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September 12, 2012, 09:27:02 PM
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In the satoshi client... how are private keys created?  What is the randomization technique used to create them, and how is this randomization NOT reproducible?
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September 12, 2012, 10:10:19 PM
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I've wondered this myself.  I hope someone with knowledge on the matter answers your question and I look forward to seeing what that answer is.

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September 12, 2012, 10:26:42 PM
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Last time I checked, Bitcoin used:
- Microsecond time.
- GUI events
- /dev/urandom if available
- HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA on Windows

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September 12, 2012, 10:36:10 PM
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Last time I checked, Bitcoin used:
- Microsecond time.
- GUI events
- /dev/urandom if available
- HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA on Windows
Excellent, thank you.
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