QTUM Partners with Google Cloud To Allow Development of Dapps and Staking

QTUM has established a partnership with Google Cloud to further release its open-source client for staking and developing on the cloud itself. A complete set of the free-to-use tool will provide for the development of smart contracts and Decentralized Application (Dapps). It will also increase the ease of access for non-technical users in issuing and also staking/forging Tokens.
Qtum has launched a full scale of tools which is free of cost. Earlier, the developers and stakeholders had to set up the tools and nodes separately. However, an automatically updated open-source, a free suite of tools are made available on the Google Cloud. Qtum aims to bridge the gap between real-world applications and communities of like Bitcoin and Ethereum alike.
Miguel Palencia, Qtum CIO noted that:
“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 Qtum developer toolkit includes Qtum Core, a Solidity Compiler, Qmix IDE, Solar (smart contracts deployment tool), Qt-dev libraries, and all other necessary libraries and tools to develop dApps.
Price Change
The price of QTUM at 14: 45 Hours UTC on 2nd May 2019 is $2.60. It is trading 8.6% higher on a daily scale. Nevertheless, QTUM has corrected almost 97.5% from its All-Time High of $106.88 reached in the bull run of December 2017.
QTUM/USD 1-Day Chart on Kraken (TradingView)
Google cloud also has extended support for the high-demand public dataset which includes cryptocurrencies: Dash, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin, Zcash (ZEC) and Litecoin (LTC) as well. It provides the statistic and data for analyzing the projects without any hindrance.
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Binance Research: XRP Best Diversifier, Bitcoin and Ethereum Most Correlated

Binance Research: XRP Best Diversifier, Bitcoin and Ethereum Most Correlated
Binance published their new Research Report in which they took on a different approach in understanding crypto assets. The research showed Bitcoin and Ethereum move in lockstep and the XRP price is the least correlated to other top cryptoassets.
Binance Research: XRP Best Diversifier, Bitcoin and Ethereum Most Correlated

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Starbucks to Finally Accept Cryptocurrency Payments Through QTUM

Zuex App, which is the world’s first FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) authorized mobile payment applications will add Qtum to its list of payment solutions. The Mobile Application provides payments, banking and investing solution on one single platform. Currently, all payment services in the UK have to obtain an FCA authorization; the Authority works independently of the UK Government.
Qtum is decentralized Blockchain-based Dapps platform that is capable of running smart contracts. The London based firm has announced that it will add QTUM ‘tokens’ to its payment platform. Zeux Application fosters the growth of crypto-payments by providing interoperability. Hence QTUM holders would no longer have to wait for a merchant to start accepting the particular tokens.
The CIO of Qtum foundation commented that:
“We’re excited that Zeux has added QTUM to its app. This adds a tremendous amount of additional utility for our valued community who can now use QTUM for all point-of-sale payments with merchants that accept Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay.”
Apple and Samsung pay is currently accepted at thousands of popular retail stores that includes 7-Eleven, Nike, Macy’s and even Starbucks.
Use PoS Terminals with Apple or Samsung Pay to Make Crypto-Payments
Qtum is an ideal fit for the payment application as it is based on zero-charges.  The Mobile Application does not charge its end customers with no account opening fees, money transaction cost or top-ups. Hence, the Qtum cryptocurrency which is based on PoS (Proof of State) will only streamline their operations with their vision.
The Mobile Application is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. The firm announced that it would release a new ‘multi-function’ application in April where it will become available in Europe.
Zhou, Founder, and CEO of Zeux App said:
“We’re excited to add QTUM to our list of cryptocurrency chains. We believe Qtum is leading the way in mass adoption of smart contracts by providing simplicity, security and flexibility. Zeux will now provide Qtum holders extra utility by providing them a way to pay at any point-of-sale terminal with Apple Pay or Samsung Pay’’.

