A Revocable Group Signature Scheme with Scalability from Simple Assumptions and Its Implementation

  • Keita Emura
  • Takuya Hayashi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11060)


Group signatures are signatures providing signer anonymity where signers can produce signatures on behalf of the group that they belong to. Although such anonymity is quite attractive considering privacy issues, it is not trivial to check whether a signer has been revoked or not. Thus, how to revoke the rights of signers is one of the major topics in the research on group signatures. In particular, scalability, where the signing and verification costs and the signature size are constant in terms of the number of signers N, and other costs regarding signers are at most logarithmic in N, is quite important. In this paper, we propose a revocable group signature scheme which is currently more efficient compared to previous all scalable schemes. Moreover, our revocable group signature scheme is secure under simple assumptions (in the random oracle model), whereas all scalable schemes are secure under q-type assumptions. Finally, we implemented our scheme by employing the Barreto-Lynn-Scott curves over a 455-bit prime field (BLS455), and the Barreto-Naehrig curves over a 382-bit prime field (BN382), respectively, by using the RELIC library. We showed that the running times of our signing algorithm were approximately 21 ms (BLS455) and 17 ms (BN382), and those of our verification algorithm were approximately 31 ms (BLS455) and 24 ms (BN382), respectively.



This work was partially supported by the JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP16K00198.


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  1. 1.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)TokyoJapan

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