May 26, 2018

Library of pairing-based cryptosystems

Pairing-based cryptography is a relatively young area of cryptography that revolves around a certain function with special properties.

The PBC Pairing-Based Cryptography library is a free C library released under the GNU Public License built on the GMP library that performs the mathematical operations underlying pairing-based cryptosystems.

The PBC library is designed to be the backbone of implementations of pairing-based cryptosystems, thus speed and portability are important goals. It provides routines such as elliptic curve generation, elliptic curve arithmetic and pairing computation. Thanks to the GMP library, despite being written in C, pairings times are reasonable.

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