This is a landmark achievement for the platform. Qtum has finally been accepted as an official Google Cloud partner. The announcement came to light through a tweet on Thursday.
Qtum is a decentralised platform that runs smart contracts which are based on the Proof of Stake consensus mechanism. The platform has been growing gradually, with as quite a few platforms including crypto wallets and traditional retailers accepting Qtum token as a valid payment method. The platform recently partnered with Starbucks, which implies that it is to push its development further.
Qtum is one of the rare tokens which managed to stay stable when the market was falling apart. Miguel Palencia, the CIO at Qtum, commented on the new partnership with the Google –
“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.”
Qtum, in collaboration with Google Cloud, has launched several developer tools which are free to use. These tools give a reasonable and easy to use way to launch nodes on the platform. Qtum aims to give developers as well as non-technical users a fair opportunity for developing dApps of the platform.
The platform, in the blog post, stated –
“With Qtum, 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. 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 Qtum developer toolkit incorporates Qt-dev libraries, Solar (smart contracts deployment tool), Qmix IDE, Solidity Compiler, Qtum Core, and all other necessary tools and libraries to develop dApps.