Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2021/1651

A compiler for multi-key homomorphic signatures for Turing machines

Somayeh Dolatnezhad Samarin and Dario Fiore and Daniele Venturi and Morteza Amini

Abstract: At SCN 2018, Fiore and Pagnin proposed a generic compiler (called ``Matrioska'') allowing to transform sufficiently expressive single-key homomorphic signatures (SKHSs) into multi-key homomorphic signatures (MKHSs) under falsifiable assumptions in the standard model. Matrioska is designed for homomorphic signatures that support programs represented as circuits. The MKHS schemes obtained through Matrioska support the evaluation and verification of arbitrary circuits over data signed from multiple users, but they require the underlying SKHS scheme to work with circuits whose size is exponential in the number of users, and thus can only support a constant number of users.

In this work, we propose a new generic compiler to convert an SKHS scheme into an MKHS scheme. Our compiler is a generalization of Matrioska for homomorphic signatures that support programs in any model of computation. When instantiated with SKHS for circuits, we recover the Matrioska compiler of Fiore and Pagnin. As an additional contribution, we show how to instantiate our generic compiler in the Turing Machines (TM) model and argue that this instantiation allows to overcome some limitations of Matrioska: - First, the MKHS we obtain require the underlying SKHS to support TMs whose size depends only linearly in the number of users. - Second, when instantiated with an SKHS with succinctness $poly(\lambda)$ and fast enough verification time, e.g., $S \cdot \log T + n \cdot poly(\lambda)$ or $T +n \cdot poly(\lambda)$ (where $T$, $S$, and $n$ are the running time, description size, and input length of the program to verify, respectively), our compiler yields an MKHS in which the time complexity of both the prover and the verifier remains $poly(\lambda)$ even if executed on programs with inputs from $poly(\lambda)$ users.

While we leave constructing an SKHS with these efficiency properties as an open problem, we make one step towards this goal by proposing an SKHS scheme with verification time $poly(\lambda) \cdot T$ under falsifiable assumptions in the standard model.

Category / Keywords: foundations / homomorphic signatures, multi-key homomorphic signatures, Turing machines, verifiable computation

Original Publication (with minor differences): Theoretical Computer Science

Date: received 16 Dec 2021

Contact author: dario fiore at imdea org

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