Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Editor's Pick

Ripple Publishes Scholar’s Call for Quantum-Resistant Cryptography in Blockchain

Ripple’s recent report highlights Professor Massimiliano Sala’s call for new cryptographic systems to protect blockchain from quantum computing threats.

In an interview with Ripple, the mathematics professor at University of Trento explained that current encryption methods might be vulnerable to quantum computers as they evolve. He emphasized the importance of developing “quantum-resistant” cryptographic systems.

Ripple and Professor Address Quantum Computing Threats

When addressing the industry’s future, Sala highlighted the vulnerabilities quantum computing introduces to blockchain security. He noted that quantum computers could solve problems foundational to digital signatures, threatening blockchain platforms.

“Quantum computers could easily solve problems that are foundational to digital signatures, thus potentially undermining the mechanisms that protect users’ assets on blockchain platforms,” said Sala.

Despite these concerns, he pointed out the proactive efforts within the cryptographic community to develop “post-quantum” cryptographic schemes, aiming to secure blockchain systems against quantum attacks.

According to Sala, the transition to quantum-resistant cryptographic systems is vital for maintaining the integrity and security of blockchain infrastructures.

“All classical public-key cryptosystems should be replaced with counterparts secure against quantum attacks,” said Sala.

Technical Challenges and Educational Need

He also elaborated on the technical difficulties, such as increased computational demands and larger data sizes for secure transactions. Yet, Sala remained optimistic about the ongoing research to optimize these implementations for practical use.

Sala praised international collaboration efforts, such as the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standardization process, which promote the creation of cryptographic standards resistant to quantum attacks.

He stated that this collaborative approach could ensure new schemes undergo rigorous community-wide evaluation, enhancing their reliability and security.

In addition, Sala suggested the integration of modern cryptographic methods into traditional academic curricula for education, targeting the emerging challenges in the sector.

“The probability of quantum threats materializing may not be imminent,” said Sala. “But it is significant enough to warrant proactive measures.”

The post Ripple Publishes Scholar’s Call for Quantum-Resistant Cryptography in Blockchain appeared first on Cryptonews.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

You May Also Like


Boeing’s spaceflight program may reach a significant milestone Monday night with the launch of its Starliner spacecraft, carrying — at long last — two...


Arcade chain Dave and Buster’s plan to allow customer betting isn’t winning over everyone. Software company Lucra Sports announced on Tuesday that it was working with...

Top News

It appears increasingly possible that Donald Trump could face actual jail time before we ever get a verdict in any of his four criminal...


A 17-year-old boy handed himself in to police after admitting that he attacked a German politician on Friday. Police say that Matthias Ecke, the...

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2024 InvestorsOnRetire. All Rights Reserved.