We're excited to announce that #Qtum holders will be able to use Zeux to spend QTUM at all shops that accept Apple Pay and Samsung Pay! 😃@qtumofficial @PatrickXDai @frankjzhou @MatthewRoszak @mikeqtum https://t.co/Er4sBk1vAU#fintech #paytech #cryptocurrency #Zeux
— Zeux (@ZeuxApp) March 14, 2019

Many Payment Solutions built on top of cryptocurrencies are springing up. What’s your favorite Crypto-Payment App?
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Qtum partnership with Zeus enables users to trade cryptocurrency on Apple Pay, Samsung Pay

The cryptocurrency market and its developments have been focused on one end goal, the integration of the cryptosphere with the mainstream market. This goal was given yet another boost by the recent announcement from Qtum, a move aimed at increasing its usage among the general populace.
Qtum announced that users of the cryptocurrency can now use it in transactions through popular payment gateways, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. The company tweeted,
“Great news! #Qtum holders can now use QTUM to pay at all shops via Apple Pay and Samsung Pay using @Zeuxapp!#fintech #paytech #cryptocurrency #Zeux”
According to the company, the cryptocurrency can be used to trade using the Zeus app, which will then enable the user to link it to their Apple Pay or Samsung Pay accounts. Qtum’s blog post read,
“Zeux reduces the friction of using QTUM in the real world and sticks to the nature of cryptocurrency by providing zero-fees on foreign transactions because blockchain technology is borderless! You can use QTUM wherever Apple Pay or Samsung Pay is accepted with your mobile phone on the Zeux app.”
The company believes that with the latest development, Qtum, which is based on a Proof-of-Stake blockchain, will meet “Point-of-Sale terminals around the world.” After the announcement, Miguel Palencia, the Chief Information Officer of the Qtum Foundation, commented,
“We’re excited that Zeux has added QTUM to its app. This adds a tremendous amount of additional utility for our valued community who can now use QTUM for all point-of-sale payments with merchants that accept Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay. Zeux has created a seamless way for people to use crypto in their day-to-day lives without the friction of choosing from a select group of merchants who accept crypto directly.”
Qtum’s focus on real-world applications also led them to partner Amazon Web Services [AWS], which according to the Jeff Bezos-led company, “inspired” them to launch a blockchain service that supported Ethereum and Hyperledger.
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Flash hike: Qtum skyrockets by over 36% in 1-hour after Apple Pay & Samsung Pay announcement

While the market is in a bearish trend, QTUM, a leading cryptocurrency, won the battle against the bull and experienced a massive surge.
According to CoinMarketCap, at press time, the coin was trading at $2.65 with a market cap of $263.95 million. It recorded a trading volume of $395.08 million, with a hike of over 36% in the past one-hour and over 47% in the past seven days.
More so, the price movement of the coin in the past 24 hours was pictured to be 37% upwards. This has also pushed the coin ahead in terms of market cap placement, as it was seen in the 25th position rather than its usual 30th position.
Qtum price chart | Source: Trading View
The highest trading volume for the cryptocurrency was pouring in from LBank for QTUM/ BTC trading pairs. The second was also recorded on the same exchange but for QTUM/ETH trading pairs. The other top exchanges on the list were UEX, ZB.com, and UpBit.
The price of the coin could have gained momentum because of its recent announcement pertaining to QTUM integration on Zeux Payment platform.
Source: Twitter
The blog statement read:

“We think so, and that’s why we are pleasantly pleased Zeux has added Qtum to their app to allow just that to happen with their official launch in the UK and a soft launch in the rest of EU (friends in the US, you will have to wait a bit longer).”

The blog also stated that Zeux “reduces the friction” in terms of using QTUM in the real world, and that it “sticks to the nature” of cryptocurrency by enabling zero-fee transactions. This integration would allow QTUM users to use their tokens on any store available on Apple Pay or Samsung Pay.
Miguel Palencia, Chief Information Officer at Qtum Foundation said:
“We’re excited that Zeux has added QTUM to its app. This adds a tremendous amount of additional utility for our valued community who can now use QTUM for all point-of-sale payments with merchants that accept Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay […]”
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11 of the Biggest ICO ROIs of 2018 [Infografic]


11 of the Biggest ICO ROIs of 2018 [Infografic]

ICOWatchList desighned a new infographic that illustrates 11 of the most lucrative ICO ROIs of 2018 that up to date provided hefty returns on investment.

