[bitcoin-dev] BIP 151 use of HMAC_SHA512

Jonas Schnelli dev at jonasschnelli.ch
Mon Jul 4 06:47:05 UTC 2016

Hi Arthur
>     I strongly agree!
>     In crypto we should always follow well-studied open standard rather
>     than custom construction.

I totally agree.
BIP151 does not introduce new cipher types.
The BIP uses ECDH together with ChaCha20-Poly1305 at openssh.
Both very well known and broad used crypo.


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