GnuPG 2.3.0: new ECC curves

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Apr 12 18:39:01 CEST 2021

On Sun, 11 Apr 2021 20:32, karel-v_g--- said:

> Just out of curiosity one question: why did you "only" add curve x448

Because 25519 and 448 are the IETF standard curves.  More curves are a
hassle for interoperability.

> from the SafeCurves project and not also E-521? For NIST and Brainpool
> the available curves >500bits are also already supported.

NIST and Brainpool have been with us for 10 years and are still required
by some policy requirements.



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