Bitcoin has been in the HEXUS headlines quite a few times over recent months. Perhaps the most eye opening news has been in the currency?s meteoric rise in value (at the time of writing one BTC is worth US$7,211) and its greater adoption for commerce, but there?s been bad news too - mainly concerning the hacking of Bitcoin exchanges.
A critical feature of Bitcoin is its security, reports the MIT Technology Review. Cryptographic protocols mean that Bitcoins are very hard to copy or steal. What if that security wasn?t so impervious anymore? The development of quantum computers might be a factor that brings Bitcoin crashing down think some.