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The rate at which quantum computing is hitting the media stream is ever-increasing. This piece is a collection of articles and reports covering various aspects of quantum computing from the lens of cybersecurity and cryptography. Mea Cubitt

Is This New Technology the Biggest Threat to Crypto? | There’s a technological race going on: blockchain vs. quantum computing. Theoretically, major leaps in quantum computing could undermine the whole cryptocurrency industry — just as that nascent blockchain technology is entering the mainstream. But crypto experts are already working on new coding that’s quantum-proof.  Source: Nasdaq.   Is This New Technology the Biggest Threat to Crypto?

WISeKey Signs MoUs With La Linea And Gibraltar Governments To Develop A… | The 4th Industrial Revolution changes the dynamics of the technology and value creation chain, cross-border collaboration and the way companies integrate their research and technology to create value for their customers. New business and cooperation models emerge through integrating business partners and clients. The business model of the joint 4IR Center of Excellence is to assist innovative start-ups in areas such as AI, Blockchain, IoT, Satellite, IoT, Drones, Cybersecurity and Quantum to perform collective R&D activities, promote their technologies internationally, facilitate the rapid adaptation and on-boarding of 4IR-based solutions, foster stronger collaboration between the public, private and academic sectors and cooperate to ensure that the latest technological standards are made available in a safe and trusted manner.  Source: Public..   WISeKey Signs MoUs With La Linea And Gibraltar Governments To Develop A…

How a quantum key can lead to really secure communications | Working alongside Southampton University spin-off company Lumenisity Limited, BT kicked off trials of a new type of optical fibre – Nested Anti-Resonant Nodeless Fibre hollow core fibre – at its labs in Ipswich over the summer. Hollow core fibre is interesting stuff, which essentially tries to ensure that the light passes along the cable in the central hollow region and not the material of the fibre itself (typically a glass). The result is lower latency and higher throughput with no crosstalk, and means that the tech is being tapped for uses in big backbone areas such as Data Centre Interconnects, Edge, and 5G xHaul.  Source: REDSHARK.   How a quantum key can lead to really secure communications…

A 15-user quantum secure direct communication network | Quantum secure direct communication (QSDC) based on entanglement can directly transmit confidential information. Scientist in China explored a QSDC network based on time-energy entanglement and sum-frequency generation. The results show that when any two users are performing QSDC over 40 kilometers of optical fiber, and the rate of information transmission can be maintained at 1Kbp/s. Our result lays the foundation for the realization of satellite-based long-distance and global QSDC in the future.  Source: PHYS.ORG.   A 15-user quantum secure direct communication network…

Quantum cryptography Records with Higher-Dimensional Photons | Quantum cryptography is one of the most promising quantum technologies of our time: Exactly the same information is generated at two different locations, and the laws of quantum physics guarantee that no third party can intercept this information. This creates a code with which information can be perfectly encrypted.  Source: Science Daily.   Quantum cryptography Records with Higher-Dimensional Photons…