Qtum (QTUM), a decentralized proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain platform that focuses on smart contracts and decentralized applications (dapps), has unveiled a full suite of blockchain developer tools in partnership with Google Cloud, according to an official blog post published on May 2.
Per the announcement, these tools are free-to-use and are designed to give developers and users a simple and cost-effective way of launching nodes and building on the Qtum blockchain.
As described by Qtum’s CIO, Miguel Palencia, they launched these tools in hopes to expand the Qtum community by attracting both experts and everyday users to Qtum.
Adding to this, Palencia 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.”
Qtum Developer Tools
The Qtum developer tools are available to all Google Cloud users through the Qtum computer engine which allows anyone to launch a full developer environment on Qtum and begin developing or staking free of cost.
The new developer tools available allow users to more easily develop dapps, launch full nodes, make a fork, and begin staking on the Qtum blockchain.
Per the blog post, 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.”
Moreover, once the Qtum source code is updated, the code will automatically be updated everywhere on Google Cloud so that developers will not need to manually re-download to receive the new benefits.
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