11 of the Biggest ICO ROIs of 2018 [Infografic]

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Tron (TRX) & QTUM Rise on Partnership Announcement while NEO Celebrates 2yr Anniversary with Competitions

Tron rose with the confirmation of using the Baidu cloud computing services while Qtum surged about 9% with “historic partnership” with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and VeChain is working with DNV GL to advance the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. Meanwhile, NEO is up by 6% celebrating its 2nd year anniversary with a number of competitions.
Tron to use Baidu cloud computing services
Tron Foundation and Tron founder and CEO Justin Sun confirm the partnership with Internet service giant Baidu. However, it is not a partnership per se rather, Tron will be using the cloud computing resources of the Baidu.

#TRON is joining forces with Internet service giant Baidu and will continue to work with large cloud service providers to offer blockchain solutions, make the technology more accessible for users and small business alike. End goal: mass adoption of #blockchain. $TRX pic.twitter.com/v39Zm7zMc4
— TRON Foundation (@Tronfoundation) October 18, 2018

Tron is constantly developing and growing as over 90 smart contacts have been already deployed on Tron Network and that too just days after its Tron Virtual Machine (TVM) launch. In another instance, the dapp, TRONbet which is a dice game is a hit as Tron Foundation Tweets, “On the first day of the release, TRONbet was played over 10,000 times.”
Meanwhile, TRX is up by about 4 percent at $0.0248 at the time of writing.
TRX 24-hours price chart, Source: Coinmarketcap
Qtum in a “ground-breaking” partnership with Amazon web services
In its “historic partnership” with Amazon Web Services, together “QTUM and AWS will be working toward expanding blockchain service offerings in a move towards establishing Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) through AWS. “
Qtum will be providing a smart contract development platform where with over 5,000 nodes worldwide, the 27th position cryptocurrency is the ideal initial BaaS partner for AWS. Becoming the first free and open-source blockchain to sign with AWS, Miguel Palencia, CIO at Qtum Foundation states:
“Qtum’s launch on the AWS marketplace provides an easy-to-use and powerful cloud-based solution for end users and enterprise. Anyone who wants to develop and build dapps on the Qtum platform or use it as a staking node will benefit from this.”
With about 8 percent gains, Qtum is trading at $3.98.
Qtum 24-hours price chart, Source: Coinmarketcap
VeChain partners with DNV GL
The signing ceremony of “DNV GL and VeChain Digital Low Carbon Ecosystem” was witnessed by King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway recently. The aim of this ecosystem is to use VeChainThor blockchain and IoT devices in order to calculate carbon reduction via smart contracts.
The agenda has been to improve the existing efforts of DNV GL in work with the United Nations to advance the sustainable development goals.
At $0.0116, VeChain has been in the green.
VeChain 24-hours price chart, Source: Coinmarketcap
NEO celebrates Mainnet 2 year anniversary
At 15th rank, NEO is celebrating the second anniversary of its mainnet launch. The official announcement on the website states,
“The NEO MainNet has been running in stable capacity for two years since its release. As an early blockchain project, NEO has spent the past two years improving its core technology, enriching and extending its ecosystem, and expanding the global presence of the NEO community.”
The anniversary is marked with a number of competitions viz. Technical Articles Competition, October 17th – December 17th, Community Video Draws, October 17th – October 19th, and NEO Wallpaper Design Competition, October 17th – November 7th.
At $17.33, NEO is up by over 6 percent.
NEO 24-hours price chart, Source: Coinmarketcap
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QTUM: Blue Chip Crypto With The Lowest Risk/Reward

Chart for QTUM/USD (1W)
There are not many top cryptocurrencies that have gone through the same extent of correction as QTUM. The price of QTUM is still down 96.1% from its all time high. The price declined from $100 in January and fell all the way down to $3.16. If it were any other cryptocurrency, this would be a serious cause for concern. However, the reasons for this decline are pretty clear in the case of QTUM.
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Quantum and Cardano Rise Over 5 Percent with Kraken Listing Announcement

Listing on one of the prominent crypto exchanges is an encouraging sign for any coin and it also has a positive impact on the coin’s price. The same is currently being seen in QTUM and ADA as both coins are up around 5% on the news that Kraken is going to list them.
Details of the listing
In the early hours of September 27, Kraken pleased the ADA and QTUM community as it announced the listing of the two digital assets.

