Navigating the Future of Cryptography and Blockchain with Dr. Sushmita Ruj
The Quantum StateMarch 18, 202400:57:00

Navigating the Future of Cryptography and Blockchain with Dr. Sushmita Ruj

In this episode of The Quantum State, we dive deep into the nexus of quantum computing and blockchain technology, unraveling the complexities and future directions in this dynamic field. Host Anastasia Marchenkova, alongside co-host Dr. Peter Rohde, engages with guest expert Dr. Sushmita Ruj to explore the evolving landscape shaped by quantum advancements and cryptographic challenges.

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The Quantum Threat to Cryptography:

Quantum Computing's Impact: Analyzing how the advent of quantum computing poses a significant threat to traditional cryptographic methods and the urgent need for post-quantum solutions. ๐ŸŒ

Advancing Towards Quantum-Resistant Blockchains:

Blockchain Integration: Delving into the integration of cryptography within blockchain technology and the pathways to achieving quantum resistance. ๐Ÿ”‘

Challenges and Migration: Discussing the challenges faced in migrating blockchains to post-quantum cryptography and the potential solutions. ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ

Collaborative Efforts in Quantum and Cryptography:

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Highlighting the importance of collaboration between quantum scientists and cryptographers to develop secure, future-proof systems. ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Educational Outreach: Addressing the need for increased education and awareness in bridging the gap between quantum computing and cryptography communities. ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ

Looking Ahead: The Future of Quantum-Resistant Technologies:

Hybrid Cryptography: Exploring the role and effectiveness of hybrid cryptography systems as a transitional solution towards complete quantum resistance. ๐Ÿ”‘

Innovative Solutions and Standardization: Examining the latest advancements in post-quantum cryptography and the importance of standardizing these solutions for global security. โš ๏ธ

Predictions for the Near Future:

Post-Quantum Landscape: Speculating on the future developments in post-quantum cryptography, the migration of blockchain technologies, and the overarching impact on digital security. ๐ŸŒ

Join us in this enlightening discussion with Dr. Sushmita Ruj as we navigate the critical junction of quantum computing, cryptography, and blockchain technology, shedding light on the challenges, solutions, and future prospects. โœจ

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00:00 Introduction and Background
02:03 Threat of Quantum Computing to Cryptography
08:25 Integrating Cryptography into Blockchains
11:19 Migrating Blockchains to Post-Quantum Cryptography
14:02 Challenges in the Blockchain Community
23:19 Long-Term Migration Path and Hybrid Cryptography
26:33 Performance and Technical Challenges
27:51 Community Support and Policy Planning
30:46 Early Transitions and Standardization Process
31:17 Building Quantum-Native Blockchains
34:19 Inter-Country Digital Currency
36:21 Side Channel Attacks and Implementation Issues
41:24 Collaboration Between Quantum Scientists and Cryptographers
44:08 Education and Collaboration in the Field
48:43 Practical Steps Towards Post-Quantum Cryptography
51:19 The Future of Security and AI
55:03 Quantum Computing and Large Language Models
56:40 Connect with Sushmita Ruj

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