HIVE Quantum Resistance updates: Community bee-chat added, proposal at 11%, work started on low-level C++ library.

in Quantum Resistance9 months ago (edited)

A few short updates on the HIVE quantum-resistance community and my HIVE hash-based-signatures proposal.

Community bee-chat

The community bee-chat channel is now active and added to the peakd community page. Kudus to @aggroed and @reazuliqbal for creating this amazing feature. I hope some of you will join me on this channel soon to discuss things like hash-based-signatures and future market-separation measures for HIVE.

Hash-based-signatures

As you might know, I created this proposal for making a starting work at a foundation for hash-based-signatures for HIVE. The aproval level for this proposal is currently at 11%.

If I don't get my proposal funded, I'll continue on working on the low level libs when I have some spare time. If the proposal does get funding, I'll be shifting focus and use 4 to 6 hours a week, structurally, to work on both the low-level and high-level libs, with a focus on dimensioning things just right for typical and outlier HIVE usage.

So if you feel this work is important and deserves my structural time resources, please press the Support Now button on my proposal if you haven't done so already.

Work on low-level C++ lib started.

I already started experimenting and coding on this project, and there is some dirty working low-level Python code and a start at and some partially working C++ code. I'm working on the low-level C++ code right now, and will be refactoring Python to match the C++ code more closely once the C++ and Python code both work and are interoperable.

An idea of how the usage of the low-level C++ lib will work.

#include <string>
#include <spq_sigs.hpp>

int main(int args, char **argv) {
    static const int HASH_LENGTH = 24;
    static const int WOTS_BITS = 12;
    static const int MERLKE_TREE_DEPTH = 10;
    static const bool USE_MULTI_THREADING = False;
    auto skey = spqsigs::signing_key<HASH_LENGTH, WOTS_BITS, MERLKE_TREE_DEPTH, USE_MULTI_THREADING >();
    std::string msg("This is just a test.");
    std::string signature = skey.sign_message(msg);
    ...
}

The above code creates a signing key using :

  • 24 bytes keyed BLAKE2b hashes as hashing primitive
  • 12 bits per WOTS one-time-signature (resulting in 4k hashes long double WOTS chains)
  • A 10 levels deep Merkle-tree (resulting in a signing key that can sign up to 1k transactions)

The USE_MULTI_THREADING parameter currently isn't used yet in the implementation. It should be, because running the above code will take more than a minute to create the key, and the higher-level library will likely use a multi-level setup that could double or triple these.

Key validation in C++ hasn't been implemented yet and neither has signing key serialization and serialization. And as for the Python code, the current code is dirty, not const-correct, and
lacking other important code quality attributes that I will need to be working on.

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This is quite a giant stride you have taken and I hope it gets the necessary funding for this project to see the light of day. However, as a newbie on this platform I wish the hashtag for the HIVE quantum-resistance community can be used by me.

its a scam, hes just trying to look smart to get hive dao funds. no one uses hive so who cares about any of this? Its liek wasting time working on steem, nothing will ever be used so who cares? Just a nerd trying to work for himself and scam the world. creating 0 value

hive is going to end up liek golos $0.001 usd because theres no one coming in, peopel are leaving powering down, sick of loosing money

hive will end up abandoned like steem , all hive users will floood to new reward pool on @telosnetwork

i think this man is a homosexual , be careful mrenglish he may try to fuck u lol

hive chat sucks its not even on chain, it sucks,

theres 0 innovation or any worth while dapps in hive

hive cant even do what fucking keybase can do and keybase has been around for years

hive cant get shit down bro sorry

give up and leave or ill have to explain to everyone outside of hive how much of a scammer you are

so sick of these bullshit posts from "Hive Devs" who just scam us day after day with more wasting of our time with cia software

yes i know HIVE is a cia project from wikileaks vault 7 and 8