The microblog: 2013.09.07 06:28:13

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. @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?