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    Bitcoin security threat from Quantum Computers put in focus

    Currency is based upon cryptographic protocols that will be easy to solve in the next 10 years.
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    Re: Bitcoin security threat from Quantum Computers put in focus

    "Cryptographic protocols mean that Bitcoins are very hard to copied or stolen."

    Proust (a man who liked to play with tenses in sentences himself) would never have written that. Maybe he didn't pay his proof-readers in dodgy dogecoin?

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    Re: Bitcoin security threat from Quantum Computers put in focus

    Never imagined I'd hear Proust invoked in a thread about BTC

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    Re: Bitcoin security threat from Quantum Computers put in focus

    I like to think that disillusioned tech-editors always manage to hold on to at least one small literary aspiration when the twittering world around them has stripped the rest of their institutional dignity asunder.

    I don't believe it for a second, of course, but I like to think it anyway. I imagine they're really just peering out through the opaque fishbowl gloom, hoping against hope that there are real readers out there... somewhere beyond the glass, cheering them on.

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    Re: Bitcoin security threat from Quantum Computers put in focus

    Quote Originally Posted by Kilmatead View Post
    I like to think that disillusioned tech-editors always manage to hold on to at least one small literary aspiration when the twittering world around them has stripped the rest of their institutional dignity asunder.

    I don't believe it for a second, of course, but I like to think it anyway. I imagine they're really just peering out through the opaque fishbowl gloom, hoping against hope that there are real readers out there... somewhere beyond the glass, cheering them on.
    Do you watch Rick and Morty? You sound VERY smart.

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    Re: Bitcoin security threat from Quantum Computers put in focus

    Considering I'm stuck at home hugging a hot-water-bottle convalescing from falling 9 feet through an asbestos roof and bouncing off a fork-lift to tumble another 4 feet onto cobblestones... rumours of my intelligence have been greatly exaggerated.

    I can, however, now rather intuitively compute rag-doll physics better than any PhysX-Card-For-The-Win stalwart alive.

    So, more of a Stewie Grffin thing, if you know what I mean.

    How far off topic do we have to get before we (lacking a quantum computer) can break a blockchain through sheer force of will? These boffins and their predictions always underestimate the power of the common-man's bad luck.

    (And John Higgins is losing miserably to O'Sullivan... just not my week.)

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    Re: Bitcoin security threat from Quantum Computers put in focus

    Bitcoin is such a useless, stupid fad. It's having it's splash in the water, but soon it'll die off like it should.

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    Re: Bitcoin security threat from Quantum Computers put in focus

    Too busy to follow the snooker atm, what competition is it? I was at Ally Pally to watch O'Sullivan win the masters earlier this year which made me pretty happy

    Quote Originally Posted by DaMoot View Post
    Bitcoin is such a useless, stupid fad. It's having it's splash in the water, but soon it'll die off like it should.
    I'm of the same opinion regarding the wheel. We'll all realize soon that feet are THE original tech, and that the wheel's had its' day.

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    Re: Bitcoin security threat from Quantum Computers put in focus

    Quote Originally Posted by DaMoot View Post
    Bitcoin is such a useless, stupid fad. It's having it's splash in the water, but soon it'll die off like it should.
    They said the same about gaming. BTC has its uses.
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    Re: Bitcoin security threat from Quantum Computers put in focus

    Quote Originally Posted by DaMoot View Post
    Bitcoin is such a useless, stupid fad. It's having it's splash in the water, but soon it'll die off like it should.
    The underlying technology has potentially many uses especially for IoT.

    Peer-to-peer networks have their uses. Especially if you like your privacy.

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