Welcome to the BIKE Website

This website will be used by the BIKE team as its official communication media.

BIKE is a code-based key encapsulation suite based on QC-MDPC (Quasi-Cyclic Moderate Density Parity-Check) codes, which was submitted to the NIST standardization process on post-quantum cryptography. The BIKE suite consists of three variants: BIKE-1, BIKE-2 and BIKE-3. Each variant offers different performance trade-offs.

Timeline
07/01/2019 - BIKE Team discloses v3.1 of spec and implementations.
04/10/2019 - NIST accepts BIKE round 2 as a complete submission.
03/30/2019 - BIKE round 2 is submitted to NIST.
04/13/2018 - BIKE is presented at the 1st NIST PQC Conference (slides).
12/20/2017 - NIST accepts BIKE as a complete submission.
11/30/2017 - BIKE is submitted to the NIST standardization process.

Specification Document

The specification document of BIKE-1, BIKE-2 and BIKE-3 can be found here (see all).

Implementation

Known Answer Tests - KAT

The KAT files for BIKE-1, BIKE-2 and BIKE-3 can be found here (see all).

Authors

Authors in alphabetical order:

  • Nicolas Aragon
    University of Limoges, France
  • Paulo S. L. M. Barreto
    Univ. of Washington Tacoma, USA
  • Slim Bettaieb
    Worldline, France
  • Loïc Bidoux
    Worldline, France
  • Olivier Blazy
    University of Limoges, France
  • Jean-Christophe Deneuville
    INSA-CVL Bourges, France
    University of Limoges, France
  • Philippe Gaborit
    University of Limoges, France
  • Shay Gueron
    University of Haifa, Israel
    Amazon Web Services, USA
  • Tim Güneysu
    Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany
    DFKI, Germany
  • Carlos Aguilar Melchor
    University of Toulouse, France
  • Rafael Misoczki
    Intel Corporation, USA
  • Edoardo Persichetti
    Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Nicolas Sendrier
    INRIA, France
  • Jean-Pierre Tillich
    INRIA, France
  • Valentin Vasseur
    INRIA, France
  • Gilles Zémor
    IMB, University of Bordeaux, France

Acknowledgments

Shay Gueron, Tim Güneysu, Nicolas Sendrier and Jean-Pierre Tillich were supported in part by the Commission of the European Communities through the Horizon 2020 program under project number 645622 (PQCRYPTO). Shay Gueron was also partially supported by the Israel Science Foundation (grant No. 1018/16). Paulo S. L. M. Barreto was partially supported by Intel and FAPESP through the project "Efficient Post-Quantum Cryptography for Building Advanced Security Applications" (grant No. 2015/50520-6). Tim Güneysu was partially supported by Intel (http://www.icri-cars.org). We thank Danilo Gligoroski and Ray Perlner for their comments in the NIST mailing list. We thank Andrew H. Reinders for his comments on the preliminary CCA version of BIKE. The logo presented in the cover page was designed by Szilard Nagy. The reference code was developed by Rafael Misoczki, Nir Drucker, Shay Gueron, Tim Güneysu, Tobias Oder and Slim Bettaieb.

Contact

The BIKE team can be contacted through the following email: team@bikesuite.org.

Postal Address:
    Rafael Misoczki
    Intel Corporation
    2111 NE 25th Ave., Hillsboro, OR, 97124, USA.