Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2019/110

Optimized Method for Computing Odd-Degree Isogenies on Edwards Curves

Suhri Kim and Kisoon Yoon and Young-Ho Park and Seokhie Hong

Abstract: In this paper, we present an efficient method to compute arbitrary odd-degree isogenies on Edwards curves. By using the $w$-coordinate, we optimized the isogeny formula on Edwards curves by Moody \textit{et al}.. The state-of-the-art implementation of isogeny-based cryptosystems works entirely with Montgomery curves since they provide efficient isogeny computation and elliptic curve arithmetic. However, we demonstrated that the same computational costs of elliptic curve arithmetic and isogeny evaluation could be achieved by using the $w$-coordinate on Edwards curves, with additional benefit when computing isogenous curves. For $\ell$-degree isogeny where $\ell=2s+1$, our isogeny formula on Edwards curves outperforms Montgomery curves when $s \geq 2$. The result of our work opens the door for the usage of Edwards curves in isogeny-based cryptography, especially in CSIDH which requires higher degree isogenies.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / Isogeny, Post-quantum cryptography, Montgomery curves, Edwards curves, SIDH, CSIDH

Date: received 4 Feb 2019, last revised 8 Feb 2019

Contact author: suhrikim at gmail com

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