Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Learn what elliptic curve cryptography is and how it’s implemented.

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Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) is a phrase used to describe a suite of cryptographic primitives and protocols with security based on special versions of the discrete logarithm problem. ECC is based on different numbers and does not use the numbers modulo pp. These numbers are associated with mathematical objects called elliptic curves. There are rules for adding and computing multiples of these numbers, just as for modulo pp. We won’t concern ourselves with any of the details of elliptic curves or how to combine the points on such a curve.

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