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Rank

Qtum, QTUM

$8.65 ( -0.21% )

Market Cap

$852 015 201

24 Hour Volume

$229 520 667

Available Supply

98 456 900

Qtum / US Dollar Chart, QTUM/USD ()


Open price: 0.0
High price: 0.0
Average price: 0.0
Close price: 0.0
Low price: 0.0
Change: 0.0%

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Exchange
Pair
Volume
Volume (%)
1.
QTUM/USDT
32 297 525 USD
13.58 %
2.
QTUM/BTC
30 461 852 USD
12.81 %
3.

EXX EXX

QTUM/USDT
29 470 281 USD
12.39 %
4.
QTUM/USDT
13 998 353 USD
5.88 %
5.
QTUM/KRW
13 244 766 USD
5.57 %
6.
QTUM/BTC
10 988 822 USD
4.62 %
7.
QTUM/USDT
8 902 642 USD
3.74 %
8.
QTUM/USD
8 798 084 USD
3.70 %
9.

ZB ZB

QTUM/USDT
8 651 866 USD
3.64 %
10.
QTUM/ETH
5 662 073 USD
2.38 %
11.
QTUM/BTC
4 979 738 USD
2.09 %
12.
QTUM/BTC
4 921 960 USD
2.07 %
13.
QTUM/USDT
4 498 311 USD
1.89 %
14.
QTUM/KRW
4 411 793 USD
1.85 %
15.
QTUM/USDT
4 300 128 USD
1.81 %
16.
QTUM/USDT
4 073 754 USD
1.71 %
17.
QTUM/USDT
3 386 270 USD
1.42 %
18.
QTUM/USDT
3 378 910 USD
1.42 %
19.

ZBG ZBG

QTUM/USDT
3 157 096 USD
1.33 %
20.
QTUM/USDT
3 095 957 USD
1.30 %
21.
QTUM/ETH
2 572 192 USD
1.08 %
22.
QTUM/BTC
2 424 375 USD
1.02 %
23.

EXX EXX

QTUM/ETH
2 422 945 USD
1.02 %
24.
QTUM/USDT
2 345 152 USD
0.99 %
25.
QTUM/USDT
2 209 926 USD
0.93 %
26.
QTUM/BTC
2 200 958 USD
0.93 %
27.
QTUM/TRX
1 632 255 USD
0.69 %
28.
QTUM/BTC
1 619 637 USD
0.68 %
29.
QTUM/BTC
1 504 762 USD
0.63 %
30.
QTUM/BTC
1 504 231 USD
0.63 %
31.
QTUM/BUSD
976 709 USD
0.41 %
32.
QTUM/USDT
871 409 USD
0.37 %
33.
QTUM/ETH
797 863 USD
0.34 %
34.

ZB ZB

QTUM/QC
785 533 USD
0.33 %
35.
QTUM/USDT
777 206 USD
0.33 %
36.
QTUM/BUSD
765 322 USD
0.32 %
37.
QTUM/USD
764 104 USD
0.32 %
38.
QTUM/USDT
754 314 USD
0.32 %
39.
QTUM/USDT
754 314 USD
0.32 %
40.
QTUM/USDT
624 637 USD
0.26 %
41.
QTUM/USDT
602 003 USD
0.25 %
42.
QTUM/BTC
517 752 USD
0.22 %
43.
QTUM/USDT
492 530 USD
0.21 %
44.
QTUM/ETH
458 463 USD
0.19 %
45.
QTUM/KRW
398 487 USD
0.17 %
46.
QTUM/BTC
389 088 USD
0.16 %
47.
QTUM/BTC
306 863 USD
0.13 %
48.
QTUM/BTC
306 863 USD
0.13 %
49.
QTUM/BTC
245 938 USD
0.10 %
50.
QTUM/BTC
222 047 USD
0.09 %
51.
QTUM/ETH
217 043 USD
0.09 %
52.
QTUM/ETH
217 043 USD
0.09 %
53.
QTUM/ETH
207 960 USD
0.09 %
54.
QTUM/EUR
200 802 USD
0.08 %
55.
QTUM/USDT
178 589 USD
0.08 %
56.
QTUM/BTC
172 339 USD
0.07 %
57.
QTUM/USDT
153 553 USD
0.06 %
58.

