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What is one word seed word exactly?

As you can see in the code, the word is hashed using SHA256 to get the private key. Because private keys in Bitcoin have 32 bytes, you can't just use any word directly as a private key, and one way of ...
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Why checksum the privkey in WIF?

The purpose of checksums is to ensure data integrity when transferring. Given that WIF means Wallet Import Format, the assumption is that any private key in this format is being transferred from one ...
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