8 Sep 2022 [research]

tevador proposes 'radical idea for forward secrecy and instant wallet sync'

tevador1 has proposed2 a radical idea for forward secrecy and instant wallet sync:

[..] the Diffie-Hellman key exchange will become the weakest point of Monero with respect to forward (or post-quantum) privacy. [..] we can use a 100x faster symmetric key derivation.

The idea is to get rid of the key exchange and that would imply a drastic protocol modification so that every user constructs their own outputs.



Consult MRL issue #1062 to learn more about the technical details of this proposal.

  1. https://github.com/tevador 

  2. https://github.com/monero-project/research-lab/issues/106  2

  3. https://github.com/monero-project/research-lab/issues/95 

  4. https://wikiless.org/wiki/Diffie%E2%80%93Hellman_key_exchange