QRL Primary Report, 2024

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QRL Monthly, March 2024

Recently, QRL expanded its market presence by listing on XT.COM, offering multiple trading pairs and demonstrating its growing relevance in the crypto space. Alongside market expansion, QRL continues its technical prowess with advancements in the Qrysm and Go-Zond projects, focusing on comprehensive development and testing to ensure robust quantum resistance.

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Primary Report, 2024

Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL) was established to address the potential threats quantum computing (QC) will pose to blockchain technology, which is presently widely reliant on quantum-vulnerable cryptography.

Amid widespread uncertainty in the expert community regarding the timeline and specific quantum capabilities required to challenge existing cryptographic defenses, QRL aims to provide a preemptive solution. The project, initiated with Dr. Peter Waterland’s whitepaper in 2016, strives to be a safeguard for the blockchain industry against the evolving quantum threat, positioning itself as a foundational technology for future innovations in the Quantum Age.

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New Listing on XT.com

As of March 29, 2024, at 12:00 UTC, traders on XT.COM have gained the opportunity to trade QRL through various pairs, including QRL/USDT, QRL/USDC, QRL/BTC, and QRL/ETH. This range of trading pairs provides flexibility and options for investors, allowing them to choose the pair that best aligns with their trading strategies and currency preferences.

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Finale of History of Cryptography Series Released

In our final Episode #6, we conclude our series long journey through the history of cryptography from centuries old cryptography through present day technology (Bitcoin, Quantum Computing, & more).

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QRL Zond Development

Significant progress on various fronts related to the Qrysm and Go-Zond projects. While the majority of unit and integration tests for Qrysm have been completed, there are still 20 to 30 tests pending. Refinements include refactoring Dilithium public key and signature lengths into the fieldparams package, removing obsolete stream methods, and renaming Qrysm v2 API services to v1. Additionally, the porting of trueblocks.io to support zond compatibility is ongoing, and there is active development on adding more unit tests for Qrysm and initiating tests for Go-Zond.

On the other hand, the team is also focused on enhancing P2P and state initialization code, particularly for Qrysm, with code reviews in progress. For Go-Zond, test development is underway alongside the implementation of offline functionality for the Zond web wallet. Efforts are also being made to introduce advanced sending settings, further demonstrating a comprehensive approach to refining and expanding the capabilities of both Qrysm and Go-Zond in the ecosystem.

Quantum News

Singtel teams with Cisco, Fortinet and Nokia on quantum-safe solutions

On 28 Mar 2024: Singtel will partner with Cisco, Fortinet and Nokia to provide quantum security solutions to enterprises through its Quantum Safe Network (QSN). - capacitymedia.com

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Think you can ignore quantum computing? Think again.

On 27 Mar 2024: While gen AI has captured the attention of virtually every CIO, quantum computing is priming to take center stage. - cio.com

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IBM Quantum Computing Blog | Landmark IBM error correction paper on Nature cover

On 27 Mar 2024: Last year, IBM demonstrated that quantum computers had entered the era of utility, where they are now capable of running quantum circuits better than classical computers can. Over the next few years, they expect to find speedups over classical computing and extract business value from these systems. - ibm.com

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A tweezer array with 6100 highly coherent atomic qubits

On 18 Mar 2024: The researchers have successfully created a large-scale array of optical tweezers that can trap over 6,100 neutral atoms across 12,000 sites, achieving new heights in several critical performance metrics for this technology.

They demonstrated:

  • A coherence time of 12.6 seconds, a record for hyperfine qubits in an optical tweezer array.
  • Trapping lifetimes close to 23 minutes in a room-temperature apparatus, enabling record-high
  • Imaging survival of 99.98952% in combination with an imaging fidelity of over 99.99%.

Their results, together with other recent developments, indicate that universal quantum computing with ten thousand atomic qubits could be a near-term prospect. Furthermore, their work could pave the way for quantum simulation and metrology experiments with inherent single particle readout and positioning capabilities at a similar scale. - arxiv.org

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NVIDIA Launches Cloud Quantum-Computer Simulation Microservices

On 18 Mar 2024: NVIDIA today launched a cloud service that allows researchers and developers to push the boundaries of quantum computing exploration in key scientific domains, including chemistry, biology and materials science.

NVIDIA has more than 160 partners in its quantum computing ecosystem. Leading cloud service providers are integrating Quantum Cloud into their offerings, including Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud

To learn more about NVIDIA Quantum Cloud, watch the GTC keynote from Jensen Huang, and register for GTC for free to attend sessions from NVIDIA and industry leaders through March 21. - nvidianews.nvidia.com

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Tuta Mail adds new quantum-resistant encryption to protect email

On 11 Mar 2024: Tuta Mail has announced TutaCrypt, a new post-quantum encryption protocol to secure communications from powerful and anticipated decryption attacks.

TutaCrypt combines CRYSTALS-Kyber (Also used in QRL Zond) for post-quantum key encapsulation and X25519 for the Elliptic-Curve-Diffie-Hellmann key exchange. - bleepingcomputer.com

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Solid-State Qubits: Artificial Atoms Unlock Quantum Computing Breakthrough

On 11 Mar 2024: JILA breakthrough in integrating artificial atoms with photonic circuits advances quantum computing efficiency and scalability.

