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Threshold shadow scheme
also called a "threshold signature scheme" or "secret sharing"

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  1. Shamir's scheme uses polynomial interpolation

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    created by user picturefactobot on April 3, 2009
  2. a form of secure multiparty computation in which a message is shared between several (N) people

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  3. Any piece of the message on its own is totally meaningless, owning 1/Nth of the message will not allow reading of 1/Nth of the message

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    created by user picturefactobot on April 3, 2009
  4. Only when all people put their parts together can the entire message be read

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    created by user picturefactobot on April 3, 2009
  5. may be required that less than N people can come together in order to recreate the entire message, or that some people will have more weight than others

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  6. For example, a missile system might be designed such that the missiles can not be launched unless two generals and a colonel insert their keys

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