Re: [Cfrg] Recommending secp256k1 in FIPS 186-5

Neil Madden <neil.e.madden@gmail.com> Thu, 19 December 2019 17:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] Recommending secp256k1 in FIPS 186-5
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On 19 Dec 2019, at 17:03, Tony Arcieri <bascule@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 7:30 AM Dan Burnett <daniel.burnett@consensys..net> wrote:
>> My company and others are concerned about the lack of endorsement for secp256k1 in this standard and have drafted a request for its addition.[2]  We would welcome any comments and/or support from this group and/or any of its members (directly in the Google Doc linked below).  All comments are welcome, including those arguing against this request :)
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> Unless I'm mistaken, no IETF protocols use secp256k1 either, nor has the CFRG ever recommended it.

But see https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-cose-webauthn-algorithms/ ...

Neil