Quantum Crypto-Economics: Blockchain Prediction Markets for the Evolution of Quantum Technology
12 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2021
Date Written: January 31, 2021
Two of the most important technological advancements currently underway are the advent of quantum technologies, and the transitioning of global financial systems towards cryptographic assets, notably blockchain-based cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. There is, however, an important interplay between the two, given that, in due course, quantum technology will have the ability to directly compromise the cryptographic foundations of blockchain. We explore this complex interplay by building financial models for quantum failure in various scenarios, including pricing quantum risk premiums. We call this ‘quantum crypto-economics’.
Keywords: Blockchain, Quantum technology, Quantum crypto-economics
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