Decentralized Threshold Key Generation & Decryption
First described in 1992's "Non-Interactive and Information-Theoretic Secure Verifiable Secret Sharing" by Dr. Torben Pedersen, Aarhus University, Denmark Built upon 1991's "Verifiable Secret Sharing Scheme" by Dr. Paul Feldman, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Built upon 1979's "How to Share a Secret" by Dr. Adi Shamir, Turing Award Winner, Weizmann Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Built upon the 1795 Polynomial Interpolation Method discovered by Joseph-Louis Lagrange, the French Academy of Sciences.
Discrete Logarithm Encryption
Based on 1985's "A public key cryptosystem and a signature scheme based on discrete logarithms" by Dr. Taher Elgamal, Stanford University Built upon 1978's "Secure communications over insecure channels" by Dr. Ralph Merkle, University of California Berkeley & Georgia Institute of Technology Built upon 1976's "New Directions in Cryptography" by Dr. Martin Hellman and Dr. Whitfield Diffie, Stanford University.
Based on 2001's "A Verifiable Secret Shuffle and its Application to E-Voting" by Dr. Andrew Neff, Princeton University. Improved by 1986's "How To Prove Yourself: Practical Solutions to Identification and Signature Problems" by Dr. Amos Fiat, Tel Aviv University, and Dr. Adi Shamir, Weizmann Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1: WebCrypto RNG
Other contributing technologies:
3: JSBI, from Stanford
4: React, from Facebook
5: Typescript, from Microsoft
SIV is led by David Ernst
David believes people should be able to vote as easily and securely as possible. This drives him to help governments give citizens the opportunity to safely vote online.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, David left high school early to pursue a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
Over the years he’s built software for education, personal health, finance, commercial construction, and more, used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
He’s passionate about political reform, and even ran for office in California in the 2018 election.