Re: [Cfrg] Adoption of threshold drafts by RG

Watson Ladd <> Mon, 21 September 2020 23:01 UTC

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On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 12:25 PM Phillip Hallam-Baker
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> Could the chairs please start the discussion of adoption of my threshold crypto drafts as was promised six months ago and on numerous occasions since?

My understanding is NIST is carrying out a standardization activity . While that's
by no means a barrier to our adoption, I think alignment with the
results of that activity are valuable.

I would note the schemes described are insecure in the presence of
concurrency, as well. explains
some of the issues well, and it's really quite subtle and difficult.
The design of FROST solves these
issues, and I don't see any discussion in the draft of them.

Watson Ladd

"Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains".