How Quantum Computing Could Affect Bitcoin And Blockchain Value

If you are looking to build up your wealth portfolio or earn some extra cash, Bitcoin is an excellent option for helping you do exactly that. Typically, mining and investing in all that cryptocurrency is what most people think of when it comes earning via Bitcoin, but that not the only avenue. Today, there are quite a number of ways anybody can use to make some cash via the world's first decentralized cryptocurrency. But there is only one worry – the evolution of technology that could lead to development of quantum computers.


Should you Worry about Quantum Computing?

Quantum computing, when fully developed, could someday far surpass the processing power of the current classical computers. This is a big worry for some cryptographers and Bitcoin users across the world. However, Google's quantum computing guru, John Martinis thinks otherwise, and this can put the minds of many Bitcoin users at ease.


Martinis believes that it could take decades to or even more to build a quantum computer. He explained that qubits (quantum bits) are quite unstable and that creates additional headache for physicists working to solve the problem.


Breaking the Public Key Cryptography

The main worry for cryptographers is that if scientists mange to build quantum computers that outperforms today's classic computers, as a result of Shor's algorithm, the computers could break the RSA encryption – a robust tool used by Blockchain to secure data transmission across the Internet. Additionally, quantum computing could break digital signatures used by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and that's something to worry about. Hackers could easily forge transactions or steal coins from other users.


Bitcoin Still on the Rise

Despite of all these, if you closely follow financial news, you probably know that Bitcoin is, once again, on the rise. As usual, since its recent highs, Bitcoin has awoken the interest of speculators, regulators, and the media. Bitcoin's regulatory environment, as well as reputation, have taken a positive turn and speculators all around the globe are making substantial investments on the cryptocurrency.


Would you like to make some cash on the side by leveraging the world's most popular cryptocurrency or at the very least, become part of the Bitcoin community? If your answer to this question is yes, we've got some good news for you. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make some money with Bitcoin.


Mine Your Own Wealth: Bitcoin Mining

Mining Bitcoins is not recommended for beginners; it's a complex process that needs a lot of knowledge and expertise. Simply put, Bitcoin miners allow the cryptocurrency to function and in exchange, they are rewarded with free Bitcoins. Mining involves the use of costly machines that consume a lot of power to solve mathematical algorithm. For each algorithm solved, the miner gets a certain amount of Bitcoin. You can install spark to secure your resources.


Other notable ways of earning cash via Bitcoins include day-trading Bitcoin for profit, completing microtasks, buying and holding Bitcoins, lending, etc. This isn't an exhaustive list, there are other ways but mentioned happen to be the simplest and most common. If you are new, the first two methods are your best bet.

Opening A Bitcoin Wallet


Opening a Bitcoin wallet is the first and the most basic step towards making money via Bitcoin. You need a place to store, send, and receive Bitcoins from other parties, and that's precisely what a Bitcoin wallet helps you out with. All your Bitcoin transactions take place in the wallet, which you can still use to set up your utterly anonymous Bitcoin address. There are many Bitcoin wallet providers, make sure that you choose a reputable and a reliable service.


Build a Bitcoin Faucet

Building managing a Bitcoin faucet is one of the most effective — but often overlooked — ways of making money via Bitcoin. Running your personal faucet can earn you anywhere between $50 and $800 a month. Running a Bitcoin faucet is extremely easy, all you have to do fill out some surveys, watch some videos, play a few games, install apps, click on ads, etc.


It's best to start things out with a Bitcoin faucet before you progress to better, bigger, and more complex ways to earning via Bitcoin. If you are motivated, you could land some decent earnings with a faucet, and it's free – don't forget that. The best thing about Bitcoin is that you can even include earnings in your retirement by using a self-directed IRA which accepts cryptocurrency investments such as Bitcoin.


Author's Bio: 

Jeremy Sutter is a freelance writer from the Seattle, Washington area. He loves everything to do with small businesses and is a marketing and growth consultant for many start-ups. His favorite days are when he can ride his bike to a local coffee shop to write or just walk his dogs for inspiration.