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Re: PR for playground

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:50:49 -0400
To: Tony Arcieri <bascule@gmail.com>
Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@blockstream.com>
Message-ID: <58DD99D9.3020507@digitalbazaar.com>
On 03/25/2017 06:55 PM, Tony Arcieri wrote:
> I would recommend Blockstream's secp256k1 Schnorr signature
> algorithm, although unfortunately I don't think there are existing
> standards describing it published through any sort of standards
> body.

I'll close the loop on this w/ Christopher Allen, who works at
Blockstream. We'll be collaborating on this and other things at the next
Rebooting Web of Trust 4 Workshop in Paris at the end of April:

http://www.weboftrust.info/next-event-page.html

> In all of my personal and professional work we are using EdDSA, which
> is a Schnorr scheme and standardized in RFC 8032.

I've raised an issue to implement this:

https://github.com/digitalbazaar/jsonld-signatures/issues/21

I don't expect it to be done any time soon, as we're heads down on other
things, but demand for it is rising and as soon as we get an
implementation in Forge, we can move forward with it in the Linked Data
Signatures stuff.

-- manu

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