Encryption, What does it mean?

Encryption is a term used in the cryptocurrencies field. It is key to understand it in order to fully understand this world

Definition of Encryption

Encryption is the process to encode data in order to scramble it to obfuscate it to un-authorized audience. This process consists of converting the original data into an alternative form known as ciphertext using an encryption key. Authorized audience can decipher a ciphertext back to original and access the original information using a decryption key (which can be the same is the encryption key in symetric cryptography).

Encryption is related to

CryptographyEncryption KeyAsymetric cryptographySymetric cryptography

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