Blockchain / Crypto Currency

When: 31st Oct 2017, 18:30 - 31st Oct 2017, 20:00
Where: Tavistock Suite The Park Inn Hotel, 2 St Mary's Street, Bedford, MK42 0AR
Town/City: Bedford
Organiser: BCS Bedford Branch
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Speaker: Anish Mohammed


Material from a recent presentation by Anish Mohammed on 14th Sept 2017:

Currently, quantum computing is not yet at the stage that would allow for a real impact on cryptocurrencies or blockchains. It is possible that this could change within the next 3-5 years, as quantum computing breakthroughs create machines with greater processing capabilities. There are some quantum-proof algorithms, but they are not widely in use, as they are inefficient and are hard to send over long distances. Current security algorithms are based on problems that will be easily solved by quantum computers. As a result, security for a number of industries, including phones, bank accounts, browsers, crypto tokens, and more will have to change.

Effects of Quantum Computing on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain


  • 6:30pm - Registration, refreshments and networking
  • 7:00pm - Guest speaker - Anish Mohammed - Blockchain / Crypto Currency
  • 7:45pm - Opportunity to network and talk to the speaker

Only tea and coffee will be provided at this event.