International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 58, Issue 11, pp 3863–3870 | Cite as

An Efficient Quantum Sealed Bidding Auction Scheme Based on the Correlation of Genuine Five-Qubit Entangled State

  • Man-Mang Xue
  • Jian-Zhong ZhangEmail author
  • Shu-Cui Xie


In this paper, an efficient quantum sealed bidding auction scheme based on genuine five-qubit entangled state is proposed. The scheme utilizes the correlation of quantum entangled states to transmit bidding information. It can use an entangled state to transmit two bits of bidding information, which greatly improves the transmission efficiency. In order to avoid collusion between bidders and auctioneer, we introduce a semi-trusted third party Trent. His supervision during the whole auction process can help participants trust each other and reduce the possibility of internal attacks. Finally, the security of the scheme is proved, and the scheme is more economical and feasible.


Sealed bidding auction scheme Five-qubit entangled state Quantum measurement 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61402275, 61402015, 61273311), the Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province (Grant No. 2015JM6263, 2016JM6069), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities(Grant No. GK201402004), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61802243), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities(Grant No. 2019CSLZ001).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Mathematics and Information ScienceShaanxi Normal UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.School of ScienceXi’an University of Posts and TelecommunicationsXi’anChina

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