Elliptic Curve Arithmetic

A set of mathematical operations defined on a group of points on a 2D elliptical curve. Bitcoin protocol uses a predefined curve secp256k1.

Reference:

Malone, J.A (2015). Glossary of Bitcoin Terms and Definitions. United States: Lulu Press, Inc

Refers to an approach to public-key cryptography based on the algebraic structure of elliptic curves over finite fields. See elliptic curve cryptography.

Reference:

http://ethdocs.org/en/latest/glossary.html

 

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