Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2021/031

A Comparative Study of Cryptographic Key Distribution Protocols

Alexandru-Ștefan Gheorghieș and Darius-Marian Lăzăroi and Emil Simion

Abstract: Key distribution protocols deal with generating, exchanging, and storing information (especially shared keys). In this paper, we compare three different types of protocols: classical, quantum key distribution, and blockchain-based protocols, with examples from each category, presenting the particularities and challenges of each one, including solutions and the impact of these protocols.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / key sharing, protocols, public key infrastructure, quantum computing, blockchain, authentication

Date: received 8 Jan 2021

Contact author: alexgheorghies at gmail com,lazaroidarius@gmail com,emil simion@upb ro

Available format(s): PDF | BibTeX Citation

Version: 20210112:075437 (All versions of this report)

Short URL: ia.cr/2021/031


[ Cryptology ePrint archive ]