QTUM Blockchain Lets Users Develop and Deploy Nodes Using Google’s Cloud
Qtum (QTUM) is expanding. The project, which was originally started as a hybrid from the Bitcoin blockchain, is set to use Google’s Cloud Platform in order to let the users deploy their own blockchain nodes.
The idea, according to CIO Miguel Palencia, is to make things as simple as possible. With only $15 USD per month using this service, people will be able to run nodes on Google Cloud Platform. With the help of this software, the users can develop and deploy their own kind of smart contracts using the core features of QTUM to do it.
Palencia highlighted how hard it is to launch your own node without the help of services like this one. The process is very complex, so having a framework that was created to help can be a good solution. He affirmed that the new suite of tools will help the developers to find solutions in a faster and easier way.
We are happy to announce #Qtum was accepted as a Google Cloud partner!
— QtumOfficial (@QtumOfficial) May 2, 2019
Now, people with broad differences in their experience with technology will both be able to set up nodes if they wish using the technology. The code will be available both on Qtum’s repositories and Google Cloud and full nodes can be set up and then used as some sort of testbed for code forks, staking and for the development of decentralized applications.
The company also highlighted that the announcement does not make Qtum a Google partner in any way. People can still use other platforms to set up their own nodes like Ethereum dev kits, for instance. The idea was just to offer more options to the users, especially for the ones who needed them the most so that they could use the Qtum virtual machine without having to pay high fees.
At the time of this report, Qtum currently has a market cap of $232,216,410 USD and it is currently around the $2.45 USD price mark.