Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Oct 5, 2021

5 min read

What’s The Base Point for Ed25519?

Much of the foundation of your online security comes down to a basic thing: elliptic curves. It is these magical little curves that allow your browser and the server to talk openly and then agree on an encryption key. This key then stops people spying on you, and makes sure that no one hi-jacks your connection. to me, they are beautiful.