next AE cipher COLM?

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Thu May 17 15:42:39 CEST 2018

Would it make sense to consider
COLM for being the next authenticated encryption algorithm?

COLM v1 is a finalist of
and Christian Forler claims
that it is single parse and has better general properties
than OCB or EAX mode.

In addition there is patent claim for the used PMAC construction


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