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An address is simply the last 20 bytes of the keccak256 hash of the public key. For ecdsa algorithms (and RSA), each private key has exactly one public key. However, when this public key is hashed to create the address, it results in a loss of information as the resulting trimmed hash is smaller than the input public key. This means, by the pigeonhole ...


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