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Privacy-awareness in blockchain-based PKI

Abstract:

Conventional public key infrastructure (PKI) designs are not optimal and contain security flaws; there is much work underway in improving PKI. The properties given by the Bitcoin blockchain and its derivatives are a natural solution to some of the problems with PKI - in particular, certificate transparency and elimination of single points of failure. Recently-proposed blockchain PKI designs are built as public ledgers linking identity with public key, giving no provision of privacy. We consid...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
CDT in Cyber Security
Series:
CDT Technical Paper Series 21/15
Publication date:
2015-01-01
URN:
uuid:f8377b69-599b-4cae-8df0-f0cded53e63b
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ora:12318

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