Devcon VI

Time-locked Recovery Factors for Secret Sharing
10-12, 17:30–18:00 (America/Bogota), Talk 3

Verifiable delay encryption allows us to construct time-locked secret shares which reveal themselves after some time. Paired with share refreshing, this allows users to automatically recover their account after a set amount of time even if they have lost secret shares, without compromising key security. Setup requires no user input which allows for a streamlined UX, and we show a demo of this functionality by generating and recovering a private key using this technique.

CTO of Web3Auth (fka. Torus)