# "points must be on same curve" ( ate_pairing, BLS12-381)

Hi

I'd like to perform the ate pairing on points p1 in G1 and p2 in G2 of the BLS12-381curve. The library function returns error: "ValueError: Points must both be on the same curve". Indeed, the points I am supplying are _not_ in the same curve: per the definition of BLS12-381 groups G1 and G2 are from different curves.

What must be done to the following code to obtain intended results ?

```
# parameters for BLS12-381
z = -0xd201000000010000
p = 0x1a0111ea397fe69a4b1ba7b6434bacd764774b84f38512bf6730d2a0f6b0f6241eabfffeb153ffffb9feffffffffaaab
q = 0x73eda753299d7d483339d80809a1d80553bda402fffe5bfeffffffff00000001
h1 = 0x396c8c005555e1568c00aaab0000aaab
h2 = 0x5d543a95414e7f1091d50792876a202cd91de4547085abaa68a205b2e5a7ddfa628f1cb4d9e82ef21537e293a6691ae1616ec6e786f0c70cf1c38e31c7238e5
# Curve for G1
F = GF(p)
EFp = EllipticCurve(F, [0,4])
# Curve for G2
Fp2.<X> = GF(p^2, modulus=[1, 0, 1])
EFp2 = EllipticCurve(Fp2, [0, 4 * (1 + X)])
# Generators of G1 and G2 (from hzzps://aandds.com/blog/bls.html)
x1 = 0x17f1d3a73197d7942695638c4fa9ac0fc3688c4f9774b905a14e3a3f171bac586c55e83ff97a1aeffb3af00adb22c6bb
y1 = 0x08b3f481e3aaa0f1a09e30ed741d8ae4fcf5e095d5d00af600db18cb2c04b3edd03cc744a2888ae40caa232946c5e7e1
g1 = EFp((x1,y1))
x2 = 0x024AA2B2F08F0A91260805272DC51051C6E47AD4FA403B02B4510B647AE3D1770BAC0326A805BBEFD48056C8C121BDB8 + 0x13E02B6052719F607DACD3A088274F65596BD0D09920B61AB5DA61BBDC7F5049334CF11213945D57E5AC7D055D042B7E * X
y2 = 0x0CE5D527727D6E118CC9CDC6DA2E351AADFD9BAA8CBDD3A76D429A695160D12C923AC9CC3BACA289E193548608B82801 + 0x0606C4A02EA734CC32ACD2B02BC28B99CB3E287E85A763AF267492AB572E99AB3F370D275CEC1DA1AAA9075FF05F79BE * X
g2 = EFp2((x2,y2))
# Some assertions to demonstrate values are consistent
assert(p == z + (( z^4 - z^2 + 1)*(z-1)^2)/3 )
assert(h1 == (z-1)**2 // 3)
assert( h1 * q == EFp.order() )
assert(q == (z**4 - z**2 + 1))
assert(EFp2.order() / q == h2)
#Make arbitraty points using the generators
p1 = g1 * 3
p2 = g2 * 7
k = 12
t = p + 1 - EFp.order()
ate = p1.ate_pairing(p2, q, k, t, p)
print("----")
print("ate: " + str(ate))
print("----")
```

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