Identity-Concealed Authenticated Encryption and Key Exchange

In this work, we introduce a new primitive for identity-concealed authenticated encryption in the public-key setting, referred to as higncryption, which can be viewed as a novel monolithic integration of public-key encryption, digital signature, and identity concealment. … Along the way, we make a systematically comparative study with related protocols and mechanisms including Zheng’s signcryption, one-pass HMQV, QUIC, TLS1.3 and OPTLS, most of which are widely standardized or in use.

I’m glad I finally got “Rasputin” by Boney M out of my head but now I’m just singing “the hardest part of waking up / is knowing that you’ll die” and it doesn’t even scan