[Cryptography] SPHINCS: practical hash-based digital signatures

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 18:26:02 EDT 2014

On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 8:03 AM, Ben Laurie <benl at google.com> wrote:

> Definitely a deal breaker for HTTPS.

This is much more interesting for data-at-rest use cases, especially for
what Zooko calls "hundred year cryptography".

Digital signatures are the only public key component of the "data-at-rest"
format of the Tahoe-LAFS distributed filesystem, so if Tahoe changed to
hash-based signatures, it could theoretically survive the advent of quantum

For transport encryption? Probably not ;)

Tony Arcieri
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