Explain public key cryptography to me…

A breakdown of what public key cryptography is Public key cryptography is a field of cryptography which solves the key distribution problem involved with the symmetrical encryption. It is a type of cryptosystem that separates the dual functionalities of a traditional cipher key into two seperate keys. Okay, let’s talk about what that exactly means… […]

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Cryptography vs Encryption

Often mixed up: cryptography != encryption Cryptography is a field of practice surrounding secure communications. Encryption on the other hand is a two way mathematical operation that makes information unusable; producing a ciphertext. It’s primary objective is to ensure the privacy of the information. Encryption is simply one part of the puzzle belonging to the field […]

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(Draft v0.1) Before Bitcoin: Pt.4 — 00s “New Millenium”

People think this whole crypto-blockchain movement started with Bitcoin. They could not be more wrong. Before Bitcoin is a series which aims to give you a historical perspective of cryptocurrency’s technology and philosophy. We dive into the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. I advise you to read the previous parts to this series otherwise you […]

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