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Zero-knowledge proofs of knowledge for group homomorphisms

Ueli Maurer

Designs, Codes and Cryptography, vol. 77, pp. 663–676, 2015.

A simple zero-knowledge proof of knowledge protocol is presented of which many known protocols are instantiations. These include Schnorr's protocol for proving knowledge of a discrete logarithm, the Fiat-Shamir and Guillou-Quisquater protocols for proving knowledge of a modular root, protocols for proving knowledge of representations (like Okamoto's protocol), protocols for proving equality of secret values, a protocol for proving the correctness of a Diffie-Hellman key, protocols for proving the multiplicative relation of three commitments (as required in secure multi-party computation), and protocols used in credential systems. This unifies a substantial body of work and can also lead to instantiations of the protocol for new applications.

BibTeX Citation

    author       = {Ueli Maurer},
    title        = {Zero-knowledge proofs of knowledge for group homomorphisms},
    journal      = {Designs, Codes and Cryptography},
    pages        = 663--676,
    volume       = 77,
    year         = 2015,

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