GnuPG 'Lottery' - 'fun' with 256 bit keys

Stefan Claas stefanclaas at
Wed Nov 11 19:59:16 CET 2020

On 2020-11-08 22:08, Stefan Claas via Gnupg-users wrote:

> P.S. this procedure means that if you have a publicity available
> 256bit string (in HEX notation) that you simply use it as a secret
> key to generate the proper keys for checking ...

P.S. according to Bitcoin specs the 256bit HEX values needs to
be in a proper range.

And another idea, to expand the GnuPG 'Lottery'. How about this:

Some cool GnuPG hackers write a program which checks publicity
available SKS key server dumps for signature packets #2, the
once that are only 256bit long, then saves those values in a
text file, convert these values to Bitcoin key pairs and then
uses a balance checker program, to see if a key has a balance
(in the future)?

Well, just a thought. At least it would give publicity available
key server dumps an additional research value.


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