Know Your Crypto #3 -QTUM

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We thank each and everyone to show immense love and support to our new knowledge series Know Your Crypto.Today we bring you another installment of the series where we discuss about one of the most well known chinese crypto asset based on ethereum platform QTUM.


Qtum is a is an open source, decentralized project ,hybrid blockchain application platform. Qtum’s core technology combines a fork of bitcoin core also an Account Abstraction Layer (AAL) allowing for multiple Virtual Machines including the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).It also makes use of Proof-of-Stake consensus aimed at tackling industry use cases.While QTUMs are the cryptographic software tokens used to engage with the Decentralized Application (DAPP) and smart contracts on the Qtum platform. QTUMs will also serve as the staking currency of the Qtum blockchain.

QTUM's team includes Patrick Dai(Project Co-Founder),Neil Mahi(Chief Blockchain Architect / Co-Founder),Jordan Earls(Lead Developer / Co-Founder), some of the well known people in the crypto community.Qtum has a list of large number of backers and supporters which include Matthew Roszak, co-founder of Bloq, Roger Ver, a pioneer investor in blockchain-related startups, Anthony Di Iorio, a founder of the Ethereum blockchain, and Star Xu, CEO of Okcoin in the team

Initial Coin Offering
Qtum raised $15.6 million in 117 hours, becoming the fourth most-funded cryptocurrency crowdsale and the eighth most-funded crowdsale at the time of it's launch. The Qtum crowdsale started off fast by selling $10 million of its tokens in just 90 minutes.The Qtum crowdsale which was scheduled to last for 30 days or until all tokens were sold, ended with the project raising 11,156.766 bitcoins (BTC) and 77,081.031 ether (ETH) in exchange for the 51 million Qtum tokens being distributed to the public.


  • Qtum is first to implement a protocol based on both Bitcoin’s and Ethereum’s transaction models. Developers on either of the two blockchains (or their variants) can switch or port applications easily.Implementing the Bitcoin Improvement Protocols and using the Ethereum Virtual Machine provides stability.

  • Qtum has one of the most impressive and experienced team of backers and supporters the blockchain industry has seen in awhile. The success of platform technologies like Qtum, especially enterprise-oriented ones, will depend on business adoption.

How does Qtum Work?

Qtum is a proof-of-stake (PoS), smart-contract compatible blockchain that can natively run both Bitcoin-based and Ethereum-based applications. The Qtum protocol makes use of Bitcoin’s UXTO model of storing transactions, while also supporting oracles and two types of smart contracts. Applications built for Bitcoin, Etheruem, or either of their derivatives are able to port easily. It makes use of Blackcoin’s proof-of-stake (POS) consensus model as according to their research it has been felt that businesses are not comfortable with a proof-of-work consensus model. Using a PoS model with some semi-trusted nodes would ease corporates that a mining outfit or state-sponsored hashpower attack doesn't disrupt the network

Qtum uses features of the Bitcoin core blockchain, like its UTXO approach for storing transactions which makes individual coins traceable. Qtum has a layer that abstracts the UTXO data into something the Ethereum Virtual Machine can read. This in turn allows it to interact with both Bitcoin-based and Ethereum-based applications.

The Qtum Blockchain Foundation, a Singapore non-profit, oversees the codebase, helps promote cohesion in the community, and represents Qtum to the external world it also is the decision-making body that drives the project’s development.

Market Perfomance

At the time of writing the article Qtum has a market cap of $896,263,100 and a circulating supply of 59,000,000 QTUM .The total supply of QTUM is 100,000,000 QTUM.The current price of 1 QTUM stands at $15.19 or 0.00441855 BTC

  • Qtum Prices-1 Month
  • Qtum Prices-1 Year

The current market stats for QTUM can be found here

Qtum Blockchain combinES the advantages of Bitcoin and Ethereum community and also addresses the “inherited problems” of existing blockchain systems.The White Paper clearly shows POS is more suited for bussiness environment than POW. It also solves issue of compatibility between different blockchain technologies mainly the difference between account model in Ethereum and Bitcoin's UTXO model.

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Hey @adsactly - thanks for sharing this post. Do you think it is still worth to buy.... unfortunately I didn't invest. What do you think? Thanks and yes I know - no guarantees, just info :-)

You should look into getting some QTUM when the Market Corrects in the next few days.

@adsactly ok thanks, I think I can afford 10-15 shares. :-)

One of qtum head guy had a coin fail and when bankrupt, he also change his name too. Just be careful.

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Thanks for the tip @dang007

Thanks for this. Here's an article that goes into it more:

QTUM looks interesting with experienced team behind it... Thanks @adsactly for sharing....

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I actually really like the Quantum project myself

Smart contracts and decentralised applications.
Off the top of my head, this puts it in direct competition with Ethereum, EOS, Neo (Antshares), NEM among others.

How do people see this playing out? Will we end up with just one solution, with many falling by the wayside? Or many solutions?

And if it's just one platform, what are the key criteria? Scalability has to be one. Coding language? Use cost? Or will it just be like VHS / Betamax, i.e. whoever gets their apps built first??

QTUM looks interesting with experienced team behind it... Thanks @adsactly for sharing....

I like your post man, keep it up

hey guys , didn't understand that platform so far :(

@adsactly Nice one but am still yet to understand. Pls explain better am a newbie

Thanks for demystifying QTUM.

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Not so fast with qtum.

Thanks @dang007, will take note of it. Appreciate it :)

So can you write in Solidity for QTUM then?

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Great information as per usual. Thanks man!

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@adsactly - Great Share! Its always hard to find accurate information about any ALT coins, however, your post explained Qtum so well. I'm surely going to look into more details and possibly invest in Qtum.

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How many transactions per second can qtum deliver? Scaling seems the main challenge for smart contract platforms if they are to succeed notwithstanding relative measures of decentralization, consensus model etc. Not that I know! But scaling, how will it scale?

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Qtum is growing exponentially. If I talk about today, it's already up almost by 35% and still growing. I own some of the Qtum as I can forsee them as a good investment for coming months.
I personally like this article very much sir @adsactly. It contains relevant information about Qtum which is crucial for an investor to know.

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I don't understand why QTUM claims to be open source, but then chooses Oracle as it's partner database? Oracle is one of the most expensive databases on the market to license. It doesn't make any sense to me.

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