[cryptography] Question regarding common modulus on elliptic curve cryptosystems AND E-CASH

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Wed Mar 24 21:16:36 EDT 2010


On 2010-03-23 1:09 AM, Sergio Lerner wrote:
 > Reading the literature, I couldn't  find a e-cash protocol which :
 >
 > - Hides the destination / source of payments.
 > - Hides the amount of money transferred.
 > - Hides the account balance of each person from the bank.
 > - Allows off-line payments.
 > - Avoids giving the same "bill" to two different people by design.
 > This means that the protocol does not need to detect the use of
 > cloned "bills".
 > - Gives each person a cryptographic proof of owning the money they
 > have in case of dispute.
 >
 > I someone points me out a protocol that manages to fulfill this
 > requirements, I'd be delighted. I think I can do it with a
 > commutative signing primitive, and a special zero-proof of
 > knowledge.

Gap Diffie Helman gives you a commutative signing primitive, and a
zero-proof of knowledge.





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