Can a Future Quantum Computer Mine Bitcoins?
(BTCWires) The kind of power that Quantum computers will possess can be very easily used in the future for a process as energy intensive as Bitcoin Mining. Quantum computers can basically take over the multiple nodes of computers used today for bitcoin mining. Instead of working in a Bitcoin mining pool, where number of computers are working together, a Quantum Computer can be used instead to mine the Bitcoins.
Due to the potential ability of quantum computers to make difficult problems much easier to solve, it can be a great alternative for the current system of multiple computer nodes for bitcoin mining. The processing power can be distributed among numerous probable realities. The quantum will need to be programmed but it will be possible to use them as a substitute for your regular nodes.