The Week in Quantum Computing - May 9th …

Well, it is no joke that weeks never go unnoticed in quantum computing. IonQ gets completely scathed by Scorpion Capital in this report. The Quantum Insider wrote a great summary, that was followed by IonQ’s answer to it. My take?The report has apparently some truths but many, many incongruences and wrong assumptions. Let me be clear: Quantum Computers are not here to perform additions (1+1 my friend). We don’t know whether trapped ions, superconducting qubits, photons, or the new contendant, frozen neon will win the race. But we know one will. It is a very cheap technique to short a public company and the publish a high school level report on how “bad” apparently they are.In the meantime, Biden signs the directive that should put the US on par with China. We got the first QRNG in the cloud availble to use for Web3 applications while Samsung unveils the first device with a QRNG chip, Sandbox gets money from the CIA (tremble dictators of the world! now they can decrypt your messages!). In short: everyone is getting ready for Y2Q, the year Peter Shor decrypts our internets!

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