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02, 03 or 04? So What Are Compressed and Uncompressed Public Keys?

Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) is King of the Hill just now. You will find it in the handshake your browser has with this Medium page (with ECDH) and blockchain methods. One special little curve, in fact, has become a standardized method for public-key encryption, and that’s secp256k1. It was selected by Satoshi Nakamoto and has since created the foundation for encryption…

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