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Which algorithms do IOTA use?

Is there a high-level overview of the different algorithms used by IOTA available somewhere? My assumption is that there are different algorithms used for signing bundles, creating addresses, ...
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What are the cryptographic functions in IOTA(Tangle)

I'm wondering what and where cryptographic functions are used in IOTA? Because from what I understand Tangle is mostly based on DAGs where the tips are chosen using MCMC algorithm which is bayesian ...
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Are Asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerance and Partition Tolerance mutually exclusive? [closed]

Within the IOTA network specifically, has partition tolerance been prioritised over aBFT? If so, why?
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What is the Actual IOTA Algorithm for Tip Selection?

The IOTA Whitepaper dances around suggestions as to how a tip selection algorithm should be constructed. We need checkpoints for security to ensure that λ > μ (Arrival rate of honest nodes) > ...
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Does the Tangle enforce a tip-selection algorithm?

Can spammers use their own algorithm to non-randomly select tips — possibly then continuously confirming the same transactions over and over again while inundating the network? This was a recent ...
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What are the expected advantages of Curl-P over Kerl algorithm?

The current hashing algorithm of IOTA is Kerl—a ternary version of Keccak algorithm. But the IOTA foundation is still researching on Curl to develop Curl-P. So, which major advantages does one expect ...