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September 11, 2013, 01:27:15 PM
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Saw this post on stackexchange:

http://crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/10263/should-we-trust-the-nist-recommended-ecc-parameters

and an article on Slashdot today:

http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/09/11/1224252/are-the-nist-standard-elliptic-curves-back-doored

I'm pretty sure bitcoin uses ECC for public/private keys.  Does it use the NIST FIPS 186-3 standard numbers?  and if so, is there any concern among the developers about a possible NSA backdoor?
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September 11, 2013, 01:35:01 PM
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think it was discussed in thread a couple of days ago just do a search

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September 11, 2013, 02:17:55 PM
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=289795.0
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September 11, 2013, 07:33:34 PM
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thanks for link and information

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