Quantum Computing and Blockchain in Business

Arunkumar Krishnakumar



Are quantum computing and Blockchain on a collision course or will they be the most important trends of this decade to disrupt industries and life as we know it?

Fintech veteran and venture capitalist Arunkumar Krishnakumar cuts through the hype to bring us a first-hand look into how quantum computing and Blockchain together are redefining industries, including fintech, healthcare, and research. Through a series of interviews with domain experts, he also explores these technologies’ potential to transform national and global governance and policies – from how elections are conducted and how smart cities can be designed and optimized for the environment, to what cyberwarfare enabled by quantum cryptography might look like. In doing so, he also highlights challenges that these technologies have to overcome to go mainstream.

Quantum Computing and Blockchain in Business explores the potential changes that quantum computing and Blockchain might bring about in the real world. After expanding on the key concepts and techniques, such as applied cryptography, qubits, and digital annealing, that underpin quantum computing and Blockchain, the book dives into how major industries will be impacted by these technologies. Lastly, we consider how the two technologies may come together in a complimentary way.


"With his new book, Quantum Computing and Blockchain in Business, Arun offers us a glimpse into the future, and predictions on what the collision of such emerging technologies will bring. His book includes many practical examples of how quantum computing can be used to solve real-world challenges - from healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry, to financial services, logistics, smart cities, and the environment - intertwined with dialogues with experts in various fields."


Theodora Lau, Founder, Unconventional Ventures

"Arunkumar's book dissects the genesis of these twin technologies - blockchain and quantum computing - and how they intersect. His ideas are well thought out, the practical examples given across industries have depth, and the interviews with practitioners in these spaces fill in any gaps.

As I read the book, it made me think of science historian James Burke and his Connections series, and how he connected disparate ideas and technologies through history and pulled a thread through time. This book and this author do just that. This is an excellent work, worthy to be on your reading list, and on your bookshelf for many years to come."


Bradley Leimer, Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures

"This kind of book was needed. If you want to understand the two most technologically complex emerging technologies, blockchain and quantum computing, then your ideal guide is Arun Krishnakumar. His way of synthesizing knowledge and experience from domain experts and reflecting on the challenges and the possible combinations of these emerging technologies is excellent. He sees through the technologies and offers us a glimpse of the bright and dark side of each of them."


Dr. Efi Pylarinou, Fintech and Blockchain Thought Leader and Influencer

What will you learn from this book

  • Understand the fundamentals of quantum computing and Blockchain
  • Gain insights from the experts who are using quantum computing and Blockchain
  • Discover the implications of these technologies for governance and healthcare
  • Learn how Blockchain and quantum computing may influence logistics and finance
  • Understand how these technologies are impacting research in areas such as chemistry
  • Find out how these technologies may help the environment and influence smart city development
  • Understand the implications for cybersecurity as these technologies evolve
Language English
ISBN-13 9781838647766
No of pages 334
Book Publisher Packt Publishing
Published Date 31 Mar 2020

About Author

  • Take a practical perspective on quantum computing and Blockchain technologies and their impacts on key industries
  • Gain insights from experts who are applying quantum computing or Blockchain in their fields
  • See where quantum computing and Blockchain are heading, and where the two may intersect

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