Using Rust differential privacy libraries in contracts

Say I wanted to create a contract that let users submit some private data and then let other users see differentially private summary statistics, like mean and variance across all the users. Could I just hook in the Rust smartnoise library ( GitHub - opendifferentialprivacy/smartnoise-core: Differential privacy validator and runtime )?

It looks like they use openssl for random number generation: smartnoise-core/ at ae521c801e4369f966a90769db1a852707e18a3a · opendifferentialprivacy/smartnoise-core · GitHub . Does that create issues in terms of deterministic execution? I saw in the texas holdem example that ChaCha20 was used to randomly generate the deck. Would I need to update that fill_bytes function with something similar?


I guess maybe a bigger obstacle is dealing with floating point numbers… there’s no solution to include floating point operations in contracts, yet, correct?

I suppose one workaround is to use fixed-point arithmetic fixed - Rust . It would be slower but do-able. would mean needing to re-implement a lot more of the smartnoise lib.

Your conclusions are correct, I’m afraid. And in fact we do use decimal libraries, and only use pseudo-randomness. Another problem with openssl is that it depends on dynamic loading of system libraries, which is just not a thing in our runtime (Wasm inside SGX), and even if it didn’t use dynamic linking, openssl uses a bunch of system components which are not available to contracts.

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great, thanks for the information!