Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2019/1303

A simpler construction of traceable and linkable ring signature scheme

Wulu Li and Lei Chen and Xin Lai and Xiao Zhang and Jiajun Xin

Abstract: Traceable and linkable ring signature scheme (TLRS) plays a major role in construction of regulatable privacy-preserving blockchains, as it empowers the regulator with traceability of signers' identities. A recent work by Li et al. gives a modular construction of TLRS by usage of classic ring signature, one-time signature and zero-knowledge proofs, and has security against malicious regulators. In this paper, we introduce sTLRS, a simpler modification of TLRS constructed directly from classic ring signature, without additional one-time signature and zero-knowledge proofs for validity of users' public keys, with public key size reduced by 80% and verification time reduced by over 50%. Moreover, we can further modify the sTLRS to achieve anonymity, unforgeability, linkability, nonslanderability and traceability against malicious regulators.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / Regulatable blockchains; Privacy preserving; Traceable and linkable ring signatures; Malicious regulators

Date: received 9 Nov 2019, last revised 13 Nov 2019

Contact author: liwulu at onething net

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Version: 20191113:104958 (All versions of this report)

Short URL: ia.cr/2019/1303


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