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Qtum – A Hybrid Model for Real World Blockchain Solutions

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Qtum aims to create a simple decentralized application framework that can work on multiple blockchains. While most crypto projects are independent ecosystems that run parallel without any possibility of integration, Qtum provides a sort of meeting ground that can be executed on any computing or mobile device.

A Composite Crypto Model

In order to achieve this, the project has combined remarkable aspects from top blockchain ecosystems such as bitcoin and the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). It applies the robust security system that has kept the bitcoin blockchain free from malicious attacks since inception offering a reliable and consistent basis. Adding this reliability to the Smart Contract feature from ethereum makes the system hard to beat.

Its consensus protocol is yet another hybrid aspect of Qtum’s design. It applies a first-of-its-kind Proof-of-Stake algorithm that allows for compatibility and interoperability with other blockchain platforms. This protocol also offers a flexible support system for mobile devices as well as the Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

UTXO-Based Master Smart Contract System

The platform makes use of a novel smart contract system that borrows the UTXO concept from bitcoin. This is a simplified payment verification protocol that makes it possible to execute the smart contract functionality on lite wallets. That capability, in turn, makes the platform viable for mobile device use without presenting any limitations. This is a welcome revolution considering that more than half of all internet traffic can be traced back to mobile devices.

The bitcon script is the choice language for Qtum as it offers yet another possibility. It creates a primary track over which code is transported through the Qtum version of the EVM. This simply means that platform users can effectively create and deploy advanced smart contracts that can connect real-world logic with the benefits of the blockchain.

Existing smart contract functions are unable to interact effectively with data outside of the blockchain ecosphere. This has greatly limited their implementation in many industries. But the Qtum approach bridges that gap and opens up the world to smart contract functionality as it is applicable both on and off-chain.

Qtum has the long-term objective of setting up the ideal infrastructure for established industries and big enterprises to deploy custom interfaces using the blockchain technology. This will allow the platform’s users to create their own tokens, execute contracts and automate processes. All this will take place in a secure environment that offers the utmost stability.

Synergetic Development

Qtum is collaborating with various global partners in order to take advantage of shared resources to facilitate synergetic development. It will also reference investment banking concepts to carry out industry analyses and choose the ideal sectors in which Qtum technology can be implemented. Moreover, the enterprises using the platform will create additional applications and contribute to its development sustainability.

What makes the system outstanding is that it employs the benefits of bitcoin and ethereum while also addressing their inherent flaws. This approach is set to benefit multiple industries, creating practical business implementation opportunities and a new blockchain economy mode.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency.

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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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