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Quantum cryptography enters golden age, says study

April 15, 2020

Quantum cryptography enters golden age, says study

But new research can potentially help overcome this “rate-distance limit,” further boosting the quantum cryptography market growth, Infiniti Research added. Another driving force behind the quantum cryptography market growth is the emergence of quantum key distribution (QKD) solutions, researchers noted. However, when quantum computing becomes that strong, quantum cryptography can be used to keep Bitcoin safe. As Decrypt reported last December, quantum cryptography could significantly boost the blockchain industry, according to research firm TechNavio. If data is encoded in a quantum state, it is impossible to copy it due to the laws of quantum mechanics. In this way, anyone who even tries to learn about the key will create discrepancies, alerting the key holders. Quantum cryptography is a science focused on leveraging quantum mechanics to perform cryptographic tasks.

Article from Decrypt.