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Ed25519 needs two secret values: The private scalar (~256 bits) A hash prefix used derive a secret nonce from the message (256 bits) Using the same value for these is bad style, as is deriving one of them from the other. You could also use their concatenation as private key, but that'd double its size to 512 bits. So Ed25519 chose the clean solution of ...
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