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Quantum Computers Can Pose A Risk To Blockchain Technology

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Platform, Tech

Quantum Computers Can Pose A Risk To Blockchain Technology

Although blockchain networks are designed to be secure, immutable, and tamper-proof, a new research paper from Cornell University found that blockchain networks are, however, susceptible to attack by a sufficiently large quantum computer. According to an article published by Gizmodo on November 21, 2018, there is a growing concern that as quantum computers develop, they could eventually break public key…

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Ubiq Proposes Switch to ProgPoW To Dissuade ASIC Mining

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Ubiq Proposes Switch to ProgPoW To Dissuade ASIC Mining

Decentralized platform Ubiq has initiated a public vote on switching to a Proof of Work (PoW) algorithm. Based on a majority approval by Ubiq nodes, the platform will move to consensus algorithm ProgPoW. Ubiq Proposes ProgPoW Ubiq is an Ethereum fork with its mining network, token, and a block interval of 88 seconds. On May 30, 2018, Its developers proposed…

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of the EOS platform

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of the EOS platform

EOS developers believe that they found a solution to the scaling problem that currently plagues most cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and Ethereum. EOS is a smart contract platform that is scheduled to launch its mainnet in June 2018 with its development being led by noted blockchain engineer and developer Dan Larimer. He was also the founder of Bitshares and the co-founder…

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Mitigating Vulnerabilities In Blockchain Security: Will QRL Work?

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Mitigating Vulnerabilities In Blockchain Security: Will QRL Work?

In a 2016 Forbes column, Cornell University Computer Science professor Emin Gün Sirer when asked about the main security threats facing cryptocurrency, he responded by saying, “everything.” Then there were the series of cyber attacks in the same year that raised concerns about blockchain security. One of the most talked about threats to cryptocurrency and the blockchain ecosystem as a…

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