### 1 unstable release

0.4.0 | May 26, 2024 |
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#**2470** in Cryptography

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Used in **6** crates

**MIT/Apache**

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This library implements the BN254 curve that was sampled as part of the [BCTV14] paper . The name denotes that it is a Barreto--Naehrig curve of embedding degree 12, defined over a 254-bit (prime) field. The scalar field is highly 2-adic.

This curve is also implemented in libff under the name

.
It is the same as the `bn128`

curve used in Ethereum (eg: go-ethereum).`bn256`

#CAUTION
**This curve does not satisfy the 128-bit security level anymore.**

Curve information:

- Base field: q = 21888242871839275222246405745257275088696311157297823662689037894645226208583
- Scalar field: r = 21888242871839275222246405745257275088548364400416034343698204186575808495617
- valuation(q - 1, 2) = 1
- valuation(r - 1, 2) = 28
- G1 curve equation: y^2 = x^3 + 3
- G2 curve equation: y^2 = x^3 + B, where
- B = 3/(u+9) where Fq2 is represented as Fq[u]/(u^2+1) = Fq2(19485874751759354771024239261021720505790618469301721065564631296452457478373, 266929791119991161246907387137283842545076965332900288569378510910307636690)

#### Dependencies

~6MB

~112K SLoC