33 min

Do we need quantum resistance in Web3‪?‬ Web3 Innovators

    • Technology

In the last episode of our new season of Web3 Innovators, our host Conor Svensson is joined by Marcos Allende López, CTO at LACChain and Specialist in Blockchain, Digital Assets, Quantum Technologies, and SSI at  Inter-American Development Bank
Episode highlights:
How Marcos started to learn more about blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies after applying for his current position at Inter-American Development BankHow quantum technologies and blockchain are linked by cryptographyThe work that Marcos is doing on blockchain and how this is developingHow Marcos believes we need better assurance frameworks in addition to the regulatory policiesThe biggest challenges Marcos sees with quantum and blockchain technology both in the immediate and futureHow Marcos believes we should be focusing on quantum resistance now so we have solutions in place should quantum computers be ready before the blockchain networks are ready for themHow they created one of the first orchestration vehicles for blockchainThe advice Marcos would give to anyone hesitant to use blockchainKey Takeaways:
Quantum computing and quantum cryptography which are being actively developed are essential for the blockchain Web3 and all the assets that are now being created and generated in blockchain networks. So the quantum and blockchain worlds are actually very connected and it is very important to start having a conversation around what might happen in the next few years around this. - MarcosMy work has been focused on building and maintaining something that is between the enterprise and the crypto blockchain worlds, which is a permission public blockchain. So basically we created this infrastructure that is intended for Latin America and the Caribbean but available globally, with suitable features for public and public sectors. - MarcosWe need to start having the conversation about quantum computers hacking blockchain now because the solution might not be that easy. Replacing or adapting the cryptography of current blockchain networks is not going to be an easy problem to solve because blockchains are so inherent to the type of cryptographic algorithms that they're using. - MarcosIt is important to start developing great interfaces. I think it is time to understand that not every organisation needs to run a blockchain node and run their blockchain, their smart contracts and their APIs, and do their integrations. We know how difficult it becomes because some organisations don't have the expertise or don't need to run their own notes and smart contracts and be responsible and accountable for that. - MarcosConnect with Marcos on Twitter
Resources:
Inter-American Development BankGlobal Leaders TodayLACChainLACNet➡️ Remember to leave us a 5* review and we'd love to hear your comments too!

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In the last episode of our new season of Web3 Innovators, our host Conor Svensson is joined by Marcos Allende López, CTO at LACChain and Specialist in Blockchain, Digital Assets, Quantum Technologies, and SSI at  Inter-American Development Bank
Episode highlights:
How Marcos started to learn more about blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies after applying for his current position at Inter-American Development BankHow quantum technologies and blockchain are linked by cryptographyThe work that Marcos is doing on blockchain and how this is developingHow Marcos believes we need better assurance frameworks in addition to the regulatory policiesThe biggest challenges Marcos sees with quantum and blockchain technology both in the immediate and futureHow Marcos believes we should be focusing on quantum resistance now so we have solutions in place should quantum computers be ready before the blockchain networks are ready for themHow they created one of the first orchestration vehicles for blockchainThe advice Marcos would give to anyone hesitant to use blockchainKey Takeaways:
Quantum computing and quantum cryptography which are being actively developed are essential for the blockchain Web3 and all the assets that are now being created and generated in blockchain networks. So the quantum and blockchain worlds are actually very connected and it is very important to start having a conversation around what might happen in the next few years around this. - MarcosMy work has been focused on building and maintaining something that is between the enterprise and the crypto blockchain worlds, which is a permission public blockchain. So basically we created this infrastructure that is intended for Latin America and the Caribbean but available globally, with suitable features for public and public sectors. - MarcosWe need to start having the conversation about quantum computers hacking blockchain now because the solution might not be that easy. Replacing or adapting the cryptography of current blockchain networks is not going to be an easy problem to solve because blockchains are so inherent to the type of cryptographic algorithms that they're using. - MarcosIt is important to start developing great interfaces. I think it is time to understand that not every organisation needs to run a blockchain node and run their blockchain, their smart contracts and their APIs, and do their integrations. We know how difficult it becomes because some organisations don't have the expertise or don't need to run their own notes and smart contracts and be responsible and accountable for that. - MarcosConnect with Marcos on Twitter
Resources:
Inter-American Development BankGlobal Leaders TodayLACChainLACNet➡️ Remember to leave us a 5* review and we'd love to hear your comments too!

➡️ Follow Web3 Labs on Twitter

➡️ Follow Web3 Labs on LinkedIn

➡️ Follow Conor on Twitter

➡️ Get Conor’s latest thoughts on Web3 at https://writing.conorsvensson.com/

33 min

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