, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 297-319
Date: 30 Jul 2004

Short Signatures from the Weil Pairing

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Abstract

We introduce a short signature scheme based on the Computational Diffie–Hellman assumption on certain elliptic and hyperelliptic curves. For standard security parameters, the signature length is about half that of a DSA signature with a similar level of security. Our short signature scheme is designed for systems where signatures are typed in by a human or are sent over a low-bandwidth channel. We survey a number of properties of our signature scheme such as signature aggregation and batch verification.