[Cryptography] ideas for (long) Nothing up my sleeve numbers

Theodore Ts'o tytso at mit.edu
Mon Mar 31 22:06:14 EDT 2014

On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 09:27:05PM -0400, Jerry Leichter wrote:
> Instead, compose a message of the following form: "The constants are
> computed by taking the closing prices of the following 100 stocks,
> as published in <pick your publication> on <date in the future>,
> feed in the order given into the following procedure: ..."  Publicly
> commit to this message - or, better, to the one-way hash of this
> message - before the magic date arrives.

There is a detailed design, code, and process hints available in
RFC 2777, "Publicly Verifiable Nomcom Random Selection", written by
Donald Eastlake which decribes how to do exactly this:


						- Ted

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