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We examine the possibility of device-independent relativistic quantum bit commitment, introducing three relativistic quantum bit commitment schemes that offer device-independent security against hypothetical postquantum adversaries subject only to the no-signaling principle. We discuss the potential threat of location attacks, in which the behavior of untrusted devices used in relativistic quantum cryptography depends on their space-time location and show that our protocols are secure against both location attacks and memory attacks. The protocols are compared to a relativistic classical bit commitment scheme with similar features and we note some advantages for the quantum schemes.


This article was originally published in Physical Review A, volume 92, in 2015.

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American Physical Society



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