Schnorr says DSA infringes on his patent – Codepunks mailing list

INTROSchnorr Signatures are the most elegant signature scheme we have, they almost come out naturally. But until 2008 most of the world used DSA, because Claus P. Schnorr filled a patent and only licensed RSA and Siemens to use it.As a response, NIST came out with DSA(Digital Signature Algorithm), which pretty much is Schnorr signatures … Continue reading Schnorr says DSA infringes on his patent – Codepunks mailing list

CSL Bulletins Via E-Mail Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA) – November 1994

This is me reposting this announcement from the NIST website as it's impossible to read in the plain text format. Original text found : NIST: https://csrc.nist.gov/csrc/media/publications/shared/documents/itl-bulletin/cslbul1994-11.txt Web Archive link: https://web.archive.org/web/20210505152613/https://csrc.nist.gov/csrc/media/publications/shared/documents/itl-bulletin/cslbul1994-11.txt Archieve.is link: https://archive.ph/bSxup CSL Bulletins Via E-Mail We now offer the option of delivering your CSL Bulletins in ASCIIformat directly to your e-mail address. To … Continue reading CSL Bulletins Via E-Mail Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA) – November 1994

SeedSigner – Assembly, Usage & review(with a LOT of pictures)

SeedSigner is the new cool kid on the block when it comes to DIY Bitcoin Hardware Wallets. It's a very interesting device that certainly does things differently compared to the other HWWs on the market. Highlights: Cheap to make ~$50.QR communication between the device and the computerNon-persistentBYOE(Bring Your Own Entropy)General purpose hardware  The project was … Continue reading SeedSigner – Assembly, Usage & review(with a LOT of pictures)

Bitcoin — or how we became Gods

If Bitcoin would be a mechanical watch, the fee market would be the most important mechanism that makes everything tick.Here is where everything starts and where everything ends.Here is where censorship-resistance comes from and where the precious resource of block space gets priced into energy consumption. The Bitcoin fee market is the first man-made free market that ever existed. Free market meaning: no entity can skew the … Continue reading Bitcoin — or how we became Gods