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A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets. (Wikipedia) Please be sure that the system under consideration depends crucially on quantum computing.

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What role do Hecke operators and ideal classes perform in “Quantum Money from Modular Forms?”

Cross-posted on MO The original ideas from the 70's/80's - that begat the [BB84] quantum key distribution - concerned quantum money that is unforgeable by virtue of the no-cloning theorem. A ...
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Are non-secret-based quantum money mini-schemes susceptable to Jogenfors' “reuse attack?”

Aaronson and Christiano call public-key or private-key quantum mini-schemes $\mathcal M$ secret-based if a mint works by first uniformly generating a secret random classical strings $r$, and then ...
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Can a merchant who accepts a knot-based quantum coin mint her own knot-based coin?

Referring to Farhi, Gosset, Hassidim, Lutomirski, and Shor's "Quantum Money from Knots," a mint $\mathcal{M}$ generates a run of coins, including, say, $(s,|\$\rangle)$, using a quantum computer to ...
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Can quantum money be reliably “burned?”

One of the novel features of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is that coins can be irrefutably "burned" or destroyed, by creating a transaction to send the money to a junk burn address. Thinking ...
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Time Entangled Quantum Blockchain

This answer cites a paper[$\dagger$] which purposes a quantum blockchain using entanglement in time. "The weakness is that the research only presents a conceptual design." - QComp2018 How could a ...
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Rigorous security proof for Wiesner's quantum money

In his celebrated paper "Conjugate Coding" (written around 1970), Stephen Wiesner proposed a scheme for quantum money that is unconditionally impossible to counterfeit, assuming that the issuing bank ...
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How would Blockchain technologies change to survive a post-quantum world? [closed]

Reading this entertaining piece of a QC enthusiast mining bitcoins with a Quantum Computer (although efficiently mining bitcoins with the current state of QCs is far-fetched, it is quite possible to ...
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Quantum Bitcoin Subdivision

Background Recently I was reading the article "Quantum Bitcoin: An Anonymous and Distributed Currency Secured by the No-Cloning Theorem of Quantum Mechanics" which demonstrates how a quantum bitcoin ...