2013.09.07 06:28:13 (376200206406021120) from Daniel J. Bernstein, replying to "ㅤ ㅤ ㅤㅤ🌏 ＜br /＞空兒 (@Nin_99)" (376157846041145345):
486662 is the smallest positive integer that meets all the criteria stated in the Curve25519 paper. http://cr.yp.to/papers.html#curve25519 @Nin_99 @marshray
2013.09.06 09:47:09 (375887883900432385) from Daniel J. Bernstein:
Curve25519 is y^2=x^3+486662x^2+x mod 2^255-19. Nothing random; all details justified in the paper. Vatican hasn't complained about the 666.
2013.09.07 03:39:53 (376157846041145345) from "ㅤ ㅤ ㅤㅤ🌏 ＜br /＞空兒 (@Nin_99)":
@hashbreaker @marshray Why choose 486662? Also, isn't there a non-suspicious way to generate any number that isn't that big?