Historically, there have been problems with integrating artificial atoms with photonic circuits. This is because creating the artificial atoms (where atoms are knocked out of a diamond crystal) is a very random process, leading to random placement of the artificial atoms, random number of artificial atoms at each location, and random color each artificial atom emits.

In a new Nano Letters paper, Sun, his research team, and collaborators from Stanford University proposed a new method that would pave the way to solving these two challenges, enabling a more complicated integrated quantum photonic circuit. - scitechdaily.com

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Google launches $5m prize to find actual uses for quantum computers

On 04 Mar 2024: Google and the XPRIZE Foundation are launching a three-year competition to encourage researchers to develop new quantum algorithms that could have practical real-world applications. While current quantum computers excel at certain abstract mathematical problems, this challenge aims to bridge the gap between these theoretical advancements and their practical utility, focusing on potential applications like improving battery storage capacity without necessarily requiring a working solution. - newscientist.com

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Development Changelog

theQRL/block-explorer

Update mining-pools.js

  • [06a3a] Update mining-pools.js

theQRL/documentation

Api rework

  • [f9d57] Fix github edit link
  • [c26c3] Private Network Addition
  • [aad65] Adding testnet-genesis file
  • [2779c] Add keybase.io integration page and assets
  • [99d4b] Update github edit link
  • [cab39] Add keybase, private network, and pool setup docs
  • [04615] fix slug
  • [9db82] Remove broken links
  • [81d02] Fix broken links
  • [82547] Merge branch ‘main’ into post-release-cleanup
  • [f36f7] Merge pull request #4 from fr1t2/post-release-cleanup
  • [37092] Fix github edit link
  • [bdcec] Private Network Addition
  • [a1a23] Adding testnet-genesis file
  • [23242] Add keybase.io integration page and assets
  • [b9111] Update github edit link
  • [f6436] Add keybase, private network, and pool setup docs
  • [782f2] fix slug
  • [a2116] Remove broken links
  • [81847] Fix broken links
  • [6c429] Merge branch ‘main’ of https://github.com/fr1t2/documentation
  • [ed66d] Update GetBlock
  • [fb510] Rework formatting for request and response layouts
  • [ebca7] Merge branch ‘main’ into api-rework

More broken link fixes

  • [b4013] More broken link fixes

Cleanup & minor fixes before final documentation push

  • [85edc] Add MIT License
  • [3ab4b] Add where to find QRL Zond documentation
  • [2d052] Removed document status. Resolves #21
  • [f718b] Adjust footer links + change GitHub link. Resolves #20 and #19
  • [5c1a3] Remove errant document status caution
  • [adaaa] Link fixes. Mostly resolves #23

Search bar theme

  • [626c4] Start of theming search
  • [1eb65] More theming
  • [36e06] Start search results
  • [ac5dd] missing theme specificity

Final push QRL documentation revision

  • [5067e] Cleanup and removal of cruff
  • [1a250] Cleanup and blog removal
  • [3b312] Cleanup old blog and cruff
  • [ae8cb] Remove depreciated page
  • [4677f] Remove depreciated page links
  • [0178c] Update to include key index clarification
  • [98aa4] Rework some colors and overall css cleanup
  • [b5ee9] Rework some colors and overall css cleanup
  • [573b2] Remove onchain-vote
  • [b96ea] Cleanup
  • [f5622] Cleanup miningStatus and added print() to each python example for clarity
  • [a8195] API Final Review
  • [cde2e] Additional slave keys content
  • [de41a] QRL Addresses to final review
  • [12d4d] Final review
  • [779b9] Fundamentals final review
  • [0f4f2] final review
  • [7bb69] /developers/helpers to /build/helpers for consistency
  • [85ab1] Final review and cleanup
  • [961cd] Spelling and cleanup
  • [e5987] remove unused draft
  • [dbd31] Spelling and cleanup
  • [56296] remove unused draft
  • [6fcec] Spelling and cleanup
  • [b91fe] Spelling and cleanup
  • [495c1] Merge pull request #1 from fr1t2/cleanup
  • [ac0cb] Updates cleanup and spelling
  • [9c37e] Merge pull request #2 from fr1t2/cleanup
  • [32844] Merge branch ‘main’ of https://github.com/fr1t2/documentation
  • [b36c1] Merge pull request #3 from fr1t2/conflict

theQRL/theqrl.org

QRL Weekly, 2024-March-19

  • [9d22c] QRL Weekly, 2024-March-19

QRL Weekly

  • [8501d] Add Craig C
  • [b72d0] Update Quantum News
  • [4a6fc] Add button shortcode partial
  • [c663c] Add quantum news assets

New Content: QRL Primary Report

  • [7b305] New tokenomics page
  • [412f7] QRL Content Improvements (Document Blogs + Featured Section)
  • [5aeec] QRL Weekly
  • [e0ca1] Quantum news updates
  • [33223] Further tokenomics page additions
  • [2d37d] New Content: QRL Primary Report
  • [8df15] QRL Primary Report Content x2
  • [562ff] UI Fixes
  • [ba978] Ledger Nano X/S+ download specification fix
  • [d1a72] Add monthly blog to weekly update

QRL Monthly, February 2024

  • [8e4b3] QRL Monthly, February 2024
  • [85e15] QRL Weekly Updates
  • [839d1] README Update
  • [79971] Quantum news updates
  • [c0fbb] Add LBank to markets page
  • [51156] Add quantum news assets
  • [1df57] Adjustments to QRL Monthly blog

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