Our core blockchain testnet will be deployed in September 2018 and following this launch we will be supporting a variety of new DApps in several industries including telecoms, media and real estate
ArQit is setting up a blockchain whereby its Nodes will be able to be equipped with QKD. Initially, these QKD equipped nodes will be able to identify, and securely communicate with, other QKD equipped nodes.
Later,it is hoped that QKD keys can be used with new forms of public verification that will replace compromised PKI.
These Nodes are therefore highly trusted and Quantum secure.It will take two years to fully build out the satellite network delivering quantum keys
It is not enough that blockchain systems protect their own infrastructure. It is essential for the blockchain industry that the Tier 1&2 telcos who deliver our messages make their own infrastructure secure.
Since the ArQit token community has contributed to the establishment of the technology, telcos using the technology for other applications are also invited to do so. It is essential to propagate QKD widely.
Therefore telcos are offered exclusive master distribution rights to the QKD technology in return for staking tokens, but must then distribute to all qualifying telcos on a fair and equitable basis.
Advanced Quantum research—ArQit’s quantum keys need to work in tandem with post quantum algorithms for encryption and signature.
The ArQit Foundation will immediately begin to source research proposals and collaborate with a wide variety of organizations