Asymetric cryptography, What does it mean?

Asymetric cryptography is a term used in the cryptocurrencies field. It is key to understand it in order to fully understand this world

Definition of Asymetric cryptography

Asymetric cryptography refers to cryptography algorithms using distinct ciphers for encryption and for decryption (using the same key for encrypting and decrypting) the data. It is highly used to encrypt hard drives, databases and other local data.

Asymetric cryptography is related to

Symetric cryptographyEncryptionHash (one way hash)Cryptography

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