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ECDSA In Bitcoin

Digital signatures are considered the foundation of online sovereignty. The advent of public-key cryptography in 1976 paved the way for the creation of a global communications tool – the Internet, and a completely new form of money – Bitcoin. Although the fundamental properties of public-key cryptography have not changed much since then, dozens of different open-source digital signature schemes are now available to cryptographers.

How ECDSA was incorporated into Bitcoin

When Satoshi Nakamoto, a mystical founder of the first crypto, started working on Bitcoin, one of the key points was to select the signature schemes for an open and public financial system. The requirements were clear. An algorithm should have been widely used, understandable, safe enough, easy, and, what is more important, open-sourced.
Of all the options available at that time, he chose the one that met these criteria: Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm, or ECDSA.
At that time, native support for ECDSA was provided in OpenSSL, an open set of encryption tools developed by experienced cipher banks in order to increase the confidentiality of online communications. Compared to other popular schemes, ECDSA had such advantages as:
These are extremely useful features for digital money. At the same time, it provides a proportional level of security: for example, a 256-bit ECDSA key has the same level of security as a 3072-bit RSA key (Rivest, Shamir и Adleman) with a significantly smaller key size.

Basic principles of ECDSA

ECDSA is a process that uses elliptic curves and finite fields to “sign” data in such a way that third parties can easily verify the authenticity of the signature, but the signer himself reserves the exclusive opportunity to create signatures. In the case of Bitcoin, the “data” that is signed is a transaction that transfers ownership of bitcoins.
ECDSA has two separate procedures for signing and verifying. Each procedure is an algorithm consisting of several arithmetic operations. The signature algorithm uses the private key, and the verification algorithm uses only the public key.
To use ECDSA, such protocol as Bitcoin must fix a set of parameters for the elliptic curve and its finite field, so that all users of the protocol know and apply these parameters. Otherwise, everyone will solve their own equations, which will not converge with each other, and they will never agree on anything.
For all these parameters, Bitcoin uses very, very large (well, awesomely incredibly huge) numbers. It is important. In fact, all practical applications of ECDSA use huge numbers. After all, the security of this algorithm relies on the fact that these values are too large to pick up a key with a simple brute force. The 384-bit ECDSA key is considered safe enough for the NSA's most secretive government service (USA).

Replacement of ECDSA

Thanks to the hard work done by Peter Wuille (a famous cryptography specialist) and his colleagues on an improved elliptical curve called secp256k1, Bitcoin's ECDSA has become even faster and more efficient. However, ECDSA still has some shortcomings, which can serve as a sufficient basis for its complete replacement. After several years of research and experimentation, a new signature scheme was established to increase the confidentiality and efficiency of Bitcoin transactions: Schnorr's digital signature scheme.
Schnorr's signature takes the process of using “keys” to a new level. It takes only 64 bytes when it gets into the block, which reduces the space occupied by transactions by 4%. Since transactions with the Schnorr signature are the same size, this makes it possible to pre-calculate the total size of the part of the block that contains such signatures. A preliminary calculation of the block size is the key to its safe increase in the future.
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ECDSA In Bitcoin

Digital signatures are considered the foundation of online sovereignty. The advent of public-key cryptography in 1976 paved the way for the creation of a global communications tool – the Internet, and a completely new form of money – Bitcoin. Although the fundamental properties of public-key cryptography have not changed much since then, dozens of different open-source digital signature schemes are now available to cryptographers.

How ECDSA was incorporated into Bitcoin

When Satoshi Nakamoto, a mystical founder of the first crypto, started working on Bitcoin, one of the key points was to select the signature schemes for an open and public financial system. The requirements were clear. An algorithm should have been widely used, understandable, safe enough, easy, and, what is more important, open-sourced.
Of all the options available at that time, he chose the one that met these criteria: Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm, or ECDSA.
At that time, native support for ECDSA was provided in OpenSSL, an open set of encryption tools developed by experienced cipher banks in order to increase the confidentiality of online communications. Compared to other popular schemes, ECDSA had such advantages as:
These are extremely useful features for digital money. At the same time, it provides a proportional level of security: for example, a 256-bit ECDSA key has the same level of security as a 3072-bit RSA key (Rivest, Shamir и Adleman) with a significantly smaller key size.

