Shervin's public key

Public Key:
db30169d276e3de059b32e50d0729155369b5ab5a68094d2248636a20c84bc1856012f151183fd2aaf55e35760dc30cd69315fa0fee3131c09d32a8b51782b05

Ethereum Address:
7bbde060697f17c3c8d6c430844901ea3d0e4453

Geth verified!

So I had a couple of questions. How is it guaranteed that your public key will be unique? Is is just mathematically impossible to regenerate a key twice?
And how exactly does Geth verify the address using the private key?

I believe the probability is tiny, for RSA this post explains the likelyhood of overlapping: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/24693013/is-rsa-public-key-unique

For EC here’s some fun stats:

  • In other words, you are 23000 times more likely to win the full Powerball jackpot 4 times in a row than you are of generating the same key as another person – Richie Frame May 17 '18 at 0:19

Hope that helps :slight_smile:

In terms of your second question, this post answers it:

Those are some interesting articles, thanks!

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Hi @supersonnic

Using your publicKey, I have encrypted a message for you to decrypt.

Here is the encrypted message for your next steps:

{iv: “e26af74aeb4728c3853bfbb983172fe2”, ephemPublicKey: “040fb56b46462b66f06b231710d4347b4d78bd8448c5651e6aa37b0e648cd642ebf8ac8be84ac1511612a52804108c44701b97deae9f6fc6b343a275dc43ed015e”, ciphertext: “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”, mac: “de1aab2e8c2062c441b3825f921805ab0b238eb857f791e43b9a18f5076af73e”}

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