Private Keys

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How safe is your Private Key?

9 Jun 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Lukros76

With yesterdays situation, where the FBI recovered BTC that was sent as a ransom to a group of ransomware attackers, people have been panicking since the FBI essentially said, through both a press conference and a detailed document (with a whole ton...

Extracting Polkadot (DOT) private keys from Trust Wallet (Step-by-step guide)

28 May 2021 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

    Unsplash   Trust Wallet is gaining quite a bit of traction as a mobile hot wallet and for the most part it does a pretty good job on Binance Smart Chain, but it isn't so hot at other chains like Polkadot apart from just storing your coins. H...

A Crypto Phishing Bot Targeting Metamask Users

4 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments cryptne3d

MetaMask, a browser extension crypto wallet, today alerted its users about a phishing bot trying to steal users' seed phrases. A request came to form a Twitter user who confessing that a more like google sheets wanna seed phrase. Metamask retweet it...

Lesson relearnt: Not your keys...

26 Apr 2021 3 minute read 2 comments bengy

    Unsplash   Sigh... the idea of "not your keys, not your crypto" is one that is hammered home to all newcomers to our beloved crypto-space. I mean, it is one of the central pillars of cryptocurrency... the idea that you are the sole custodian...

Generate Ethereum address

27 Feb 2021 2 minute read 0 comments icostan

  Generate Ethereum address from private key using plain old Python3, Elliptic Curve multiplication from SageMath and of course Keccak hash function. import sha3 def keccak(bin): h = sha3.keccak_256() h.update(bin); return h.hexdigest...

Why Centralized Finance Will Still Be Needed In The Crypto Space

27 Feb 2021 6 minute read 0 comments Pizzadren

Alright, we all know DeFi AKA decentralized finance. It's the future of finance where we can earn yield from our cryptos without a middle man, while holding our own keys and cryptos to do so. The feeling of handing back control of your money to yours...

Private keys held by banks: oxymoron or mouse trap?

23 Jan 2021 2 minute read 18 comments MikeZillo

Facilitatation + centralization pure decentralization? A dilemma that banks have apparently begun to address. A phrase dear to me is “Not your keys, not your money”. If you do not have your private keys, the cryptocurrencies stored under that login d...

3 Steps to Ensure The Safety of Private Keys

8 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments O3 Labs

What is Private Key First, we need to know crypto wallet is a place to store addresses and private keys, not cryptocurrency! So for example, when you transact crypto with others through a wallet, you just make a digital signature on the transaction b...

The Applications of Cryptocurrency Keys in Today's World

8 Nov 2020 3 minute read 20 comments Keegan Francis

Cryptocurrencies address a problem with money better than anything that humans have developed thus far. That is the security of your wealth. For the first time in history, we can now store our entire life savings in our brain, a vault for which there...

Cobo Tablet Punch Overview

31 Oct 2020 2 minute read 2 comments cryptoforcanadians

In one of my previous posts, I wrote about the "world's most secure crypto notebook" A.K.A. the Shieldfolio notebook. The idea behind that notebook was derived when the founder's wife accidentally threw away his seed phrase. He then thought of creati...