[curves] Curve cycles
mike.scott at miracl.com
Sat Aug 18 06:10:31 PDT 2018
I really don't expect any other cycles to be found, outside the simple MNT
case. The search for pairing-friendly curves is I suspect largely complete
at this stage.
On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 1:29 PM Jeff Burdges <burdges at gnunet.org> wrote:
> Is anyone actively working on cycles of pairing friendly elliptic curves?
> In other words, each curve’s field of definition is the scalar field of
> it’s predecessor, which makes recursive composition of SNARKs not totally
> I’d think you’d want to explore a lot of possible optimisations beyond
> that paper before trying to use something like this, so maybe someone has
> In practice, I’m unsure if recursively composed SNARKs really give you
> much since, if you want to add a SNARK layer, then you still need access to
> some large database, but.. that discussion might veer off topic for here.
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