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Quantum Resistant

A ‘future proof’ blockchain

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Overview

Symbol QRL
Token sale opening date

1. May 2017

6 months ago

Token sale closing date

24. May 2017

6 months ago

Concept

The Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL) project is a public blockchain ledger designed to be specifically secure against quantum computing (QC) advances. Unlike existing ledgers, such as bitcoin or ethereum, the QRL is specially designed to use a form of post-quantum secure signature for transactions called XMSS. The QRL also uses a low power proof-of-stake (POS) algorithm which again utilises iterative hash-chains and provably secure hash-based pseudo random number functions. The POS algorithm is designed to have zero reliance upon conventional signatures which are vulnerable to a sufficiently powerful QC and allows nodes to run on low power devices such as raspberry PI’s or laptops and passively earn income by staking.

Articles and research

Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL): A 'future proof' blockchain - Smith + Crown

by t.co

Team

Members

Dr Peter Waterland - Core developer & Founder

Dr JP Lomas - Core developer & Full stack developer

Kaushal Kumar Singh - Blockchain developer

Leon Groot Bruinderink - Advisor & PhD student post-quantum cryptography, PQCRYPTO

Michael Kolenbrander - Technical Solution Architect

Filip Radičević - Business solutions architect

Country of origin (data missing)

Technology

Blockchain Blockchain (What is blockchain?)

Github

Github commit activity 30d
Starred by 206
Watchings 30
Contributors 22
Forks 41
Commits 1533
Open issues 8

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