What’s The Base Point for Ed25519?

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE FRSE
5 min readOct 5, 2021

Much of the foundation of your online security comes down to a basic thing: elliptic curves. It is these magical little curves that allow your browser and the server to talk openly and then agree on an encryption key. This key then stops people spying on you, and makes sure that no one hi-jacks your connection. to me, they are beautiful.

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE FRSE

Professor of Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. Based in Edinburgh. Old World Breaker. New World Creator. Building trust.