I know how to generate a valid mnemonic and a valid address associated with that mnemonic. However I'm unsure how to generate a private key in ethereum. In Bitcoin, the master node is where you'd get the private key (sometimes called the master private key)
However in ethereum, it seems that generation is kept very straight (the path is a standard "m/44'/60'/0'/0" and it seems that ethereum wallets do not take advantage of more than one account or in some cases more than one address.
Therefore, which node is the private key generated from? The root node and the child node in the path have different extended private keys?
Tag on question, how can I format the extended private key so it is not extended anymore?