Crowd Verifiable Zero-Knowledge and End-to-end Verifiable Multiparty Computation

Foteini Baldimtsi, Aggelos Kiayias, Thomas Zacharias, Bingsheng Zhang

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Abstract / Description of output

Auditing a secure multiparty computation (MPC) protocol entails the validation of the protocol transcript by a third party that is otherwise untrusted. In this work we introduce the concept of end-to-end verifiable MPC (VMPC), that requires the validation to provide a correctness guarantee even in the setting that all servers, trusted setup primitives and all the client systems utilized by the input-providing users of the MPC protocol are subverted by an adversary. To instantiate VMPC, we introduce a new concept in the setting of zero-knowlegde protocols that we term crowd verifiable zero-knowledge (CVZK). A CVZK protocol enables a prover to convince a set of verifiers about a certain statement, even though each one individually contributes a small amount of entropy for verification and some of them are adversarially controlled. Given CVZK, we present a VMPC protocol that is based on discrete-logarithm related assumptions. At the high level of adversity that VMPC is meant to withstand, it is infeasible to ensure perfect correctness, thus we investigate the classes of functions and verifiability relations that are feasible in our framework, and present a number of possible applications the underlying functions of which can be implemented via VMPC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Cryptology – ASIACRYPT 2020
EditorsShiho Moriai, Huaxiong Wang
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-64840-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-64839-8
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2020
Event26th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptology and Information Security - Online
Duration: 7 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference26th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptology and Information Security
Abbreviated titleASIACRYPT 2020
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Cryptographic protocols
  • verifiability
  • privacy


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