Basic principles of ECDSA

ECDSA is a process that uses elliptic curves and finite fields to “sign” data in such a way that third parties can easily verify the authenticity of the signature, but the signer himself reserves the exclusive opportunity to create signatures. In the case of Bitcoin, the “data” that is signed is a transaction that transfers ownership of bitcoins.
ECDSA has two separate procedures for signing and verifying. Each procedure is an algorithm consisting of several arithmetic operations. The signature algorithm uses the private key, and the verification algorithm uses only the public key.
To use ECDSA, such protocol as Bitcoin must fix a set of parameters for the elliptic curve and its finite field, so that all users of the protocol know and apply these parameters. Otherwise, everyone will solve their own equations, which will not converge with each other, and they will never agree on anything.
For all these parameters, Bitcoin uses very, very large (well, awesomely incredibly huge) numbers. It is important. In fact, all practical applications of ECDSA use huge numbers. After all, the security of this algorithm relies on the fact that these values are too large to pick up a key with a simple brute force. The 384-bit ECDSA key is considered safe enough for the NSA's most secretive government service (USA).

Replacement of ECDSA

Thanks to the hard work done by Peter Wuille (a famous cryptography specialist) and his colleagues on an improved elliptical curve called secp256k1, Bitcoin's ECDSA has become even faster and more efficient. However, ECDSA still has some shortcomings, which can serve as a sufficient basis for its complete replacement. After several years of research and experimentation, a new signature scheme was established to increase the confidentiality and efficiency of Bitcoin transactions: Schnorr's digital signature scheme.
Schnorr's signature takes the process of using “keys” to a new level. It takes only 64 bytes when it gets into the block, which reduces the space occupied by transactions by 4%. Since transactions with the Schnorr signature are the same size, this makes it possible to pre-calculate the total size of the part of the block that contains such signatures. A preliminary calculation of the block size is the key to its safe increase in the future.
Keep up with the news of the crypto world at CoinJoy.io Follow us on Twitter and Medium. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Join our Telegram channel. For any inquiries mail us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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New Powerful Attacks On ECDSA In Bitcoin Systems

New Powerful Attacks On ECDSA In Bitcoin Systems submitted by btcdrak to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Implemented LNURL-auth in Python to learn about LNURL and ECDSA (x-post from /r/Bitcoin)

Implemented LNURL-auth in Python to learn about LNURL and ECDSA (x-post from /Bitcoin) submitted by ASICmachine to CryptoCurrencyClassic [link] [comments]

Any interest in a dirtbag leftist podcast that actually understands and can explain ECDSA ecryption in simple terms why it works? Who knows the developers of Tor? Thinks we should use the irreversible nature of Bitcoin and the fact that so many libertarians have it to steal money from libertarians?

No patreon, no special episodes, so no standard length and no set schedule. We are hackers, we can get money just taking it from libertarians or submitting exploits to companies, governments etc.
. We recorded our first hacker dirtbag left podcast episode, its being edited, It will be the second episode, the first will be listening series to correct the recent true anon episode. Explaining things in simple terms, demostrating hacks on DNC, RNC and other funny things. Overtly communist (like many hackers outside of the hell that is San Francisco and the USA).

