Chapter 6: A Deep Dive into Cryptography

by Bruno Škvorc

This Deep Dive into Cryptography was originally published at Bruno’s Bitfalls website, and is reproduced here with permission.

The media is jam-packed with content about cryptocurrency and everyone is raving about the importance of public and private keys. You’ve heard of encryption, but do you know what it actually is and how it works?

This post will take you back to the basics and explain encryption, describe the different types, and demonstrate algorithm examples, all in a newbie-friendly way. If you’ve ever wanted to understand this but it seemed too complicated, you’ll love this post.


Cryptography is, in a nutshell, turning a message into such a format that it makes sense ...

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