MXC MXC

QTUM/USDT
147 972 USD
0.06 %
59.
QTUM/USDT
111 551 USD
0.05 %
60.
QTUM/ETH
111 423 USD
0.05 %
61.
QTUM/USD
109 881 USD
0.05 %
62.
QTUM/KRW
109 355 USD
0.05 %
63.
QTUM/USDT
101 951 USD
0.04 %
64.
QTUM/ETH
90 080 USD
0.04 %
65.
QTUM/USDT
84 557 USD
0.04 %
66.
QTUM/USDT
60 710 USD
0.03 %
67.
QTUM/ETH
57 939 USD
0.02 %
68.
QTUM/BTC
48 544 USD
0.02 %
69.
QTUM/USDT
44 250 USD
0.02 %
70.
QTUM/ETH
44 165 USD
0.02 %
71.
QTUM/BTC
41 361 USD
0.02 %
72.
QTUM/BTC
37 550 USD
0.02 %
73.
QTUM/USD
36 726 USD
0.02 %
74.
QTUM/USDT
33 366 USD
0.01 %
75.

ZB ZB

QTUM/BTC
30 172 USD
0.01 %
76.
QTUM/ETH
29 410 USD
0.01 %
77.
QTUM/BTC
27 025 USD
0.01 %
78.
QTUM/CRO
23 311 USD
0.01 %
79.
QTUM/USDT
21 660 USD
0.01 %
80.
QTUM/BTC
19 983 USD
0.01 %
81.
QTUM/BTC
19 377 USD
0.01 %
82.
QTUM/ETH
18 421 USD
0.01 %
83.

AAX AAX

QTUM/USDT
17 245 USD
0.01 %
84.
QTUM/ETH
17 153 USD
0.01 %
85.
QTUM/ETH
16 703 USD
0.01 %
86.

ZBG ZBG

QTUM/QC
16 092 USD
0.01 %
87.
QTUM/ETH
14 621 USD
0.01 %
88.
QTUM/BTC
13 408 USD
0.01 %
89.
QTUM/ETH
13 284 USD
0.01 %
90.
QTUM/HUSD
11 768 USD
0.00 %
91.
QTUM/BTC
8 784 USD
0.00 %
92.
QTUM/BTC
7 789 USD
0.00 %
93.
QTUM/USDT
5 475 USD
0.00 %
94.
QTUM/BTC
830 USD
0.00 %
95.
QTUM/BTC
35 USD
0.00 %
96.
QTUM/BTC
0.0 USD
0.0 %

About Qtum


Qtum is a Chinese hybrid platform that connects blockchains with virtual machines. Using an Account Abstraction Layer, it combines Bitcoin’s model UTXO, Ethereum’s virtual machines, and a modification of the PoS consensus algorithm — Mutualized Proof-of-Stake (MPoS).

The platform has its own virtual machine Qtum x86 that supports not only native smart contracts and decentralized applications but also third-party ones. In addition, dApps created on the platform are compatible with widespread blockchains. They can be launched even on smartphones and devices with IoT.

Qtum project history

The crypto project was established by Patrick Dai, Jordan Earls, and Neil Mahi in March 2016. Mr Dai is an enthusiast from Shanghai. He mastered cryptocurrencies back in 2012. He started his official employment in the blockchain industry in 2015 from the position of a technical adviser in Factom (FCT). Since October 2015, he has been CTO simultaneously at VeChain (up till March 2016) and at Bitse Group (up till October 2016).

Mr Earls has been doing programming since he turned 13 years old. When he had got into the crypto community, he checked the source code of 100 altcoins and detected a lot of vulnerabilities. Such skills helped him make the common project more secure. Mr Mahi has been a software developer for 20 years. In the last four years, he has been focused on blockchain.

