The Q-Day Dictionary (A-Z)

Here’s the sorted list from A-Z:

  1. Bit - A bit is a binary digit, the smallest increment of data on a computer
  2. Blockchain - A distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered records, called blocks
  3. Centralised - A centralized network is built around a single, central server that handles all major management and data processing functions
  4. Consensus mechanism - Maintains the security of the blockchain by keeping a record of all legitimate transactions
  5. Cryptography - Primary for ensuring the security of participants, transactions, and safeguards against double-spending
  6. Database - A structured set of data held in a computer, especially one that is accessible in various ways.
  7. Decentralisation - Ensures that the blockchain is not governed by an individual, group, or even the government
  8. Immutability - No one can tamper with the system or change the data that has already been saved into the block
  9. Post-quantum cryptography - cryptography that is quantum-resistant
  10. Private key - secret key that is used with an algorithm to encrypt and decrypt data
  11. Public key - A cryptographic key that can be obtained and used by anyone to encrypt messages intended for a particular recipient, such that the encrypted messages can be deciphered only by using a second key that is known only to the recipient, the private key (secret key)
  12. Q-day - The day quantum computers are able to crack or decipher quantum-unsafe algorithms
  13. Transparent ledger - high level of trust and integrity