Pairing-Based Cryptography: Past, Present, and Future

  title={Pairing-Based Cryptography: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={Dan Boneh},
While pairings were first introduced in cryptography as a tool to attack the discrete-log problem on certain elliptic curves, they have since found numerous applications in the construction of cryptographic systems. To this day many problems can only be solved using pairings. A few examples include collusionresistant broadcast encryption and traitor tracing with short keys, 3-way DiffieHellman, and short signatures. In this talk we survey some of the existing applications of pairings to… CONTINUE READING