In November 2016, Patrick Dai, Jordan Earls, and Neil Mahi registered Qtum Chain Foundation in Singapore. Mr Dai took the position of the Chairman of the Foundation, Mr Earls became the lead developer, and Mr Mahi — the blockchain architect. Later, the Foundation’s structure grew bigger, and separate committees emerged. By 2020, the entire team had 43 members. Qtum Chain Foundation issues monthly expense reports that include operational and marketing costs and wage disbursements.

Investment in the project

  1. January 2017: $1 million in angel investment from Anthony Di Iorio (Decentral), Star Xu (OKCoin), Li Xiaolai (BitFund), and Bo Shen (Fenbushi).
  2. March 2017: $15.7 million during the initial coin offering.

Qtum cryptocurrency features

On one hand, the platform is managed by the Foundation, on the other hand — by the Decentralized Governance Protocol (DGP). Using smart contracts, DGP controls and updates blockchain’s parameters. Due to the MPoS consensus algorithm, coin holders can vote with their shares for such changes as an increase in block size, a reduction of gas price to fulfil smart contracts, and other modifications. DGP provides an opportunity to do all these without a hard fork, and users will not even have to download new software.

Besides voting, coins are also used as a right to get a reward for staking. There is no minimum stake but the chances are improved for those who have a plentiful supply. Creating a block pays 4 QTUM, while staking can bring 5 to 6% revenue annually. Every four years (or 985,500 blocks, to be precise) bring halving: the first one will happen in summer 2021; the last, the seventh one, will bring the reward down to zero by 2045.

When exercising their roles of validators, stakers also get a commission for added transactions and payment for gas. Those who use smart contracts buy gas with QTUM. Such users also get access to internal tokens QRC20 created in smart contracts as digital assets for dApps.

Here are more advantages of the hybrid platform:

  • block size — 2 MB, with scaling — up to 32 MB (to get it, just vote via DGP);
  • the time required to create a block — 128 seconds, and the same time takes transaction validation;
  • the maximum speed — 70 operations per second in the basic variant; those who require more can use Qtum Eclair with Lightning Network;
  • support for Solidity using EVM, and also C and C++ in Qtum x86 (Python and Rust are also promised).

Developers created an official wallet — Qtum Core. It is full-fledged client software available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. There is also light software — Qtum Electrum for Windows and macOS. Mobile version Qtum Core is available for Android. The project also has a web wallet (qtumwallet.org).

Qtum ICO and distribution

Qtum crowdsale took place from 12 to 17 March 2017, although it was planned for an entire month. It is deemed ICO because developers started creating their own blockchain in advance. In June 2017, a testnet was launched, and in September there was a transfer to the main one.

The team conducted ICO via Ethereum so they temporarily issued ERC-20 tokens (then they exchanged them for coins). The initial issue was 100 million QTUM. They were distributed the following way:

Recipients of tokens/coins Amount of QTUM Share of the total issue
Earlier investors (angel investors) 8,000,000 8%
Investors involved in ICO 51,000,000 51%
Team of developers and founders (payments in the course of 4 years) 12,000,000 12%
Budget for research and education (allocation in the course of 4 years) 9,000,000 9%
Foundation’s reserve for operational expenses, development and promotion of the project (also for 4 years) 20,000,000 20%
Total: 100,000,000 100%

 

The assigned cost of QTUM was $0.3072. Tokens were sold for bitcoins and ethers. The final amount was 11,157 BTC and 77,081 ETH. If the number of sold tokens is evaluated at $0.3072 then the fiat equivalent of raised funds equalled $15,667,200.

Developers also included annual inflation at ~0.87%. The exact number of additional coins is calculated and issued by the issue mechanism based on MPoS.

Qtum price dynamics

Qtum was listed on exchanges on 24 May 2017 at the price of 6.19 USD. By 2 June, it went up to 13.46 USD.

QTUM’s ups and downs in 2017–2018

Chronology of strong trends with significant changes in the QTUM price that led to highs and lows of the year:

  • 2017. From 23 June to 15 July: 16.99 USD ⤵ 3.88 USD (a low). From 11 to 19 December: 13.55 USD ⤴ 67.75 USD (a high).
  • 2018. From 4 to 6 January: 57.47 USD ⤴ an all-time high of 94.67 USD. From 7 January to 5 February: 85.77 USD ⤵ 20.54 USD. From 7 November to 7 December: 4.10 USD ⤵ 1.58 USD (a low).

