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# Given hash(x) and y, can I verify z = hash(x + y)?

Here's the problem I'm trying to solve:

• y is public, it's a timestamp
• there is A who knows x - it's a file
• A can send B some information about the file (a hash?), but not the full file (it's too big)
• A then sends the file x to C

The role of B now, is to periodically verify that at given time y C still has the file x. C could send something like hash(x, y) to B, and B (who doesn't have the full x) needs a way to verify that C indeed has the full file x at time y.

Here's the original question I've asked (it includes the solution approach I've been trying to take):

Say I only know hash(x) and y.

I receive z that is supposed to be hash(x + y)? Is there any way I can verify that without knowing x?

I'm interested in any mechanism that could make such check possible rather than particular hash and + operations.

 asked Mar 24 '17 at 10:13 gysyky 19355 bronze badges