Post-Quantum Cryptography PQC

Round 3 Submissions

Official comments on the Third Round Candidate Algorithms should be submitted using the "Submit Comment" link for the appropriate algorithm. Comments from the pqc-forum Google group subscribers will also be forwarded to the pqc-forum Google group list. We will periodically post and update the comments received to the appropriate algorithm.

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History of Round 3 Updates

Round 3 Finalists: Public-key Encryption and Key-establishment Algorithms

Algorithm Algorithm Information Submitters Comments
Classic McEliece
(merger of Classic McEliece
and NTS-KEM

Zip File
KAT Files

Website

Daniel J. Bernstein
Tung Chou
Tanja Lange
Ingo von Maurich
Rafael Misoczki
Ruben Niederhagen
Edoardo Persichetti
Christiane Peters
Peter Schwabe
Nicolas Sendrier
Jakub Szefer
Wen Wang
Martin Albrecht
Carlos Cid
Kenneth G. Paterson
Cen Jung Tjhai
Martin Tomlinson

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CRYSTALS-KYBER

Zip File

Website

Peter Schwabe
Roberto Avanzi
Joppe Bos
Leo Ducas
Eike Kiltz
Tancrede Lepoint
Vadim Lyubashevsky
John M. Schanck
Gregor Seiler
Damien Stehle

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NTRU

Zip File

Website

Cong Chen
Oussama Danba
Jeffrey Hoffstein
Andreas Hulsing
Joost Rijneveld
John M. Schanck
Peter Schwabe
William Whyte
Zhenfei Zhang

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SABER

Zip File

Website

Jan-Pieter D'Anvers
Angshuman Karmakar
Sujoy Sinha Roy
Frederik Vercauteren

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Round 3 Finalists: Digital Signature Algorithms

Algorithm Algorithm Information Submitters Comments
CRYSTALS-DILITHIUM

Zip File

Website

Vadim Lyubashevsky
Leo Ducas
Eike Kiltz
Tancrede Lepoint
Peter Schwabe
Gregor Seiler
Damien Stehle
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FALCON

Zip File

Website

Thomas Prest
Pierre-Alain Fouque
Jeffrey Hoffstein
Paul Kirchner
Vadim Lyubashevsky
Thomas Pornin
Thomas Ricosset
Gregor Seiler
William Whyte
Zhenfei Zhang

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Rainbow

Zip File
KAT Files (Zip FIles)

Website
Jintai Ding
Ming-Shing Chen
Albrecht Petzoldt
Dieter Schmidt
Bo-Yin Yang

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Alternate Candidates: Public-key Encryption and Key-establishment Algorithms

Algorithm Algorithm Information Submitters Comments
BIKE

Zip File
IP Statements

Website
Nicolas Aragon
Paulo Barreto
Slim Bettaieb
Loic Bidoux
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Phillipe Gaborit
Shay Gueron
Tim Guneysu
Carlos Aguilar Melchor
Rafael Misoczki
Edoardo Persichetti
Nicolas Sendrier
Jean-Pierre Tillich
Gilles Zemor
Valentin Vasseur
Santosh Ghosh

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FrodoKEM Zip File

Website
Michael Naehrig
Erdem Alkim
Joppe Bos
Leo Ducas
Karen Easterbrook
Brian LaMacchia
Patrick Longa
Ilya Mironov
Valeria Nikolaenko
Christopher Peikert
Ananth Raghunathan
Douglas Stebila

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HQC

Zip File

Website

Carlos Aguilar Melchor
Nicolas Aragon
Slim &Bettaieb
Loïc Bidoux
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Philippe Gaborit
Edoardo Persichetti
Gilles Zémor
Jurjen Bos

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NTRU Prime

Zip File

Website
Daniel J. Bernstein
Chitchanok Chuengsatiansup
Tanja Lange
Christine van Vredendaal
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SIKE Zip File

Website

David Jao
Reza Azarderakhsh
Matthew Campagna
Craig Costello
Luca De Feo
Basil Hess
Amir Jalali
Brian Koziel
Brian LaMacchia
Patrick Longa
Michael Naehrig
Joost Renes
Vladimir Soukharev
David Urbanik
Geovandro Pereira
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Alternate Candidates: Digital Signature Algorithms

Algorithm Algorithm Information Submitters Comments
GeMSS

Zip File
KAT Files

Website

A. Casanova
J.-C. Faugere
G. Macario-Rat
J. Patarin
L. Perret
J. Ryckeghem

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Picnic Zip File

KAT Files

Website

Greg Zaverucha
Melissa Chase
David Derler
Steven Goldfeder
Claudio Orlandi
Sebastian Ramacher
Christian Rechberger
Daniel Slamanig
Jonathan Katz
Xiao Wang
Vladmir Kolesnikov
Daniel Kales

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SPHINCS+

Zip File

Website

Andreas Hulsing
Daniel J. Bernstein
Christoph Dobraunig
Maria Eichlseder
Scott Fluhrer
Stefan-Lukas Gazdag
Panos Kampanakis
Stefan Kolbl
Tanja Lange
Martin M Lauridsen
Florian Mendel
Ruben Niederhagen
Christian Rechberger
Joost Rijneveld
Peter Schwabe
Jean-Philippe Aumasson

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Created January 03, 2017, Updated September 21, 2020