Kraken to list two new assets – Cardano (ADA) and Quantum (QTUM). Trading in both starts Friday Sept 28! https://t.co/jcaVr0u9z7
— Kraken Exchange (@krakenfx) September 27, 2018

The post further states the other details regarding the listing of two digital assets
Trading and funding in the two assets will launch simultaneously. The approximate launch time globally is:
PST: Friday, September 28 at 6:00 am
EST: Friday, September 28 at 9:00 am
UTC: Friday, September 28 at 1:00 pm
CEST: Friday, September 28 at 3:00 pm
HKT: Friday, September 28 at 9:00 pm
The post further states that the above-mentioned launch time is approximate only and it’s possible the launch might be delayed
The trading pairs that would be available with respect to  ADA and QTUM will be
The post also mentions the procedure with respect to the deposit of two assets
ADA: Navigate to Funding > Deposit > Cardano (ADA) then generate a deposit address and send ADA to this address
QTUM: Navigate to Funding > Deposit > Quantum (QTUM) then generate a deposit address and send QTUM to this address
The confirmations that would be required for ADA deposits would be 15 confirmation while for QTUM this would be 24 confirmations.
Also, read: Will Cardano Follow Ethereum Path of Recovery Like it Choose to Fall
Listing on Kraken an important milestone for coins
Listing on Kraken is a really important milestone for any coin on its path to success as the exchange is one of the popular and prominent ones.  The exchange operates in all prominent countries which are known to be driving the volumes of cryptocurrencies namely the USA, Canada, the EU and Japan, the important geographies. The exchange is also the world’s largest bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity. Any coin which is listed on Kraken usually sees an influx of liquidity and the price of those assets often seem to be rising.
The previous track record has shown some positive impact on the prices of coins after they were listed on Kraken and the same is expected to happen with Cardano and Quantum tokens.
Will the price and volume in ADA and QTUM rise due to their presence on Kraken platform? DO let us know your views on the same.
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EOS, Stellar, 0x And Qtum See Listings On Huge Investment Platform

Investment platform Circle have announce their latest cryptocurrency offering, with the new listings of EOS, Stellar, 0x and Qtum, bringing the total amount of cryptocurrencies available on Circle up to 11.
Who are Circle Invest?
Circle Invest manage the Circle investment platform, an open and free cryptocurrency investment platform that allows anybody to invest in cryptocurrency. Backed by Circle Pay, an SMS based money transfer service and backed by the Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange, Circle is a growing entity, one that is starting to have a real presence on the crypto standings.
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Qtum – Community and development weekly update

On 30th July, Qtum put up a report of their weekly update on their official Medium blog that included all community and development related updates. Qtum is essentially a decentralized blockchain application platform that runs on smart contracts and the Proof-of-Stake [PoS] consensus.
On 24th July, Qtum’s core team attended the DAHO.AM conference that was held in Munich Germany. It is acclaimed as the largest pure technology conference for developers, startups, and corporate groups.
The conference aimed to bring together prominent, internationally recognized technology startups coming from various platforms such as blockchain, Artificial Intelligence[AI], and Internet of Things[IoT] to contribute innovative ideas to the audience. The fact that the concepts introduced had enormous quantities of potential, business use cases was an added bonus.
More than 1,000 entrepreneurs, developers, and corporate groups were in attendance with about 60 odd speakers who endeavored to engage the audience with their pioneering knowledge.
Qtum’s Patrick Dai, in his keynote, enlightened the audience on the multi-language support feature that they are working on for the Qtum x86 virtual machine and the Qtum enterprise version. Qtum’s lead developer, Jordan Earls presented the Qtum x86 Virtual machine and compared with the main software development ecosystem. He said:
“It will be providing developers with multi-language development and support tools, a more mature infrastructure, a reasonable gas model, and a self-upgrading dApps development platform, to create a strong basement for the next killer app.”
Core developers, David and Howard also exhibited the deployment of smart contracts on Qtum and instructed the participants on how to build apps established on the Qtum ecosystem.
Qtum is on AWS
The Qtum AMI [Amazon Machine Image – a special type of virtual appliance that is used to create a virtual machine within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud] is available on Amazon Web Services [AWS]. It can be used by anybody who wants to start a blockchain, run a Qtum code or launch a server with Qtum pre-installed on it without a third party.
To enable easy updates, the Qtum AMI on the AWS includes Qtum and the solidity compiler [Contract oriented programming language] with the official repository. The AMI also comprises of development libraries and other tools that would allow anybody to create smart contracts as well as work on the desktop QT Wallet. The Qtum AMI also has a Qmix [a powerful development package] Integrated Development Environment [IDE] that launches itself once it gets booted.
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Qtum [QTUM] climbs a step ahead, tie-ups and developer updates

