In groundbreaking research with partners Toshiba and Ciena, our Future Lab for Applied Research and Engineering (FLARE) and Global Network Infrastructure teams demonstrated the full viability of a first-of-its-kind Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) network for metropolitan areas, resistant to quantum computing attacks and capable of supporting 800 Gbps data rates for mission-critical applications under real-world environmental conditions.
We demonstrated the ability of the newly developed QKD network to instantly detect and defend against eavesdroppers. We also studied the impact of realistic environmental factors on the quality of the quantum channel and used a QKD-secured optical channel to deploy and secure Liink by J.P. Morgan, the world's first bank-led, production-grade, peer-to-peer blockchain network. This is the first demonstration of QKD securing a mission-critical blockchain application in the industry.
In JPMorgan Chase’s fiber optic production simulation lab, researchers from all three organizations collaborated to achieve the following notable results:
At this time, QKD is the only solution that has been mathematically proven to defend against a potential quantum computing-based attack, with security guarantees based on the laws of quantum physics.
We are proud to be at the front-end of adopting QKD technology for real-world applications while partnering with industry leaders in the field, such as Toshiba and Ciena.
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