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How does IOTA make itself resistant to quantum computing based attacks?

IOTA does not use traditional asymmetrical (public-key) cryptography algorithms which depend on not being able to efficiently computing discrete logarithms or factoring numbers (which are believed to ...
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Exchange Winternitz one-time signatures

Post-quantum cryptography is a fairly young field, and while there may be post-quantum signature schemes that are not one-time signatures, I don't know of any (feel free to correct me here). A method ...
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Why does IOTA use a post-quantum signature scheme?

While it's true that many of IOTA design choices were made with IoT devices in mind, it's important to note that being future proof is also a very important feature of the project. Admittedly, many ...
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How is Tangle Quantum Immune?

IOTA is what we call 'quantum robust' because of the signature scheme that it uses. You can find detailed information about signatures on our documentation portal.
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How does IOTA make itself resistant to quantum computing based attacks?

Just completing a response from the mihi: Since all Iotas have already been created on genesis, it's impossible to "mine" Iotas and take advantage of a quantum computer to do this. Iota is resistant ...
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