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Questions tagged [cryptography]

Concerning the broad subject of cryptography and its narrow application in Bitcoin protocol and applications.

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What are the advantages of using Secp256k1?

Bitcoin uses secp256k1 as the specification for it's address system (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Secp256k1). What are the advantages (and disadvantages) of using this over other specifications such as ...
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What is the origin of insecure 64-bit nonces in signatures in the Bitcoin chain?

In Biased Nonce Sense: Lattice Attacks against Weak ECDSA Signatures in Cryptocurrencies Joachim Breitner and Nadia Heninger use a lattice based algorithm to recover private keys from signatures in ...
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Bitcoin Core Old Wallet.dat Vulnerability

Own a wallet.dat file from 2010-2011. Yesterday I saw there was a vulnerability which is makes attacking somewhat easier if your wallet is generated by old client and I'm pretty sure my wallet is ...
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Mycelium Backup Restore

Is there a way I can restore my mycelium Bitcoin wallet if I have forgotten the 12-word list? I have searched everywhere and no one describes a situation like this.
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Can a cryptocurrency be liquid while it is in its pre-sale, or even ICO

I am planning to run a Coin's ICO for several years, not interested in the gains to be made from selling out ICO in 3 days NO, but interested in using the COin to end Global Poverty as i deem fit. So ...
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Security implications of removing CHECKSIG in a test

If I conduct an htlc transaction on testnet that does not include OP_CHECKSIG will it still cost an attacker more than (say) $10 in processing power or storage to subvert my tests? Details: I'm ...
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Does each miner in a bitcoin mining pool has a chance to win the block reward?

Suppose there is mining pool XYZ. 10 miners 1 through 10 are subscribed to it and miners have varying hash power, some have 10 GPU mining rig while others have just a single CPU running 24 hours a day ...
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How do I calculate the expected shares per minute for my pool

I am currently mining Zencash in a pool, and I'd like to be able to calculate the expected shares per minute for a given pool's hashrate. Let's say the pool's hashrate is 50 KSol/s. I think that the ...
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Is it possible to discover the set of bitcoin addresses from a public key?

I'm trying to find the set of bitcoin addresses from a public key associated with a user just to analyse this user transaction. Is there any way to derive/find all the addresses that have been ...
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I am just wondering what are the methods which can hide all the transactions and also able to validate transactions in an block chain?

I am new to block chain and was looking at how block chain work mainly proof of stake based . They check validity by going through all the transactions which is something concerning as everyone can ...
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Ramifications of creating Electrum 2.x seeds which are not BIP39

Electrum 2.0 seeds (mnemonic phrases) are created with a checksum based algorithm (such that the hmac_sha512 starts with 01. It's usually a 13 word seed, but can be 12 in some circumstances. If all ...
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Do mining pools eliminate the need to store blockchain?

Suppose I want to design generic crypto currency miner starting from scratch . By generic I mean it can be configured to support a large number of available crypto currencies. This generic miner must ...
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In theory could a pubkeyhash script be solved without the public key in the scriptSig?

When signing a pubkeyhash UTXO, it is required to provide both a signature and a public key. The public key is duplicated and one copy is provided to op_checksigverify to ensure the signature is valid,...
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Setup bitcoin-seeder

I wanna setup a dnsseed for a crypto currency using sipa/bitcoin-seeder on my VPS. The server is hosted at NetCup and running the software as root, and also listening on port :53 UDP. My domain is ...
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Use of proof of work in bitcoin

I am trying to understand what problem in bitcoin proof of work solves and came to this somewhat helpful quote: So, for instance, if a miner controls one percent of the computing power being used ...
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Block chain and its uses cases for a non-financial asset market

So i have been reading a lot about block chain technology and its use cases in the finance and cryptocurrecncy markets. One thing that guarantees blockchain's success in the cryptocurrency market is ...
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How bitcoin gets monetary value [duplicate]

This looks like a complex thing but I am trying hard to understand it. Why would any one in the world honor a crypto currency till it is backed by a government with monetary value? How does a crypto ...
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Could a network described below function and how well?

I have an idea I am working on for some time, it would be using blockchain technology. However, although I know something about blockchain as it stands today, I am lacking a more deepened knowledge ...
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Looking for code generate bitcoin address from passphase in C++

i'm try to write a program which generate bitcoin address from given hash sha256 of passphase as private key or given hex private key. I've found a library for this but it required Boost package in ...
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Teslacoin sync error - No Suitable Inputs Found

Not sure this is the right forum for this, but I thought I'd ask out of desperation. I have the following error when trying to sync my teslacoin wallet. I managed to sunc about 6 weeks ago, however ...
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Is hashing an optional step to use with public key cryptography for blockchain

I am confused by the public key cryptography versions that I've read so far. Are the steps optional, dependable on the types of blockchain or they are referring to different methods? Version 1 =======...
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How to get the generator G point for any new curve?

I have this bitcoin curve: y^2 = x^3 + 7 but the finite field Fp is modified to be: n=115792089237316195423570985008687907853269984665640564039457584007908834675927 1-What is the G point? 2-how ...
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proof of stake concept and implementation confusion

i'm currently studying proof of stake concept in cryptocurrency in preparation of building it soon, but i still have some doubts about my understanding of the concept itself, and i have a lot of ...
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Idioms of use/ bitcoin heuristic

I already know the answer of a) part which is Alice. Can anybody help me in finding answer of b) part.
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How can I use messengers for crypto transactions?

