QRL Weekly, 2023-August-15

15th August 2023

Weekly Dev Snapshot 📸 👇

  • Fixed issue related to P2P syncing
  • Fixed genesis block serialization issue
  • Go based staking-deposit-cli which will allow to generate staking keys is in progress

Quantum News

India to get "million qubit" quantum computing-focused data center

On 2023-08-14: The Uttar Pradesh Government in India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Innogress and GAN Tech UK to establish the Indraprastha Quantum Data Center (IQDC), a new data center dedicated to quantum computing. The IQDC aims to house a million-qubit-powered quantum computer, although no exact deadline for the project has been given. Innogress and GAN Tech UK are seeking quantum computing technology partners and investors for the project, which is estimated to cost between $300 million and $500 million. The IQDC will be located in Greater Noida, which already houses traditional data centers from companies such as NTT and Yotta. - datacenterdynamics.com

Google Chrome to shield encryption keys from promised quantum computers

On 2023-08-12: Google is deploying a hybrid key encapsulation mechanism (KEM) in its Chrome browser to protect the sharing of encryption secrets during the establishment of secure network connections. The new system, called X25519Kyber768, combines the X25519 elliptic curve algorithm and Kyber-768, a quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithm. The move is in anticipation of future quantum computers that could potentially break existing encryption schemes. Google's early deployment of the technology is also practical for network administrators as it adds extra data to TLS ClientHello messages to strengthen security. The deployment of post-quantum encryption is seen as a necessary step in protecting valuable data shared over networks today and in the future. - theregister.com

15th August 2023