Public Key

What Is a Public Key?

A public key is a series of alphanumeric characters encrypting plain text messages into ciphertext.

It is crucial to secure peer-to-peer transactions without disclosing one’s private keys.

By employing advanced asymmetric algorithm systems, a user’s public key is publicly shared, while their private key remains confidential.

Unlocking Secure Transactions

When engaging in a peer-to-peer transaction, a user provides their public key, which is associated with their private key.

The public key allows for the encryption of data, ensuring that only the corresponding private key can decrypt and authorize access.

In the realm of cryptocurrencies, the public key is used to receive tokens, while the private key proves ownership and enables transactions.

Preserving Confidentiality and Autonomy

Using public and private keys ensures the security and integrity of transactions, as knowing someone’s public key does not provide any means to derive their private key.

This cryptographic mechanism enables secure asset and information exchange without relying on third-party intermediaries.