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Crypto Team Update

· 2 min read
Iñigo Querejeta Azurmendi

High level overview

The crypto team is primarily focusing in enabling SECP primitives, and preparing the KES agent. We are close to meeting the acceptance criteria in cardano-base, which lacks some editorial comments on the style of dQuandrant's PR, the inclusion of one additional test, and we are good to mark it as done. For the KES agent, we are still iterating over the best design of the solution, but also progressing on the implementation.

Low level overview

SECP built-ins

  • (missed last two weeks update) Audit was succesfully completed by bCryptic, and some minor changes where addressed in PR 313
  • CIP-0049 was addressed in the editors meeting, and PR 250 was merged
  • The unit-tests PR 320 is opened. Some editorial concerns still need to be addressed, and an additional (negative) test has been requested for addition.

KES agent

  • We were working in investigating how to send OpCerts to KES agents, but turns out to be not necessary. OpCerts can be stored on-disk, so the agent does not need to be aware of them.
  • We are redesigning the architecture. Instead of connecting the control server to the agent, and then the latter to the node, we are directly connecting the control server to the node, and the latter to the agent(s).