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Efficient ways of prime number generation for ring signatures

Efficient ways of prime number generation for ring signatures

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The authors describe two different algorithms to perform efficiently the ring signature keys generation. Given an integer size, l, their algorithms find efficiently (memory and time, respectively) two distinct l/2-bit primes (e 1, e 2) such that e = 2e 1 e 2 + 1 will be a prime integer. With a naïve algorithm one only needs to store O(l) bits (more specifically, only one l/2-integer), and need, in average, O(l 4) basic l-bit operations. With the second algorithm, one not only improves this computational complexity O(l 7/2), but also needs to use, in average, O(l 3/2) bits. The authors consider these algorithms useful for implementing ring signatures in mobile devices where there exist strong time and space constraints.

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