Bitcoin Post-Quantum

Bitcoin
Post-Quantum

Secure anonymous cryptocurrency
for the post-quantum era
QUANTUM-SAFE SIGNATURES
QUANTUM-SAFE SIGNATURES
Hash-based stateful eXtended Merkle Signature Scheme (XMSS)
QUANTUM-SAFE PRIVACY
QUANTUM-SAFE PRIVACY
Post-quantum zero-knowledge proofs
QUANTUM-SAFE POW
QUANTUM-SAFE MINING
Quantum resistant proof of work algorithm Equihash96x3
Post-Quantum Cryptography

Post-Quantum Cryptography

As the growth of elliptic curve use has bumped up against continued progress in the research on quantum computing and because the NSA, Google and Microsoft utilise quantum-safe cryptography, it's time to embed post-quantum algorithms into the blockchain.
  • Hardfork of the Bitcoin blockchain with quantum-safe signatures
  • All bitcoin owners at block height #555000 own the same balance in the Bitcoin Post-Quantum network
  • Quantum-safe proof of work: Equihash with unique parameters (96,3)

Security is the Priority

While maintaining all the core Bitcoin functions, Post-Quantum fork provides the same functionality in a more secure manner. In a further update anonymity will be achieved through the use of a strong post-quantum zero-knowledge scheme.
  • Both classical and post-quantum 128-bit security level
  • Post-quantum zero-knowledge proof for anonymous transactions
  • All basic Bitcoin functionalities preserved unchanged
Post-Quantum Security Is Priority

Whitepaper

How quantum computing threatens modern cryptosystems in general and Bitcoin in particular, and how we solve this problem - read in the Whitepaper:

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HOW TO USE
Bitcoin Post-Quantum is a bit different than Bitcoin. Instead of multiple addresses, the best practice is to reuse a single address. In contrast with Bitcoin the address can be used a limited number of times (from a thousand to a million, depending on the chosen height of the Merkle tree). You can receive coins to your address if you had bitcoins in your wallet at the time of the fork, or by mining. Before you start using it, please be sure to carefully read the guidelines.

Coins Allocation

HOW COINS WILL BE ALLOCATED AFTER THE FORK
Testnet
NOVEMBER 2018
Mainnet
DECEMBER 2018
Total Supply
21,000,000 BPQ
Premine
1,050,000 BPQ

Roadmap

DEVELOPMENT PLAN
January 2018
Idea

As Bitcoin developers are going to further implement quantum-vulnerable cryptography (Schnorr signatures), regulators use tools to violate the privacy of users and technology companies are actively improving quantum computers, and the NSA and large corporations are using post-quantum cryptography.


An idea arose to introduce strong quantum-safe cryptography and anonymity into Bitcoin by hardfork.

February - October 2018
Research & Development

For nine months, a team of five researchers and developers conducted needed research, development and testing of the solution. New hash-based quantum-resistant signatures and proof of work were implemented into the Bitcoin code.


Anyone who had bitcoins in his/her wallet at the time of the fork will be able to claim the balance in the Bitcoin Post-Quantum network and have funds secured against attacks with a use of quantum computers.

October 2018
Electrum-based Light Wallet

In parallel with the development of the BitcoinPQ node software, we made the Electrum-based light wallet to handle transactions in the BitcoinPQ network.


It is usual for Electrum functionality to be kept in place along with handling the first transaction from BTC to BPQ addresses, BPQ keys import etc. Everything is provided to let you start using BitcoinPQ right away without the need to set up a full node.

November 2018
Testnet Launch

BitcoinPQ Testnet is available for early adopters, miners and enthusiasts all over the world to see how the network works before the Mainnet launch.


Alpha testers are welcome to test network node, miner, pool and light wallet, and build or prepare existing software for the Mainnet release next month. Testnet has low mining complexity and is aimed to let users try complex use cases before applying the Mainnet.

December 2018
Mainnet Launch

BitcoinPQ network to be publicly available starting from December 2018. We encourage miners and service providers to use Testnet in order to test all possibly needed adjustments to their software for the best outcome.


We provide nodes available in multiple regions for quick blockchain downloads, mining pool and block explorer to track network status. Third party software developers are welcome to join and help community to improve network and be secure for the quantum threat.

May 2019
Post-Quantum Zero-Knowledge Proof

Privacy is an obligatory feature of money. Nobody has the right to know how much money you have in your wallet, or when, to whom, or for what you pay. This information should be private until you consider it necessary to disclose it to someone.


BitcoinPQ implements a quantum-safe zero-knowledge protocol to achieve true privacy.

August 2019
Lightning Network

The BitcoinPQ codebase is forked from Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 and includes support for SegWit. Thus, there is no transaction malleability problem in BitcoinPQ and it is ready for the Lightning Network.


We plan to adopt the Lightning node for the post-quantum cryptography to provide payment channels for instant micropayments.

December 2019
Disable ECC

One year after the launch of the Mainnet, support for the vulnerable elliptic curves signatures will be completely disabled.


The coins, which by that time will not be protected from quantum attack by transfer to the quantum-safe addresses, will be burned. Therefore, the previously lost keys will not be compromised in the BitcoinPQ blockchain.


The award for mining will be increased so that the final emission of coins will be equal to 21,000,000.

Roadmap

PLAN FOR BITCOINPQ DEVELOPMENT

Our Executive Team

Meet our team of professionals
Noah Anhao
Co-Founder
Domef Fd
Co-Founder
Serhiy Khvashchuk
Co-Founder
Oleksandr Kravchenko
Software Developer
Oleg Lavronov
Software Developer

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