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Why Qtum Choose UTXO Model and the Benefits

Jan 18, 2017

Patrick Dai

I have read the Qtum whitepaper over last 1 hour so understanding may not be 100% but this is my assessment. 0. Basically it is just another bitcoin fork with extension to the bitcoin scripting language to support solidity contracts? First of all, Qtum is far from being “just another bitco...

How Qtum Makes Ethereum Contracts Run on the UTXO Model

Jan 16, 2017

Jordan Earls

Qtum is taking Bitcoin Core 0.13, integrating the Ethereum Virtual Machine, and adding an “Account Abstraction Layer” so that existing Etheruem contracts will work on Qtum with minimal changes. The exact way we are integrating the EVM is by adding new Bitcoin Script opcodes, and a...