I'm certain many here are aware of Assange and Wikileaks, but I'm certain a lot less know about Ola Bini. https://freeolabini.org/en/timeline-ola/ What he did between 7 and 10th of April was publish a crypto library that is a VERY recent method. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curve448 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptic-curve_Diffie–Hellman This is a very important mechanism today, and is involved in things like SSH and other things to estbalish a connection where a password can be sent, for example. Curve 25519 has 128 bit security, while Curve 448 has 224 bits. https://github.com/olabini/goldilocks/commits/master Between 7th and 10th be published this that he had likely been working on for quite some time. It's a very good implementation, or a start of one as there is even syscalls in assembly from Go libraries. Other than writing the while thing in assembly by had, there are many good choices here from a security point of view that reduces possible side leaks and other attack vectors. https://safecurves.cr.yp.to/twist.html Ed448 is among the top three methods known in mathematics today, and it came around in 2015. I think don't think his arrest has anything to do with Assange or Wikileaks, I think this crypto library is wanted dead and forgotten. All other implementations of these things generally cannot be trusted entirely, it's hard to be making things secure today by starting with shoddy librariries. It's not about Assange, there is no actual intelligence value in him. Some professions, skills and interests aren't conducive to legal rights. So why doesn't he or anyone else suspects it's related to concrete value and threat from a specific piece of work that he has done? His treatment his personal, and it's such a mess. This library could threten some known and secret crypto weaknesses. It's made to look like it's political, but it could be of intelligence value in crypto. That how IT looks to me.