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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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Not peer reviewed

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Series:
CDT Technical Paper
Publication date:
2015-01-01
Paper number:
21/15
Language:
English
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2015-10-20

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