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ELI5: What's the difference between a child-key and a hardened child-key in BIP32

I've read BIP32, and I do understand it more or less. Could someone please explain to me like I'm 5 years old what the difference between a child-key and a hardened child-key is? I'm trying to add ...
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How exactly can hardened keys work?? (HD Wallets!)

After reading Chptr 5, Wallets, from the Bitcoin Book, I have some questions: So I understand that the leak of an xpub+child priv key = compromised wallet. 1)How compromised is the wallet? Just from ...
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