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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft whose latest revision state is "Expired".
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Authors Dan Boneh , Riad S. Wahby , Sergey Gorbunov , Hoeteck Wee , Zhenfei Zhang
Last updated 2020-02-13 (Latest revision 2019-08-12)
Replaces draft-boneh-bls-signature
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BLS is a digital signature scheme with compression properties. With a given set of signatures (signature_1, ..., signature_n) anyone can produce a compressed signature signature_compressed. The same is true for a set of secret keys or public keys, while keeping the connection between sets (i.e., a compressed public key is associated to its compressed secret key). Furthermore, the BLS signature scheme is deterministic, non-malleable, and efficient. Its simplicity and cryptographic properties allows it to be useful in a variety of use- cases, specifically when minimal storage space or bandwidth are required.


Dan Boneh
Riad S. Wahby
Sergey Gorbunov
Hoeteck Wee
Zhenfei Zhang

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