Decentralized blockchain platform Qtum is working with Google Cloud as a software partner to increase the ease of launching native products for users, the company confirmed in a blog post on May 2.
Qtum, which like the Ethereum (ETH) platform focuses on smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps), has already released a suite of developer tools on Google Cloud, which executives hope will further uptake. 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’s CIO, Miguel Palencia, commented in the blog post. Palencia added:
“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 developer tools available include DApp development, launching a full node, forking and staking on Qtum.
“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 blog post explains.