And not just telling you what is right/wrong, convicing you in simple to understand terms, with two hackers that have ruined liberarians, scientists, in biology and genetics, contributing to open source projects. Trying to destroy the culture in San Francisco and the USA, by broadcasting from Montevideo Uruguay (for now). Lived in Germany, Turkey (pour vial of acid out for my dead kurdish homies killing cops in fatih), Romania, Korea, Vietnam, soon Mexico City and Cuba for a while.
We dont need your money. But if you could share it if you like it when we post it, that would be better than money, just so a hackescience perspective can be heard on the dirtbag left. We are cool with Luddites, we understand technology, we understand why someone would want to be a Luddite, but the Luddites on the left will still need hacker allies.
So the last episode of true anon, and really the history of the internet episode, really need to be addressed intelligently. So we will be doing that tomorow and editing it the next day for our first episode release. Maybe a few other Chapo universe podcast clips that just get things wrong.
Then we move on to telling the story of how the internet got so fucked, how became centralized, why the left has to self censor or get vists from ICE, FBI and Homeland Security. Stratfor, LOIC, why Tor is good (we will convince you not just tell you), how eccliplic cryptography works, and yes libertarians love bitcoin, so we should be stealing them from them, its not reversible, we can take their money/power and use it to fund leftists causes, from elections, to legal help. History of CCC and leftist hacker movements, Jeremy Hammon saga, what he found on Strafor's servers, and what that tells us about certain parts of the internet.
A lot of original reporting, with documents, explanations and good show notes, to convince you, not tell you what to think.
After we do a few episodes on how the internet got to where it is now, what the problems we face. We can talk how to fix voting, the internet, better solutions than just "nationalize facebook" that can actually be put into a bill and passed, how to stay alive and out of jail.
We even have some interviews lined up with hackers in other regions of the world, and criminal defense lawyers in the US. Tips and tricks, if you want to do praxis that actually scares the fascists, and how to do it safe. And most importantly, how to piss off libertarians and make money doing it.

Oh and we will start a forum somewhere off reddit that requires joining a web of trust to post, or maybe 2 dollars. That way when we find right wing idiots, we can punish them and make them give us money everytime they reveal themselves as rightwingers. Not perfect but it will at least cost them resources to invade our forums.
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@BinanceResearch: RT @binance: #binance Adds Open-Source Implementation for Edwards-Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA) in the TSS Library The library is compatible with ECDSA-based blockchains, including Binance Chain, #Bitcoin, and @ethereum networks. https://t.co/xNILYim9EV

@BinanceResearch: RT @binance: #binance Adds Open-Source Implementation for Edwards-Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA) in the TSS Library The library is compatible with ECDSA-based blockchains, including Binance Chain, #Bitcoin, and @ethereum networks. https://t.co/xNILYim9EV submitted by rulesforrebels to BinanceTrading [link] [comments]

@binance: #binance Adds Open-Source Implementation for Edwards-Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA) in the TSS Library The library is compatible with ECDSA-based blockchains, including Binance Chain, #Bitcoin, and @ethereum networks. https://t.co/xNILYim9EV

@binance: #binance Adds Open-Source Implementation for Edwards-Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA) in the TSS Library The library is compatible with ECDSA-based blockchains, including Binance Chain, #Bitcoin, and @ethereum networks. https://t.co/xNILYim9EV submitted by rulesforrebels to BinanceTrading [link] [comments]

Satoshi Nakamoto built in defenses against quantum computing attacks - If you use one Bitcoin address one time, then your ECDSA public key is only ever revealed at the one time that you spend bitcoins sent to each address. A quantum computer would need to be to break your key in that short time.

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@nadiaheninger and Joachim Breitner discoverer nonce biases in several Bitcoin ECDSA implementations. They were able to recover 300 Bitcoin private keys holding a whopping $54.

@nadiaheninger and Joachim Breitner discoverer nonce biases in several Bitcoin ECDSA implementations. They were able to recover 300 Bitcoin private keys holding a whopping $54. submitted by Aussiehash to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

So I compared two papers. Both about breaking the Signatures in bitcoin (ECDSA) and the probable timeline for quantum computers to make this possible within 10 minutes.

One estimates 2030-2040, but quite likely never.
The other states somewhere around 2027.
The first one seems a bit biased, as if they were working towards a pre set conclusion instead of the other way around. Or am I the one being biased?
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ECDSA Security in Bitcoin and Ethereum: a Research Survey

ECDSA Security in Bitcoin and Ethereum: a Research Survey submitted by marianasoffer to CoinFabrik [link] [comments]

@nadiaheninger and Joachim Breitner discoverer nonce biases in several Bitcoin ECDSA implementations. They were able to recover 300 Bitcoin private keys holding a whopping $54.

