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Available from April 6th: a decentralized quantum resistant communication channel.

31 Mar 2020 4 minute read 2 comments Allen Walters

I've been following an interesting project for a long time now: QRL (the Quantum Resistant Ledger). The QRL is a blockchain that has been up and running for almost two years now. As the name suggests, QRL is a blockchain that is resistant against hac...

What is NIST, and how does it relate to blockchain?

17 Dec 2019 3 minute read 1 comment Allen Walters

NIST stands for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is part of the United States Department of Commerce. The range of subjects it oversees is huge, but one subject is of great importance for cryptography, especially public key cryp...

Know The Coin: QRL Foundation Lead Business Strategist Adam Koltun

8 Dec 2019 1 minute read 1 comment ChangeNOW

  Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Know The Coin with ChangeNOW! Today’s guest is Adam Koltun - Lead Business Strategist at The Quantum Resistant Ledger Foundation (QRL). Join Pauline and Adam, as they discuss blockchain security issu...

An addition to Aantonops “Bitcoin Q&A: “Quantum supremacy””

16 Oct 2019 7 minute read 1 comment Allen Walters

Bitcoin Q&A: “Quantum supremacy” video here. Some thoughts on the statements made in this video: To start things off, Antonopoulos downplays the milestone of quantum supremacy. As if this is nothing special and just a marketing trick. But many have b...

Going Quantum Resistant In Blockchain: A Plausible Timeframe? Part B.

14 Oct 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Allen Walters

You can read part A here. z = The time we have until a quantum computer of a critical level has materialized. Estimations are all over the place. From a couple of years to never. Z is the great unknown. q = is the margin we should deduct from z as a...

Going Quantum Resistant In Blockchain: A Plausible Timeframe?

13 Oct 2019 3 minute read 0 comments Allen Walters

To make a complete and realistic estimate of the expected timeline for upgrading and coin-migration we use Mosca’s theorem of risk determination. For blockchain, the theorem can be adjusted as follows: The sum of v, w, x, and y should obviously be s...

Quantum Computing - Are we ready? by Michaeljn: a response

24 Sep 2019 3 minute read 2 comments Allen Walters

Since Google and NASA have reached quantum supremacy after a year collaboration this week, the discussion about quantum computing and blockchain security has increased and articles on the subject popping up left and right. In the very informative art...

Google and NASA have reached quantum supremacy in a year collaboration. What does it mean for future blockchain security?

21 Sep 2019 1 minute read 4 comments Allen Walters

As can be read in this article. Although quantum supremacy simply means that at least 1 specific problem has been proven to be solved by a quantum computer that can't be solved (in a realistic timeframe) by any existing classical computer, it is a ve...

The quality of todays Cryptocurrency “journalism”

6 Sep 2019 1 minute read 3 comments Allen Walters

Yesterday this tweet appeared on twitter: “Anne Neuberger, Director of NSA’s new Cybersecurity Directorate says that the agency will propose hardware and software standards again. Also notes agency is working to build quantum resistant crypto.” Soon...

An Addition To The Bitcoin Wiki Page On Quantum Computing, And Mosca’s Theorem Of Risk Determination Applied To Blockchain. (Part 4)

4 Sep 2019 2 minute read 1 comment Allen Walters

You can read part 1 here and part 2 here and part 3 here.  The bitcoin wiki page makes the following statement: “Bitcoin already has some built-in quantum resistance.” This is not correct. Hashed public keys are no protection: It is often said that n...