Is it possible to use Signal or Telegram for crypto transactions? I heard CryptoCat messenger is for such needs, but interested in using those two mentioned above.
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Can Bitcoin Tech be Used to Protect Journalists [closed]

Over eight Nigerian journalists are currently in police detention because they published investigative news stories that didn't sit well with the government of the day. How can the bitcoin ...
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24 Hour price change Mean

If a currency price is showing ABC per coin and its price % is +X% or -X% then this reference is taken from which last price i.e. which point of time the price is taken
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Have all hashes of unlocked difficulty levels of cryptocurrencies been mined?

I'm wondering if all the hashes of a previously unlocked difficulty level of a cryptocurrency, such as 0000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx BTC , have been completely ...
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cryptocurrency tax question

I have a buddy who I sent money to to buy a certain amount of Ripple. For one reason or another, I couldn't do this on my own at the time. In any case, the currency has tripled and I want him to send ...
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ECDSA: (v, r, s), what is v?

Deterministically signing a Tx with RFC6979 returns v, r, s, where r and s are the 2 values used in standard ECDSA signatures. v = 27 + (y % 2), so 27 + the parity of r, as pybitcointools indicates. ...
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Multisig Wallet Question

I think I understand multisig wallets: X out of Y signatures are required for a transaction to be made. My question is: is there such a thing as a multisig wallet where any ONE of the allowed ...
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What's the difference between xpub and bpub?

I've seen and extended public key such as the one below xpub661MyMwAqRbcFLCsW67CH9AgprkK2MbeLbmdMiBRWb1Wamm6GjGhTFQChvPmwQGQh78MMd8Eu7CLJ7FEuwhsomD66XC74VnfgHdEx1NFSKL But now I've seen a bpub ...
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Get uncompressed public key from compressed form

A similar question has an answer in Python which links to the bitcointalk forum: How can I get the uncompressed public key from the compressed public key in openssl? https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?...
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Is there a single point generator G for every elliptic curve?

I understand that G is a point on curve which holds true for y^2 = x^3 + ax + b. But there can be several other points as well which holds true for above equation but how do we choose which one is our ...
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Solving a Block with more than one miner connected to same daemon

Well excuse me in advance if my question sounds funny. But I'm just curious perhaps someone can shed a light. When in a pool of miners, let's say there are 100 miners connected to a single daemon ...
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What does the curve used in Bitcoin, secp256k1, look like?

I'm reading up on ECC curves and on many of them I see an illustration that looks like this What does the comparable curve in Bitcoin look like, or are all curves generally the same?
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What is the difference between digital signature and a digital fingerprint?

I've been reading the book, Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas M. Antonopoulos, in chapter 4, the cryptography used in bitcoin is classified as: keys, bitcoin addresses and digital signatures. I understand ...
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BIP32 recommends a 256 bit seed. Why do most Bitcoin wallets only use a 128 bit seed?

According to BIP32's "Master key generation" section, "256 bits is advised". See https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0032.mediawiki#Master_key_generation Why did BIP32 consider 256 bits ...
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Would it be possible for an 8-bit microprocessor to create a bitcoin keypair?

Context for question: With the latest security breaches around modern CPU's (Spectre / Meltdown) I was wondering if we could generate ECDSA keypairs on cheap, small and/or simple air gapped (micro)...
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Public key cryptography question - Is Private or Public key used to sign? Confusion between which key is used to sign and which is used to encrypt

I am relatively new to cryptography and blockchain and am learning about how public key cryptography works, and its application in Bitcoin's environment. I read two different articles , the 1st which ...
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Error found while doing transaction in Ripple as [RippledError(noNetwork)], Although server_state is full

I am doing ripple transaction and found error as [RippledError(noNetwork)], although my server_state is full in mainnet.. Kindly help me in resolve this issue. Below is my server_info command output. ...
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Would writing one's own cryptocurrency in a language other than C/C++ be stupid?

I'm curious from a performance perspective if writing a cryptocurrency from the ground up in a language other than C/C++ be stupid? For example, if I wanted to write a cryptocurrency and protocol in ...
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Mining beginner asking for advice of what coin to mine

I am new to mining and have recently purchased the following equipment to create my first mining rig: Motherboard: Asrock H110 Pro BTC+ GPU: Nivida GTX1060 Windforce 6GB GDDR5 X6 PSU: Supernova G3 ...
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Practical application of Electrum's Encrypt/Decrypt message feature?

It's pretty clear how signing a message with a Bitcoin key can be useful in proving ownership of funds. However, it's far from clear how encrypting a message with a Bitcoin key can do anything useful....
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SECP256K1 Minimum Value for Private Key

I've been looking into Elliptic Curve Cryptography, in particular the SECP256K1 spec which is used in Bitcoin and Ethereum. So I understand that the Generator point G is fixed based on the spec and ...
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Why is it impossible to modify a transaction in the blockchain?

Many pages (including Wikipedia) say that it is impossible to modify a transaction which is already in the blockchain included. But why is it so difficult?
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Cryptographic problem - locks [closed]

Three players, Bob, Alice and Ted are seated at a poker-table and are  playing a game of Texas Hold’em. Bob is the dealer, and he generates a deck of 52 cards on his machine, only he can view the ...
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Electroneum Mining With Nvidia GPU in Laptop

I'm trying to mine Electroneum with my CPU and GPU on my Acer laptop on windows 10 with a Nvidia Geforce 710M GPU. my CPU is running and working but I'm trying to GPU mine with Awesome Miner. I set it ...
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What means “messege” in the bitcoin blockchain? [elliptic curve cryptography]

I am stuck with one question in my research. I found some mentions that bitcoin(or blockchain) is a messeging system, I played with couple curve encoding algorithms and it was like: Curve params, ...
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Cryptocurrency Exchange Technical architecture? How to build it? (Developer Point of View) [closed]

I'm a softawre developer & newly involved in Blockchain Technology. I need information about How Cryptocurrency Exchange Technically work? i.e Buy ETH using BTC or exchanging any coin with ...