Category Archives: workshop

24Aug/22

Quantum Proof of Work

Interesting paper on how quantum computing could help to provide a new POW for blockchain. If this is technically feasible is answered with

“Our estimates predict that a noisy superconducting quantum computer with more than 30 qubits would reach the level of a minimal viable quantum advantage and start outperforming in mining a classical computer with a quantum simulator.”.

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19Aug/22

Software development is…

Software development is not language.
Software development is not patterns.
Software development is not IDE.
Software development is not UML.
Software development is not components.
Software development is not cloud.
Software development is not frameworks.
Software development is not agile.
Software development is not Jira.


Software development is more than simply applying tools & methodologies. Software development requires creativity, phantasy, understanding, empathy, tolerance,…

17Aug/22

Privacy and Secrecy is not written in CAPITAL LETTERS everywhere

Privacy and #Secrecy is not written in CAPITAL LETTERS everywhere. It makes me think a bit (no, actually quite a bit) when an online bank transfer to an Austrian authority uses the social security number plus date of birth as payment reference. 😱

Yes sure it’s easy and simple for identification, but this payment reference now goes from my bank to the destination bank and with maybe some manual clearings in between.… Read more » “Privacy and Secrecy is not written in CAPITAL LETTERS everywhere”

10Aug/22

Google’s quantum supremacy debunked?

“As explained by Science, to replicate the performance of Sycamore, the scientists first had to reconfigure the problem as a 3D mathematical array called a tensor network. This meant they could use the system’s GPUs to perform calculations in parallel.

The low level of accuracy of Sycamore’s computation gave the Chinese team additional room for manoeuvre.… Read more » “Google’s quantum supremacy debunked?”

08Aug/22

Application Scenarios for the Quantum Internet

Are you aware of the applicability of #quantumtechnology to #internet and #networking⁉️ “The Quantum Internet has the potential to improve application functionality by incorporating quantum information technology into the infrastructure of the overall Internet.”

IETF and Chonggang Wang, IEEE Fellow, Akbar Rahman, Ruidong Li, Melchior Aelmans, Kaushik Chakraborty collected many use-cases and where #quantuminternet can improve existing applications or solve problems that were unsolvable so far.… Read more » “Application Scenarios for the Quantum Internet”