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Quantum News Briefs: April 27, 2024: News From Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper • Ethereum and quantum cybersecurity threats • Stock trends

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Quantum News Briefs takes a look at the latest news and announcements throughout the quantum R&D industry.

Quantum News briefs: April 27, 2024: press release summaries below: 

Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper pushes to invest in Colorado’s lead for quantum technology development

Advances in quantum computing are set to revolutionize technology globally, with Colorado aiming to remain a leader in this cutting-edge field. A panel discussion at the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs featuring Senator John Hickenlooper and notable figures from the tech industry highlighted the potential of quantum technologies, including computing and sensing. Industry leaders showcased applications such as enhanced pollution detection and secure communications, emphasizing Colorado’s established groundwork in quantum research. Senator Hickenlooper discussed the state’s bid to become a National Technology Hub, which could significantly boost local innovation through federal grants and commercial investment.

In Other News: CoinTelegraph article: “Q-Day approaching: Can Ethereum survive a quantum emergency?” 

According to a recent CoinTelegraph article, quantum computing, once the stuff of science fiction, may disrupt the technological landscape sooner than anticipated. On January 11, 2024, the World Economic Forum labeled artificial intelligence and quantum computing as potential threats, with quantum computing specifically poised to challenge current cryptography systems as early as 2025. Both public and private sectors are heavily engaged in quantum research, with all G7 countries and major tech companies vying for dominance. This urgency is underscored by projects like “Project Leap,” initiated by the Bank for International Settlements with central banks like the Bank of France and Deutsche Bundesbank to develop quantum-proof payment systems. The looming quantum threat, often called Q-day, could compromise blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies, prompting the need for quantum-resistant solutions like those proposed by Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, aiming to safeguard digital assets against quantum attacks.

In Other News: Investor Place article: “3 Quantum Computing Stocks to Buy on the Dip: April 2024” 

Quantum computing is emerging as a transformative force in technology, offering the potential to perform complex calculations far beyond the capabilities of classical computers, highlights a recent Investor Place article. This advancement has sparked interest in quantum computing stocks, particularly those currently undervalued, providing a unique investment opportunity. In April 2024, three major companies to consider are Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM), and Baidu (BIDU). Microsoft is enhancing its quantum ecosystem with its Azure Quantum platform, aiming to democratize access to quantum resources. IBM continues to lead with innovations in quantum computing, leveraging its Qiskit platform to improve quantum computing programming. While shifting its direct involvement, Baidu remains a key player by aligning its quantum computing efforts with China’s national interests. These stocks represent promising picks for investors looking to capitalize on the quantum computing wave.

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