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Quantum News Briefs: March 11, 2024: SK Telecom, Nokia, and Five Other Companies Collaborate on a Quantum Alliance; Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin Proposes a Quantum-Resistant Security Strategy; “3 Quantum Stocks Primed for the Qubit Breakthrough”

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By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 11 Mar 2024

Quantum News Briefs: March 11, 2024: 

SK Telecom, Nokia, and Five Other Companies Collaborate on a Quantum Alliance

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SK Telecom, alongside Nokia and five other companies, including quantum VPN provider Xgate, cryptographic module specialist KCS, and quantum communication firm IDQ Korea, has formed a new quantum alliance to foster advancements in the quantum ecosystem. This coalition aims to explore joint investment opportunities, launch a consultative body, and introduce a joint brand within the first half of the year to solidify its presence in the industry. With plans to showcase their products and services in domestic and international exhibitions, the alliance seeks to leverage their collective technologies and solutions to tap into the rapidly growing quantum market, projected to expand at an average annual rate of 29.2%. Ha Min-yong of SK Telecom highlighted the alliance’s ambition to not only bolster the competitiveness of South Korea’s quantum industry but also to venture into global markets, underscoring the alliance’s proactive strategy in pioneering new markets and engaging in public and B2B projects.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin Proposes a Quantum-Resistant Security Strategy

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has proposed a hard fork strategy to safeguard the platform against potential quantum computing threats, capable of undermining current cryptographic defenses. This strategy, discussed in the Ethereum Research forum, aims to mitigate the risks posed by quantum computers that could decrypt the cryptographic algorithms securing Ethereum by revising blocks post-quantum attack detection, disabling vulnerable transactions, and introducing quantum-resistant transaction types and validation codes. The proposal also considers the integration of NIST standardized post-quantum algorithms and the development of machine learning systems for early detection of quantum breaches. The Ethereum community’s engagement in this debate underscores the importance of preemptive measures in maintaining blockchain security and trustworthiness against the advancing quantum computing capabilities, marking a significant step towards future-proofing the blockchain ecosystem against emerging technological challenges.

In Other News: Investor Place article: “3 Quantum Stocks Primed for the Qubit Breakthrough”


As the tech market begins to seek alternatives to the crowded AI sector, quantum computing emerges as a promising frontier, offering the potential for significant advancements in computational speed and problem-solving capabilities, highlights a recent Investor Place article. Recognizing this shift, experts suggest investors consider quantum stocks before they become mainstream. Highlighted companies like Booz Allen Hamilton Holding (BAH), known for its consulting prowess in technology and defense; D-Wave Quantum (QBTS), lauded for its quantum computing systems and services; and Broadcom (AVGO), which has ventured into quantum through its partnership with Caltech, are positioned as leaders in this quantum revolution. These companies not only show strong financials and innovative strategies but also stand at the forefront of integrating quantum computing with AI, suggesting a robust potential for growth and a unique opportunity for investors looking for the next big breakthrough in technology.

Categories: networks, photonics, quantum computing, research

Tags: Ethereum, Nokia, Sk Telecom, stocks

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