Let's say I've generated a pub-priv key pair using ssh-keygen and loaded cash into it using an ATM. I've avoided using third parties thus far, so how can I continue this with sending bitcoin to a given public address?

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    ssh-keygen, as far as I know, does not support the secp256k1 curve that Bitcoin uses. Commented Aug 24, 2023 at 20:06
  • @PieterWuille sorry, openssl :)
    – user144264
    Commented Aug 24, 2023 at 20:55
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    What makes OpenSSL not a third-party app in a way that a Bitcoin wallet is? Commented Aug 24, 2023 at 21:02
  • @user144264 how do you know the ATM sent you anything at all?
    – Jannes
    Commented Aug 24, 2023 at 23:40
  • You might want to use client library directly. Or make your own client.
    – Peter Lai
    Commented Aug 30, 2023 at 8:52

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Bitcoin could be sent using software like Bitcoin Core, Electrum, Sparrow and a private key imported into it (in a particular format e.g. WIF which is not supported by OpenSSL).

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