Experimental evaluation of digitally-verifiable photonic computing for blockchain and cryptocurrency

  title={Experimental evaluation of digitally-verifiable photonic computing for blockchain and cryptocurrency},
  author={Sunil Pai and Taewon Park and Marshall Ball and Bogdan Penkovsky and Maziyar Milanizadeh and Michael Dubrovsky and Nathnael Abebe and Francesco Morichetti and Andrea Melloni and Shanhui Fan and Olav Solgaard and David A. B. Miller},
As blockchain technology and cryptocurrency become increasingly mainstream, ever-increasing energy costs required to maintain the computational power running these decentralized platforms create a market for more energy-efficient hardware. Photonic cryptographic hash functions, which use photonic integrated circuits to accelerate computation, promise energy efficiency for verifying transactions and mining in a cryptonetwork. Like many analog computing approaches, however, current proposals for… 

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