Cryptographers Racing to Build a Workaround to Prevent Quantum Computers from Hacking Bitcoin Wallets

(CNBC) Within a decade, quantum computers could be powerful enough to break the cryptographic security that protects cell phones, bank accounts, email addresses and — yes — bitcoin wallets. “If you had a quantum computer today, and you were a state sponsor – China, for example – most probably in about eight years, you could crack wallets on the blockchain,”