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Qtum is a Proof-of-Stake smart contract blockchain platform and value transfer protocol, designed with stability, modularity and interoperability in mind. The goal of Qtum is to build decentralized applications you can trust. The plan is for Qtum applications to be compatible with major blockchain ecosystems, while providing native support for mobile devices and 'Internet of Things' appliances.
CURRENT VALUATION
297.35 mln
THE HIGHEST VALUATION
6772.64 mln
CURRENT YEARLY RETURN
10.75%

Interesting Facts

  • Qtum is one of the largest crowdfunded projects in history. Over 10,000 BTC and 72,000 ETH were raised in less than 5 days, at $15.6 million dollars

  • Qtum is a global project that aims to be the bridge between the Bitcoin and Ethereum communities, as well as digital world and real world.

  • Qtum Project is backed by some of the most notable blockchain players, traditional Venture Capitalists, and executives from some of China’s largest technology companies.

  • Qtum offers cross-platform solutions, executable on mobile devices and compatible with major existing blockchain ecosystems.

Project in a nutshell

Qtum is a business-friendly smart contract platform that provides a standardized, stable and safe development environment for smart contracts, enabling smart contract coding, deploying and executing. Qtum also provides customized solutions for enterprise clients. Qtum is PoS based open sourced public blockchain platform, it boasts a Decentralized Governance Protocol (DGP) allowing specific blockchain settings to be modified by making use of smart contracts. For instance, the block size of Qtum can be increased without the need of a hard fork.

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More in-depth review of the project

Qtum is cmbining a modified Bitcoin Core infrastructure with an intercompatible version of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Because of that Qtum merges the reliability of Bitcoin’s robust blockchain with the endless possibilities provided by smart contracts. Designed with stability, modularity and interoperability in mind, Qtum is the foremost toolkit for building trusted decentralized applications, suited for real-world, business oriented use cases. Its hybrid nature, in combination with a first-of-its-kind PoS consensus protocol, allow Qtum applications to be compatible with major blockchain ecosystems, while providing native support for mobile devices and IoT appliances.

Future plans

  • Qtum developers plan and ideas for the future: scaling improvements that will bring Qtum to 50k Transactions Per Second, testing of Lightning Network and after that period - mainnet integration, mainnet integration of x86 Virtual Machine and more.

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