A cryptographic key that is used with an algorithm to encrypt and decrypt data. A cryptocurrency private key lets you access funds in a wallet. The usual mnemonic phrase (12 or more random words) offered by wallets to recover your funds in other devices is a “summary” of this private key. Check more here.


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