Microsoft wants developers to get an early start on quantum programming with the release of its Quantum Development Kit, currently in beta.
First announced in September during the Microsoft Ignite conference, the kit includes the Q# (Q-sharp) programming language and a simulator for developers interested in creating programs for quantum computers, even if they're not experts in quantum physics, according to the software maker. To drum up interest and lower barriers to entry, the kit allows interested developers to dip their toes into the world of quantum coding using familiar tools.
Microsoft, Google, Intel, IBM, D-Wave all these companies are working towards quantum supremacy. Only people looking forward and searching these things out are aware of this. The above article concludes with a solution...
During September's Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Konstantinos Karagiannis, CTO of Security Consulting at BT Americas, warned in a session that quantum computing can pose risks to cryptography and Bitcoin. Quantum computing could make cracking the cryptocurrencies trivially easy, he cautioned while urging the development of new technologies like Quantum-Resistant Ledger (QRL) to safeguard data in a post-quantum world.
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