QTUM price changes in 2019

For 2019, the Qtum chart showed seven notable trends:

  1. 📉 A downtrend from 9 January to 6 February: the price fell from 2.45 to 1.75 USD.
  2. 📈 An uptrend from 11 March to 7 April: the price rose from 2.08 to 3.63 USD.
  3. 📉 A downtrend from 8 to 25 April: the price fell from 3.49 to 2.34 USD.
  4. 📈 An uptrend from 9 May to 2 June: the price rose from 2.35 to 3.59 USD.
  5. 📈 An uptrend from 9 to 29 June: the price rose from 2.94 to 5.61 USD, a high of the year.
  6. 📉 A downtrend from 3 to 16 July: the price fell from 5.20 to 2.68 USD.
  7. 📉 A downtrend from 5 August to 24 September: the price fell from 3.12 to 1.56 USD.

An uptrend in May and June was facilitated by the growth of the entire market. The year’s low of the coin took place during flat on 17 December, at the mark of 1.53 USD.

Qtum prediction for 2020 and coin’s prospects

In 2020, QTUM followed market trends, correlating with BTC. Only in early February, it made a leap. From 1 January to 14 February, it went up from 1.60 to 3.02 US dollars, which is year’s high as for today. Thus, the increase amounted to 88.8%, while BTC grew only by 43.2%.

During a collapse from 9 to 12 March, QTUM went down from 1.94 to 1.08 US dollars, which is minus 44.3% (BTC experienced −37.3%). On 16 March, it set an all-time low of 1.04 US dollars. Then the price was recovering from 30 March to 2 May as others did: from 1.21 to 1.65 US dollars — it is an increase of 36.4% (BTC had +39.8%).

In the first half of 2020, the team started working on three important stages that should be completed in the second half of the year:

  1. Offline staking is a delegation of coin mining to services with online wallets (exchanges practise this).
  2. Phantom is a solution for creating private tokens and digital assets inside smart contracts.
  3. Neutron is about expanding the Qtum x86 VM infrastructure and adding other languages.

Here are the QTUM price predictions for 2020 from technical analysis experts:

Analysts August 2020 October 2020 December 2020
Digital Coin Price $3.76 $2.99 $3.14
Trading Beasts $1.99 $1.90 $1.92
Wallet Investor $0.20 $0.15 $5.62

 

Qtum roadmap

The team publishes a roadmap on the main page of the website but there are only stages of the past year. In the January blog post, a map for 2020 appeared but it does not have exact dates. Therefore, for now, we will draw up a map of past significant events and expected ones:

  • 31 October 2016: the release of the prototype platform.
  • 28 June 2017: launch of Sparknet, the first public testnet.
  • 16 August 2017: launch of Skynet, the second public testnet.
  • 13 September 2017: launch of Ignition, the mainnet with its blockchain.
  • 23 May 2018: the release of the prototype x86 VM.
  • 9 October 2018: adding support for SegWit addresses in bech32 format.
  • 26 November 2018: the release of the Plasma MVP.
  • 6 December 2018: integration of IPFS for data storage.
  • 16 January 2019: the release of the script for QTUM-BTC atomic swaps based on Decred.
  • 18 April 2019: launch of Unita, a private blockchain provider for companies.
  • 2 July 2019: beta release of the Qtum Eclair client for the implementation of Lightning Network.
  • 10 July 2019: implementation of QTUM-BEAM atomic swap.
  • 17 October 2019: updating the mainnet to version 2.0 and conducting the first hard fork aimed at introducing improvements.
  • 24 February 2020: white paper update.
  • August 2020: deployment of offline staking and private tokens/assets in the testnet; adding Rust to x86 VM.
  • September 2020: introducing the possibility of offline staking and the creation of private tokens/assets in the mainnet; optimisation of gas consumption; adding DeltaDB and SPV support to smart contracts.

As soon as the developers specify the terms for the implementation of three innovations that can affect the Qtum exchange rate to the US dollar, we will update the items in the list.

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