Curv contains an extremly simple interface to onboard new elliptic curves. Use this library for general purpose elliptic curve cryptography.
The library has a built in support for some useful operations/primitives such as verifiable secret sharing, commitment schemes, zero knowledge proofs, and simple two party protocols such as ECDH and coin flip. The library comes with serialize/deserialize support to be used in higher level code to implement networking.
Currently Supported Elliptic Curves
|Curve||low level library||curve description|
|BLS12-381||bls12-381||BLS12-381 For The Rest Of Us|
The code was reviewed independently by few other cryptographers. Special thanks goes to Claudio Orlandi from Aarhus University.
In general security of the library is strongly dependent on the security of the low level libraries used. We chose only libraries that are used as part of other big projects and went through heavy audit/review.
The library is not immune to side channel attacks but considerable effort was given to try and catch as many such attacks as possible (see audit report).
cargo build to build everything including curve implementations, cryptoprimitives, BigInt, etc.
Big integer implementation
The library supports a couple of bigint implementations and can easily switch between them. You can choose any one which you prefer by specifying a feature:
rust-gmp-kzen, uses GMP bindings, requires GMP to be installed on a machine. Used by default.
num-bigint, Rust's pure implementation of big integer. In order to use it, put in Cargo.toml:
[dependencies.curv] git = "https://github.com/ZenGo-X/curv" tag = "v0.6.0" default-features = false features = ["num-bigint"]
num-bigintsupport is experimental and should not be used in production. For this bigint implementation, we use prime numbers generator which is not considered secure.
The library includes some basic examples to get you going. To run them:
cargo run --example EXAMPLE_NAME -- CURVE_NAME
cargo run --example proof_of_knowledge_of_dlog -- secp256k1
To build docs, use
cargo doc --no-deps.
Curv is released under the terms of the MIT license. See LICENSE for more information.