The NIST Randomness Beacon

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM | West | Room: 2014

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This session will describe the architecture of the NIST Randomness Beacon. This is to be an online source of public randomness. Every 60 seconds, a randomly generated 512-bit string will be posted. The posting will be time-stamped and signed by NIST. The design also includes other security and integrity mechanisms. The talk will explain why we think this is a valuable resource in the online world.


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