Which standard organization (e.g. NIST or ANSI) standardizes signature Ed25519?

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    $\begingroup$ NIST and ANSI are not standards, they are institutions that issue standards. $\endgroup$ – Maarten Bodewes Jan 3 '17 at 17:10
  • $\begingroup$ This sounds like a homework question. Context would help a lot. $\endgroup$ – J.A.K. Jan 4 '17 at 13:07

In December 2015 there has been a followup on FIPS 186-4 where multiple organizations could respond to a few questions about that document from NIST. Many of them indicated that they would like Ed25519 to be supported (and Brainpool curves and Goldilocks-curve as well). There has been no followup 186-4 yet, so that means it is not in there (yet).

ANSI X9.62 and X9.63 were heavily influenced by Certicom (that use the same set of P-256 etc. curves). It's darn unlikely that they contain Ed2219 by now. There is no sign of it anyway, and the latest official X9.62 predates the official release of the curve by D.J. Bernstein.

In other words, it hasn't been standardized by these US based organizations yet.

  • $\begingroup$ Also worth noting for the unknowing reader is that Certicom holds a bunch of patents on ECC implementation techniques and thus has a strong commercial interest in endorsing "the classical curves" for which these patented methods apply. $\endgroup$ – SEJPM Jan 3 '17 at 22:24

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