We count the number of isogeny classes of Edwards curves over finite fields, answering a question recently posed by Rezaeian and Shparlinski. We also show that each isogeny class contains a complete Edwards curve, and that an Edwards curve is isogenous to an original Edwards curve over IFq if and only if its group order is divisible by 8 if q ≡ −1 (mod 4), and 16 if q ≡ 1 (mod 4). Furthermore, we give formulae for the proportion of d ∈ IFq \ {0, 1} for which the Edwards curve Ed is complete or… CONTINUE READING