaction model. The Qtum Blockchain is not only the world’s first public blockchain to use the PoS consensus model, but it also designs account abstraction layers to enable developers to create smart contracts. The project’s smart contract token protocol called QRC20 is based on Ethereum’s ERC20 token mechanism.