Ring Signatures of Sub-linear Size Without Random Oracles

  • Nishanth Chandran
  • Jens Groth
  • Amit Sahai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4596)


Ring signatures, introduced by Rivest, Shamir and Tauman, enable a user to sign a message anonymously on behalf of a “ring”. A ring is a group of users, which includes the signer. We propose a ring signature scheme that has size \(\mathcal{O}(\sqrt N)\) where N is the number of users in the ring. An additional feature of our scheme is that it has perfect anonymity.

Our ring signature like most other schemes uses the common reference string model. We offer a variation of our scheme, where the signer is guaranteed anony- mity even if the common reference string is maliciously generated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nishanth Chandran
    • 1
  • Jens Groth
    • 1
  • Amit Sahai
    • 1
  1. 1.UCLA Computer Science Department, 4732 Boelter Hall, Los Angeles CA 90095USA

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