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Quantum Supremacy and Blockchain: Things to consider

This breakthrough is from a corporation, not a government.  Previous innovation, such as ARPANET, came from such sources.  It is likely that the priorities will be different. The sudden increase in speed implies the possibility of intermediate steps. As IBM reminded everyone after Google’s announcement, they too have a 53 qubit machine, albeit one that runs much slower and steadier. Google’s innovation is likely to be […]

Quantum Supremacy and Blockchain

The Blockyball or Blockhelix is on the way.   Quantum computing is here.  Google made it work with a 53 qubit processor called Sycamore cooled to nearly absolute zero.  The 3 minutes and 30 seconds of calculations done would take 100,000 computers 10,000 years to replicate.  IBM says that their own 53 qubit processor, with conventional engineering, could replicate Google’s results in 2 1/2 days. It […]