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NSA Working to Develop Quantum-Resistant Cryptocurrency: Report

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

The claim was made in a tweet by Bloomberg Technology reporter William Turton on Sept. 4, who was in attendance at the Billington CyberSecurity 10th annual summit in Washington D.C.

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Turton’s tweet gives only a laconic hint at the agency’s apparent plans, with reference to the quantum-resistant cryptocurrency project confined to an aside. He wrote:

“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.”