Quantum computing is coming. When and how powerful is tough to pin down. The Qubit Report carried a piece calling quantum computing “a bunch of bunk”. For one, it’s not here. The media hype helps fundraising for research and the stories of doom and gloom abound throughout the mainstream media because it sells. That’s it. We do know this: Quantum computing at a practical level is a bit in the distance. Semiconductor technology will keep advancing classical computer power, reducing some of the processing gain through quantum computers. Cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and the like, are arguably at risk to quantum computing. Or are they? Read on.