Linkable Spontaneous Anonymous Group Signature for Ad Hoc Groups

Abstract

We present a linkable spontaneously anonymous group (LSAG) signature scheme (alternatively known as linkable ring signature scheme) satisfying the following three properties. (1) Anonymity, or signer indistinguishability. (2) Linkability: That two signatures by the same signer can be linked. (3) Spontaneity: No group secret, therefore no group manager or group secret sharing setup. We reduce the security of our scheme to well-known problems under the random oracle model. Using the scheme, we construct a new efficient one-round e-voting system which does not have a registration phase. We also present a new efficient reduction of famous rewind simulation lemma which only relies on elementary probability theory. Threshold extensions of our scheme are also presented.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-27800-9_28

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@article{Liu2004LinkableSA, title={Linkable Spontaneous Anonymous Group Signature for Ad Hoc Groups}, author={Joseph K. Liu and Victor K.-W. Wei and Duncan S. Wong}, journal={IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive}, year={2004}, volume={2004}, pages={27} }