[curves] The genus 3 setting

Trevor Perrin trevp at trevp.net
Thu Apr 3 12:00:48 PDT 2014

On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 8:04 PM, Watson Ladd <watsonbladd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyway, bottom line is genus 1 and 2 are where things are interesting.
> In genus 1 thanks to Edwards curves we have very nice arithmetic:
> genus 2 isn't so nice.

Hi Watson,

So in your estimation, the best structure for discrete-log crypto
remains elliptic curves (in particular Edwards curves), and not
hyper-elliptic (or other genus>2) curves?

Do you think that's likely to change in the future?


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