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John P. Conley
 
''Encryption, Hashing, PPK, and Blockchain: A Simple Introduction''
 
 
Blockchain, SSL certificates, HTTPS, cryptocurrencies, public/private key pairs, VPNs, and many other important technologies are all applications of two basic ideas from cryptography: encryption and hash functions. This paper explains these two ideas and shows how they have been deployed in different combinations to create applications that drive the Internet and technologies that will shape our economy in the future.
 
 
Keywords: Blockchain, SSL certificates, HTTPS, cryptocurrencies, public/private key pairs, PKK, VPN, cryptography, encryption, hash functions
JEL: D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty: General
C6 - Mathematical Methods and Programming: General
 
Manuscript Received : Aug 17 2019 Manuscript Accepted : Aug 17 2019

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