@nadiaheninger and Joachim Breitner discoverer nonce biases in several Bitcoin ECDSA implementations. They were able to recover 300 Bitcoin private keys holding a whopping $54. submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

[Discussion: QComputing] So I compared two papers. Both about breaking the Signatures in bitcoin (ECDSA) and the probable timeline for quantum computers to make this possible within 10 minutes.

[Discussion: QComputing] So I compared two papers. Both about breaking the Signatures in bitcoin (ECDSA) and the probable timeline for quantum computers to make this possible within 10 minutes. submitted by iciq to QuantumInformation [link] [comments]

@nadiaheninger and Joachim Breitner discoverer nonce biases in several Bitcoin ECDSA implementations. They were able to recover 300 Bitcoin private keys holding a whopping $54.

@nadiaheninger and Joachim Breitner discoverer nonce biases in several Bitcoin ECDSA implementations. They were able to recover 300 Bitcoin private keys holding a whopping $54. submitted by cryptoallbot to cryptoall [link] [comments]

NSA Suite B Cryptography - NSA deprecates P-256 of ECDSA (Bitcoin uses P-256), in favor of Curve P-384

NSA Suite B Cryptography - NSA deprecates P-256 of ECDSA (Bitcoin uses P-256), in favor of Curve P-384 submitted by eragmus to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

In fifteen years a large quantum computer will be able to cut through ECDSA cryptography. What is Bitcoin's plan to circumvent this pitfall?

I don't know much about this kinda stuff. I've just started my research into the technical side of things. I'm sure this question has been answered over and over, but I haven't seen anything posted here about it. I might have missed it if it was.
Anyway, it would be much appreciated if someone has a simple answer or can point me in the right direction!
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ECDSA Security in Bitcoin and Ethereum: a Research Survey

ECDSA Security in Bitcoin and Ethereum: a Research Survey submitted by srw to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

[WARNING] UnitedBitcoin seems to be yet another airdrop, but they advocate consolidating your holdings into one re-used address in order to claim your forked coins. This is at the very least a huge privacy leak and might compromise your bitcoin if ECDSA is broken. /r/Bitcoin

[WARNING] UnitedBitcoin seems to be yet another airdrop, but they advocate consolidating your holdings into one re-used address in order to claim your forked coins. This is at the very least a huge privacy leak and might compromise your bitcoin if ECDSA is broken. /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

How does ECDSA work in Bitcoin? How big is a private key?

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How does ECDSA work in Bitcoin? How big is a private key?

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ECDSA Security in Bitcoin and Ethereum: a Research Survey

ECDSA Security in Bitcoin and Ethereum: a Research Survey submitted by srw to ethereum [link] [comments]

Exploiting ECDSA Failures in the Bitcoin Blockchain [PDF]

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Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm or ECDSA is a cryptographic algorithm used by Bitcoin to ensure that funds can only be spent by their rightful owners.. A few concepts related to ECDSA: private key: A secret number, known only to the person that generated it.A private key is essentially a randomly generated number. Bitcoin core developers of Bitcoin reimplemented the ECDSA based on secp256k1 in the libsep256k1 project, where the secp256k1 curve was deeply optimized and the constant implementation was ... Bitcoin security draws more and more attention recently. One of Bitcoin vulnerabilities is caused by ECDSA weak randomness. A random number is not cryptographically secure, which leads to private ... The set of parameters Bitcoin used is called secp256k1. It’s one of the Standards for Efficient Cryptogrpahy(SEC) or Standards for Efficient Cryptography Group . SEC or SECG is base on Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm(ECDSA). How ECDSA was incorporated into Bitcoin. When Satoshi Nakamoto, a mystical founder of the first crypto, started working on Bitcoin, one of the key points was to select the signature schemes for an open and public financial system. The requirements were clear. An algorithm should have been widely used, understandable, safe enough, easy, and, what is more important, open-sourced. Of all the ...

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