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Rigetti is hoping to build a functioning computer with 128 qubits in the next 12 months. If successful, it could be the world’s most powerful quantum computer and just might have a chance of outpacing traditional supercomputers. “We’re making very fast, or exponential, progress on all these different fronts,” said Rigetti. “It’s all moving toward a supernova moment, and that is quantum advantage.”
This is set to change as scientists have now shown a magnetised wafer made of a particular topological insulator could do the job, and be made 1,000 times smaller than existing components.
“Such compact circulators could be implemented in a variety of quantum hardware platforms, irrespective of the particular quantum system used,” said the study’s lead author, Alice Mahoney.
In many respects, we’re still at the pre-vacuum-tube and magnetic tape phase of quantum computers – they’re more promise than practical.
But if we keep seeing advances like this, it won’t be long before we’ll be bringing you news of quantum computers cracking problems which leave our best supercomputers gasping.
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Assistant Professor Madhab Neupane has spent his career learning about the quantum realm and looking for these new materials, which are expected to become the foundation of the technology to develop quantum computers and long-lasting memory devices.
Quantum computers are just on the horizon as both tech giants and startups are working to kickstart the next computing revolution. YouTube video from channel Seeker. 8:35 runtime.
A computer works in terms of operations on 1s and 0s. A typical computer in 2018 can perform 1 billion of these operations per second. Thanks to the efforts of a group of researchers from Germany and the USA, computing in the near future might leave that number in the dust.
In an effort to build a stronger and more secure blockchain, specifically resistant to quantum computing attacks, the QRL Foundation has launched the Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL).
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A recently-founded Blockchain platform is promising to offer solutions for the future in terms of cybersecurity, including quantum hack attacks…
Adam Koltun, the Lead Evangelist for the new Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL), spoke with Bitsonline about what we know, don’t know, and should know about quantum computing. It’s a topic he’s well versed in, as his project’s explicitly designed to sidestep traditional cryptocurrencies’ vulnerabilities against quantum computers…
There has been a strong focus on the effects of quantum computing on blockchain technology. More specifically, there is a strong belief these developments in computing can effectively “break” the cryptography underpinning distributed ledgers. The QRL Foundation has come up with a potential solution in this regard, which is well worth keeping an eye on…
The NSA announced in 2015 that it was moving to implement quantum-resistant cryptographic systems. Cryptographers are working on quantum-resistant cryptography, and there are already blockchain projects implementing quantum-resistant cryptography. The Quantum Resistant Ledger team, for example, is working on building such a blockchain right now.