How quantum got gamed

Faisal Shah Khan, Nour Abura'ed

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Since the 1960’s, scientists have promised technologies working on the principles of quantum mechanics that can solve age-old problems facing the human civilization. For instance, consider the challenge of tamper-proof currency. Counterfeit currency can wreak havoc on an economy, most obviously in the form of uncontrollable inflation caused by large amounts of counterfeit currency circulating the economy. Uncontrolled inflation over-values the assets in a society or economy and negatively affects the cost and standard of living, and hence counterfeit currency is a relatively cheap but effective way to bring down a government from bottom-up. Much effort has therefore been put by central authorities throughout history into the development of tamper-proof currency, although prior to the 1960’s all they could achieve in reality was tamper-resistant currency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalDigitale Welt
Early online date4 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019


  • quantum mechanics
  • quantum games
  • counterfeit currency


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