Ed25519 is a public-key signature system with several attractive features including:
- Fast single-signature verification.
- Very fast signing.
- Fast key generation.
- High security level.
- Small signatures. Signatures fit into 64 bytes.
- Small keys. Public keys consume only 32 bytes.
This text abridged from http://ed25519.cr.yp.to/.
ed25519ll is a low-level wrapper for the Ed25519 public key signature system. It uses Extension() to compile a shared library that is not a Python extension module, and then uses ctypes to talk to the library. With luck, it will only be necessary to compile ed25519ll once for each platform, reusing its shared library across Python versions.
This wrapper currently exposes the supercop-ref10 implementation of Ed25519, on my 2.6GHz Athlon achieving about 7200 signatures/second/core and 2900 verifications/second/core including the wrapper overhead.
import ed25519ll msg = b"The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain" kp = ed25519ll.crypto_sign_keypair() signed = ed25519ll.crypto_sign(msg, kp.sk) verified = ed25519ll.crypto_sign_open(signed, kp.vk) assert verified == msg # but ValueError is raised for bad signatures