Will quantum computers doom the blockchain?
Blockchain technology is barely 10 years old but it’s not too soon to ask if blockchain security will be possible in a post-quantum world. Let me be more direct: Will quantum computers render blockchain technology obsolete?
The theory behind quantum computing was first laid out in the 1980s. Yet, it was not until recently that practice caught up with theory, enabling the construction of the first quantum computers. An unchallenged pioneer in this technology is the Canadian company D-Wave Systems. Its