Qtum, a project that began as a bitcoin-blockchain hybrid, is expanding its reach by adding Google's Cloud Platform to its list of software partners.
The offering is simple: a $15 per month virtual machine that users can spin up and run instantly on the Cloud Platform.
The software, available here, allows users to "Develop and deploy [their] own smart contracts from [the] ready-to-use GCP VM featuring Qtum core, soldity, solar and Qmix web IDE.".
"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," he said.
"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 code available on Google Cloud is a copy of the Qtum comput engine and offers a developer environment and full node on the Qtum blockchain.
Users can also use it as a testbed for code forks, dapps, or staking.
This announcement in no way makes Qtum a Google partner as anyone - from purveyors of the CMS WordPress to creators Ethereum dev kits - can launch a product on the Cloud Platform.
It simply makes it easier to spin up a Qtum virtual machine for a few dollars per month.
The Qtum token has a market cap of $232,216,410 and is currently trading.
Qtum Lets Users Deploy a Full Blockchain Node on Google's Cloud Platform
Published on May 2, 2019
by Coindesk | Published on Coinage
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