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The Bitcoin Brain Drain : A Short Paper on the Use and Abuse of Bitcoin Brain Wallets
In the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, users can deterministically derive the private keys used for transmitting money from a password. Such “brain wallets” are appealing because they free users from storingExpand
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The Bitcoin Brain Drain: Examining the Use and Abuse of Bitcoin Brain Wallets
In the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, users can deterministically derive the private keys used for transmitting money from a password. Such “brain wallets” are appealing because they free users from storingExpand
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Speed Optimizations in Bitcoin Key Recovery Attacks
Abstract In this paper, we study and give the first detailed benchmarks on existing implementations of the secp256k1 elliptic curve used by at least hundreds of thousands of users in Bitcoin andExpand
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