QRL Weekly: Featuring the QRL Show live episode, 2024-June-04

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QRL Weekly, 2024-May-21

21st May 2024

Weekly Development Snapshot

  • Javascript implementation of XMSS sign and verification function is in progress.
  • Reviewed code for withdrawal processing per block
  • Code review in progress for Attestor slashing, State, Initial Sync, epoch transition, validator’s reward, penalty logic & validator shuffling

Michael Strike Explaining QRL + Post-Quantum Security at Web3 Dubai Conference

Michael Strike from the QRL Core Team recently spoke at Web3 Dubai.

In the presentation, Michael touched on what the QRL project is all about, covers where the quantum threat lies, and provides a number of examples of notable companies that are taking action (and some inaction) today regarding post-quantum security.

Quantum News

Zoom adds post-quantum end-to-end encryption to video meetings

On 21 May 2024: Zoom has globally introduced post-quantum end-to-end encryption for its Meetings service, enhancing security against future quantum computer threats, with plans to extend this to Zoom Phone and Zoom Rooms. - bleepingcomputer.com

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Ripple publishes math prof’s warning: ‘public-key cryptosystems should be replaced’

On 19 May 2024: Mathematician Massimiliano Sala warns that current encryption methods won't protect blockchain systems from future quantum computers, urging the development of quantum-resistant cryptosystems. - cointelegraph.com

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Bizarre device uses 'blind quantum computing' to let you access quantum computers from home

On 17 May 2024: Researchers have developed a secure method called "blind quantum computing" that allows PCs to connect to quantum computers over the internet using fiber-optic cables and quantum memory, potentially making advanced quantum computing more accessible. - livescience.com

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UK builds world’s smallest light detector to shrink quantum computers

On 17 May 2024: Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed the world’s smallest and 10 times faster quantum light detector on a silicon chip, which could significantly advance the scalability and operational speed of quantum computers. - interestingengineering.com

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21st May 2024