Re: [TLS] Using Brainpool curves in TLS

Michael D'Errico <mike-list@pobox.com> Wed, 16 October 2013 17:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] Using Brainpool curves in TLS
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Johannes Merkle wrote:
> 
> sqrt(2) and sqrt(3) are much less fundamental than Pi or e. If you
> ask mathematicians for the most fundamental constants, you will get
> 1, Pi, e, i, and maybe 2.
> 
> I am not sure how to use the imaginary unit i in an algorithm though ;-)

Well, they are all related to each other as 1 - e^(i * Pi) = 2 so you
can omit one of them.  :-)

Mike