Breaking: Researchers Reveal First-Ever Complete Quantum Chip Architecture

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have revealed an architectural structure that solves some of the stability issues that are facing quantum computing[1] scientists, according to a recent report[2].

The new architecture, which the report compared in significance to landing a man on the Moon, utilizes currently available processors to organize how each ‘spin qubit’ is kept stable and interacts with those around it.

By building a grid of silicon transistors to control the spin and interaction of each qubit (qubits are the building block of a quantum computer), the researchers have been able to stabilize interactions between them, the sticking point of quantum computing to date. The author, Menno Veldhorst, says:

“By selecting electrodes above a qubit, we can control a qubit’s spin, which stores the quantum binary code of a 0 or 1. And by selecting electrodes between the qubits, two-qubit logic interactions, or calculations, can be performed between qubits.”

While the research moves the technology forward, the report indicates that there is still more to do to create a commercially viable technology.

Quantum Blockchain security

According to researchers at Carnegie Mellon[3], quantum computing could theoretically be used to break through the encryption mechanism[4] of Blockchain[5] technology, putting the security of the network at risk.

The risks associated with the quantum computing, however, are somewhat distant[6], potentially giving researchers time to build encryption ‘patches’ that will handle the quantum computing risks.