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Quantum computing

A quantum computer is a computer that uses quantum physics events to do significantly more efficient calculations than previous, conventional computer technology.

The two properties of quantum physics that are employed in quantum calculations are superposition and entanglement. These properties enable quantum computers to perform tasks at rates that are orders of magnitude faster than regular computers while using much less energy.

The discipline of quantum computing began in the 1980s, when it was found that quantum algorithms may solve certain computer problems better than their conventional equivalents at the time.

There has been considerable discussion in the cryptocurrency community about how quantum computing would influence the security of networks like Bitcoin (BTC) by presenting a danger to the robustness of their encryption. As a result, developers and mathematicians are striving to figure out how to design quantum-resistant encryption that can help future-proof these networks.


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