RSA keys in Peercoin


#1

Usage of 2048 bit RSA keys for minting alone would add 50-150 MB to blockchain yearly. Rest of transactions- well, they are paid(coinstake txs also pay fee but have 0.01 discount) so I don’t see a problem here.
Advantages: faster signature verification, smartcards, protocols/schemes.
It may be seen as a step backward in technology, in my opinion it’d give more freedom for the users, for which they’ll pay.

What’s your opinion on supporting RSA keys by Peercoin?


#2

Isn’t RSA compromised by the NSA?


#3

“RSA is known for allegedly incorporating backdoors developed by the NSA in its products.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA_Security


#4

@sandakersmann I’m not talking about RSA Sec., Inc. but RSA cryptosystem keys.


#5

How can we trust the product when the company is compromised by the NSA? I think we should stop using RSA.


#6

RSA algo: First published 1977
RSA Sec., Inc.: Founded 1982

RSA keys are safe.


#7

Does changing the key length require a hard fork?


#8

@mhps
It require adding new key type(currently only ECC keys are supported) so yes.


#9

Maybe good for a side chain project.


#10