[Bitcoin-development] Proposal: Encrypt bitcoin messages

Justus Ranvier justusranvier at riseup.net
Tue Aug 19 16:07:17 UTC 2014


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On 08/19/2014 03:30 PM, Richard Moore wrote:
> Oh, I see. I misread, thinking you wanted the dev team to have a
> private key and share the public key, similar to alerts. But each
> peer would have a public/private key pair and use something akin to
> ECDH for a symmetric key and transport using a block cipher?
> 
> How would you share the public key? If I were a man-in-the-middle,
> I could intercept the public key, generate my own and pass that
> along and then decouple the pipe when the other side shares their
> public key.
> 
> Also, you should not ignore your SSH fingerprint, as you exactly
> open yourself to mitm attacks.

http://curvecp.org

If that's not acceptable, even using TLS with self-signed certificates
would be an improvement.

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