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…Public keys are derived from private keys using ECDSA … using secp256k1. Not quite. The transformation of private key to public key is not using ECDSA. It's per the parameters of secp256k1, using an operation called point multiplication, and towards making the public/private key pair usable later for ECDSA. This is a one-way function… until you take into ...

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The private and public key in ECC To create a public key in 256-bit ECC ( Bitcoin uses secp256k1) one needs uniform random 256-bit to produce a secret key $k$ (256-bit number) and publishes $[k]G$, i.e. scalar multiplication with base point $G$ and this is protected by the discrete logarithm problem on the ECC and if the curve group is generic than the best-...

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