No, RSA Hasn’t Been Cracked. But Crown Sterling Is Very Confused


A recent demonstration by a new cryptography company raises eyebrows. Amazingly, the company claims to have broken the 256-bit encryption that protects just about everything from your banking to this very internet website.

They’re also implying that blockchains and cryptocurrencies are now obsolete. So, you know: small stuff.

The fine fellow pictured is Robert Grant, CEO of said company—Crown Sterling Limited, LLC. He’s a self-described “Modern polymath combining innovation, mathematics, artistic design and entrepreneurship into balanced creations intended to benefit all.”

Which is nice. But people who actually understand cryptography are using words such as “absurd … bogus … delusional … fraud … scam … shady,” and some even compare the company to Theranos. In today’s SB Blogwatch, we seek the wood in the trees.

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