[Bitcoin-development] 0.8.5 with libsecp256k1

Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Thu Oct 10 08:29:20 UTC 2013

Thanks! I'd love to see this library become usable behind a command line
flag or config setting. At some point we're going to want to switch to it.

I believe the main issue at the moment is the malleability issues? If so,
it would seem possible to use OpenSSL to parse the signature into
components and then libsecp256k1 to verify them.

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 5:50 AM, Warren Togami Jr. <wtogami at gmail.com>wrote:

> https://github.com/sipa/secp256k1
> sipa's secp256k1, optimized ecdsa, significantly faster than openssl
> Today someone in #bitcoin-dev asked for Bitcoin 0.8.5 with sipa's
> secp256k1.  Litecoin has been shipping test builds with secp256k1 for
> several months now so it was a simple matter to throw together a branch of
> Bitcoin 0.8.5 with secp256k1.
> https://github.com/wtogami/bitcoin/commits/btc-0.8.5-secp256k1
> This branch should theoretically work for Linux, win32 gitian and mac
> builds.  These commits are rather ugly because it was thrown together just
> to make it build with the old 0.8 makefiles without intent for production
> code merge. cfields is working on autotoolizing it as one of the
> prerequisites prior to inclusion into bitcoin master where it will be an
> option disabled by default.
> Untested win32 gitian build.  Build your own Linux or Mac builds if you
> want to test it.  Not recommended for production wallet or mining uses.
> Warren
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