For a ring-signature-based range proof (e.g. Ring Confidential Transactions , section 5.0.1) it is required to use some hash function from $\{0,1\}^* \to \text{scalar}$.

Is it safe to take for this purpose not a PRF (like Blake2s), but Pedersen hash (which is collision resistant but has group structure) and use $X$ or $Y$ coordinate of the curve point as the desired scalar?


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