If we could not find room for it, time to digest it, or a reason to run it during the past week, we have collected it here.  Not a recap for the week, but a cleanup of pieces we received and just could not get to.

Because Quantum is Coming.  Qubit

Business & Industry

Quantum Computers May Steal Bitcoin by Deriving Private Keys once Advanced Enough in 5-30 Years, Experts Claim | John Smith, who has been regularly keeping up with computer science, quantum computing, and cryptocurrency-related developments, claims that the “future of crypto” is quantum-resistant, meaning we must build systems that can protect themselves against the potential attack from quantum computers (QCs) when they become powerful enough to present a challenge to digital asset networks.  Source: Crowdfund Insider.  Omar Faridi  Quantum Computers May Steal Bitcoin by Deriving Private Keys once Advanced Enough in 5-30 Years, Experts Claim…

New fund to help close £6.5bn private equity gap | Parkwalk’s Cambridge funds have invested over £14m over the eight years in operation and have generated attractive returns to date. The objective of the Enterprise Fund is to invest in a portfolio of early-stage, high-growth, knowledge-intensive companies spun out from the university, across sectors such as artificial intelligence, big data, life science, materials and quantum computing.  Source: Business Weekly. Tony Quested  New fund to help close £6.5bn private equity gap…

Technology & Hardware

Building a quantum-powered future | Quantum physicist and chief executive of Oxford Quantum Circuits llana Wisby talks to Tushna Commissariat about deep tech, entrepreneurship and quantum technologies of the future  Source: physicsworld. Tushna Commissariat  Building a quantum-powered future…

Science & Research

First-ever observation of multi-photon Fano effect could lead to boost in quantum computing | In the first study of its kind, published by Nature Communications, an international team of researchers led by the University of Surrey has proven the existence of the fabled multi-photon Fano effect in an experiment.  Source: University of Surrey (AlphaGalileo). University of Surrey  First-ever observation of multi-photon Fano effect could lead to boost in quantum computing…

Is Your Qubit Better Than My Qubit? | Quantum computers could ultimately unlock the capability to solve hard problems in chemistry, cryptography and quantum mechanics. Researchers around the world are pursuing numerous designs for quantum computers, including qubits, or quantum bits, that serve as the basic building block of these computers. Google and IBM, among others, create qubits using superconducting materials, which have special properties, including the ability to conduct electricity without resistance. Quantum computers based on superconducting qubits show great promise toward achieving large-scale computing power.  Source: NIST. Corey Rae McRae  Is Your Qubit Better Than My Qubit?

Algorithms & Software

Q-CTRL: AI-Based Tools Enable Quantam Computers to ‘Self-Tune’ | An AI-based toolset developed by scientists at Q-CTRL enables quantum computers to optimize their own performance autonomously without user intervention, the company said. The building blocks of quantum algorithms are extremely susceptible to errors, posing the most substantial barrier to progress in quantum computing. Q-CTRL’s new tools use custom AI agents to enact algorithms with fewer errors and ultimately better performance for quantum computing end users.  Source: insideHPC. insideHPC  Q-CTRL: AI-Based Tools Enable Quantam Computers to ‘Self-Tune’…

Government & Policy

China’s pursuit of power is ‘a direct threat,’ Canada’s top spy says in rare public appearance | China poses a serious strategic threat to Canada, both through attempts to steal secrets and a campaign to intimidate the Chinese community, the head of Canada’s spy agency said on Tuesday in a rare public appearance… “The government of China … is pursuing a strategy for geopolitical advantage on all fronts — economic, technological, political, and military — and using all elements of state power to carry out activities that are a direct threat to our national security and sovereignty,” he said.  Source: INSIDER. David Ljunggren  China’s pursuit of power is ‘a direct threat,’ Canada’s top spy says in rare public appearance…