[curves] Any interest in random curves?

Trevor Perrin trevp at trevp.net
Thu Jun 26 13:56:42 PDT 2014

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 10:39 AM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor
<dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
> My main concern with this proposal is the possibility of further
> fragmentation by the creation of yet another set of curves.

Yeah, if you want to see the confusion that already exists, read the
W3C discussion on adding Curve25519 to WebCrypto (why not Brainpool?
why not BADA55?  Microsoft jumps in pushing their curves, etc):


IMO for mainstream purposes the world only needs Curve/Ed25519 and
*maybe* an extra-strength curve.  The faster people coalesce around
choices and work out engineering issues the better.  More curve
families not helpful.


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