Qtum has been accepted as a Google Cloud partner to develop a suite of free-to-use tools designed to give developers and non-technical users a simple and cost-effective way of launching nodes and building on the Qtum blockchain.
In the launch blog post, Qtum CIO Miguel Palencia said that “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”.
A new suite of tools to enable staking and dApps
The new tools launched on Google Cloud are available through the Qtum compute engine. The compute engine lets anyone launch a full developer environment on Qtum and begin developing or staking in a matter of seconds, free of cost.
Previously, developers had to source the necessary tools themselves to create a full Qtum node or decentralised applications (dApps).
However, users now have access to the suite of tools necessary to build dApps, launch a full node, make a fork, or begin staking on the Qtum blockchain on Google Cloud.
The team said that “when the Qtum source code is updated, Google Cloud will automatically update the code everywhere, saving developers the need to manually re-download in order to remain on the latest version”.
The 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.
The CIO concluded that “with 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”