• Qtum was co-founded by Jordan Earls, Patrick Dai, and Neil Mahi
• Qtum was released in March 2016
• Qtum All time high price is $2.05
• Qtum uses SHA-256 algorithm
Qtum (pronounced “Quantum”) is an open-sourced platform that merges Ethereum’s smart contract network with Bitcoin’s value transfer protocol. Bitcoin uses a UTXO model and Ethereum with EVM and most other Virtual Machines - use an account-based model for simplicity. Qtum allows for “master contracts”, Qtum’s name for smart contracts that can be triggered by off-chain data. Qtum also provides smart contract execution to mobile and IoT clients. Qtum Blockchain is the first to implement PoS smart contracts. Qtum partnered with Amazon Web Services and is now listed on the AWS Marketplace. Qtum uses a Decentralized Governance Protocol (DGP) that is meant to decentralize decision making and allow the community to modify a number of parameters if it requires these parameters to be changed.