QRL Primary Report, 2024

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QRL Weekly, 2024-February-27

27th February 2024

Weekly Development Snapshot

  • Fixed some e2e tests (such as validators_vote_with_the_majority) for qrysm
  • Fixed unit tests for updated proto files in Qrysm
  • Work in progress with tests for Qrysm to have further code coverage

Quantum News

Apple adds PQ3 quantum-resistant encryption to iMessage

On 2024-02-27: Apple has implemented a new post-quantum cryptographic protocol, PQ3, to iMessage, aiming to protect against potential quantum computing threats that could break current encryption methods. This protocol, which combines with the existing Elliptic Curve Cryptography, introduces a hybrid model to ensure robust protection against both current and future quantum attacks. PQ3 features innovations like periodic rekeying to enhance security further, making it one of the most secure at-scale messaging protocols available. - bleepingcomputer.com

DeepMind taps the power of its AI to accelerate quantum computers

On 2024-02-26: Google DeepMind taps the power of its AI to accelerate quantum computers

In new research, Google DeepMind has demonstrated that its AI can help accelerate the development of quantum computers — taking one step further in combining two of the most disruptive technologies.

DeepMind worked together with UK-based Quantinuum to solve a key challenge in fault-tolerant quantum computers: reducing the number of T gates. - thenextweb.com

Russian Scientists Expect a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer by End of 2024

On 2024-02-24: Russian scientists have successfully developed a 20-qubit quantum computer and aim to increase this number to between 50 and 100 qubits by the end of 2024. This development signifies a significant advancement in Russia's quantum computing capabilities, surpassing their previous 16-qubit ion-based quantum computer. The initiative is part of a broader, ambitious roadmap to enhance their quantum computing technology, with potential applications ranging from drug discovery to logistics optimization - thequantuminsider.com

27th February 2024