[curves] Finalizing XEdDSA

Trevor Perrin trevp at trevp.net
Fri Nov 4 01:27:37 PDT 2016

On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 12:36 AM, Brian Smith <brian at briansmith.org> wrote:
> Trevor Perrin <trevp at trevp.net> wrote:
>> Sure, agreed that handling of nonce, and public key, are orthogonal.
> Just to be clear: hash_1(x) is used whenever randomized nonces are use,
> regardless of whether compute_key_pair is used to derive an EdDSA key from
> an X25519/X448 key, right? And conversely, if one derives an EdDSA keypair
> from an X25519 keypair, but doesn't use a randomized nonce, then just
> regular EdDSA should be used, instead of XEdDSA?

Hmm, maybe this isn't as orthogonal as I thought.  I think the term
XEdDSA should refer to the whole package of (X->Ed, randomized).

I'm not sure why you'd want (X->Ed, deterministic).

As far as (Ed, randomized), I'm not sure exactly what its best design there.


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