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QRL Weekly, 2023-November-07

7th November 2023

Weekly Development Snapshot

  • Recomputed the time to process the batch of blocks and adjusted the p2p timeouts to fix the syncing issue
  • Early testing: 20x increase in syncing speed
  • Unit Tests for the beacon client is in progress
  • Refactoring and bug fixes for both beacon & consensus engine
  • Re-released new testnet with the latest changes along with the fix with syncing issue
  • Evaluating the number of sync committee required to securely support the light client

PKIC Post-Quantum Cryptography’s (PQC) Conference

Michael Strike at the PKIC conference

The QRL Foundation is happy to be a member of the PKI Consortium as well as sponsor of PKI Consortium’s second hybrid Post-Quantum Cryptography’s (PQC) Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on November 7 and 8 (now as of this newsletter)

Michael Strike, our Director of Outreach, will be there and will remain until the afternoon of November 10th. Are you in Amsterdam and would want to get together with Michael Strike? Contact him by email at m.strike@theqrl.org or Discord (.strikeattack).

Be sure to peruse the Post-Quantum Cryptography Conference page to learn more. If you’re keen on attending, the registration instructions can be found there as well.

QRL Monthly: feat QRL Zond private beta-testnet - October 2023

QRL Zond moves to a private beta-testnet with quantum resistance and EVM-compliant smart contracts with a public beta-testnet on the horizon. Community project, Q-day.org investigates the fascinating intersection of quantum computing and cryptocurrency.

Read more in our QRL Monthly blog

Quantum News

Single photon room temperature light source for quantum processing

On 2023-11-02: Researchers in Japan have developed an ytterbium-doped optical fibre that works at room temperature for cost-effective photonic quantum applications.

The developed optical fibre with ytterbium atoms can be manufactured without the need for expensive cooling systems. This overcomes a significant hurdle and opens doors to various next-generation quantum information technologies. - eenewseurope.com

7th November 2023