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Why does Satoshi's public key have the uid "BuZz Spacedout"

This is what I see for a search on pgp.mit.eud, which points to this key: That is a surprising result. If we download the key purported to be Nakamoto's from Bitcoin.org, we get the following ...
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Unable to verify Bitcoin 23.0 release due to developer keys being untrusted/uncertified

I have then ran gpg --verify SHA256SUMS.asc SHA256SUMS and when I do this, gpg is reporting multiple keys are not certified with a trusted signature - there is no indication that the signature belongs ...
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Why is my Bitcoin private key so much shorter than my PGP private key?

GPG keys are usually RSA keys. RSA keys are based on the difficulty of the factorization. Keys are usually 2048 or 4098 bits. Bitcoin uses ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm), where ...
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Can I sign a text with a Bitcoin address using PHP only?

A bit late but I created a PHP library for cryptocurrency. You can use this library to achieve what you want. You can use it like this: require('CryptoPHP.php'); $wif_key = '...
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Cannot verify Bitcoin Core 22.0 GPG

The gpg signature verification has changed for bitcoin core version 22 and later. There were two main changes: The sha256 checksums are now in a separate file from the gpg signatures. So download a ...
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How do I verify an address with GPG and Sign a bitcoin txid with a sending key as proof I sent bitcoin?

1.) While I was reading the message I saw the text below saying to "verify each address, line and signature." How would one go about verifying these? Your Bitcoin wallet software should have an ...
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How can I verify the PGP signature of https://liteaddress.org on Windows?

These steps can be simplified if you use UNIX, as most of the tools are already available. However I assume you use Windows. For PGP explanation, search for videos on youtube. These steps are for the ...
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How is address recognized between wallets

Addresses are a standard encoding of data used by Bitcoin and other altcoins. When you enter an address into a wallet, it will decode it in the specific way that all wallets know to decode an address. ...
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Why does Satoshi's public key have the uid "BuZz Spacedout"

PGP keys can be backdated and they may contain arbitrary user IDs. If there is no evidence that this is indeed a key that has been used by Satoshi Nakamoto, and if there's no trustworthy signature, ...

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