### Coding & Journals, Day 1, Bitcoin Programming.

one day or day one: you decide

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I decide this is day one of my coding & journals journey.

Recently i pickup this book from O'Reilly titled

"Programming Bitcoin" from Jimmy Song

Things i learned:

a. the bitcoin uses secp256k1 Elliptic Curve Cryptography

b. the keys which the 2 points X & Y could be stored in

2 ways, compressed and uncompressed

Secp256k1

========

Simply an elliptic curved of this equation

>>> from ecc import FieldElement, Point

>>> gx = 0x79be667ef9dcbbac55a06295ce870b07029bfcdb2dce28d959f2815b16f81798

>>> gy = 0x483ada7726a3c4655da4fbfc0e1108a8fd17b448a68554199c47d08ffb10d4b8

>>>p=2**256-2**32-977

>>> n = 0xfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffebaaedce6af48a03bbfd25e8cd0364141

>>> x = FieldElement(gx, p)

>>> y = FieldElement(gy, p)

>>> seven = FieldElement(7, p)

>>> zero = FieldElement(0, p)

>>> G = Point(x, y, zero, seven)

>>> print(n*G)

Point(infinity)

*/ Note: that these snippets are from Chapter-03, the source code itself hosted at github of JimmySong.

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