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Nov. 23, 2022, 5:30 p.m. |

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ePrint Report: MinRoot: Candidate Sequential Function for Ethereum VDF

Dmitry Khovratovich, Mary Maller, Pratyush Ranjan Tiwari

We present a candidate sequential function for a VDF protocol to be used within the Ethereum ecosystem. The new function, called MinRoot, is an optimized iterative algebraic transformation and is a strict improvement over competitors VeeDo and Sloth++. We analyze various attacks on sequentiality and suggest weakened versions for public scrutiny. We also announce bounties on certain research directions in cryptanalysis.

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