Bitcoin Security with Post Quantum Cryptography

  • Meryem Cherkaoui SemmouniEmail author
  • Abderrahmane Nitaj
  • Mostafa Belkasmi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11704)


In a future quantum world with a large quantum computer, the security of the digital signatures used for Bitcoin transactions will be broken by Shor’s algorithm. Bitcoin has to switch to post-quantum cryptography. In this paper, we show that the post quantum signatures based on LWE and ring LWE are the most promising to use in the presence of large quantum computers running Shor’s algorithm.


Bitcoin Elliptic curve Lattice Learning with error 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meryem Cherkaoui Semmouni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abderrahmane Nitaj
    • 2
  • Mostafa Belkasmi
    • 1
  1. 1.SIMEMohammed V University, ENSIAS RabatRabatMorocco
  2. 2.University of Caen NormandieCaenFrance

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