QRL Weekly, 2023-August-22

22nd August 2023

Weekly Dev Snapshot

  • Implemented staking-deposit-cli which generates multiple dilithium wallet for staking based on the parameters provided along with the keystore files with the dilithium seed encrypted with AES-128-CTR. It also generates files including details such as withdrawal credentials that would be used to create transaction that will be broadcasted further to start staking.
  • Bug fixes for staking-deposit-cli
  • staking-deposit-cli is currently being tested along with the beacon chain

Quantum News

Post-Quantum Cryptography: CISA, NIST, and NSA Recommend How to Prepare Now

On 2023-08-21: The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) warned that cyber actors could target our nation’s most sensitive information now and leverage future quantum computing technology to break traditional non-quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms. This could be particularly devastating to sensitive information with long-term secrecy requirements.

“The transition to a secured quantum computing era is a long-term intensive community effort that will require extensive collaboration between government and industry. The key is to be on this journey today and not wait until the last minute.” - nsa.gov

Federal Reserve Warns Congress About Quantum Threats

On 2023-08-16: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System sees a host of emerging technological threats to the financial system — quantum computing's ability to crack current cybersecurity schemes is one of them. - thequantuminsider.com

22nd August 2023