On 16th July, Qtum announced their developer updates and also disclosed its new partnership with Trusted IoT Alliance.

Qtum is a decentralized, open-source smart contracts platform which also functions as a value transfer protocol. It uses the proof-of-stake [POS] consensus, meaning node operators are rewarded for the process of validating transactions.

Qtum tweeted:

“The Trusted IoT Alliance together with @QtumOfficial is proud to announce our first academic grant to @sheffielduni ’s researchers to study a field deployment of the Qtum protocol over LORA radio.”

Rachel Hieniken, a crypto-enthusiast said:

“good to see qtum going high. any plans to enter the top 10?”

The Trusted IoT Alliance in partnership with Qtum Foundation presented an award for academic research to the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK. Sheffield was selected for $60K grant by the members of the Trusted IoT Alliance.

The University’s proposition is intended to grow the blockchain network’s involvement with how blockchain protocol performs in lower power and slow data transmission conditions.

The proposed venture, which will start promptly will deploy a pan-European system to associate sensors that measure electrical power unwavering quality and accessibility.

The task will provide hardware prototypes associated with a bandwidth-constrained low power wide area that will serve as a reference platform for protocol and system testing.

Patrick Dai, Founder of Qtum, said:

“The aim of this work is to provide the Qtum community with a better understanding of how current and future features of the Qtum protocol can be applied to the IoT.”

The JBaas Tokyo Blockchain which was held on 7th July built the bridge between Qtum and the Japanese cryptocurrency enthusiasts. It fabricated a stage for native speculators to study better about Qtum’s ecosystem.

Wenbin Zhong, Qtum’s lead developer in China, spoke to the group on a board dialog, and furthermore gave an insight of the effect of Qtum’s specialized developments.

Followed by this, the 17th China Internet Conference was held on 10th July. This was hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and many other governmental departments. The meeting was based on the topics of integration, advancement, collaboration, administration and main impetuses for the modern technology.

In this meetup, Qtum’s Founder & CEO, Patrick Dai, clarified about how Qtum drove the advancement of blockchain innovation. He explained how by enhancing the technology enthusiastically from the point of view of an industry insider and business person, Qtum was developed.

On 11th July, the Qtum Singapore meetup was held. The principal installment of the Qtum’s Southeast Asia engineer-developer meetups was held in downtown Singapore. Around 60 individuals of all aptitude levels, attended the event.

The greater part of the group was acquainted with blockchain and consensus algorithms. Over 50% of the gathering knew the details of proof-of-work [POW] and proof-of-stake [POS].

The 20% of the crowd were experienced developers who knew more than 2 consensus algorithms or the inner workings of the EVM [Ethereum Virtual Machine]. This discussion gave a comprehensive prologue to the Qtum blockchain for the audience.

The arrangements that Qtum made were working towards the 6 main issues digital currency chains confront, such as:

  • Security
  • Accounts not being an ideal basic data structure
  • Energy usage
  • Governance
  • Mobile-friendliness
  • Smart contract development is difficult to learn

As observed, Qtum had an eventful start to the Q3 of 2018, they confirm to hold more developer meetups in the coming months.

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