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Theme fund: NGI Assure
Start: 2022-06
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Open source, certified Quantum Random Number Generator

Cryptography is key to protecting our modern secrets, and random numbers form the basis of the technical assurances given by that approach. However, true randomness is hard to achieve. Quantum number generators lever unpredictable physical phenomena to deliver quality randomness, and as such can be of great utility. However, currently there are only proprietary QRNG sources with a significant price tag - which means that the technology is not widely in use and that those people that do have the means have to essentially trust the vendor in question. The project will develop an open hardware QRNG device, which can be inspected from top to bottom - and made available at low cost.

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This project was funded through the NGI Assure Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 957073.