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NASA's forthcoming quantum-resistent cryptocurrency
« on: September 05, 2019, 08:16:33 PM »
It started with a 9/4/19 tweet by Bloomberg cybersecurity journalist William Turton, who was attending the Billington CyberSecurity 10th annual summit meeting:

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Anne Neuberger, Director of NSA’s new Cybersecurity Directorate says that the agency will propose hardware and software standards again. Also notes agency is working to build quantum resistant crypto.

This was picked up by Cointelegraph:

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The United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) is allegedly working to develop a quantum-resistant cryptocurrency....

Coindesk also reported this but added:

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...It should be noted that Neuberger’s comment may indicate that the NSA is working on a cryptography technology, not a cryptocurrency, with the twin meanings of the term “crypto.”...

Ya think maybe?

Then it got repeated by Forbes "contributor" (i.e. independent columnist) Naeem Aslam, who replaced "NSA" with "NASA" and added some NASA logos to his article.  The article has been deleted from Forbes and has also vanished from Google's cache, but an acquaintance of mine preserved a few screenshots:



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Re: NASA's forthcoming quantum-resistent cryptocurrency
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 08:18:50 PM »
William Turton again:

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Since multiple outlets are writing entire articles based on this tweet, I will clarify: Neuberger is talking about NSA building quantum resistant encryption (not cryptocurrency), which is a core part of the NSA's mission, and not a new revelation. But interesting that she noted.

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Re: NASA's forthcoming quantum-resistent cryptocurrency
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 11:05:26 PM »
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Journalism sucks, along with fake media...........