[tahoe-dev] [zooko at zooko.com: Re: why hyperelliptic curves?]

David-Sarah Hopwood david-sarah at jacaranda.org
Sun Aug 23 04:55:29 UTC 2009


Tanja Lange wrote:
>> [...] We have some implementations in our  
>> benchmarking
>> competition at
>> 	http://bench.cr.yp.to/results-dh.html
>> and
>> 	http://bench.cr.yp.to/results-sign.html
>> surf127 is a hyperelliptic curve implementation; gls1271 is a special
>> type of elliptic curves which have extra endomorphisms that give extra
>> speed.

I'd be very leery of such a thing, given the history of attacking curves
with special structure (supersingular curves, for example).

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