Andreas Antonopoulos: quantum computer Google threatens bitcoin

Well-known entrepreneur and preacher of cryptovirology Andreas Antonopoulos said that the launch of heavy duty quantum computer Google is not a threat to bitcoin.

A few weeks ago Google announced about the creation of the world’s most powerful quantum machines.

Many members of the crypto community is concerned by the possibility of a new computer because potentially it is able to break any cryptographic protection.

However, Antonopoulos believes that the reasons for alarm:

«What effect will this have on mining and the world of cryptocurrency in General? Swish, nothing, absolutely nothing happened.»

It was reported that the new Google computer can in a few minutes to calculate what other machines would require tens of thousands of years. In this regard, the Corporation talked about «quantum supremacy».

Antonopoulos said that the cryptocurrency a new computer and its power has little to do.

«It’s a quantum superiority is the use of quantum computers for solving certain problems. These are not problems that we are talking about when you mentioned hacking cryptography», — he said.

The entrepreneur also believes that the bitcoin developers will be able to update the digital signature algorithms with the development of quantum computing.

At the same time he reminded about the various precautions, including a recommendation to use any bitcoin address only once.

Earlier Antonopoulos already saidthat the security services would not use a quantum computer against the bitcoin network even if they already possess such weapons.

Recall that last year, researcher Jeffrey Tucker also saidthat the quantum computer is not fatal to bitcoin.


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