The microblog: 2020.04.18 23:22:56

2020.04.18 23:22:56 (1251622263410970624) from Daniel J. Bernstein, replying to "Yehuda Lindell (@LindellYehuda)" (1251562969349185538):

Clarification questions: What's your metric for judging the "success"/"use" of the "field of crypto"? Where's the data showing the field is doing well in this metric? I get that you're praising the field, but it's really not clear what you're claiming and what you're disputing.


2020.04.18 07:45:06 (1251386251346948096) from "JP Aumasson (@veorq)":

Great thread by Dan. We need specialists in crypto research, but overspecialization can be a curse. See also my talk Криптография сегодня about what makes a good cryptographer today

2020.04.18 19:27:19 (1251562969349185538) from "Yehuda Lindell (@LindellYehuda)", replying to "JP Aumasson (@veorq)" (1251386251346948096):

I don’t agree with this. The field of crypto has been hugely successful in developing tools that are useful in practice and are in wide use. The gap between academia and industry is much smaller in crypto than in most other fields.