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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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