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For the good of humanity, I hope someone reasonable (Google?) buys the ex-Certicom ECC patents and opens them up (free, ideally, but genuinely easy to license would be ok.)



What is ECC, why is it important, and what does Blackberry currently do with their associated patents?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptic_curve_cryptography

I was lucky to see the notice published in the federal register a while ago (6 or 7 years ago atleast) and made a little pocket cash when the market realized that Certichron was undervalued.


1) y^2 = x^3 + ax + b

2) 2048 < 256

3) ∅


I got a chuckle because your answer is technically correct although it doesn't help anyone who doesn't know what ECC already is. Nerd!




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