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What's the difference between a private key and a seed?

What is the difference between a private key and a seed? When people talk about the "secret key", do they mean the "private key? Are they the same? What are public keys? How are they related to ...
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Why are the 50% I reveal when signing random?

Assumptions You reveal exactly 50% of your private key with the signature of a transaction. What part you reveal is random. (What information is leaked if I reuse an address?) Is this correct? The ...
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Can an address be used to encrypt data?

In IOTA a private/public key is derived deterministically from the seed, security level, and an index. As far as I understand the mechanism, an address is in fact the public key. In typical ...
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If the bundleHash is normalized how is the private key is revealed

In IOTA you should never re-use an address for outgoing value transactions because part of the private key is 'revealed'. But if the bundleHash is normalized, thus avoiding the M bug, than the ...
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Does attaching an address reveal its private key?

So it is stated an outgoing transaction from an address would reveal some of the private key. That's why we don't reuse an address. Technically address attaching is also a zero amount transaction. ...
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What to do with pending transactions even after too many reattachments?

If any transaction is pending for hours/days even after reattaching and promoting it (while connected with updated node and keep changing them for reattaching again), shall I resend it to receiver's ...
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How to send multiple transactions simultaneously from the wallet?

Case 1 : I have IOTAs on 1 address User can't send to multiple addresses simultaneously. Private key reuse. Case 2: I have IOTAs on multiple addresses User can't choose the address to spend on GUI ...
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What happens when I send a transaction to myself?

I used a private key to send a transaction to its corresponding public key. The transaction got confirmed after a few minutes. My balance stayed unchanged. What exactly happened between the moment ...
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Compute key digest for multi sig wallet

Reading Generating Secure Multisig Addresses (for hot wallets and cold storage), I see the term "key digest". Is this key a private key associated with an address? How to compute the digest? Since ...
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When will the 1,048,577th Milestone happen using the current issuance schedule?

The Coordinator can sign 1,048,576 Milestones before it runs out of new keys and has to resort to key reuse. At that point there would be a serious security vulnerability in the system due to address ...
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Is part of the address private key revealed when the user reattaches a failed transaction?

A reattach is defined as follows: Reattach: The process of reattaching a transaction is simply doing the proof of work and tip selection process to reattach the transaction to a different part of ...