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by Josh on January 15, 2018

Qtum: expanding blockchain limits and 2018 forecast

Without any doubt, we’re seeing blockchain solutions that can expand and diversify the possibilities of that powerful technology, and the cryptocurrencies only represent one of the innovating applications of blockchain. Let’s take a look on Qtum, a project that has to be considered like one of many hybrid technologies that could arrive very soon. Having knowledge about it may help you to improve your forex strategies too.

Qtum

1. Brief explanation of Qtum

Reuniting the best of Bitcoin core, Proof-of-Stake Consensus, and an Account Abstraction Layer in order to manage several Virtual Machines, including the Ethereum one (EVM), Qtum Foundation releases the Qtum open source project: a hybrid application platform.

Developers will benefit with this project having a better, diversified and a solid programming environment, able to run applications on multiple platforms and make smart contracts, managing in leisurely way companies and other institutions with this technology.

The Account Abstract Layer gives us the advantage of using it as a communication interface between Unspent Transaction Output model of Bitcoin Core and the EVM. Also, Datafeed feature and Oracles will help developers in the creation of the smart contracts mentioned before.

Also, we have good news: Public blockchain via Qtum Foundation’s programmers will allow us to use Qtum in order to manage industries like Manufacturing, Finances, Mobile Telecommunications, Industrial Logistics, Counterfeit Protection and many others, adapting itself to the demanding business dynamics of these days.

2. Qtum 2018 price forecast

In order to simplify this forecast, we’ll use the essential Forex technical analysis concepts to explain you the behavior of some cryptocurrencies on 2017 and why Qtum coin could react like these ones. Not only we have to investigate and learn about cryptocurrencies investments, also we have to act in the right moment, and if we move our pieces on the board in the best way, we’ll start to diversify our financial resources; we’ll step into the future.

Recently, from August to 13th December 2017, the price behavior of Qtum (according to technical analysis graphics) describes a ‘symmetrical triangle’. Let’s remember the moment right after Qtum ICO; the lows in August were $5.06 but in the same month we have a high of $21.76, now then, that symmetrical triangle means that the higher lows and lower highs were the most important feature of Qtum coin. Now we’ll take a look at what implies those lows and highs.

Like compressing a spring, the symmetrical triangle pattern keeps a lot of energy between those lows, highs and support and resistance lines, we could call that energy ‘price’; that is stored in that compression that implies the contraction of the range between support line and resistance line. A break could occur like a fall below support or arise over resistance, so, we have to pay attention to a quick and powerful move in Qtum price for this year.

Let’s unfold some recent events on the table: Beginning 2017, several patterns observed in some cryptocurrencies evolved into a rapid and powerful move, and later, prices rise occurred. We have to consider the enthusiasm and confidence on Qtum like a good alternative not only for cryptocurrencies exchange. Lower prices could follow recent close below $8, while a close over $15 a higher price for Qtum coin in the next months.

But a forecast couldn’t be complete if we don’t give some suggestions about staking with Qtum and other strategies for consideration if we want to make good investments, especially with all potential applications that this open source code project has to offer.

Qtum/Bitcoin during the last months

Qtum/Bitcoin during the last months

3. Staking suggestions

First, do staking: remember when you keep your money in a bank account and through time you earned some interest on it, well, that’s the pith of staking. Is very simple the process related to it, in an open wallet, you have to save your Qtum coins, also run a node. This process is similar to mining; however, staking procedure uses the network to confirm all the transactions you could perform.

Second, use the Qtum wallet, use Bittrex and pay attention to exchange: The Qtum wallet is required to acquire Qtum coins and you can get one just downloading the application software. Not only tracks all the transactions but also has the feature to receive and send Qtum.

Bittrex could be a useful tool in order to sell and buy Qtum coins on its exchange because provides the wallet required to perform the mentioned transactions. Remember, if you want to trade with Qtum acquiring a position exchanging Ethereum or Bitcoins, you have to get these cryptocurrencies before.

Remember to pay attention to the exchange between QTUM to ETH and QTUM to BTC for having a good relative basis. Recently, QTUM to ETH rate is at 0.0379, while QTUM to BTC rate is at 0.0033. Qtum had a better luck versus Ethereum than Bitcoin, not only because all the several cryptocurrencies that consolidated gains during the beginning of 2018, also correction time on the market didn’t bring down so much Bitcoin’s drive, in spite of that 10% low.

Finally, please constantly check price pattern following the latest Forex news and using some tools like graphics associated with technical analysis, and also the trading action that determines the Qtum price chart. Look for good information with fundamentals that could express easily the most important aspects of technical analysis and cryptocurrencies sentiment market, because this tool could help to anticipate some trends that are able to change  the direction of market, like the enthusiasm associated with Qtum and the companies that could use this open source project in order to invest with Qtum coins, in some or all the possible applications and solutions of this new, hybrid and powerful platform.

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