Coin Flipping of Any Constant Bias Implies One-Way Functions

Speaker: Itay Berman , Tel Aviv University

Date: Friday, February 28, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Public: Yes

Location: 32-G882

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Host: Vinod Vaikuntanathan, TOC, CSAIL, MIT

Contact: Holly A Jones,

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Abstract: We show that the existence of a coin-flipping protocol safe against any non-trivial constant bias (e.g., .499), implies the existence of one way functions. This improves upon a recent result of Haitner and Omri [FOCS ’11], who proved this implication for protocols with bias ~.207. Unlike the result of Haitner and Omri, our result holds also for weak coin-flipping protocols.

Joint work with Iftach Haitner and Aris Tentes.

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