(Sifted.eu) Cambridge Quantum Computing has announced the roll-out of a certifiably quantum, cloud-based random number generation service.
random number generation appears to be one of the first uses of quantum computing that big companies might actually be willing to pay for after billions spent on applications that are more theoretically interesting than practical.
A wide range of companies including casinos, insurance companies stress testing their products, banks pricing options and cybersecurity companies selling “uncrackable” codes all have a need for random numbers.
“Randomness is a global commodity — people pay for it by the bit,” says Ilyas Khan, chief executive and founder of CQC, in an interview with Sifted.