Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2008/099

The Elliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problem and Equivalent Hard Problems for Elliptic Divisibility Sequences

Kristin E. Lauter and Katherine E. Stange

Abstract: We define three hard problems in the theory of elliptic divisibility sequences (EDS Association, EDS Residue and EDS Discrete Log), each of which is solvable in sub-exponential time if and only if the elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem is solvable in sub-exponential time. We also relate the problem of EDS Association to the Tate pairing and the MOV, Frey-Rück and Shipsey EDS attacks on the elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem in the cases where these apply.

Category / Keywords: foundations / elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem

Date: received 5 Mar 2008, last revised 4 Aug 2008

Contact author: katestange at gmail com

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