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Old 2016-01-30, 06:40   #5
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There was another improvement:
https://eprint.iacr.org/2013/400.pdf

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Originally Posted by CRGreathouse View Post
Are there any major cryptosystems working in finite fields of small characteristic -- i.e., with exponents > 1? I didn't think there were many in use before the Joux L(1/4) algorithm, and surely (?) after that any remaining would have been abandoned in droves.
I don't know if any such cryptosystems exist(ed). Probably the major concern is that some of the improvements might be transferred to systems that are widely used.
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