Tag: cryptography

May 13 2022

How To Lock And Protect Away Secret Files With GNU Privacy Guard

Users can take advantage of the cryptographic protection offered by GPG to secure files and data that they want to keep well under wraps.In this guide, I will explain the options at your disposal for encrypting files using open- source software on a Linux, Mac, or Windows computer. You can then transport this digital information across distance and time, to yourself or others....

Apr 02 2022

Bitcoin Barbed Wire And The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

Comparing Bitcoin to barbed wire from Timothy May’s “Crypto Anarchist Manifesto” can give insight into the gravity of this seemingly abstract invention. (...

Feb 24 2022

How SHA256 And Mining Protect The Bitcoin Network

How is Bitcoin defended by energy? And what is a nonce? These questions and more are answered within!How mining works is fascinating. When I explain it to people, I enjoy seeing their face the moment their mind is blown. I’ll explain it here, but just know, I’m imagining all your faces as your minds blow!I have to start with hash functions....

Dec 31 2021

Bitcoin Is A One-Way Hash Function

Bitcoin offers an irreversible digital property function that prior to its invention simply did not exist.Understanding Bitcoin is a one-way hash function should make sense because a hash function cannot be reversed. Once you understand that, it is hard to go back to thinking otherwise. The secure hash algorithm or SHA-256 puts Bitcoin in a different lane, where you can share your...

Dec 12 2021

Bitcoin Security: Trustless Private Messaging With Public And Private Key Cryptography

Message privacy, increasingly important to Bitcoiners, can be achieved with public and private key cryptography.As a Bitcoiner, you’re going to need a secure way to communicate privately, without relying on a company to encrypt your data for you. For example, freely available methods with end-to-end encryption like Telegram (not with its default option) and Signal and others are easy to use, but...

Aug 26 2021

DIY Bitcoin Private Key Project

In this fun tutorial, you will learn how to generate your very own bitcoin private key.This is a fun project that will help you understand Bitcoin keys better. You'll need a pencil, paper, something to generate random output in binary (like a coin) and a computer. The purpose here is to get you doing something which will help you learn a lot,...

Aug 03 2021

ETH Soars With London Hard Fork on the Horizon

August 3, 2021 / Unchained Daily / Laura Shin Daily Bits...

Jul 21 2021

Protecting Your HODL Legacy: Shamir Backups And Inheritance Planning

Awareness of one's own mortality is a sign of maturity, as is the recognition of the critical importance of securing one’s bitcoin.At the height of the 2017 bull run, I came across a sobering post. It went something like this: there was a young man who acquired about 20 bitcoin early on. As the price went from $1,000 to almost $20,000 over...

Jun 23 2021

What Bitcoin Does That Changes The World

There are various aspects of this digital money that lend itself to revolutionizing the transfer of private property.The Wall Street Analyst’s Intro to Bitcoin:The Dimensions of MoneyWhat Bitcoin DoesHow Bitcoin WorksThe Monetary Properties of BitcoinThe History Of Bitcoin...

Jun 21 2021

$17B Reasons to Be Excited About Crypto in 2021

June 21, 2021 / Unchained Daily / Laura Shin Daily Bits...

Jun 18 2021

An Overview Of Bitcoin’s Cryptography

Jun 18 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  cryptography ecdsa technical

A look at the securing mechanisms of the global monetary system millions entrust their value with.I’m going to talk about the security behind Bitcoin addresses and keys, called Public Key Cryptography. This includes SHA256, Random Number Generators(RNGs),...

May 04 2021

Running Bitcoin: A Sculpture Celebrating Hal Finney’s 65th Birthday

A touching sculpture dedication pays tribute to the legendary cryptographer Hal Finney and his love of running. “Running Bitcoin” is a sculpture in commemoration of Hal Finney — celebrating his 65th...

Jan 06 2021

The Future of Cryptographic Security in the Age of Quantum

Jan 06 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cryptography mpc opinion people tech

How blockchain technology can thrive in an age of quantum computing.

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