Geneva, July 12, 2021
Today Taurus is releasing the world’s first implementation of the state-of-the-art cryptographic protocol known as “CMP”, a multi-party computation (MPC) protocol that allows a number of distinct parties to collectively compute a digital signature (ECDSA) according to a quorum logic; in other words, what cryptographers call a threshold signature protocol.
This protocol was designed by researchers Ran Canetti, Rosario Gennaro, Steven Goldfeder, Nikolaos Makriyannis, and Udi Peled, targeting application to cryptocurrency wallets for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and any asset using the ECDSA signature scheme.
To make the protocol secure and practical, Taurus researchers added features not described in the paper, related to reliable broadcast as well as distributed key generation and share update.
Taurus will keep working on this implementation of CMP, to integration better resistance against timing attacks, and support other elliptic curves.
The implementation uses the Go language, and is released under Apache 2.0 license, a permissive open-source license allowing reuse of the code by other organizations. Note that the company that sponsored the development of this protocol stated that it would not apply for patents.
Please check out our code on GitHub here, and please report any issue in the GitHub issue tracker.
If you would like to contact Taurus related to this project or MPC in general, please contact us at [email protected]