## Has P versus NP been solved?

Although one-way functions have never been formally proven to exist, most mathematicians believe that they do, and a proof of their existence would be a much stronger statement than P ≠ NP. Thus it is unlikely that natural proofs alone can resolve P = NP.

**What does P vs NP stand for?**

polynomial versus nondeterministic polynomial problem

Hosch • Edit History. Table of Contents. P versus NP problem, in full polynomial versus nondeterministic polynomial problem, in computational complexity (a subfield of theoretical computer science and mathematics), the question of whether all so-called NP problems are actually P problems.

**What is the difference between P and NP problems?**

P = the set of problems that are solvable in polynomial time by a Deterministic Turing Machine. NP = the set of decision problems (answer is either yes or no) that are solvable in nondeterministic polynomial time i.e can be solved in polynomial time by a Nondeterministic Turing Machine[4].

### Does P NP break cryptography?

In general, modern cryptography does not exist if P=NP.

**Why P NP is hard?**

The P vs NP problem has an unusual status in that people have thought of rigorous reasons that it’s hard. Second, when people prove a “barrier result” (meaning, a negative result about how not to prove a conjecture), obviously the community will take it as a challenge to find new ideas that circumvent the barrier.

**What is the difference between P and NP-complete?**

P is the class of decision problems which can be solved in polynomial time by a deterministic Turing machine. NP is the class of decision problems which can be solved in polynomial time by a non-deterministic Turing machine.

#### Is Bitcoin mining NP-hard?

Being able to solve a bitcoin related problem might not give you any way to solve the Travelling Salesman problem, for example. So it might be practically as hard as any NP-complete problem, but neither NP-complete nor NP-hard.