QRL Weekly, 2023-July-18

18th July 2023

Weekly Dev Snapshot 📸 👇


  • Fix for windows build
  • Memory utilization optimization
  • Added new REST API’s
  • Updated logic that deals with the fork choice
  • Refactoring
  • Added more unit tests

Fusion Signatures

Update from Geometry Labs: NIST has informed Geometry Labs that they are only moving forward with many-times signature schemes at this time and will not include one-time signature schemes like Fusion in the current standardisation process. Although their limited scope is disappointing, it’s encouraging to hear from them that they thought Fusion was an interesting one-time signature approach and encouraged Geometry Labs to publish it for further peer-review.

If NIST decides to pursue one-time signature approaches in the future, Fusion signatures can always be resubmitted.

Quantum News

New form of silicon could revolutionize quantum computing

On 2023-07-17: Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered a new distinct form of silicon called Q-silicon which, among other interesting properties, is ferromagnetic at room temperature. - mining.com

Record-breaking number of qubits entangled in a quantum computer

On 2023-07-12: A record-breaking number of quantum bits, or qubits, have been proven to be entangled inside a quantum computer. There have been previous attempts to achieve this with a relatively large number of qubits, but none have been able to verify the entanglement. - newscientist.com

18th July 2023