Last Month at QRL — September 2020
EnQlave audit firm x41 D-Sec starts audit
x41 D-Sec was one of the two external auditors involved with auditing cryptographic portions of our QRL codebase (report here), so their expertise is fitting for auditing the smart contract code for any possible issues as well. Audits, along with code review and testing coverage, will continue to play a vital role in ensuring the security fundamentals that underpin our codebase. Our previous audits can be found on our github.
The audit has begun and is expected to be completed within the coming weeks.
Insight Research joins QRL
Insight research has joined QRL and work has already begun!
The primary focus will be towards QRL’s Proof-of-Stake network with research into lattice cryptography and signature aggregation. These key elements will allow us to reduce the overall block-size, allowing for a higher number of validators per epoch, and improve its scalability.
Full release coming.
- Transactions: Tested
- OTS Index Validation: Tested
- P2P code nearly complete
- Code for processing and recording the attestation transaction for the proposed block has been finished
Quantum Computing and Security News
Last month we’ve been witness to massive advances in quantum computing as companies have been on each-others tails improving their quantum volume and decreasing noise bringing us closer to logical qubits.
Sep 9th — Technique prevents errors in quantum computers
Sept 12th — China claims quantum leap with machine declared a million times greater than Google’s Sycamore
Sept 14th — Quantum startup CEO suggests we are only five years away from a quantum desktop computer
Sept 15th — IBM publishes its quantum roadmap, says it will have a 1,000-qubit machine in 2023
Sept 17th — IBM and Cambridge Quantum Computing announce random number generator service
Sept 26th — Ultracold gas exhibits bizarre quantum behavior
Sept 29th — Achieving Quantum Volume 128 on the Honeywell Quantum Computer
Oct 1st — Startup IonQ drastically ups the quantum computing ante
(Breaking news: Just released today)