Much has been made of the likely advent of quantum computing, which promises the ability to perform computations at speeds that are orders of magnitude beyond those of current computers. But what does quantum computing mean for the future of blockchain? Do quantum computers threaten blockchain security?
To answer this question, it's important to first explore the history of quantum computing as a concept -- its origins, its objectives, and the strides it has made in recent years. From this starting point, it is possible to analyze the ways in which the technology stands to impact blockchain projects -- and what that means for the decentralized space generally.
Read our breakdown of quantum computing's potential effects on encrypted messaging applications, VPNs, cryptocurrency networks, and more.