Efficient multivariate-based ring signature schemes

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2022-8-4
Demircioğlu, Murat
The ring signature scheme has a wide range of usage areas in public-key cryptography. One is leaking information within a group without exposing the signer's identity. The majority of the ring signature techniques in use, on the other hand, rely on classical crypto-systems such as RSA and ECDH, which are known to be vulnerable to Shor's algorithm on a large-scale quantum computer. In this thesis, we propose efficient quantum-resistant ring signature schemes based on GeMSS and Gui signature algorithms. Gui was a candidate in Round 1, and GeMSS was one of two multivariate-based signature algorithms along with Rainbow in Round 3 of the Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Project initiated by NIST in 2016. When we compare our proposed scheme with a Rainbow-based ring signature scheme, the experimental results show that we achieve 300 times faster signature verification and almost 50 times faster signature generation as the number of users in the group increases to 50. Moreover, the proposed scheme provides at least 20% smaller signature sizes. Therefore, our scheme is verified to be more effective to be used.

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M. Demircioğlu, “Efficient multivariate-based ring signature schemes,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2022.